Marisa Wojcik

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Marisa Wojcik is a multimedia journalist and producer on the Here & Now news team. She produces field reports on issues impacting people across the state, interviews guests on the ...

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Social Issues

Divisions loom over refugee resettlement in Chippewa Valley

Matthew Soerens of the refugee agency World Relief and Rep. Karen Hurd, R-Fall Creek, weigh in on controversy over the process of resettling approximately 75 refugees in the Chippewa Valley region.

Friday February 16, 2024


Rep. Karen Hurd on placement of refugees around Wisconsin

Policy

Rep. Karen Hurd on placement of refugees around Wisconsin

State Rep. Karen Hurd, R-Fall Creek, discusses a bill in the Wisconsin Legislature mandating involvement by elected officials at a regional level when refugee resettlement is planned in a community.

Thursday February 15, 2024


Matthew Soerens on plans to resettle refugees in Eau Claire

Social Issues

Matthew Soerens on plans to resettle refugees in Eau Claire

World Relief Vice President of Advocacy & Policy Matthew Soerens discusses the resettlement agency's work to help refugee families make new homes in Eau Claire as critics object to the process.

Wednesday February 14, 2024


Rep. Karen Hurd on health care access in the Chippewa Valley

Health

Rep. Karen Hurd on health care access in the Chippewa Valley

State Rep. Karen Hurd, R-Fall Creek, discusses concerns over health consequences of hospital and clinic closures in western Wisconsin and what options are being considered to provide access to care.

Friday February 9, 2024


Chancellor Michael Alexander on the UW’s future in Marinette

Education

Chancellor Michael Alexander on the UW’s future in Marinette

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander discusses halting in-person classes at its Marinette campus and plans to provide educational options in rural communities in the region.

Thursday February 1, 2024


Dr. Al Dababneh on a winter wave of respiratory viruses

Health

Dr. Al Dababneh on a winter wave of respiratory viruses

Mayo Clinic Health System infectious disease specialist Dr. Al Dababneh describes a seasonal rise in respiratory viruses, treating patients with influenza, RSV and the emergent JN.1 COVID-19 variant.

Tuesday January 30, 2024


A map shows various Wisconsin counties highlighted and separated with red boundaries.

Courts

Wisconsin Supreme Court holds to 2024 redistricting deadline

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is maintaining its timeline for submitting and reviewing new legislative district proposals along with evidence that reveals the maps comply with requirements of the order.

Friday January 12, 2024


A woman stands behind a podium with multiple microphones and a line of people alongside her during a press release.

Education

UW regents explain their votes on diversity and funding deal

Universities of Wisconsin regents describe their stances in a second vote on a deal with Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to make cuts to programs and changes in staffing relating to diversity.

Friday December 15, 2023


John D. Johnson on the scope of Wisconsin’s voting maps case

Courts

John D. Johnson on the scope of Wisconsin’s voting maps case

Marquette University Law School research fellow John D. Johnson outlines legal issues in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's legislative district maps and the wider political battle over gerrymandering.

Wednesday December 6, 2023


A still image depicts purple lines drawing barriers across a political map.

Courts

District maps lawsuit heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court

A case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenges the state's legislative district maps, with the case focusing on the definition of "contiguity" and the constitutional separation of powers.

Friday December 1, 2023


A row of lawmakers sit at the front of a committee in the Capitol building.

Politics

Republicans react to Evers lawsuit over joint committees

Republican lawmakers react to Gov. Tony Evers' lawsuit over joint legislative committees and separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches, focusing on pay raises for UW staff.

Friday November 3, 2023


Steve Frisque on the UAW strike and American labor movement

Economy

Steve Frisque on the UAW strike and American labor movement

United Auto Workers Local 722 President Steve Frisque describes how a strike by the UAW reflects economic conditions that are motivating a wave of union organizing and labor actions across the nation.

Wednesday October 4, 2023


Protesters wear blue ponchos and hold pickets reading 'On Strike.'

Economy

UAW strike of Big Three auto manufacturers expands

The United Auto Workers expanded a strike against three large auto manufacturers — General Motors, Ford and Stellantis (Chrysler) — with auto parts makers in Milwaukee and Hudson joining the action.

Friday September 29, 2023


A wide shot shows the 'American Family Field' stadium from a street view.

