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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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2020 Election Reviews, Redistricting and 2022 Races

Politics

2020 Election Reviews, Redistricting and 2022 Races

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross debate the special counsel Michael Gabelman's 2020 vote probe, Wisconsin's redistricting process and how 2022 gubernatorial campaigns are taking shape, including efforts to encourage a Republican candidacy by former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy.

Friday October 22, 2021


Wisconsin’s Place in Supply Chain Delays

Economy

Wisconsin’s Place in Supply Chain Delays

Jake Dean, director of the Grangier Center for Supply Chain Management at UW-Madison, discusses why the flow of consumer products has slowed across the nation and how it is affecting Wisconsin.

Friday October 22, 2021


Republicans, Maps Commission Issue Dueling Redistricting Map

Politics

Republicans, Maps Commission Issue Dueling Redistricting Map

The Wisconsin Legislature has released redistricting maps which would maintain the existing Republican majority in state and federal seats. A second set of maps released by a commission convened by the Evers administration would create more competitive seats.

Friday October 22, 2021


Legislative Audit Bureau Releases 2020 Election Review

Elections

Legislative Audit Bureau Releases 2020 Election Review

The Legislative Audit Bureau released their 2020 election review. This audit did not find anything to change the election results, but provided recommendations to the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the legislature.

Friday October 22, 2021


Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn sits in an office front of a screen.

Politics

‘Here & Now’ Recap: Peter David, Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn and Will Kenneally

Here's what guests on the Oct. 15, 2021 episode had to say about the wolf hunt, long-haul covid and the Gableman election probe.

Monday October 18, 2021


Twists, Turns in the Republican Election Probe

Elections

Twists, Turns in the Republican Election Probe

PBS Wisconsin reporter Will Kenneally explains the shifting plans and ongoing legal maneuvering in the 2020 presidential vote review led by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.

Friday October 15, 2021


A Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Environment

A Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Peter David, a biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, discusses an Ojibwe tribal lawsuit to stop Wisconsin's second wolf hunt of 2021, which is scheduled for November.

Friday October 15, 2021


Managing Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Coronavirus

Managing Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of the COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic, describes how therapists and patients are managing post-COVID conditions, also known as long COVID.

Friday October 15, 2021


UW-Madison Chancellor to be Northwestern President

Education

UW-Madison Chancellor to be Northwestern President

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced her resignation from the university at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Blank has accepted a position as the president of Northwestern University. PBS Wisconsin is a part of UW-Madison.

Friday October 15, 2021


Rock County Clerk Urges Gableman to Give Her a Call

Elections

Rock County Clerk Urges Gableman to Give Her a Call

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice appointed to review how the state's 2020 presidential vote was conducted has stated multiple times that he doesn't understand what happens after a ballot is cast — Lisa Tollefson says she's happy to help explain the process.

Thursday October 14, 2021


Pfaff on 2022 3rd Congressional District Run

Elections

Pfaff on 2022 3rd Congressional District Run

State Senator Brad Pfaff discusses his run as a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's open 3rd Congressional District seat and the issues he plans to prioritize in the campaign.

Friday October 8, 2021


Impacts of Wisconsin’s School Bus Driver Shortage

Education

Impacts of Wisconsin’s School Bus Driver Shortage

Lamers Bus Lines school bus manager Paul Mennen talks about the statewide shortage of school bus drivers and the impact on school districts, students and parents.

Friday October 8, 2021


Gableman 2020 Election Probe Continues

Elections

Gableman 2020 Election Probe Continues

One of the 2020 election probes continues as former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gabelman served subpoenas to elections officials and mayors of the state's five largest cities.

Friday October 8, 2021


Helping Wisconsin Felons Who Seek Pardons

WisContext

Helping Wisconsin Felons Who Seek Pardons

Megan Morrisey, coordinator of the Expungement/Pardon Clinic, a program of Marquette University Law School and Milwaukee Bar Association, discusses growing interest in its legal services as eligibility for pardons and expungements of criminal records expands in Wisconsin and the process is expedited for applicants to bypass the Pardon Advisory Board and appeal directly to the governor.

Monday October 4, 2021


Andy Moore Retires

WisContext

Andy Moore Retires

A recognition of Andy Moore as he completes producing his last episode of “Here & Now” and enters retirement.

Friday October 1, 2021


Kleefisch on 2022 Governor Run

Elections

Kleefisch on 2022 Governor Run

Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch discusses her run as a Republican candidate for governor in the 2022 primary and the issues she plans to prioritize in the campaign.

Friday October 1, 2021


The Aims of a 2020 Election Probe

Elections

The Aims of a 2020 Election Probe

Barry Burden, director of the UW-Madison Elections Research Center, responds to former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's statement about investigating the 2020 vote in the state.

