2020
Wisconsin Democracy Report
Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at noon
Talks by and interviews of public officials, candidates
for political office and activists for social change
Broadcast
Dates
Program
Click below to listen online.
Length Creation
Date
Source
Note
1/4/20, 1/5/20Jessie Opoien, Abby Becker, Patrick Marley: What happened in 2019?
A year-in-review with political journalists
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
54:0512/31/19a
1/11/20, 1/12/20 The Fight for Fair Maps in Wisconsin with Rep. Dianne Hesselbein - hosted by Carousel Bayrd52:491/7/20a
1/18/20, 1/19/20 David Canon, Aneesa McMillan: Wisconsin's Voter Roll Purge and the Fight for Voting Rights
- hosted by Yuri Rashkin
53:291/17/20a
1/25/20, 1/26/20 Mike McCabe: Responding to Gov. Tony Evers' 2020 State of the State Address
- hosted by Allen Ruff
51:441/23/20a
2/1/20Meet Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky - hosted by Carousel Bayrd52:351/21/20a
2/2/20Split Show: Meet Justice Daniel Kelly and Election Analysis with Mike Browne - hosted by Carousel Bayrd52:201/28/20a
2/8/20, 2/9/20Karen Ball, Maia Pearson, Christina Gomez Schmidt: Meet the Candidates: Madison School Board Seat 6 - hosted by Carousel Bayrd57:371/14/20a
2/15/20, 2/16/20Republicans Pass "Tougher On Crime" Package; Republicans Advance "Personhood" Amendment - Shaun Soman reporting 4:03; 3:522/12/20; 2/13/20b
2/22/20, 2/23/20Wis GOP votes for mass incarceration 46:412/14/20c
2/29/20, 3/1/20State Senate Passes Police Body Cam Law - Martin Rakacolli reporting; Community Leaders Oppose F-35s - Shaun Soman reporting 2:34; 4:392/20/20; 2/27/20b
3/7/20, 3/8/20Elections Commission Seeks Greater Security Measures - Jade Iseri-Ramos reporting;
Wisconsin Treasurer Launches Task Force on Homeownership - Martin Rakacolli reporting
2:05; 3:233/4/20; 3/5/20b
3/14/20, 3/15/20Eken Park Resistance Hosts Virtual Gathering Opposing F-35s - hosted by Esty Dinur;
Fabiola Hamdan on ICE Activities in Wisconsin - Shaun Soman reporting
9:57; 8:183/13/20; 3/11/20a; b
3/21/20, 3/22/20Sheila Stubbs: Make Yourself Count Madison - hosted by Brian Standing15:423/16/20d
3/28/20, 3/29/20James Morgan, Latoya Greer: Law Enforcement, Prison Concerns, COVID-19
- hosted by Jan Miyasaki
1:01:543/25/20d
4/4/20, 4/5/20Fred Risser Reflects on 64-Year Political Career - hosted by Brian Standing18:353/30/20d
4/11/20, 4/12/20Jesse Wegman: Journalist on Wisconsin Election: Republicans Are Letting People Die in Order to Hang On to Power
33:274/8/20e
4/18/20, 4/19/20Erin Forrest, Sachin Chheda: Wisconsin Election Results Recap - hosted by Carousel Bayrd53:594/14/20a
4/25/20, 4/26/20Steve Horn: Right-Wing Groups Behind "Liberate" Movement - hosted by Esty Dinur 32:214/24/20a
5/2/20, 5/3/20Lester Pines: Wisconsin Legislature Sues to Reopen the State - What Now?
