Andy Soth


Andy Soth has been with PBS Wisconsin since 1991 serving as a reporter/producer for a variety of programs. In 2017, he was selected as an O'Brien Fellow at Marquette University's ...

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Social Issues

Additional National Guard Members to be Sent to Kenosha, Federal Response May Be Next

The situation in Kenosha remains volatile after the killing of two protesters and the wounding of another that was captured on video late Tuesday night. A 17-year-old male from Illinois is being held without bond at a juvenile detention facility in Vernon Hills, Illinois, as he awaits extradition to Wisconsin. ...

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Tony Evers


Governor Seeks Way to Mandate Mask-Wearing Statewide Amid Court Decision Limiting His Authority

Gov. Evers calls mandate “something we’re considering” while acknowledging he would enact it if not concerned about legal challenge.

Thursday July 23, 2020

Sign that reads Chicken Chapel, Father Tony Birdsall

No Place Like Home

Father Birdsall Reflects

Door County’s “Chicken Priest” Adjusts To Being Cooped Up During The Pandemic

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Two fighters training in a basement

No Place Like Home

Small Town Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Eager to Spar Again

Waiting to get back in the ring while training at home

Thursday June 4, 2020

Protestors gather in front of a courthouse.

Social Issues

Protests Take Root in the Northwoods

It’s not only Wisconsin’s bigger cities seeing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Thursday June 4, 2020

Woman with camera standing in the woods

No Place Like Home

Photographer Captures Nature in Hushed Urban Landscape

With Less City Hustle and Bustle, Mary Lee Agnew Finds Her Animal Subjects and Herself Calmed

Thursday May 21, 2020

Man standing outside with 3 dogs

No Place Like Home

The Press Must Go On

Southwest Wisconsin newspaper is now an at-home affair.

Thursday May 7, 2020

Three Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and one local medical professional help facilitate mobile testing in Buffalo County, Wis., May 1, 2020. Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provide COVID-19 testing alongside county Emergency Management and County Health Officials in support of the Department of Health Services request in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (Courtesy: Spc. Emma Anderson / Wisconsin National Guard)


Community Testing Begins in Northwestern Wisconsin

National Guard deployed to support county and tribal health efforts.

Monday May 4, 2020

John Gurda holding his granddaughter

No Place Like Home

Around the Corner and Safe at Home with Milwaukee Historian John Gurda

John Gurda, the bike-riding historian from public television’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern” and author of multiple books on Milwaukee history, spoke with PBS Wisconsin about life today in the city and historical perspective on these times.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Cindy Reinhardt from the Durand Arkansaw School District accepts a donation from Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese Factory and Don Weiss from Weiss Family Farms. (Courtesy: Brian Winnekins)


Getting Dairy Products to Food Banks Has Win-Win Potential

As aftershocks from COVID-19 devastate the dairy industry, local and statewide efforts are trying to make a pipeline for dairy products to get to food pantries.

Sunday April 19, 2020

Federalism—the division of power between state and national governments—is often described as either a layer cake (distinct powers) or marble cake (overlapping powers).


Federalism Newly in Focus as Governors Take Frontline Action

PBS Wisconsin sits down with UT-Austin professor Don Kettl, formerly of UW-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, to discuss what federalism means during a global pandemic.

Wednesday April 15, 2020

A visit to Wheelhouse Studios in the Memorial Union at UW-Madison, as seen in this photo from 2014, is the kind of activity that was supported by the bridge builders of Living Our Visions (LOV Inc) before the COVID 19 crisis. (Courtesy Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

Social Issues

Nonprofit Sector to Be Challenged and Changed by COVID-19

Non-profit organizations face new challenges as the COVID-19 outbreak affects their daily operations and bottom line.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

A U.S. Navy officer wears a medical face shield during a teeth cleaning. (Courtesty: U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet)


Industry Steps Up But Far from Scale Needed

Necessity being the mother of invention, Justin Webb, CEO of Franzen Graphics in Sheboygan, saw a need and with his colleagues invented a simple solution. The company specializes in printing on plastic for items like in-store displays and saw a new application for the material they usually print on. Now ...

Wednesday March 25, 2020

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Statement to the Communities We Serve

There is no place for racism in our society. We must work together as a community to ensure we no longer teach, or tolerate it.  Read the full statement.