WORT Local News

WORT Local News

Breaking news and feature stories straight from the WORT News team’s underground lair in Madison, Wisconsin. New episodes every Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM. Also available live on 89.9 FM from 6:00-7:00 PM and online anytime at WORTFM.org.

Episodes

July 18, 2024 118 mins

Welcome to the final day of the RNC, slated to culminate with a lengthy speech from former President Trump focused on "unity." The RNC theme tonight is "Make America Great Once Again."

Other speakers are slated to include Tucker Carlson, Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham), Hulk Hogan and Dana White (CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Also speaking tonight is Wisconsin billionaire and GOP megadonor Diane Hendricks, who is ...

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Take a listen to our coverage of Day 3 of the Republican National Convention from Riverwest Radio in Milwaukee. The Pacifica Radio Network’s national coverage is supported by sustaining sponsorships from unions representing close to two million rank and file members.

Yesterday on the second night of the RNC the theme of the night was "Make America Safe Once Again," where Republican speakers took to the stage to paint a picture of t...

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July 16, 2024 118 mins

Take a listen to our live coverage of Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, live from Riverwest Radio in Milwaukee.It's a perfect day to have veteran journalist Bob Hennelly, as Senator Bob Menendez is found guilty of all corruption charges. Bob talks with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.In this episode, reporter Sara Gabler travels to an info session on Moms for Liberty, and debriefs with Mother Jones senior editor...

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July 15, 2024 115 mins

From the home of Harley-Davidson and the sewer Socialists, broadcasting from the studios of Riverwest Radio in Milwaukee, join Bob Hennelly and Chali Pittman for Day One coverage of the Republican National Convention.

We hear from activists marching with the Coalition to March on the RNC. Then, we hear from a coalition of faith leaders holding a long rally against white Christian nationalism.

Then, we talk about the thousands of law...

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Here's your local news for Thursday, July 11, 2024:

  • We'll get the details on last week's Act 10 ruling,
  • Find out why a high school student is protesting on Library Mall,
  • Hear more about life as a doula,
  • Share some deck safety advice,
  • Explore the wacky world of coloring books,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Wednesday, July 10, 2024:

  • We find how Lake Monona's PFAS contamination compares to the rest of the state,
  • Hear what older voters think about the upcoming election,
  • Interview the last two Democratic candidates in the race for Assembly District 48,
  • Broadcast the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves,
  • Travel back in time to 1968,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Tuesday, July 9, 2024:

  • We share an update on ACLU's lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee,
  • Find out why Wisconsin Eye is reiterating their nonpartisan values,
  • Interview two more Democratic candidates in the race for Assembly District 48,
  • Get to know some well-traveled birds,
  • Learn more about what books are getting banned in Wisconsin libraries,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Monday, July 8, 2024:

  • We attend President Biden's rally in Madison,
  • Interview one of the five Democrats running for an open seat in the state Assembly,
  • Find out why everything's better with butter,
  • Mark an important anniversary in the anti-nuclear testing movement,
  • Take a closer look at a popular cocktail,
  • Review two new offerings on the small screen,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Wednesday, July 3, 2024:

  • We find out why the city is reevaluating their "natural lawn" program,
  • Learn how to keep our pets safe during tomorrow's fireworks,
  • Get the rundown on yesterday's special primary election in Milwaukee,
  • Share an arts and culture compilation,
  • Broadcast the most in-depth weather report on the airwaves,
  • Travel back in time to 1964,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Tuesday, July 2, 2024:

  • We find out why a staple celebration in Monona may have reached its end,
  • Hear why some Milwaukee business owners say they're "underwhelmed" ahead of the RNC,
  • Head to Lake Wingra for the Midwest Log Rolling Championships,
  • Demystify a tiny superfood,
  • Learn what it takes to rehabilitate a blue jay,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Monday, July 1, 2024:

  • We find out why some Madisonians are opening up their yards to strangers' dogs,
  • Check in with GOP leadership in Dane County ahead of the RNC,
  • Get the details on dairy consumption trends,
  • Mark an important anniversary in Wisconsin politics,
  • Take a closer look at a popular cocktail,
  • Review two new movies,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Thursday, June 27, 2024:

  • We check out Metro Transit's new public outreach program,
  • Attend the groundbreaking ceremony for two apartment buildings on the city's north side,
  • Get the scoop on Milwaukee's extensive - and secretive - surveillance system,
  • Sit down with a local doula,
  • Fight drafty windows,
  • Explore the history of food guidelines,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Wednesday, June 26, 2024:

  • We get the scoop on an anti-war rally outside Monona Terrace,
  • Find out why critics say a new state law makes it more difficult for the public to access police body-cam footage,
  • Hear more about life as a Solar Installer,
  • Broadcast the most in-depth weather report on the airwaves,
  • Travel back in time to 1963,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Tuesday, June 25, 2024:

  • We get the details on a call to action from three dozen local food pantries,
  • Hear how the feds could intervene in the state's prison system,
  • Take a closer look at two budget questions headed for November's ballot,
  • Learn about the downsides to glue traps,
  • Find out what happens when the state’s voting lists aren’t up to date,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Monday, June 24, 2024:

  • We get the latest on a redevelopment project on Madison's south side,
  • Find out why demonstrators aren't happy with Milwaukee's official RNC protest routes,
  • Learn how Wisconsin became the dairy state,
  • Mark an important anniversary in climate change history,
  • Take a closer look at a popular cocktail,
  • Review two new movies,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Thursday, June 20, 2024:

  • We witness a real spectacle in downtown Madison,
  • Ask a U.S. congressman how he'll respond to PM Netanyahu's address next month,
  • Get the details on Tuesday's marathon Common Council meeting,
  • Take a closer look at open records law,
  • Air the latest fishing report,
  • Check in on Madison's Flamingos,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Wednesday, June 19, 2024:

  • We attend the groundbreaking ceremony for a new cultural center on the south side,
  • Tour a Frank Lloyd Wright house,
  • Broadcast the most in-depth weather report on the airwaves,
  • Travel back in time to 1969,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Tuesday, June 18, 2024:

  • We check in with a local record shop - ahead of next month's change in ownership,
  • Attend the Juneteenth flag raising at the Capitol,
  • Revisit the controversial Foxconn deal,
  • Sit down with Madison's own Mango Man,
  • Explain how birds of prey try to stay cool in summer,
  • Examine the psychological effects of incarceration,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Monday, June 17, 2024:

  • We get the details on a proposed change to the city's trash collection policy,
  • Attend the Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Festival,
  • Get a state lawmaker's take on security at the RNC,
  • Debut a brand-new feature on Wisconsin's dairy industry,
  • Mark a big anniversary in labor history,
  • Take a closer look at Wisconsin's favorite cocktail,
  • Review two new movies,
  • And much more.
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Here's your local news for Thursday, June 13, 2024:

  • We get the details on the second recall attempt against Speaker Vos,
  • Find out why tax revenue from utility companies is plummeting in Wisconsin,
  • Learn more about asylum seeking - following last week's controversial executive order,
  • Share some deck-building advice,
  • Discover the power of lists,
  • And much more.
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