Murv's Recent Stories
Murv Seymour talks with Rev. Alex Gee at Fountain of Life Church about the journey of the Justified Anger course teaching Black history and how he hopes it is making impacts on Wisconsin.
Tuesday February 27, 2024
Mourners gathered at Fiserv Forum arena to pay respects and honor the life of philanthropist and former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who is celebrated for his public service and support for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Friday January 12, 2024
Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Morning Show" interviews PBS Wisconsin special projects journalist Murv Seymour about how racist policies in the state's history affect people's lived experiences today.
Friday November 3, 2023
The Men of Color Initiative in Milwaukee and Own It: Building Black Wealth in Madison are working to educate and provide assistance to expand the ranks of people who can purchase their own homes.
Friday October 20, 2023
Dr. Alex Gee, Kaleem Caire and Dr. Courtney Bell participate in a Wisconsin in Black & White roundtable about effects of racial inequality on education and work to expand student opportunities.
Wednesday September 27, 2023
Access gaps, economic adversity and school segregation in Wisconsin lead to racial disparities in educational outcomes, with efforts growing to expand learning options for diverse groups of students.
Tuesday September 26, 2023
Dr. Alex Gee, Carl Fields and Alex Lindenmeyer participate in a Wisconsin in Black & White roundtable about racial disparities in the criminal justice system and ongoing work to address their impacts.
Wednesday September 20, 2023
Racial disparities in the criminal justice system have been shaped by unequal application of the law, prompting efforts to educate about their impacts in Wisconsin and provide support in communities.
Tuesday September 19, 2023
A long-time center of cultural diversity in Wisconsin's capital city, the Triangle neighborhood is home to a low-income housing development that seeks out the perspectives of people who live there.
Thursday September 22, 2022
In a pair of news conferences, the health departments for Wisconsin's two largest counties by population shared how they're deploying increased testing availability, higher-quality masks and vaccination clinics to fight the surging omicron variant of COVID-19.
Tuesday January 11, 2022
PBS Wisconsin special projects reporter Murv Seymour spends time with transgender Wisconsinites and activists who are building community while fighting for greater awareness and safety.
Friday January 7, 2022
The arrival of COVID-19 kick-started a spike in food insecurity around the state that has persisted for nearly two years, and relief organizations are using state and federal aid to boost their infrastructure to continue feeding hungry people.
Tuesday December 21, 2021
City authorities announced that criminal charges are being filed in response to the vehicular attack on a Christmas parade on Nov. 21 that has left at least 6 people dead and dozens injured, as community members impacted by the senseless act try to overcome their feelings of fear and shock.
Tuesday November 23, 2021
After nearly a week of deliberations and a bustling scene of demonstrations outside the courthouse, Kenosha County jurors acquitted the Illinois teenager on all counts, finding that his shooting of three men during unrest in August 2020 was in self-defense.
Friday November 19, 2021
In less than three years, Gov. Tony Evers has granted more pardons than the previous three governors combined, and an updated policy will open the door to more applications from people with certain felony convictions to seek a new start.
Monday October 4, 2021
Special projects reporter Murv Seymour shares the story of a Madison man who was convicted of drug-related offenses in 1999 and after serving time in prison would go on to become a community leader focused on reducing violence sought and received a pardon from Gov. Tony Evers, who has granted more than 250 in an effort to promote second chances and reduce prison populations
Monday October 4, 2021
Reporter Will Cushman discusses how communities across Wisconsin are coping with another surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the Delta variant spreads with about half of the state's population remaining unvaccinated.
Wednesday August 11, 2021
Special projects reporter Murv Seymour goes to the ballpark to explore a tribute to the Negro Leagues and their deep ties to Wisconsin as the Madison Mallards collegiate team took the field in unique uniforms evoking a special era of baseball.
Friday August 6, 2021
The Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign is a coalition of faith organizations that are bringing awareness on what they consider anti-voter legislation. Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, from Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice talks about what faith organization across Wisconsin are doing to fight voter suppression.
Wednesday June 23, 2021
Voces de la Frontera is leading a walk across Wisconsin for access to driver licenses and citizenship for migrant workers.
Tuesday June 22, 2021
PBS Wisconsin special projects reporter Murv Seymour explores COVID-19 vaccination disparities in Wisconsin, with a closer look at efforts by the Urban League of Madison to bring vaccine opportunities deeper into communities of color.
Friday May 28, 2021
One year after the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley discusses its impacts in Wisconsin's largest Black community, how people are memorializing the death and what it has meant for the movement to promote more police accountability.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
"Here & Now" special projects reporter Murv Seymour covers how local Milwaukee pharmacist Lauren Chars has gone from filling pharmacy prescriptions to aiding in enhanced services to help with the pandemic.
Friday May 14, 2021
"Here & Now" reporters Will Kenneally and Murv Seymour report from Milwaukee moments after people peacefully took to the streets with joy following the Derek Chauvin verdicts.
Friday April 23, 2021
Sen. Tammy Baldwin touts federal funding for genomic research at UW-Madison, where scientists are studying how COVID-19 cases are distributed around Wisconsin.
Tuesday April 6, 2021
Graphic footage presented as evidence in the Chauvin trial can have long-lasting effects and mental health providers are warning people following the case to protect themselves.
Monday April 5, 2021
State Rep. Shelia Stubbs reflects on the gravity of prosecution beginning in the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, anticipates the potential of forthcoming police reform legislation.
Monday March 29, 2021