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Frederica Freyberg

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Frederica Freyberg is the executive producer of news and anchor of Here & Now, PBS Wisconsin's live weekly program that covers news concerning state issues and politics throughout the state. ...

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John Johnson on Issues Touching Sovereign Nations

Social Issues

John Johnson on Issues Touching Sovereign Nations

John D. Johnson Sr., President of the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa, touched on several issues affecting Wisconsin sovereign nations that include COVID-19, addiction, and social issues.

Friday May 14, 2021


Republican Congresswoman Voted out of Leadership Position

Politics

Republican Congresswoman Voted out of Leadership Position

As Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney has been voted to be removed from her Conference leadership position following voiced opinions on Former President Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 election, Democratic Representative Mark Pocan has opinions that the vote to remove Liz is a sign of a party in disarray.

Friday May 14, 2021


Legislators Weigh Changes to Election Laws

Politics

Legislators Weigh Changes to Election Laws

Laurel White, Capitol reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio, recounts a busy week at the state Legislature, which included multiple Republican proposals to change how elections are conducted.

Friday May 14, 2021


Covid-19 Vaccines for 12-to-15-Year Olds

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Vaccines for 12-to-15-Year Olds

University of Wisconsin Medical School pediatrician Dr. Jim Conway discusses federal approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for youth ages 12 to 15 and what it means for vaccination efforts.

Friday May 14, 2021


Republican Priorities for the 2021 Budget

Politics

Republican Priorities for the 2021 Budget

State Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, and co-chair of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, speaks to its first 2021-23 budget session and why Republicans removed many proposals by Gov. Evers.

Friday May 7, 2021


Democratic Priorities for the 2021 Budget

Politics

Democratic Priorities for the 2021 Budget

State Rep. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, and member of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, speaks to its first 2021-23 budget session and the push by Democrats for Medicaid expansion.

Friday May 7, 2021


Tourism in a Second Pandemic Summer

Coronavirus

Tourism in a Second Pandemic Summer

Romy Snyder, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, talks about what might be expected for the summer tourism season as vaccinations help control the pandemic.

Friday May 7, 2021


Affordable Housing and Rural Development

Economy

Affordable Housing and Rural Development

Steve Peterson of Wisconsin Rural Partners discusses efforts to promote economic development in rural communities and how affordable housing plays a role in supporting greater prosperity.

Friday May 7, 2021


Oneida Tribe Remembers Lost Ones

Social Issues

Oneida Tribe Remembers Lost Ones

A shooting at the Oneida tribe’s casino last Saturday left two people dead and one injured in the hospital. The tribe held a healing and blessing ceremony with burning tobacco and prayers. The Oneida said the ceremony is a responsibility of the tribe to acknowledge the recovery and spiritual needs of the community.

Friday May 7, 2021


State Law Enforcement to Review Use of Force

Social Issues

State Law Enforcement to Review Use of Force

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes explains an executive order by Governor Evers requiring state law enforcement agencies to review their use of force policies and update their standards and training.

Friday April 23, 2021


How Will Police Change Their Use of Force?

Social Issues

How Will Police Change Their Use of Force?

Police-community relations consultant Noble Wray, a former Madison police chief, discusses how use of force by law enforcement officers could change following guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial.

Friday April 23, 2021


Mental Health of Black Men in Wake of Current Events

Social Issues

Mental Health of Black Men in Wake of Current Events

Dr. Alvin Thomas, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, speaks to the trauma and the psychological toll on Black people related to repeated news headlines, video, and coverage of the Chauvin trial and ongoing killing of Black persons by police.

Friday April 16, 2021


Republicans and Democrats Differ on COVID Spending

Coronavirus

Republicans and Democrats Differ on COVID Spending

Republicans pass several new bills regarding COVID relief and state election procedures. Governor Tony Evers claims government oversight would only delay the release of money. Republican Senator Devin LaMahieu shares his thoughts on why the legislature should control COVID funding.

Friday April 16, 2021


Tug of War Over Control of Federal COVID Funds

Coronavirus

Tug of War Over Control of Federal COVID Funds

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz refutes the spending bills passed by Legislative Republicans exerting control of how to spend a large part of the over $3 billion federal COVID relief stimulus money.

