Murv's Recent Stories
Redeveloping Madison’s Bayview community with design justice
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
Milwaukee, Madison health officials roll out response to omicron wave
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
Transgender Wisconsinites fight for awareness, safety
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
Wisconsin’s food pantries adjust as the pandemic stretches on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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