Today on the show, Allen hosts a wide-ranging conversation with historian David McNally about the interlocking crises of the pandemic, economic recession, and racial injustice; the “social virus” being revealed by the pandemic; and the violence of money and the capitalist global order. David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the […]
Some counties in Wisconsin reopened for business last week after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Gov. Evers’ extended Safer at Home order. Other places, like Dane County, are preparing for phased reopening measures starting this week and next. What can we expect to see as more of the state opens back up? First up today, […]
Governor Tony Evers announced today that most of the state parks he had closed earlier in April would reopen at the end of this week. The governor said steps are being taken to allow people to exercise without risking their health. When Evers announced the closure of forty state parks earlier in April, he […]
A study conducted at the beginning of April found that more than one third of Wisconsin’s businesses could end up closing their doors if the shutdown continues for three months. The study was conducted by Wisconsin’s Economic Region Partnerships as well as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The study […]
Wisconsin is slated to receive around 2.3 billion dollars in federal COVID-19 relief aid. But that infusion may not be enough to prevent the state from slipping into further economic turmoil. WORT producer Jonah Chester sat down with Wisconsin Policy Forum President Rob Henken to discuss how the pandemic is financially impacting local governments. The […]
As the novel coronavirus continues to surge around the country, fears are mounting about just how high unemployment levels will rise. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster looks at the history of unemployment in this country, and how today’s ongoing crisis fits within it.