Friday April 16, 2021


J&J Vaccine Update: Vaccinating Children

Coronavirus

J&J Vaccine Update: Vaccinating Children

Dr. Jim Conway, Professor of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health talks about concerns surrounding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the new important of vaccinating children against COVID.

Friday April 16, 2021


Devin LeMahieu

Politics

LeMahieu Discusses State Coronavirus Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, discusses the pandemic-related bills passed by the Legislature, which includes a proposal to have the Legislature exert more control over how federal pandemic aid is spent.

Thursday April 15, 2021


What’s Next for School Funding and Policy?

Education

What’s Next for School Funding and Policy?

Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Jill Underly shares her agenda for education policy in Wisconsin and how she plans to navigate the politics of state budgets and school funding.

Friday April 9, 2021


Genetic Research on Coronavirus Variants

Coronavirus

Genetic Research on Coronavirus Variants

UW-Madison AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory researcher Katarina Braun speaks about the science of genomic sequencing and how this tool is being used to track coronavirus variants.

Friday April 9, 2021


Expanding Vaccine Eligibility and Access

Coronavirus

Expanding Vaccine Eligibility and Access

Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake discusses expanding coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all Wisconsinites as well as the ongoing threat to progress from the virus variants.

Friday April 9, 2021


The 2021 Candidates for State Superintendent

Education

The 2021 Candidates for State Superintendent

Wisconsin superintendent of schools candidates Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly discuss the top issues in the state, including reopening schools, achievement gaps and the contentious nature of the race.

Friday April 2, 2021


McCoshen and Ross on the Superintendent Election

Education

McCoshen and Ross on the Superintendent Election

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross break down the “Here & Now” interviews of schools superintendent candidates Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly, and discuss the political dynamics of their campaigns.

Friday April 2, 2021


A screenshot of an online inteview with Rep. Shelia Stubbs

Social Issues

George Floyd and the Racial Disparities Task Force

With law enforcement conduct the focus of the Derek Chauvin trial, Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, discusses George Floyd and her work as co-chair of the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities as it prepares new police reform bills.

Monday March 29, 2021


Vaccine Expansion in Milwaukee

Coronavirus

Vaccine Expansion in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley releases list of zip codes where residents are eligible for vaccines; neighborhoods that are declared the most vulnerable according to the CDC Health Index.

Friday March 26, 2021


Expanding Vaccine Access for Hispanic Wisconsinites

Coronavirus

Expanding Vaccine Access for Hispanic Wisconsinites

Racine County Supervisor Fabi Maldonado explains the need for distributing more coronavirus vaccines among Hispanic residents in southeast Wisconsin.

Friday March 26, 2021


Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Politics

Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Erin Barbato, Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the UW Law School, speaks about tension – both real and politically - at the U.S.-Mexico border and the politics of immigration in 2021.

Friday March 26, 2021


Republicans Call for Election Investigations

Politics

Republicans Call for Election Investigations

Republican Co-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections Joe Sanfelippo talks about the newly designated committee to investigate Wisconsin elections laws.

Friday March 26, 2021


Investigating Wisconsin’s Election Laws

Politics

Investigating Wisconsin’s Election Laws

State Rep. Kristina Shelton voices opposition by Wisconsin Democrats to the Republican-controlled Assembly’s plan for an investigation into state elections procedures.

Friday March 26, 2021


McCoshen and Ross on Political Divides

Politics

McCoshen and Ross on Political Divides

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross talk about the politics of the stimulus money, anti-vax politics, and the political implications of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's recent, controversial comments.

Friday March 19, 2021


How Eau Claire Plans to Use American Stimulus Dollars

Coronavirus

How Eau Claire Plans to Use American Stimulus Dollars

Kathryn Schauf, Eau Claire Couty administrator, discusses how much COVID stimulus relief funding she expects and where those dollars will be spent in the area.