Politics

A $614 million Republican plan for the Brewers stadium

A Republican proposal would provide $614 million in public funding to repair and renovate the Milwaukee Brewers stadium and extend its lease to keep the team in Wisconsin through 2050.

Friday September 22, 2023


A still image from a video shows Meagan Wolfe seated between the Wisconsin state flag and U.S. flag.

Politics

Republicans vote to fire Meagan Wolfe, AG files lawsuit

Senate Republicans voted to fire Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe, but state Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit arguing confirmation for the position isn't needed.

Friday September 15, 2023


A row of people remain seated along a wall and stare out into a conference room.

Elections

Republicans seek to remove Meagan Wolfe as elections head

Republican legislators held a public hearing to push for Meagan Wolfe's removal as administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission as political maneuvering builds over her continuing in the job.

Friday September 1, 2023


Dr. Kristin Lyerly on health care and defining abortion

Health

Dr. Kristin Lyerly on health care and defining abortion

Kristin Lyerly, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist who was based in northeast Wisconsin, describes the spectrum of medical outcomes in pregnancies and reproductive health care defined as abortions.

Thursday August 31, 2023


Dr. Jenn Jury McIntosh on families facing pregnancy problems

Health

Dr. Jenn Jury McIntosh on families facing pregnancy problems

Jenn Jury McIntosh, D.O., a maternal fetal medicine physician based in Milwaukee, describes offering guidance to patients who have health issues with pregnancies while abortion is banned in Wisconsin.

Wednesday August 30, 2023


Dr. Christopher Ford on emergency care for pregnant patients

Health

Dr. Christopher Ford on emergency care for pregnant patients

Christopher Ford, M.D., an emergency physician based in Milwaukee, describes uncertainties for doctors caused by Wisconsin's abortion laws and the effects on professional guidance when providing care.

Tuesday August 29, 2023


Three doctors on impacts of Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban

Health

Three doctors on impacts of Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban

Doctors Kristin Lyerly, Christopher Ford and Jenn Jury McIntosh — who treat pregnant patients — offer their medical perspectives on joining a lawsuit to overturn a law blocking abortions in Wisconsin.

Friday August 25, 2023


Sheboygan County DA Joel Urmanski and Wisconsin abortion law

Politics

Sheboygan County DA Joel Urmanski and Wisconsin abortion law

Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski is the only one of three named defendants in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's abortion ban who stated they would prosecute violations of state law.

Friday August 25, 2023


President Joe Biden stands behind a podium and microphone in an industrial warehouse with yellow and green metal and a blue poster reading 'Bidenomics.'

Economy

Biden promotes economic policies, record in Milwaukee visit

President Joe Biden visited Milwaukee to promote "Bidenomics" and his record on jobs and the economy, and criticized U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson before the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate.

Friday August 18, 2023


A still image shows a perspective through open doors of a front desk and waiting room in a Wisconsin Veteran Home with a man seated in a wheelchair and a bandaged head.

Health

Examining conditions inside the Wisconsin Veterans Homes

After years of federal fines for Wisconsin Veterans Homes at King and Union Grove, a lawsuit alleges poor quality of care in a patient's death, even as a 2023 resident survey shows positive reviews.

Friday August 11, 2023


A still image shows a group of children wearing neon safety vests and sun hats while holding hands with adults as they walk through a green field.

Politics

Evers seeks funding for child-care centers, higher education

Gov. Tony Evers called a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to address worker shortages and fund child-care centers and higher education using $1 billion from the $4 billion budget surplus.

Friday August 11, 2023


A Mukwonago mother on her trans daughter’s safety at school

Education

A Mukwonago mother on her trans daughter’s safety at school

Jane Doe #2, a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the Mukwonago Area School District over its bathroom access practices, describes trying to protect and advocate for her 11-year-old daughter.

Tuesday July 18, 2023


The court fight over bathroom access in Mukwonago schools

Education

The court fight over bathroom access in Mukwonago schools

After the Mukwonago Area School District required students use bathrooms according to their "original sex assigned at birth," the parents of an 11-year-old transgender girl filed a federal lawsuit.

Friday July 14, 2023


Sam Bibby on farmers dealing with drought in the 2023 season

Agriculture

Sam Bibby on farmers dealing with drought in the 2023 season

UW-Madison Extension regional crops educator Sam Bibby describes impacts of drought over the first half of the 2023 growing season and what continuing dry conditions would mean for Wisconsin farmers.

