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Judge Doyle Square opponent threatens A Room of One's Own bookstore with boycott

Sandy Torkildson is no stranger to boycotts or protests. The owner of A Room of One's Own bookstore just off State Street, Torkildson has at times faced the wrath of evangelical Christians upset with her carrying feminist and gay and lesbian literature. She even suspects, but can't prove, that her store has been vandalized because of the books she sells. >More
 UW-Madison alums decry Teach for America's connections to charter schools

Last year, 45 seniors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison went off to classrooms across the country for two-year tours with Teach for America. Founded in 1990, the program sends recent college graduates into under-served rural and urban school districts to bolster thin teacher corps and help improve the education of students in poverty. But in recent years, criticism of the program has become more widespread. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Earth Stew builds composting in Madison

Isthmus features editor Linda Falkenstein reports on Earth Stew and its approach to composting in the December 13 issue and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the December 12 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Earth Stew is hooked on compost

Joanne Tooley got into composting like a lot of people do " through gardening. "Healthy soil produces healthy plants," she observes. Tooley is the proprietor of a new Madison business, Earth Stew, that will help area households with composting " an element of responsible contemporary living that increasingly is seen as a necessity. >More
 Peer specialists share their stories to assist clients in recovery

Stacy Paul remembers her breakdown vividly. She was riding the bus home after her night shift at St. Mary's Hospital when it happened. "For whatever reason, I couldn't remember where I lived or my name," says Paul, who was 23 and working as a nursing assistant at the time. "I didn't remember my address." >More
 Mary Burke runs in the middle

There are those on the far right and far left of the political spectrum, but they don't make up the majority of Wisconsin voters, says Mary Burke, the lone declared Democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker. The bulk are near the middle, and Burke says she is their candidate. >More
 Talk is cheap in the John Doe probe of Walker's recall election

A lot of folks -- perhaps too many -- are spouting off about the John Doe probe launched by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office into the campaign of Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and more than two dozen conservative groups, among others. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: A closer look at Judge Doyle Square

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reports on the namesake of Judge Doyle Square and explores concerns raised by the manager of the Concourse Hotel in the December 6 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the December 5 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 The Wisconsin Legislature's unfinished business in its 2013-14 session

Legislative bodies perform two critical and complementary functions. The first is to pass bills; the second is to not pass them. So far this legislative session, nearly 1,000 bills have been introduced in the GOP-controlled state Assembly and Senate, including some identical bills in both houses. As the first year of the two-year session draws to a close, about 100 bills have passed. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Gus Paras seeks to revive the Orpheum Theater

Isthmus reporter Joe Tarr reports on Gus Paras and his plans to revive the Orpheum Theater in the November 22 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the November 21 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
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