Friday March 19, 2021


American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Affordable Care Act

Coronavirus

American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Affordable Care Act

Bobby Peterson, executive director of ABC for Health – a non-profit, public interest law firm focused on healthcare access, on how the federal COVID-19 stimulus package will affect the affordability of the ACA.

Friday March 19, 2021


Lambeau Field now a Vaccination Destination

Coronavirus

Lambeau Field now a Vaccination Destination

Dr. Michael Landrum, infectious disease specialist, talks about partnership with Bellin Health and Green Bay Packers to turn Lambeau Field into vaccination clinic for the Brown County area.

Friday March 19, 2021


Vaccine Eligibility Starting March 29

Coronavirus

Vaccine Eligibility Starting March 29

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake will answer questions about the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the state, new eligibility rules starting at the end of the month and how to find a vaccine.

Friday March 12, 2021


COVID-19 Variants are Cause for Concern

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Variants are Cause for Concern

University of Minnesota epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses how COVID-19 variants are circulating in Wisconsin and across the country as vaccine distribution continues and restrictions are lifted.

Friday March 12, 2021


Gov. Evers COVID Relief Distribution Plan for Wisconsin

Coronavirus

Gov. Evers COVID Relief Distribution Plan for Wisconsin

Now that the “American Rescue Plan” has been signed into law, Governor Tony Evers intends to act quickly to disperse the three-billion dollars headed to Wisconsin for COVID relief.

Friday March 12, 2021


Democrat and Republican Views on the Final Relief Package

Coronavirus

Democrat and Republican Views on the Final Relief Package

The “American Rescue Plan” was passed by Congress without Republican support. We hear reactions from both sides of the aisle in written statements from U.S. Representatives, Democrat Ron Kind and Republican Mike Gallagher following passage of the COVID-19 stimulus bill.

Friday March 12, 2021


What Legislation Means for Transgender Students

Social Issues

What Legislation Means for Transgender Students

Executive Director of Fair Wisconsin Megin McDonell talks about her opposition to proposed legislation that would prevent transgender students from participating in Women’s sports.

Friday March 5, 2021


Ron Johnson on the Stimulus Legislation

Politics

Ron Johnson on the Stimulus Legislation

Republican Senator Ron Johnson forced the U.S. Senate to hear the COVID-19 stimulus package be read aloud.

Friday March 5, 2021


Mental Health Impacts of the Pandemic

Coronavirus

Mental Health Impacts of the Pandemic

Ken Ginlack is the Director of Outpatient Treatment Programs at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and talks about what impact the pandemic has had on Wisconsinites’ mental health.

Friday March 5, 2021


Vaccine Accessibility

Coronavirus

Vaccine Accessibility

Denise Jess, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, discusses the challenges visually impaired Wisconsinites face registering for a vaccination appointment.

Friday March 5, 2021


Restrictions Loosen in Wisconsin

Coronavirus

Restrictions Loosen in Wisconsin

As the amount of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin and Dane County continue to remain low, public gathering restrictions have loosened. Restaurants can now serve up to 50% and Taverns can reopen for 25%. So far, over 1 million Wisconsinites have received the vaccine, which is accountable for 17% of people over the age of 16.

Friday March 5, 2021


What Do Changes to Indefinitely Confined Voting Mean?

Politics

What Do Changes to Indefinitely Confined Voting Mean?

Barbara Beckert of Disability Rights Wisconsin talks about how proposed changes to the state’s indefinitely confined voting status would impact disabled voters in Wisconsin.

Friday February 26, 2021


Wisconsin Senator on U.S. Capitol Attack

Politics

Wisconsin Senator on U.S. Capitol Attack

Republican Senator Ron Johnson previously claimed that he didn’t believe the Capitol attack to be an armed insurrection because attackers were using flagpoles and sticks versus guns. After a hearing this week, Johnson was accused of spreading conspiracy theories.

Friday February 26, 2021


Underly on Race for Superintendent

Elections

Underly on Race for Superintendent

General election candidate Jill Underly discusses her run for State Superintendent of Schools.

Friday February 26, 2021


Republicans Propose Voting Changes

Politics

Republicans Propose Voting Changes

Republican Senator Kathy Bernier, chair of the Senate’s elections committee, discusses a Republican proposal that would redefine how voters are considered for indefinitely confined status.

