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WORT Local News
50 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Moving this August? Here's what you need to know
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, July 29th, 2021: State lawmakers weigh a bill banning pelvic exams on unconsenting, unconscious patients, we examine the environmental impact of the August moving season and in the second half, we discuss Wisconsin’s natural carbon sinks and the cultural value of masks
45 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
You can’t always get what you want: special legislative session ends in stalemate
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, July 27th, 2021: A historic south Madison bar avoids demolition, Wisconsin’s political stalemate holds in yet another extraordinary and special legislative session, WORT analyzes impacts of enhanced federal unemployment benefits and in the second half, we’ll have the latest from the U-W campus, check out molting cardinals and take another visit to the Hubble telescope.
49 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Madison plans for new well to detect drinking water contamination
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, July 26th, 2021: City leaders weigh a change to permitted building heights, Wisconsin’s farmers of color find themselves locked out of federal aid, a new well on Madison’s east side may help prevent drinking water contamination and in the second half, we get the week in local government news, profile an iconic tribal rights activist and review two new movies.
50 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
"Who wants to live in a building that kills birds?”
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, July 22nd, 2021: Madison’s birds face a legal challenge, Transparency Talk examines state lawmakers’ attempts to conceal public records, New Domains talks podcast preservation and Radio Chipstone goes ice sailing on Lake Mendota.
51 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
City leaders shoot down proposal to preserve view from historic building
Here's your WORT Local News for Wednesday, July 21st, 2021: City leaders consider preserving the view from a historic home, state officials weigh the future of hemp farming in Wisconsin, we examine how wildfires out west are impacting the midwest and in the second half we get the week in local government news, the most comprehensive weather forecast on the air and the headlines from July 1964.
50 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Community members rally to prevent demolition of historic bar
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, July 20th, 2021: the Wisconsin DOJ continues its investigation into clergy abuse, community members rally to save Madison’s Wonder Bar and in the second half, we stop by a Janesville candy shop, spot swallows and go on a search for extraterrestrial life.
50 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Federal Court Ruling Leaves DACA Applicants In Uneasy Limbo
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, July 19th, 2021: Madisonians protest Enbridge’s oil pipelines, the state assembly moves to conceal lawmakers’ public records, Wisconsinites struggle to access federal funeral aid and in the second half, we examine the political ideology of Henry David Thoreau, a challenge to the federal DACA program and review two new movies.
50 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Proposed bill seeks to address PFAS contamination, while protecting polluters
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, July 15th, 2021: City leaders unveil further details about a new food cart program, the fight over PFAS in Wisconsin’s waterways continues, federal Child Tax Credits start hitting Wisconsinites’ bank accounts today and in the back half, we get a public records masterclass and Radio Chipstone goes Pokemon hunting.
50 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
A basic primer on the delta coronavirus variant
Here's your WORT Local News for Wednesday, July 14th, 2021: A proposal for a new statue on the state capitol grounds moves forward, Governor Evers addresses the worker shortage, a public health expert explains what we need to know about the Delta coronavirus variant and in the second half, we get the week in local government news, the most comprehensive weather forecast on the air and the headlines from July 1961.
50 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Republican state lawmakers float "Tech Accountability Bill"
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, July 13th, 2021: Madison ends its food waste recycling program, advocates push for new arrest and charging standards for 17-year-olds, Republican lawmakers target big tech companies and in the second half, we learn the latest from the UW campus, diagnose a mysterious bird disease and investigate a telescope malfunction.
50 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Wisconsin Elections Officials Resume Sending Ballots
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, September 15th, 2020: Local elections officials are once again mailing absentee ballots after a hold-up at the state Supreme Court, Organizations around Madison are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Governor Tony Evers issued nine pardons today and WORT explores bat behavior, life on Venus, and the Allegheny cotton mill strike of 1845.
50 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
“We might have just gotten unlucky"
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, September 14th, 2020: We get an update on UW-Madison campus coronavirus outbreaks, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects an appeal from the Green Party, sounds and scenes from yesterday’s youth-led march for Black Livesa and in the second half of the show, we learn about environmental racism, wildfires, the week ahead in local meetings, and review two movies.
52 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Two UW-Madison dorms quarantined after COVID-19 outbreaks
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, September 10th, 2020: Two UW-Madison dorms are on quarantine after COVID-19 outbreaks, Nearly three quarters of Wisconsin’s firefighting departments are using PFAS-based firefighting foam, a new statewide wastewater testing effort seeks to detect COVID-19 outbreaks and in the second half, Radio Chipstone remembers the life and work of Historic Preservationist James Babcock.
53 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Unpacking the Mayor's 2021 Capital Budget
Here's your WORT Local News for Wednesday, September 9th, 2020: We crunch the numbers on the city’s 2021 capital budget, the city of Monona is purchasing an abandoned Franciscan Friary, a potential county resolution could halve funding for a new Dane County jail, Dane County asks UW-Madison to send students home or provide more personnel to combat COVID-19 and in the second half, we get the latest in local government and hear the headlines from September 1967.
51 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
UW-Madison announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike
Here's your WORT Local News for September 8th, 2020: A state task force on policing and systemic racism takes shape, UW-Madison announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike, we speak with an organizer of the Hands Up Act, a nationwide police reform plan and in the second half, WORT takes flight with the American Redstart, take a look at the night sky and hear more on a new community review committee for the police.
52 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
“It Rhymes With Blunt”: Alleged Comment Sparks Challenge To Alder Skidmore
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, September 3rd, 2020: A Madison alder is under fire for allegedly using a misogynistic slur, State health officials warn of a new strain on COVID-19 testing: Flu season, we discuss the ethics of the news coverage surrounding Kenosha and in the second half of the show, more on open records and history of Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds.
51 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
School in a Pandemic
Here's your WORT Local News for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020: The Madison city council approved two oversight measures for the Madison Police Department,UW-Madison returned to in-person classes today, A new federal moratorium on evictions starts this Friday and in the second half, we take a look at the latest news in local government, get the most comprehensive weather broadcast on the air and hear the headlines from September, 1965.
51 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
"Say His Name"
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, August 31st, 2020: We recap the weekend’s protests, the legislature took no action on police reform bills today, we hear how racial gaps in Wisconsin influence protests and in the second half and in the second half, we get the week ahead in local government and take a closer look at the Milwaukee Bucks strike.
51 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
CAHOOTS Could Help - Instead of Police
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, August 27th, 2020: We’ve got the latest about what we know about civil unrest in Kenosha, local officials are looking at alternatives to using police for emergency response, A conservative-led group is challenging Wisconsin’s mask mandate and the Milwaukee Bucks strike for racial justice.
50 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Ten percent hopeful
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, August 24th, 2020: Kenosha police shot a man seven times yesterday, prompting protests in Kenosha and Madison, the family of 11-year old Anisa Scott held a public memorial service on Saturday, most of Dane County’s students will start out the school year online this semester and in the second half, we get the week ahead in local government and take a look at UW-Madison's reopening plan.
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