Tuesday July 11, 2023


Rows of green crops line either side of the frame with dirt beside the crops.

Agriculture

Farmers struggle to manage crops with widespread drought

Severe and extreme drought conditions in southern Wisconsin are testing farmers trying to grow crops, who are relying on new hybrids and management practices to withstand the mostly dry weather.

Friday July 7, 2023


A still image shows Tony Evers signing a paper surrounded by people of various ages.

Budgets

2023-25 budget enacted as politicians argue over vetoes

The 2023-25 Wisconsin state budget has been enacted with a series of partial vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, which have drawn heated criticism from Republican lawmakers.

Friday July 7, 2023


A look at vetoes made by Evers in Wisconsin’s 2023-25 budget

Budgets

A look at vetoes made by Evers in Wisconsin’s 2023-25 budget

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed the state budget passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, issuing 51 partial vetoes that included removing income tax cuts and increasing school funding.

Thursday July 6, 2023


A graphic with a blue background shows a picture of UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin next to text reading 'The ruling will require some modifications to aspects of our current admissions practices; we will, of course, adapt our practices to comply with the law.'

Education

UW-Madison chancellor responds to affirmative action ruling

UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin responds to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision finding that race-based affirmative action unconstitutional and how it will affect its admissions process.

Friday June 30, 2023


A still image from a video shows Meagan Wolfe seated in front of the U.S. and Wisconsin state flags with a graphic at bottom reading 'Meagan Wolfe' and 'Administrator - Wisconsin Elections Commission.'

Politics

Partisan fight builds over reappointment of Meagan Wolfe

A deadlocked partisan vote by the Wisconsin Elections Commission to reappoint Meagan Wolfe as its administrator is leading to uncertainty as Republicans in the state Senate plan to hold a hearing.

Friday June 30, 2023


Sen. Melissa Agard stands behind a podium with microphones, surrounded by state officials with a wooden frame on the wall.

Budgets

Wisconsin’s 2023-25 budget heads to Evers for veto process

The 2023-25 state budget for Wisconsin was passed by the Senate and Assembly, and heads to Gov. Tony Evers, who has promised multiple partial vetoes, if he doesn't veto it entirely.

Friday June 30, 2023


Stan Turner on the economic risks of farming commodity crops

Agriculture

Stan Turner on the economic risks of farming commodity crops

Green County farmer Stan Turner, who grows corn, soybeans and hay, describes balancing risks related to variable weather, rising costs of new seed varieties and uncertain prices on the global market.

Thursday June 29, 2023


A still image shows a man kneeling down and checking the dirt between rows of green crops in a field.

Agriculture

Deepening drought conditions stir fears of Wisconsin farmers

Farmers are worrying about their crops as drought conditions expand across the majority of Wisconsin — Green County farmer Stan Turner and UW Extension educator Josh Kamps discuss the situation.

Friday June 23, 2023


Will Glass on Wisconsin’s confusing alcohol laws

Economy

Will Glass on Wisconsin’s confusing alcohol laws

The Brewing Projekt owner Will Glass describes how Wisconsin's three-tier system regulating alcohol businesses is confusing and upended his family's life as legislators consider updating state laws.

Friday June 16, 2023


Shared revenue deal clears Legislature, heads to Evers’ desk

Budgets

Shared revenue deal clears Legislature, heads to Evers’ desk

After weeks of negotiations, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a bipartisan shared revenue bill to increase funding for municipalities, with both political parties unhappy about aspects of the deal.

Friday June 16, 2023


A still image shows a teacher holding and reading from a book in a classroom.

Education

Bill calls for teaching phonics to boost reading levels

A proposed bill would require phonics-based curriculum and techniques in Wisconsin schools to improve reading proficiency after test scores dropped among younger students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday June 2, 2023


A hand holds a mobile screen that shows a photo of a tick in front of a yellow background reading 'Typical blacklegged/deer tick activity in Dane County, WI during this time of year is: MEDIUM' and 'You will most likely find: Nymphs and Adult Ticks.'

Health

Earlier spring start for deer tick nymphs spurs Lyme disease

Scientists tracking ticks that spread Lyme disease are finding populations in more areas of Wisconsin, particularly tiny juveniles — UW-Madison entomologist Susan Paskewitz details this research.