Friday February 26, 2021


Republican Reaction to Evers’ Budget

Politics

Republican Reaction to Evers’ Budget

Co-Chair of the state’s budget writing committee Republican Mark Born discusses the Republican approach to the state budget plan Governor Tony Evers released on Thursday.

Friday February 19, 2021


Kerr on Race for Superintendent

Elections

Kerr on Race for Superintendent

General election candidate Deborah Kerr discusses her run for State Superintendent of Schools.

Friday February 19, 2021


President Joe Biden on Public School Plans and Vaccines

Coronavirus

President Joe Biden on Public School Plans and Vaccines

Earlier this week President Joe Biden spoke in Milwaukee about public schools during his town hall appearance. The President said it would be ideal for “the majority” of K-12 schools to be fully open by the end of his first 100 days in office. He also claimed that teachers should be moved up in the “hierarchy” for vaccinations as well as the plan for getting all Americans vaccinated.

Friday February 19, 2021


Tubbs a Decade After Act 10

Politics

Tubbs a Decade After Act 10

Charles Tubbs was the Chief of the Capitol police during the 2011 protests that drew thousands to the Capitol Square. He shares insight and how he ensured safety and that the protests remained peaceful.

Friday February 19, 2021


Joe Biden

Politics

Biden Holds Milwaukee Town Hall During First Official Visit Back to Wisconsin

In a town hall hosted by CNN, the president fielded questions on the coronavirus, the vaccine rollout, and how to reopen schools safely.

Wednesday February 17, 2021


Did Act 10 Create Extreme Partisan Divide?

Politics

Did Act 10 Create Extreme Partisan Divide?

In 2011, former Republican Governor, Scott Walker, issued a budget repair bill known as Act 10. The Act cut 900-million dollars from funding K-12 schools in Wisconsin and hobbled public employee unions and their coffers. What Walker claimed was a “modest change” ended with a history-making storm of protest at the State Capitol.

Saturday February 13, 2021


Reflecting on a Decade of Act 10

Politics

Reflecting on a Decade of Act 10

Ten years ago, thousands of protesters flooded the State Capitol to protest a budget repair bill that later became 2011 Act 10. Former State Capitol reporter Jason Stein, who is now the Research Director for the Wisconsin Policy Forum, reflects on the impact Act 10 has had on Wisconsin in the decade since.

Saturday February 13, 2021


How Divisive Is a Second Impeachment

Politics

How Divisive Is a Second Impeachment

Former conservative talk show host for WTMJ, Charlie Sykes, provides his observations on Trump’s second impeachment trial and the future of the Republican party.

Saturday February 13, 2021


Wisconsin State Budget Proposals

Budgets

Wisconsin State Budget Proposals

The Joint Finance Committee backed a Republican measure that would connect some federal COVID relief dollars to the amount of in-person instruction a given school district conducts. The committee declared it as an “incentive” for districts currently operating under a virtual setting.

Saturday February 13, 2021


Mask Mandate Out-then-In

Politics

Mask Mandate Out-then-In

Yesterday Governor Tony Evers reinstated a new mask mandate immediately after Republican legislatures cancelled previous order.

Friday February 5, 2021


New Top Health Official

Coronavirus

New Top Health Official

Karen Timberlake took over as DHS interim secretary last month, a post she had in the Doyle administration. She talks about the state's COVID response and what Wisconsin is doing to speed up the vaccine rollout.

Friday February 5, 2021


COVID-19 and Schools

Coronavirus

COVID-19 and Schools

Dr. Amy Falk, a Wisconsin Rapids pediatrician, discusses the study she co-authored for the CDC showing schools as unlikely vectors of transmission for the coronavirus.

Friday February 5, 2021


Shon Barnes Takes Over as Madison’s Police Chief

Social Issues

Shon Barnes Takes Over as Madison’s Police Chief

On Monday, Shon Barnes was sworn in as Madison’s new Chief of Police, following the immediate departure of Mike Koval last year. Barnes shares his confidence about the new position as Madison and the U.S. are fighting the coronavirus and historically challenging issues of race relations.

