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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.

1 "I don’t want to wait another six months. I want to do something now:" Today at the Capitol, a state lawmaker renewed her call to address an epidemic of violence against Black women and girls 2024-05-17
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2 “Somebody referred to it as ‘vape alley’ the other day:" For the next six months, the city of Monona won’t allow any new vape shops to open for business - thanks to a change approved by city l 2024-05-16
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3 "We’re barely scratching the surface here of the basic items that really need to be done:" Yesterday, Madison finance leaders recommended a move to seek state grant funding for improvements to Brees 2024-05-15
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4 “After 34 years, we have been able to successfully identify these remains as Ronnie Joe Kirk:" Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes announced today that forensic scientists have identified 'Chimney Doe' 2024-05-14
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5 "We want proper staffing, we want proper respect:" Meriter employees picketed outside their workplace this afternoon - demanding a fair contract for the hospital's lowest paid staff 2024-05-10
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6 "We are educated, we are strong, and we do not waver in the face of attack and misinformation:" On Monday, a student demonstrator at the Gaza solidarity encampment put media coverage under the spotlig 2024-05-09
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7 "We advocate for ourselves and that's how we make effective change:" Today, at the 3rd annual Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, folks kept their promise to 'Wrap th 2024-05-08
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8 “Hands off our students, hands off Gaza:" This afternoon at UW-Madison, faculty and staff staged a walkout and rally in support of the liberated zone on Library Mall 2024-05-07
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9 "That’s bare minimum that we’re guaranteed no police brutality for the next 24 hours:" On the solidarity encampment's fourth day, student demonstrators got a small reprieve - after a meeting with 2024-05-03
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10 "And the police just came in here with riot gear and they started just going at the crowd:" UW students have reconstructed their solidarity encampment - after they clashed with a wave of police early 2024-05-02
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