Friday September 24, 2021


US Secretary of Education Visits Wisconsin

Education

US Secretary of Education Visits Wisconsin

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited multiple locations around Wisconsin to promote schools safely returning to in-person instruction. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs students from Black River Falls High School interviewed Cardona in Eau Claire.

Friday September 24, 2021


The Difficulty of Defining ‘Fairness’ in Wisconsin’s Redistricting Process

Elections

The Difficulty of Defining ‘Fairness’ in Wisconsin’s Redistricting Process

As redistricting moves forward in the state following the release of the 2020 census data, mapmakers must follow the law — but the law does not provide a clear answer for how to make maps "fair" in terms of partisanship.

Thursday September 23, 2021


A 2022 Candidates and Campaigns Forecast

Elections

A 2022 Candidates and Campaigns Forecast

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross look ahead to the 2022 election cycle and consider the candidates lining up to start campaigning in Wisconsin statewide races.

Friday September 17, 2021


Legal Aid for Afghan Refugees

Social Issues

Legal Aid for Afghan Refugees

Erin Barbato, director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the UW Law School, describes legal assistance the group is providing to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy as they prepare for resettlement.

Friday September 17, 2021


COVID-19’s Growing Toll in Schools

Education

COVID-19’s Growing Toll in Schools

Dr. Joseph McBride, an infectious disease specialist with UW Health, speaks to the impacts of COVID-19 spreading among students starting a new school year in the midst of the Delta wave.

Friday September 17, 2021


Costs and Consequences of Virtual Instruction

Education

Costs and Consequences of Virtual Instruction

UW-Madison School of Human Ecology sociologist Sarah Halpern-Meekin discusses social and academic losses experienced by children returning to classroom instruction after a year of virtual learning.

Friday September 17, 2021


First Lady Jill Biden Visits Milwaukee School

Education

First Lady Jill Biden Visits Milwaukee School

First Lady Jill Biden visited a Milwaukee elementary school to learn about in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday September 17, 2021


Wisconsin Workers in 2021

Economy

Wisconsin Workers in 2021

Laura Dresser, a labor economist and Associate Director of COWS at UW-Madison, explains its 2021 State of Working Wisconsin report and how jobs and wagers are changing for workers.

Friday September 3, 2021


Explaining the 2020 Election Probes

Elections

Explaining the 2020 Election Probes

Laurel White, state Capitol reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio, discusses ongoing efforts by Republican lawmakers to review how local officials managed the 2020 presidential vote.

Friday September 3, 2021


Hospitals Take on the Delta Wave of COVID-19

Coronavirus

Hospitals Take on the Delta Wave of COVID-19

Angelia Foster, the chief administrative officer for Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam describes how a wave of cases by the Delta variant of COVID-19 are stressing the hospital.

Friday September 3, 2021


Preparing to Resettle Afghan Refugees in the Fox Valley

Social Issues

Preparing to Resettle Afghan Refugees in the Fox Valley

Tami McLaughlin, director of World Relief Fox Valley, discusses plans underway in the Fox Valley to help resettle Afghan refugees in Appleton and around the region.

Friday August 27, 2021


Wisconsin Lawmakers on Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy

Politics

Wisconsin Lawmakers on Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson comment about refugees from Afghanistan being brought to Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin.

Friday August 27, 2021


Delta Fueled COVID-19 Cases Concern Doctors

Coronavirus

Delta Fueled COVID-19 Cases Concern Doctors

Dr. Nasia Safdar, infectious disease specialist at the UW School of Medicine, provides updates on the Delta surge of COVID-19 cases, safety protocols and FDA authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.

Friday August 27, 2021


UW-Madison’s Strategy on Delta Variant of COVID-19 for Fall

Coronavirus

UW-Madison’s Strategy on Delta Variant of COVID-19 for Fall

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank details the university's plan to combat a likely increase in COVID-19 cases on campus due to the highly contagious Delta variant with in-person classes starting in September. PBS Wisconsin is a part of UW-Madison.

Thursday August 26, 2021


The State’s Stance on the Delta Variant Surge

Coronavirus

The State’s Stance on the Delta Variant Surge

Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and ongoing efforts to expand vaccination access and usage in Wisconsin.

Friday August 13, 2021


Whither Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District?

Politics

Whither Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District?

Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette Law School Poll, considers the future of Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation in the wake of a high profile retirement and release of 2020 Census data.

Friday August 13, 2021


Honoring Gene Purcell

Politics

Honoring Gene Purcell

Honoring the life of Wisconsin Public Media Director Gene Purcell

Friday August 6, 2021


Federal Transportation Infrastructure Funding

Economy

Federal Transportation Infrastructure Funding

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson shares the agency’s priorities for an anticipated federal infrastructure package and their intended impacts.

Friday August 6, 2021


Safety in a Second Pandemic School Year

Education

Safety in a Second Pandemic School Year

Dr. Gregory DeMuri, a pediatrics infectious disease specialist with UW Health, discusses K-12 school safety protocols to help students, their families, teachers and staff amid another COVID-19 wave.