Friday February 5, 2021


Vos on Mask Mandate, COVID Bill

Coronavirus

Vos on Mask Mandate, COVID Bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos weighs in on Republicans’ plans to throw out the state’s mask mandate and provides an update on the status of the state’s COVID-19 relief bill as it works through the state Legislature.

Friday January 29, 2021


Hintz on COVID Relief Bill

Coronavirus

Hintz on COVID Relief Bill

The Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz talks about the back-and-forth discussions of a COVID-19 response bill, the state’s mask mandate, and a plan to keep FoodShare benefits for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites.

Friday January 29, 2021


Impeachment and Polarization

Politics

Impeachment and Polarization

UW-Madison School of Journalism Professor Mike Wagner breaks down the impeachment vote as it turns heads to the Senate, and what that means for Trump and the future of the Republican Party.

Friday January 29, 2021


Tribes Work to Distribute Vaccines

Coronavirus

Tribes Work to Distribute Vaccines

Dr. Amy Slagle, tribal public health officer for the Menominee Nation, discusses ways the Menominee and other Wisconsin tribes are working to procure and distribute vaccine doses.

Friday January 29, 2021


Equity in Milwaukee

Social Issues

Equity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley discusses ways to bolster equity in the state’s largest county, and how a new presidential administration may help those goals.

Friday January 22, 2021


Baldwin on New Administration

Politics

Baldwin on New Administration

Wisconsin’s Dem. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin weighs in on the new administration and priorities she hopes to tackle, including COVID Executive orders, while in a Democratic-controlled Senate.

Friday January 22, 2021


UW-Madison Ups the COVID Testing for Students and Faculty

Coronavirus

UW-Madison Ups the COVID Testing for Students and Faculty

As students begin returning to campus for the spring semester UW-Madison implements new COVID testing protocols for faculty and students to lessen the degree of COVID that was experienced on campus during the fall semester.

Friday January 22, 2021


Political Panel on Polarization

Politics

Political Panel on Polarization

“Here & Now” political panelist Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross weighs in on the political polarization the country has seen since the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, as well as what to make of the new Biden administration.

Friday January 22, 2021


Wisconsin COVID Legislation Gains Bipartisan Support

Coronavirus

Wisconsin COVID Legislation Gains Bipartisan Support

Governor Tony Evers speaks to COVID legislation. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Senate changes went too far to please the Governor.

Friday January 15, 2021


Competing COVID Plans

Coronavirus

Competing COVID Plans

The state Senate passed a COVID-19 bill this week which the governor supports but received pushback from Assembly Republicans. Senate majority leader Devin LeMahieu talks about the status of COVID-19 relief in Wisconsin.

Friday January 15, 2021


Possibility of Further Violence

Politics

Possibility of Further Violence

Dane County Emergency Management Director and former chief of the Wisconsin Capitol police Charles Tubbs discusses the possibility of further politically motivated violence, that could see the state Capitol as a target; and the preparations being made in the face of potential violent protests.

Friday January 15, 2021


Vaccine Rollout

Coronavirus

Vaccine Rollout

Deputy Health Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk talks about the procurement and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in Wisconsin and what the state is doing to get more shots in arms.

Friday January 15, 2021


Full Interview: Noble Wray on His Jacob Blake Decision

Social Issues

Full Interview: Noble Wray on His Jacob Blake Decision

Former Madison police chief Noble Wray breaks down his decision that officers used appropriate force in the Jacob Blake shooting, as well as weighing in on the police response as a crowd overtook the U.S. Capitol this week.

Monday January 11, 2021


U.S. Rep. Grothman’s Reaction to Calls of Removing Trump

Politics

U.S. Rep. Grothman’s Reaction to Calls of Removing Trump

In the aftermath of unsettling events at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) answers questions about the efforts to remove the President and whether Trump poses a national security risk.

