Nathan Denzin - PBS Wisconsin

Nathan Denzin

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Nathan Denzin is a reporter for PBS Wisconsin's Here & Now.

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A farmhouse, barns and other outbuildings stand amid trees and fields in a valley, with low, wooded hills in the background.


How nationalized politics shape the vote in Wisconisn’s 3rd Congressional District

With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, the race between Democrat Brad Pfaff and Republican Derrick Van Orden is among the most competitive in 2022 as voters in rural, western parts of the state have shifted from blue to red.

Thursday August 11, 2022

Two voting machines, one with its screen covered, sit in a room near a rolled up American flag and signs saying vote here.


How to change your vote if you’ve already voted for a candidate who has dropped out

Wisconsin law allows absentee voters to 'spoil' their ballots twice if the candidate they voted for bows out of the race prior to the election.

Friday July 29, 2022

Fast Facts: Wisconsin employers want more workers


Fast Facts: Wisconsin employers want more workers

A labor shortage in the state is expected to last for years as thousands of jobs in trucking, maintenance and nursing are not being filled, even as the unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Wednesday July 27, 2022

Kathann Jackson sits at a table with a small vase of flowers and a window with open blinds behind her.


What happens when state government wants pandemic unemployment aid back?

Here & Now extra: A "complicated, procedural mess" awaited anyone applying for pandemic unemployment insurance in Wisconsin, and one mistake in filing paperwork could mean the government demanded this money be paid back.

Tuesday July 26, 2022

The pain of inflation for people trying to make ends meet


The pain of inflation for people trying to make ends meet

Consumer prices have jumped considerably over the past year, with the inflation rate hitting a 40-year high in the U.S. – these higher costs are particularly hitting lower-income people around Wisconsin.

Friday July 22, 2022

A history of Wisconsin’s abortion laws


A history of Wisconsin’s abortion laws

"Here & Now" reporter Nathan Denzin explains how Wisconsin's abortion laws have changed from the 1849 statute prohibiting most abortions up to the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision to end constitutional protections.

Friday July 1, 2022

A sign reading Fewer rights than my grandma had is held up at a rally in front of the Wisconsin Capitol.


Protesters gather at Wisconsin Capitol after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Following the Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the nation's high court, Wisconsin now bans abortion except when deemed necessary to save a mother's life under an 1849 law.

Saturday June 25, 2022

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Wisconsin Republicans approve diluted PFAS limits as regulators urge tougher standards

The new state regulations set "forever chemical" limits in drinking water that are much weaker than those proposed by the state health department and updated EPA guidance.

Wednesday June 15, 2022

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Social Issues

Wisconsin DOJ confirms retired Judge John Roemer killed in targeted attack

The suspect in a June 3 shooting in Juneau County has been identified as Douglas K. Uhde, whom Judge John Roemer sentenced to six years in prison in 2005.

Sunday June 5, 2022

A map shows Wisconsin counties with Juneau County highlighted in a different color with a star noting the location of New Lisbon.

Social Issues

Wisconsin DOJ investigating targeted shooting related to judicial system

A Juneau County shooting that left one dead and another hospitalized was a targeted act that the state Attorney General noted was related to court cases.

Friday June 3, 2022

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.