Friday May 26, 2023


Susan Paskewitz on the spread of Lyme disease in Wisconsin

Science

Susan Paskewitz on the spread of Lyme disease in Wisconsin

UW-Madison medical entomologist Susan Paskewitz explains how black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks and transmit Lyme disease to humans, are increasingly found in more areas around the state.

Thursday May 25, 2023


A still image from a video shows Robin Vos speaking into podium microphones and Republican members of the Wisconsin Assembly standing behind him.

Budgets

Vos, LeMahieu differ over shared revenue bill provision

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu clash over a referendum provision in a bill passed by the Assembly to increase state funding to local governments.

Friday May 19, 2023


A still image shows various students with backpacks walking on a paved street outside.

Social Issues

Gun-related suicides are rising in Wisconsin and the U.S.

More than half of Wisconsin’s reported suicides in 2020 were caused by firearms, while suicide by guns in the state surpassed other gun deaths, including mass shootings and other types of homicides.

Friday May 12, 2023


A still image from a video shows a flooded park with benches and trees partially underwater.

Environment

Freight train derails as floods on Mississippi River crest

A BNSF freight train derailed near De Soto along the Mississippi River where soils are saturated due to ongoing flooding in La Crosse, Prairie du Chien and elsewhere in western Wisconsin.

Friday April 28, 2023


A still image from a video shows Jill Underly seated at a desk facing a panel of high school students with a graphic at bottom reading 'Jill Underly' and 'State Superintendent of Schools.'

Budgets

Mount Horeb students, Jill Underly on K-12 school funding

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly presented her 2023-25 K-12 education budget priorities to a panel of students at Mount Horeb High School.

Friday April 21, 2023


Concerns over assisted living conditions amid staff shortage

Health

Concerns over assisted living conditions amid staff shortage

A married couple at an assisted living facility in Wisconsin shares their health and safety concerns about shortages in the state's health care workforce.

Friday April 14, 2023


A still image from a video shows a book with a cover featuring an outline of Wisconsin and the words 'Judicial Benchbook' and 'Wisconsin Supreme Court' and 'Judicial Education.'

Policy

Prosecutors, defenders disagree on bail amendment impacts

Wisconsin prosecutors and public defenders disagree over a constitutional amendment passed in the 2023 spring election that expands criteria for release conditions and when cash bail can be imposed.

Friday April 7, 2023


A still image from a video shows a man at a polling place speaking to a clerk with a voting machine to his left.

Elections

People with disabilities seek help voting absentee in 2023

Voters with disabilities have concerns over returning absentee ballots in the spring 2023 election despite laws that protect people with disabilities who need accommodations to vote.

Friday March 31, 2023


A still image from a video shows Joan Ballweg seated to the right of a Wisconsin state flag, with a graphic at bottom reading 'Sen. Joan Ballweg' and '(R) Markesan.'

Policy

Sen. Joan Ballweg on Medicaid support for postpartum mothers

State Sen. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, discusses legislation seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid benefits, called BadgerCare in Wisconsin, to eligible mothers for two months after birth to 12.

Friday March 24, 2023


Federal judge rules Lac du Flambeau road barricades can stay

Social Issues

Federal judge rules Lac du Flambeau road barricades can stay

A federal judge denied a motion filed by local landowners to remove blockades on roads running through Lac du Flambeau tribal lands that prevented those residents from accessing their properties.

Friday March 10, 2023


A still image from a video shows Richard Monette seated in front of a window and a wood bookshelf with a graphic at bottom reading 'Madison,' 'Richard Monette' and 'Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center.'

Social Issues

Richard Monette on Native sovereignty, owning land and law

University of Wisconsin Law School professor Richard Monette explains how the legacy of federal policy toward Indigenous lands shaped a Lac du Flambeau tribal government dispute with property owners.

Friday March 3, 2023


A still image from a video shows Tony Earl siting and speaking into several microphones with other people standing in the background.

Politics

Remembering former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl

Former Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl died on February 23, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of promoting gay rights and environmentalism.

Friday February 24, 2023


Wisconsin 2023 State of the State highlights from Evers, Vos

Politics

Wisconsin 2023 State of the State highlights from Evers, Vos

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers shared his priorities for the state's 2023 budget in his fifth State of the State address, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos provided the Republican response.

