8 O'Clock Buzz
Food waste accounts for a quarter — 11,000 tons — of the 44,000 tons of garbage sent to the Dane County landfill each year. Even with recycling diverting some items from the waste stream, the landfill has limited space, and no one wants to tackle the thorny problem of trying to site a new landfill. […]
Last week, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez informed Washington Governor and candidate for the Democratic nomination for President Jay Inslee that the DNC would not hold a debate focused on the issue of climate change. Perez went further, saying that the DNC would ban any candidate who participated in any such debate sponsored by […]
With nearly 40 percent of all working-age Americans struggling to make ends meet, one might imagine that workers would be more than happy to receive a pay raise or promotion, but that’s not always the case. Because the struggle for basic family needs often requires the use of public assistance programs, some workers are concerned […]
The Ecuadorian government’s plans to sell a half million acres of Amazonian rainforest to oil companies has been blocked by the legal rights of the indigenous Waorani tribe, and by the legal rights of nature itself. Reynard Loki has been following this conflict and has written an article in Common Dreams about the history and […]
Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog from the group “Beyond Nuclear“, talks about their latest efforts to prevent several “consolidated interim storage” sites in New Mexico and Texas.
WORT is pleased to support the 2019 Isthmus Jazz Festival at the UW Union Terrace taking place this weekend, June 14th and 15th. Artists range from local favorites to internationally renowned groups and musicians. The full lineup for the weekend shows in available on www.isthmusjazzfestival.com. Makaya McCraven is a drummer, producer, and beat-scientist, and he’s […]