Friday August 6, 2021


Another COVID-19 Wave Hits Wisconsin

Coronavirus

Another COVID-19 Wave Hits Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers said a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision blocks his ability to declare a mask mandate for the state, while the Wisconsin State Fair is incentivizing people to get COVID-19vaccinations with free cream puffs.

Friday August 6, 2021


Toney on 2022 Attorney General Run

Elections

Toney on 2022 Attorney General Run

Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney describes his run as a Republican candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General in the 2022 primary and the issues he plans to prioritize in the campaign.

Friday July 30, 2021


Pandemic Unemployment Aid and the Workforce

Economy

Pandemic Unemployment Aid and the Workforce

Laura Dresser, a labor economist and associate director of COWS at UW-Madison speaks to research about the relationship between federal unemployment benefits during the pandemic and the workforce.

Friday July 30, 2021


The Delta Variant and Masking

Coronavirus

The Delta Variant and Masking

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk discusses the updated masking guidelines issued by the CDC in response to the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19.

Friday July 30, 2021


Owens on 2022 Attorney General Run

Elections

Owens on 2022 Attorney General Run

UW-Madison political science professor Ryan Owens describes his run as a Republican candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General in the 2022 primary and the issues he plans to prioritize in the campaign.

Friday July 23, 2021


Barnes Announces US Senate Candidacy

Elections

Barnes Announces US Senate Candidacy

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, one of a growing number of Democrats vying for the seat in 2022.

Friday July 23, 2021


How the 2021 Bucks Championship Boosts Milwaukee’s Economy

Economy

How the 2021 Bucks Championship Boosts Milwaukee’s Economy

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley reacts to the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA Championship and how the team and its home at the Fiserv Forum in the city's downtown are boosting the local economy.

Friday July 23, 2021


The Delta Variant — Now and Going Forward

Coronavirus

The Delta Variant — Now and Going Forward

Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist and director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, discusses infections of the Delta variant of COVID-19 picking up speed, vaccinations and the spread of misinformation.

Friday July 23, 2021


Previewing a Statue of Vel Phillips

Social Issues

Previewing a Statue of Vel Phillips

A cardboard cutout of Wisconsin's Black political trailblazer Vel Phillips was placed on the south corner of the Capitol Square in Madison, offering a preview at a new statue that's in the works.

Friday July 16, 2021


Kaul on 2022 Attorney General Run

Politics

Kaul on 2022 Attorney General Run

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul describes why he is running for reelection in that position in the 2022 general election and the issues he plans to prioritize in the campaign.

Friday July 16, 2021


Federal Child Tax Credit Payments Begin

Economy

Federal Child Tax Credit Payments Begin

Tamarine Cornelius, research analyst with the nonprofit children's advocacy group Kids Forward, discusses pros and cons of the expanded Child Tax Credit as advance payments start.

Friday July 16, 2021


Explaining the Tax Withholding Veto

Politics

Explaining the Tax Withholding Veto

PBS Wisconsin senior political reporter Zac Schultz explains a budget veto by Gov. Evers that halts an immediate update to the state's income tax withholding tables even as taxes are cut.

Friday July 16, 2021


Making Sense of Wisconsin’s 2021-23 Budget

Budgets

Making Sense of Wisconsin’s 2021-23 Budget

Mordecai Lee, professor emeritus at UW-Milwaukee and a former state senator, analyzes the 2021-23 state budget passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor with 50 partial vetoes.

Friday July 9, 2021


The DNR and High Capacity Wells in Wisconsin

Environment

The DNR and High Capacity Wells in Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin attorney Evan Feinauer discusses two state Supreme Court decisions that confirm the Department of Natural Resources has the authority to regulate high-capacity wells.

Friday July 9, 2021


First Responders for Mental Health Incidents

Health

First Responders for Mental Health Incidents

Milwaukee Common Council Alder Chantia Lewis explains an effort to change first responder policy by sending unarmed specialists instead of police for incidents involving mental health issues.

Friday July 9, 2021


The 2021 Budget Goes to the Governor

Budgets

The 2021 Budget Goes to the Governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature passed a 2021-23 budget, which goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for approval or veto — "Here & Now" senior political reporter Zac Schultz explains.

Friday July 2, 2021


A Federal Proposal to Replace Lead Pipes

Health

A Federal Proposal to Replace Lead Pipes

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, speaks to federal infrastructure proposals and potential funding to replace lead pipes connecting to many homes in Wisconsin's largest city.

Friday July 2, 2021


The Political Fight Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Politics

The Political Fight Over COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, speaks about concerns over COVID-19 vaccine side effects, and Milwaukee physician Dr. Madelaine Tully discusses vaccination safety and efficacy, cautioning about potential fallout from the senator's stance.