Friday January 27, 2023


Mark Pocan and Bryan Steil on the national debt ceiling

Politics

Mark Pocan and Bryan Steil on the national debt ceiling

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan and Republican U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil shared their positions on how to address the federal government's debt limit in the 2023 congressional session.

Friday January 20, 2023


Assembly approves constitutional amendment on bail for vote

Politics

Assembly approves constitutional amendment on bail for vote

The Wisconsin Assembly passed a proposed constitutional amendment for the April 2023 ballot that would require judges consider potential risks posed by defendants to the community when setting bail.

Friday January 20, 2023


Evers appoints Paul Buhr to Wisconsin DNR Board

Politics

Evers appoints Paul Buhr to Wisconsin DNR Board

Gov. Tony Evers appointed Paul Buhr, a Viroqua dairy farmer, to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board, giving the governor's appointees 5-2 control of the group.

Friday January 13, 2023


House Republicans hold deadlocked votes in Speaker election

Politics

House Republicans hold deadlocked votes in Speaker election

The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives held over a dozen votes for Speaker, delaying a swearing-in of Derrick Van Orden as Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District representative.

Friday January 6, 2023


Students at UW-Platteville Richland navigate its closure

Education

Students at UW-Platteville Richland navigate its closure

Members of the UW-Platteville Richland student body share their concerns about their future educational opportunities after the UW System announced an end to in-person classes on the campus.

Friday December 16, 2022


Wisconsin-based Packers Sanitation draws child labor order

Agriculture

Wisconsin-based Packers Sanitation draws child labor order

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a temporary restraining order against Wisconsin-based Packers Sanitation after an investigation found children allegedly working long hours in hazardous conditions.

Friday November 18, 2022


Benjamin Marquez on partisan leanings of Hispanic voters

Elections

Benjamin Marquez on partisan leanings of Hispanic voters

UW-Madison political science professor Benjamin Marquez discusses the potential for shifts in political affiliations of Hispanic and Latino voters and the importance of organizing in these communities.

Thursday October 27, 2022


Why Hispanic voters are a focus in Wisconsin’s 2022 election

Elections

Why Hispanic voters are a focus in Wisconsin’s 2022 election

Emphasizing the issues of jobs, public safety and education, Republicans are trying to shift more Hispanic and Latino voters from Democrats leading up to the 2022 midterm election in Wisconsin.

Friday October 21, 2022


Underly gives 2022 State of Education address for Wisconsin

Education

Underly gives 2022 State of Education address for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly delivered the 2022 State of Education address, highlighting student emotional health and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday September 23, 2022


Evers calls special session to implement abortion referendum

Politics

Evers calls special session to implement abortion referendum

Gov. Tony Evers called a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to create a referendum process for voters to weigh in on state law, allowing a direct challenge the state's existing 1849 criminal abortion ban.

Friday September 23, 2022


Joint Finance Committee allocates opioid settlement funds

Policy

Joint Finance Committee allocates opioid settlement funds

The Joint Finance Committee approved allocating $31 million in opioid settlement funds for distribution of Narcan, fentanyl testing strips, medication-assisted treatment and law enforcement training.

Friday September 9, 2022


Election clerks receive new guidance on absentee voting

Elections

Election clerks receive new guidance on absentee voting

A Waukesha County judge ruled local clerks cannot add missing address information to absentee ballot envelopes, and the Wisconsin Elections Commission issued guidance on support for disabled voters.

Friday September 9, 2022


Officials encourage Omicron-specific booster vaccinations

Coronavirus

Officials encourage Omicron-specific booster vaccinations

As COVID-19 cases spike again, health officials urge Wisconsinites to get an Omicron-specific booster vaccine, formulated to better protect against variants of the virus causing the most infections.

Friday September 9, 2022


Anthony Chergosky on Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District

Elections

Anthony Chergosky on Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District

UW-La Crosse political science professor Anthony Chergosky explains why a race between Brad Pfaff and Derrick Van Orden for a western Wisconsin U.S. House seat is in the national political spotlight.

Friday August 12, 2022


Recapping Wisconsin’s 2022 partisan primary election results

Elections

Recapping Wisconsin’s 2022 partisan primary election results

Wisconsin's 2022 partisan primary election winners are preparing for the Nov. 8 general election, including Mandela Barnes, Tim Michels, Brad Pfaff, Eric Toney and Robin Vos.