Friday January 8, 2021


Noble Wray on The  Jacob Blake Decision

Social Issues

Noble Wray on The Jacob Blake Decision

National policing expert Noble Wray breaks down his decision that officers used appropriate force in the Jacob Blake shooting, as well as weighing in on the police response as a crowd overtook the U.S. Capitol this week.

Friday January 8, 2021


Mark Pocan

Politics

U.S. Rep. Pocan and Democrats Call to Remove Trump

In the wake of the chaos at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Madison) details why he thinks Democrats should pursue removing President Trump from office with only 12 days left in his term.

Friday January 8, 2021


Evers Recaps 2020

Politics

Evers Recaps 2020

In a tumultuous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tony Evers takes a look back at 2020.

Friday January 1, 2021


Wisconsin Cities Weather 2020

Coronavirus

Wisconsin Cities Weather 2020

Bayfield Mayor Gordon Ringberg talks about the challenges faced by his and other Wisconsin cities, and what he hopes 2021 will bring.

Friday January 1, 2021


Racial Disparities and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus

Racial Disparities and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Dr. Tito Izard discusses the ongoing disparities seen among minority communities amid the pandemic, and how that will impact efforts to vaccinate the state.

Friday January 1, 2021


McCoshen and Ross Round Up 2020

Politics

McCoshen and Ross Round Up 2020

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross made political predictions at the beginning of the year, and with 20/20 hindsight, revisit those predictions and prognosticate on the year to come.

Friday January 1, 2021


How 2020 Will Shape the Presidency

Politics

How 2020 Will Shape the Presidency

UW-Madison Political Science professor Ken Mayer, an expert on American elections, discusses the continued false claims of election irregularities and how 2020 will shape the presidency in the future.

Friday December 18, 2020


Wisconsin Receives Vaccine

Coronavirus

Wisconsin Receives Vaccine

State epidemiologist and Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Westergaard talks about the first doses of the COVID vaccine in Wisconsin and what is next for the state regarding the pandemic.

Friday December 18, 2020


COVID Impact on the Elderly

Coronavirus

COVID Impact on the Elderly

As positive COVID cases spike at state nursing homes among residents and staff, State Director of AARP Wisconsin, Sam Wilson, talks about how the virus impacts seniors, as well as those living in long term care facilities.

Friday December 18, 2020


Restaurants Weather the Pandemic

Coronavirus

Restaurants Weather the Pandemic

Joanne Palzkill, who owns three restaurants in the Eau Claire area, talks about the struggles of staying open amid the pandemic and what another round of coronavirus aid would mean for the restaurant industry.

Friday December 18, 2020


Courts Rule on Wisconsin Election Challenges

Politics

Courts Rule on Wisconsin Election Challenges

Here & Now Senior Political Reporter Zac Schultz discusses the swirl of Trump campaign court challenges to the Wisconsin election result. He also speaks to the GOP legislative hearing on elections that took place Friday.

Saturday December 12, 2020


Vaccine Distribution

Coronavirus

Vaccine Distribution

UW Health’s Dr. Matt Anderson discusses plans to store and distribute the first round of COVID-19 vaccines in Wisconsin starting as soon as next week.

Saturday December 12, 2020


DACA Applications Can Resume

Social Issues

DACA Applications Can Resume

Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the UW Law School Erin Barbato breaks down a recent Supreme Court ruling that allows applications to the DACA program to continue.

Saturday December 12, 2020


Climate Change Task Force Releases Report

Environment

Climate Change Task Force Releases Report

The Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change released a report this week includes 55 recommendations, which chair of the task force Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes discusses.

Friday December 11, 2020


Homeland Security Committee Approves Vaccine Therapies

Coronavirus

Homeland Security Committee Approves Vaccine Therapies

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson talks about this week's Homeland Security Committee hearing where medical clinicians voiced support of therapies that have been dismissed as unsafe by the FDA.

Friday December 11, 2020


Vaccine

Health

Health Officials Forecast Rollout of Vaccine in Wisconsin

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine are soon headed to Wisconsin and plans are being finalized for how to distribute them. “Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine is the most significant public health undertaking of our lifetimes,” Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said. The Pfizer vaccine, which ...

