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Isthmus on WORT
8 minutes | Jan 11, 2016
Untapping the Potential of Yeast
(WORT) — Adam Powell reports in this week’s Isthmus that scientists at the UW-Madison have figured out a way to more easily combine different yeast strains. They hope it will lead to new types beer, cheese, bread and fuel. The post Untapping the Potential of Yeast appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
5 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
One Man’s Dream of a Downtown Lakefront Park
(WORT) — Noted Madison Architect Kenton Peters lives in a condo overlooking John Nolen Drive. For 40 years, he’s tried to convince the city to build a park on top of the busy thoroughfare right outside his window but will Madison ever be on board with his plan? Read more at isthmus.com. Isthmus News Editor Joe Tarr joins Dylan Brogan at the WORT studios. The post One Man’s Dream of a Downtown Lakefront Park appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
8 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
Dane County’s Most Remote Spot
(WORT) — Isthmus contributor Liz Merfeld ventures out into the abyss to find the most remote spot in Dane County. Merfeld joins Dylan Brogan in studio. Read more at isthmus.com. The post Dane County’s Most Remote Spot appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
6 minutes | Nov 23, 2015
Policymakers Misdiagnose Skills Needed to Fill Jobs Gap
(WORT) — Isthmus contributor Steven Potter explores the much lamented skills gap that Wisconsin employers say is preventing them from expanding their workforce. Potter joins Dylan Brogan at the WORT studios. Read more at isthmus.com. The post Policymakers Misdiagnose Skills Needed to Fill Jobs Gap appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
10 minutes | Nov 17, 2015
Isthmus on WORT: GOP Prevails on GAB, Campaign Finance
(WORT)– The Republican majority is muscling two bills through the state Legislature, one that would do away with the Government Accountability Board and another that would rewrite Wisconsin’s campaign finance rules. As Bill Lueders reports in Isthmus, the proposals are controversial and allow for an unprecedented flow of money into elections, with little disclosure required from donors. Lueders joins Dylan Brogan at the WORT studios. The post Isthmus on WORT: GOP Prevails on GAB, Campaign Finance appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
11 minutes | Nov 9, 2015
Craft Brewery Slowdown
(WORT) — The number of new breweries opening in Wisconsin is now lagging the rest of the nation by some 50%, according to the latest figures from the Brewers Association. Some entrepreneurs are blaming lawmakers for arcane rules slipped into the 2011 budget that make it harder for smaller players to expand or grow their business. Dylan Brogan learns all about from Isthmus contributor Mike Ivey. See more at: isthmus.com The post Craft Brewery Slowdown appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
6 minutes | Nov 1, 2015
Looking for E.T.
(WORT) — Isthmus Senior Contributor Jay Rath tells the story of UW alumn William Borucki, dubbed the planet hunter by NASA. Borucki was instrumental in getting the Keplar telescope launched into space. As Rath tells Dylan Brogan, Borucki’s work may have just given scientists a glimpse of alien life. The post Looking for E.T. appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
6 minutes | Oct 26, 2015
A Language Plan for Madison Schools
(WORT) — In the latest edition of Isthmus, Allison Geyer reports on the success of the dual-language immersion classes in the Madison Metropolitan School District and some unintended consequences of the growing program. She joined Dylan Brogan at the WORT studios. The post A Language Plan for Madison Schools appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
7 minutes | Jun 30, 2015
Goodbye, Oscar Mayer?
MADISON (WORT) — Isthmus’ Jay Rath reports on the whether yet another corporate shakeup at Oscar Meyer will end the company’s 122-year-old history with the City of Madison. The post Goodbye, Oscar Mayer? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
9 minutes | Jun 22, 2015
Can Exact Sciences Dominate the colon cancer screening field?
MADISON (WORT) — There’s been a lot of talk about the medical tech company Exact Sciences moving it’s headquarters to downtown Madison. In the latest edition of Isthmus, News Editor Joe Tarr has the details on Exact Sciences’ innovative test for colon cancer and what it may mean for Madison. Joe Tarr joined Dylan Brogan in the WORT studios. The post Can Exact Sciences Dominate the colon cancer screening field? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
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