Friday July 2, 2021


The Roots of ‘Critical Race Theory’

Education

The Roots of ‘Critical Race Theory’

Gloria Ladson-Billings, UW Madison School of Education professor emerita and early critical race theory researcher, speaks to its origins alongside UW La Follette School professor emeritus John Witte.

Friday June 25, 2021


Legislators Speak on Wisconsin’s Election Laws

Elections

Legislators Speak on Wisconsin’s Election Laws

Republican and Democratic state representatives talking about changing election laws and whether they believe they're are working to protect the validity of elections or suppress voters.

Friday June 25, 2021


Immigrants Rights March Heads to Madison

Social Issues

Immigrants Rights March Heads to Madison

Immigrant workers and their supporters are marching from Milwaukee to Madison, demanding citizenship and drivers licenses for all.

Friday June 25, 2021


Southern Wisconsin’s Deepening Drought

Agriculture

Southern Wisconsin’s Deepening Drought

UW-Madison agronomy and environmental studies professor Chris Kucharik details how limited rain and hot weather are contributing to drought conditions across southern Wisconsin.

Friday June 11, 2021


The 2021 Budget and More Legislative Business

Budgets

The 2021 Budget and More Legislative Business

PBS Wisconsin senior political reporter Zac Schultz discusses the latest deliberations at the state Legislature over the 2021 biennial budget and bills relating to policing, voting and more.

Friday June 11, 2021


Wisconsin Republicans Look Ahead to 2022

Elections

Wisconsin Republicans Look Ahead to 2022

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Andrew Hitt forecasts the electoral landscape in 2022 as candidates line up to run for governor, US senator and other state and national offices.

Friday June 11, 2021


Wisconsin Democrats Look Ahead to 2022

Elections

Wisconsin Democrats Look Ahead to 2022

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Vice-Chair Felesia Martin forecasts the electoral landscape in 2022 as candidates line up to run for governor, US senator and other state and national offices.

Friday June 11, 2021


Senator Marklein Highlights Republican School Spending Plan

Education

Senator Marklein Highlights Republican School Spending Plan

A portion of Senator Howard Marklein’s recent message to constituents this week outlined Republican priorities for the state’s school spending plan.

Friday June 4, 2021


Pride Flag Raised Over State Capitol

Social Issues

Pride Flag Raised Over State Capitol

As pride month began earlier this week, Governor Tony Evers and other assembled guests witnessed the rising of the Pride flag over the State Capitol. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke at the event.

Friday June 4, 2021


Democratic Representative Introduces More Police Reforms

Social Issues

Democratic Representative Introduces More Police Reforms

Representative David Bowen, D-Milwaukee, introduced twelve additional bills for law enforcement reforms Thursday after criticizing other police reform legislation moving through the Capitol this week as not going far enough.

Friday June 4, 2021


DHS Expert Weighs In on the End of Masking

Health

DHS Expert Weighs In on the End of Masking

State Epidemiologist Dr. Ryan Westergaard discusses current public health practices amid falling cases COVID-19, the new normal of post pandemic life and persisting cautions.

Friday June 4, 2021


Wisconsin State Budget Effects on K-12 Education

Education

Wisconsin State Budget Effects on K-12 Education

Executive Director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Kim Kaukl, talks about concerns rural school districts have about the current Joint Finance approach to the state school budget as partisan politics threaten lawmakers’ ability to find consensus.

Friday June 4, 2021


Republicans End Evers’ Medicaid Session in Less Than One Minute

Politics

Republicans End Evers’ Medicaid Session in Less Than One Minute

Republicans opened and closed Governor Tony Evers' special session on the expansion of Medicaid in less than a minute on Tuesday.

Friday May 28, 2021


‘Progressive Prosecutors’ and the Criminal Justice System

Social Issues

‘Progressive Prosecutors’ and the Criminal Justice System

Lanny Glinberg, the Director of the Prosecution Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School discusses how progressive prosecutors at district attorney offices are changing criminal justice policy.

Friday May 28, 2021


Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Workforce

Economy

Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Workforce

With Wisconsin jobs and businesses put under strain due to the pandemic, how is the state’s workforce recovering as people continue to reopen? Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Chief Economist Dennis Winters discusses what's next for the state.

Friday May 21, 2021


Vaccination Rates

Coronavirus

Vaccination Rates

Dr. Paul Casey of Bellin Hospital in Green Bay talks about vaccination rates in northeastern Wisconsin as well as his thoughts on loosening and lifting of public health guidelines like mask wearing.

Friday May 21, 2021


Vos Discusses Recent Economic Plans

Economy

Vos Discusses Recent Economic Plans

Assembly Leader Robin Vos discusses the Republican opposition to federal unemployment compensation money coming to Wisconsin workers.

Friday May 21, 2021


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


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