Monday December 7, 2020


Court Challenges to Election Results

Politics

Court Challenges to Election Results

Here & Now senior political reporter Zac Schultz breaks down the multiple suits in both state and federal court that are challenging Wisconsin's election results.

Friday December 4, 2020


Realities in Private, Falsehoods in Public

Politics

Realities in Private, Falsehoods in Public

Former Brown County Rep. Chairman Mark Becker wrote an article about his phone con. with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, during which he acknowledged Joe Biden’s presidential win. Becker writes: “We can’t move forward together when we acknowledge reality in private and then peddle falsehoods in public.” He discusses the current political state as members of the Rep. party extend questioning election result

Friday December 4, 2020


Tiffany Weighs in on November Election

Politics

Tiffany Weighs in on November Election

U.S. Republican Representative Tom Tiffany talks about the results of the November election and how some Republicans are declining to acknowledge a Biden victory. He also responds to Gov. Tony Evers' letter calling for more federal COVID relief.

Friday December 4, 2020


Pocan on Election, COVID Relief

Elections

Pocan on Election, COVID Relief

U.S. Democrat Representative Mark Pocan weighs in on the pending court cases challenging the state's election, as well as the possibility of more coronavirus aid being passed in Washington.

Friday December 4, 2020


COVID Timeline, Flow of COVID in Wisconsin

Coronavirus

COVID Timeline, Flow of COVID in Wisconsin

Wiscontext partners show a timeline of how coronavirus cases have grown within the 72 counties of Wisconsin on a daily basis.

Friday December 4, 2020


This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. (Courtesy: NIAID-RML)

Health

Wisconsin Hits Record Daily Deaths, Bringing Death Toll to 3,420

Wisconsin hit a record daily number of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, with the state Department of Health Services reporting 107 people died of the virus. That brings the total number of deaths to 3,420 as of Dec. 1. Daily positive tests were reported at 4,078 and DHS officials said hospitals across ...

Tuesday December 1, 2020


Revisiting Politics of Resentment

Politics

Revisiting Politics of Resentment

UW-Madison Political Science Professor Katherine Cramer's 2016 book "Politics of Resentment" investigated disillusionment felt by rural Wisconsinites. Four years and a presidential cycle later, she discusses the current political landscape of the Badger State.

Friday November 27, 2020


Presidential Recount and Marginalized Communities

Politics

Presidential Recount and Marginalized Communities

Marquette University Law School Professor Atiba Ellis discusses what the presidential recount means for marginalized communities working to have their voices heard in the political landscape.

Friday November 27, 2020


Is COVID Affecting Those with Mental Illnesses

Coronavirus

Is COVID Affecting Those with Mental Illnesses

Dr. Ned Kalin, the Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health discusses the impact of COVID of those with mental illness and their care providers.

Friday November 27, 2020


Food Insecurity in Wisconsin

Coronavirus

Food Insecurity in Wisconsin

Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin President Patti Habeck talks about the struggles Wisconsinites face as they head into the fall and winter amid continuing pandemic stress.

Friday November 27, 2020


UW System President Thompson on Rapid Test Sites

Coronavirus

UW System President Thompson on Rapid Test Sites

UW System President Tommy Thompson talks about surge COVID-19 rapid test sites on UW campuses and support they are getting from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Students who decide to go home for the holidays must plan to get tested to prevent spreading the virus to their families and must take two tests upon returning to campus.

Friday November 20, 2020


Planning for Vaccine Distribution

Coronavirus

Planning for Vaccine Distribution

While the COVID-19 surge in Wisconsin does not appear to be relenting, help is on the way. New vaccines are in the final stages of approval. State Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk talks about the complicated planning for distribution of a vaccine.

Friday November 20, 2020


Trump Campaign Allegations and Recount Process

Politics

Trump Campaign Allegations and Recount Process

Wisconsin Public Radio News Capitol Bureau Chief Shawn Johnson details the recount process requested for Dane and Milwaukee Counties by the Trump presidential campaign which is alleging mistakes and fraud in counting and return of votes. They'll also discuss the legislative logjam related to state management strategies for COVID-19.

Friday November 20, 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 full statement here.