Friday August 12, 2022


Voters with disabilities fight to cast ballots in Wisconsin

Elections

Voters with disabilities fight to cast ballots in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Supreme Court banned ballot drop boxes but left open questions related to voters with disabilities, including Milwaukee resident William Crowley, supervising attorney at Disability Rights Wisconsin, who shares his voting experiences.

Friday August 5, 2022


Dr. Christopher Ford on pregnancy and serious conditions

Health

Dr. Christopher Ford on pregnancy and serious conditions

Milwaukee-based emergency physician Dr. Christopher Ford describes efforts to prepare for treating more pregnant patients with critical health issues given less access to medically safe abortions.

Friday July 29, 2022


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan on the Respect for Marriage Act

Politics

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan on the Respect for Marriage Act

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan describes why he sponsored the Respect for Marriage Act, which would require the federal government to recognize the validity of same-sex and interracial marriages and was passed by the U.S. House.

Friday July 22, 2022


3rd District candidates debate, vie in Democratic primary

Elections

3rd District candidates debate, vie in Democratic primary

Four Democratic candidates in Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District – Rebecca Cooke, Deb McGrath, Mark Neumann and Brad Pfaff – debate as they run to be the Democratic nominee in the November 2022 election and face Republican candidate Derrick Van Orden.

Friday July 22, 2022


Thad Schumacher on demand for emergency contraceptives

Health

Thad Schumacher on demand for emergency contraceptives

Pharmacist Thad Schumacher, owner of Fitchburg Family Pharmacy, discusses increasing purchases of "morning after" pills and concerns about prescription medications with abortion illegal in Wisconsin.

Friday July 15, 2022


Medical care during pregnancy and abortion law

Health

Medical care during pregnancy and abortion law

Dr. Amy Domeyer, Wisconsin legislative chair for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, discusses the state's abortion ban and dilemmas doctors face when treating pregnant patients.

Friday July 1, 2022


Understanding COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

Health

Understanding COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

UW-Madison pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. James Conway discusses federal approval of COVID-19 vaccines for young children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

Friday June 24, 2022


What’s next for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin nurses?

Health

What’s next for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin nurses?

Surgical nurses at a Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin clinic share how they plan to reorient patient care away from abortion as the U.S. Supreme Court rules to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Friday June 24, 2022


Wisconsin officials react to Roe v. Wade reversal

Politics

Wisconsin officials react to Roe v. Wade reversal

Governor Tony Evers and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, both Democrats, and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, respond to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson that overturns Roe v. Wade.

Friday June 24, 2022


Gableman referred to Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation

Politics

Gableman referred to Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation

Dane County Judge Frank Remington issued a written order fining former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's Office of Special Counsel the maximum $2,000 a day for contempt — hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to investigate Wisconsin's 2020 presidential vote, Gableman refused to testify in a lawsuit seeking records from his office.

Friday June 17, 2022


What’s the risk for blackouts in the Midwest energy grid?

Policy

What’s the risk for blackouts in the Midwest energy grid?

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor emeritus of electrical engineering Chris DeMarco discusses the risk of energy emergencies and possible blackouts in the Midwest grid following a report from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Friday June 17, 2022


Jan. 6 committee begins U.S. Capitol insurrection hearings

Politics

Jan. 6 committee begins U.S. Capitol insurrection hearings

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming speaks and former U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies on the first day of hearings to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Friday June 10, 2022


Judge holds Gableman in contempt over open records lawsuit

Politics

Judge holds Gableman in contempt over open records lawsuit

During proceedings over an open records lawsuit, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman was held in contempt of court after he accused a Dane County judge of taking sides and refused to answer questions.

Friday June 10, 2022


Fitzgerald, Evers offer remarks on abortion

Politics

Fitzgerald, Evers offer remarks on abortion

U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, and Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, respond to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade and abortion law in Wisconsin.

Friday May 20, 2022


Nass denounces, Mnookin responds on critical race theory

Education

Nass denounces, Mnookin responds on critical race theory

State Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, who is vice-chair of the senate's universities committee, criticized the appointment of incoming UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin, who commented on her new position and critical race theory.

Friday May 20, 2022


Nurses rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Health

Nurses rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Nurses rallied at the Wisconsin State Capitol, calling for safer staffing levels, higher wages and more affordable education.