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
52:554/28/20a
5/9/20, 5/10/20Elizabeth Howard: Ensuring Safe (and Fair) Elections - hosted by Jan Miyasaki11:145/6/20d
5/16/20, 5/17/20Steven Mulroy: Vote By Mail Gains Ground - hosted by Brian Standing14:175/4/20d
5/23/20, 5/24/20Wisconsin Elections Commission Delays Vote On New Absentee Ballot Measure - Jonah Chester reporting 2:245/21/20b
5/30/20, 5/31/20Wisconsin Elections Commission Votes to Mail Absentee Ballot Applications - Martin Rakacolli reporting 4:385/28/20b
6/6/20, 6/7/20Meet Wisconsin State Senate Candidates Nada Elmikashfi and Kelda Roys
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
29:18; 24:216/2/20a
6/13/20, 6/14/20Marsha Rummel: Madison Seeks To Rein In the Police - hosted by Brian Standing12:106/8/20d
6/20/20, 6/21/20Meet Wisconsin State Senate Candidates John Imes and Aisha Moe
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
27:06; 25:036/16/20a
6/27/20, 6/28/20Meet Wisconsin State Senate Candidates William Davis III and Brian Benford
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
27:35; 25:516/23/20a
7/4/20, 7/5/20Meet Amani Latimer Burris for Wisconsin State Senate District 26 - hosted by Carousel Bayrd31:366/30/20a
7/11/20, 7/12/20Court Upholds Early Voting Restrictions in Wisconsin - hosted by Carousel Bayrd24:006/30/20a
7/18/20, 7/19/20Meet Assembly District 76 Candidates Heather Driscoll and Marsha Rummel
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
54:057/14/20a
7/25/20, 7/26/20Meet Assembly District 76 Candidates Francesca Hong and Tyrone Cratic Williams
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
54:577/21/20a
8/1/20, 8/2/20Meet Assembly District 76 Candidates Ali Maresh and Nicki Vander Meulen
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
53:067/28/20a
8/8/20, 8/9/20Meet Assembly District 76 Candidates Dewey Bredeson and Patrick Hull - hosted by Carousel Bayrd 54:088/4/20a
8/15/20, 8/16/20Gloria Reyes, Dave Branson, Mo Cheeks: Back-to-School 2020: A Virtual Start and Two Referenda - hosted by Carousel Bayrd 53:038/11/20a
8/22/20, 8/23/20 Tehmina Islam, Steve Klafka: What's going on with F-35 Fighter Jet Resistance?
- hosted by Allen Ruff
54:108/20/20a
8/29/20, 8/30/20Rep. David Bowen, Rep. Shelia Stubbs: Wisconsin Black Caucus Members on Police Reform Bills
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
53:088/25/20a
9/5/20, 9/6/20Max Prestigiacomo: Madison's New Generation of Politics - hosted by Nada Elmikashfi 50:299/4/20a
9/12/20, 9/13/20Taking Stock of 2020 with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway - hosted by Ali Muldrow53:039/9/20a
9/19/20, 9/20/20Elliot Schochet, Johanna Hussein: Recruiting student voters in a virtual world
- hosted by Jan Miyasaki
10:389/16/20d
9/26/20, 9/27/20Finance Committee Recommends Body Camera Pilot Program to Madison Council
- Martin Rakacolli reporting
4:519/22/20b
10/3/20, 10/4/20Michael Haas, Doug Poland: Madison Voters Ask Court to Declare Democracy in the Park Legal 2:0010/1/20b
10/3/20, 10/4/20Scott McDonell: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin's Absentee Ballot Extension
- Jonah Chester reporting
3:239/30/20b
10/10/20, 10/11/20Cris Carusi, Kelly Ruppel, Chad Wiese: Know Your Ballot: Investing in Madison Public Schools
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
53:1310/6/20a
10/17/20, 10/18/20Liana Perez, Keith Findley, Bill Leuders, Ayomi Obuseh: Long-Awaited Community Control Board Limited In Authority
- Jonah Chester reporting
8:1510/14/20b
10/24/20, 10/25/20Eileen Newcomer: League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years - And Faces Challenges Head-On - hosted by Jan Miyasaki 20:5410/21/20d
10/31/20, 11/1/20Meagan Wolfe, Josh Kaul, Maribeth Witzel-Behl: Local and State Elections Officials Warn Against Voter Intimidation
- Jonah Chester reporting
3:2110/29/20b
11/7/20, 1/8/20Tanya McLean, Ruth Conniff: Election Aftermath: Voting in Kenosha and What's Next for America - hosted by Esty Dinur 53:2811/6/20a
11/14/20, 11/15/20Analiese Eicher, Sheri Carter: Exploring the 2021 Dane County and Madison City Budgets
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
52:5411/10/20a
11/21/20, 11/22/20Meagan Wolfe, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson: Elections Commission Clashes During Recount Meeting 2:3311/19/20b
11/28/20, 11/29/20Timothy Hawks: Evers administration challenges portions of 2018 lame-duck laws
- Jonah Chester reporting
3:3711/24/20b

a From A Public Affair on WORT-FM.
b From WORT News Department.
c Battleground Wisconsin podcast from Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
d From the 8 O'Clock Buzz on WORT-FM.
e From Democracy Now!.
Wisconsin Democracy Report Archives for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 2018 and 2019.