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Murv Seymour is a Special Projects Journalist for Here & Now on PBS Wisconsin. He joined Wisconsin Public Media in March 2021 to report on social justice issues, political stories ...

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Murv's Recent Stories

A bouquet of flowers is attached to a metal poll on a sidewalk with cars driving down the adjacent road.

Social Issues

Waukesha endures heartache, requires healing from parade tragedy

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


Kyle Rittenhouse stands in a courtroom with observers seated in the background.

Social Issues

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty, courthouse crowds respond to outcome

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


A trailer-style bus with signage stating Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic is parked in front of a building.

Policy

Wisconsin Turns Back Toward an Active Pardon Policy

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


A Two-Decade Journey from Incarceration to Leader in the Community: How and Why Anthony Cooper Was Pardoned

WisContext

A Two-Decade Journey from Incarceration to Leader in the Community: How and Why Anthony Cooper Was Pardoned

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


Noon Wednesday: The Pandemic’s Fifth Wave

Coronavirus

Noon Wednesday: The Pandemic’s Fifth Wave

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


A Wisconsin Tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball

Social Issues

A Wisconsin Tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball

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


Noon Wednesday: Faith Leaders Denounce Voter Suppression

Elections

Noon Wednesday: Faith Leaders Denounce Voter Suppression

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


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Social Issues

March from Milwaukee to Madison Draws Attention to Immigrant Rights

Voces de la Frontera is leading a walk across Wisconsin for access to driver licenses and citizenship for migrant workers.

Tuesday June 22, 2021


Wisconsinites Prepare for the Chauvin Sentencing

Social Issues

Wisconsinites Prepare for the Chauvin Sentencing

PBS Wisconsin special projects reporter Murv Seymour takes a closer look at how different parts of Wisconsin feel about the upcoming sentencing of Derek Chauvin.

Friday June 18, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccination Inequalities in Wisconsin

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccination Inequalities in Wisconsin

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


Split screen with PBS Wisconsin special projects journalist Murv Seymore (left) and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley (right)

Social Issues

Wisconsin One Year After George Floyd’s Murder

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


Milwaukee Pharmacist Aids in Pandemic Vaccinations

Coronavirus

Milwaukee Pharmacist Aids in Pandemic Vaccinations

"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


Milwaukee Residents Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

Social Issues

Milwaukee Residents Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

"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 and scientists watch research in a laboratory.

Coronavirus

Research on Coronavirus Variants at UW Lab Buoyed by CDC Funding

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


Screenshot of surveillance footage of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd on May 25, 2020

Social Issues

How Video Evidence in the George Floyd Case is Traumatic for Trial Watchers

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


Courtroom for the Derek Chauvin trial, with distanced tables and speaking shields as pandemic precautions

Social Issues

Wisconsin Lawmakers Prepare Policing Bills As the Chauvin Trial Starts in Minnesota

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


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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.