Friday May 13, 2022


Women’s Health Protection Act voted down in US Senate

Health

Women’s Health Protection Act voted down in US Senate

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on the Women's Heath Protection Act, which would codify abortion access in federal law, not meeting a 60-vote threshold to proceed in the Senate.

Friday May 13, 2022


Chancellor Rebecca Blank bids farewell to UW-Madison

Education

Chancellor Rebecca Blank bids farewell to UW-Madison

Outgoing UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank shares her final remarks for the university as she leaves the position.

Friday May 13, 2022


Wisconsin politicians react to US Supreme Court leak

Politics

Wisconsin politicians react to US Supreme Court leak

Gov. Tony Evers, and U.S. senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin respond to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion that may result in overturning its previous Roe v. Wade decision.

Saturday May 7, 2022


Ukrainian seeks shelter in Wisconsin

Social Issues

Ukrainian seeks shelter in Wisconsin

A Ukrainian mother is staying in Wisconsin with her daughter after fleeing from the war in Ukraine.

Friday April 22, 2022


Wisconsin’s roller coaster housing market for millennials

Economy

Wisconsin’s roller coaster housing market for millennials

A Madison couple seeking to purchase their first home face the difficulties of a competitive and expensive housing market.

Friday April 15, 2022


Moore, Steil discuss housing inequities in Milwaukee

Economy

Moore, Steil discuss housing inequities in Milwaukee

Wisconsin U.S. Representatives Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, and Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, met with the chair of the U.S. House Select Committee in Milwaukee to discuss housing inequities.

Friday April 15, 2022


A local court ruling on PFAS cleanup

Environment

A local court ruling on PFAS cleanup

A Waukesha County Court ruling found the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is not allowed to regulate the cleanup of PFAS pollution, as that authority has to go through the legislative rulemaking process.

Friday April 15, 2022


Wisconsin Supreme Court hears ballot drop box arguments

Elections

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears ballot drop box arguments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments on a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission over the use of absentee ballots and legal status of ballot drop boxes.

Friday April 15, 2022


Controversial UW System survey delayed

Education

Controversial UW System survey delayed

In the wake of the Interim Chancellor at UW-Whitewater resigning over its release, a controversial UW System survey asking students about the First Amendment and free speech issues was delayed until at least the fall of 2022.

Friday April 8, 2022


Judge finds Vos in contempt

Politics

Judge finds Vos in contempt

A Dane County judge has found Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in contempt in a lawsuit over releasing 2020 election investigation documents requested through open records law.

Friday April 1, 2022


Second Moderna booster approved for adults over 50

Coronavirus

Second Moderna booster approved for adults over 50

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved a second Moderna COVID-19 booster for individuals over 50, but current federal pandemic funding is winding down, which would mean testing and vaccines could no longer be provided for free.

Friday April 1, 2022


Door County candlemakers mobilize for Ukraine

Politics

Door County candlemakers mobilize for Ukraine

One day after Ukraine was invaded, an artisan candle business based in Sturgeon Bay moved to sell a blue-and-yellow solidarity candle to raise money for an emergency aid charity — tens of thousands of orders later, this fundraiser has turned into a community effort.

Thursday March 17, 2022


Ukrainian expat in Wisconsin connects with a friend in Kyiv

Social Issues

Ukrainian expat in Wisconsin connects with a friend in Kyiv

A Madison resident born in Kyiv who connects with a close family friend remaining in Ukraine while his family flees the Russian invasion.

Friday March 4, 2022


Gableman delivers interim investigation report

Elections

Gableman delivers interim investigation report

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to investigate the 2020 election in Wisconsin, delivered a second interim report on his probe.

Friday March 4, 2022


Potential changes to Wisconsin’s bail system

Policy

Potential changes to Wisconsin’s bail system

The Wisconsin Legislature passed a resolution that is the first step in proposing an amendment to the state constitution that would change the way cash bail is set.

Friday February 25, 2022


Legislature passes election rules bills

Elections

Legislature passes election rules bills

The Republican majority in the state Legislature passed a package of bills to change certain voting rules in Wisconsin. The bills address absentee ballot applications, indefinitely confined voter status and private grant funding for municipalities.

Friday February 25, 2022


Baldwin, Johnson respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Politics

Baldwin, Johnson respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Wisconsin's U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin respond to the invasion by Russia of Ukraine.

Friday February 25, 2022


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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.