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Northeast Region

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Hedaiatullah Azim and Mohammad Ali Afshar sit at a table and, while smiling, point at a book they're studying.
Hedaiatullah Azim and Mohammad Ali Afshar sit at a table and, while smiling, point at a book they're studying.

Economy

‘They can bring so much’: Despite barriers, Afghan evacuees enrich Wisconsin’s workforce

Wisconsin is in a labor crunch, but evacuees and other immigrants can help — if they can navigate transportation and other obstacles.

May 18, 2022

Protecting pollinators with “No Mow May”
Protecting pollinators with “No Mow May”

Environment

Protecting pollinators with “No Mow May”

Israel Del Toro, a biology professor at Lawrence University and a city of Appleton alderperson, discusses "No Mow May" and its goals of protecting bees and other pollinators with declining populations.

May 7, 2022

Jennifer Gonzalez and Mario Gonzalez stand and crouch, respectively, on either side of their daughter, who is seated on playground equipment with snow on the ground.
Jennifer Gonzalez and Mario Gonzalez stand and crouch, respectively, on either side of their daughter, who is seated on playground equipment with snow on the ground.

Social Issues

The census pushed people into strict racial categories for 200 years — its 2020 format reveals Wisconsin’s racial complexities

The number of northeast Wisconsin residents who identify as multiracial in the 2020 census nearly tripled from a decade earlier, reflecting a change in how the count was conducted but also the breadth of racial diversity that's blossoming in the region.

April 20, 2022

Green Bay’s model for summer school
Green Bay’s model for summer school

Education

Green Bay’s model for summer school

Lisa Johnson, associate director of summer school at the Green Bay Area Public School District, describes how its funding and staffing of these programs and how they're impacting student outcomes.

April 15, 2022

Sheng Lee Riechers stands inside a door to an apartment, facing Karl Riechers, who is holding their daughter.
Sheng Lee Riechers stands inside a door to an apartment, facing Karl Riechers, who is holding their daughter.

Social Issues

Living in Wisconsin: ‘Hmong people are truly American, if not more American than most Americans’

The Hmong population in northeast Wisconsin continues to grow, and as members of the community increasingly contribute to the region's economy, politics and culture, hopes are growing that future generations can transcend ongoing struggles with understanding and acceptance.

April 13, 2022

Ernesto Gonzalez Jr. stands outside with an American flag in the background.
Ernesto Gonzalez Jr. stands outside with an American flag in the background.

Social Issues

Members of northeast Wisconsin’s Hispanic community look forward following a century of struggle and advocacy

Spanish speakers came to Wisconsin before it was a state — here's how they've shaped the economy, labor laws and found the American dream.

April 6, 2022

Wisconsin Ukrainians support family, friends
Wisconsin Ukrainians support family, friends

Social Issues

Wisconsin Ukrainians support family, friends

Jonathan Pylypiv, a Kimberly resident who emigrated from Ukraine in 1992 and founder of the Wisconsin Ukrainians Inc., shares how the group is fundraising and collecting donations for humanitarian aid.

April 1, 2022

PFAS cleanup, standards and a state lawsuit
PFAS cleanup, standards and a state lawsuit

Environment

PFAS cleanup, standards and a state lawsuit

Jeff Lamont, a retired hydrogeologist who consulted on chemical cleanup, discusses the Wisconsin Department of Justice lawsuit against Tyco and Johnson Controls over PFAS contamination in Marinette.

March 18, 2022

Door County candlemakers mobilize for Ukraine
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.

March 17, 2022

Nate Ness stands next to a police SUV with its side doors  featuring a badge graphic and the words Oneida Police.
Nate Ness stands next to a police SUV with its side doors  featuring a badge graphic and the words Oneida Police.

Social Issues

‘They got closer’: Census changes help correct historic undercount of Wisconsin’s Indigenous population

While undercounts of different racial demographics have been a continuing issue with the U.S. Census, tribal officials with the Oneida Nation in northeast Wisconsin are hopeful that changes made for 2020 have made for a more accurate count of Wisconsinites with Indigenous ancestry.

March 16, 2022

A yacht in calm waters is docked next to a modernist building with a city skyline in the background.
A yacht in calm waters is docked next to a modernist building with a city skyline in the background.

Economy

From Sturgeon Bay to sanctioned: The shipbuilding story of the ‘Lady M’ superyacht

A 213-foot luxury vessel constructed by Palmer Johnson Yachts and completed at shipyards in Door County in 2013 was seized by the Italian government in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — its industrial legacy can still summon strong feelings in Wisconsin.

March 15, 2022

Sidewalk signs that read Now Leasing stand in front of the door to a newly constructed, four-story apartment building.
Sidewalk signs that read Now Leasing stand in front of the door to a newly constructed, four-story apartment building.

Economy

Wisconsin groups offer new ‘cookbook’ to spur affordable housing development

A report issued with the support of real estate, construction, municipal and other groups in Wisconsin promotes policies intended to increase housing density and lower costs for property owners and renters.

March 9, 2022

A island with a dirt surface is surrounded by calm waters, with a bridge, cityscape and more water in the background.
A island with a dirt surface is surrounded by calm waters, with a bridge, cityscape and more water in the background.

Policy

Speeding cleanup of pollution at ‘Areas of Concern’ on Wisconsin’s waterways

One target of the 2021 federal infrastructure package is a decades-long effort to remediate industrial contamination in five locations in the state where rivers and estuaries flow into the Great Lakes — conservationists are hopeful the funding will accelerate this restoration process.

March 8, 2022

People wearing winter clothes and backpacks stand in line in the snow outside a brick building.
People wearing winter clothes and backpacks stand in line in the snow outside a brick building.

Social Issues

Pandemic spotlights homelessness in Brown County, fueling push for solutions

Public officials and community service providers in the Green Bay area are seeking sustainable solutions to what is often seen as a temporary problem, with a focus on helping people with mental health disorders and providing opportunities for detoxification and sobriety.

February 22, 2022

Terrion Gonzalez stands with outstretched arms inside a classroom, wearing a mask and with other people seated nearby.
Terrion Gonzalez stands with outstretched arms inside a classroom, wearing a mask and with other people seated nearby.

Social Issues

Five ways the demographics of northeast Wisconsin changed in the 2010s

Over the course of the decade spanning 2010 and 2020, demographic shifts in the Green Bay and Fox Valley regions saw cities become more diverse, suburbs shift whiter and family farms shut down faster.

February 10, 2022

Claire Holzschuh, Long Vue and Susana Guerra sit and stand on one side of a table topped with pens and papers, helping another person fill out a form.
Claire Holzschuh, Long Vue and Susana Guerra sit and stand on one side of a table topped with pens and papers, helping another person fill out a form.

Social Issues

‘Home is here’: Northeast Wisconsin’s diversity surge is forged by opportunity, grit and inclusion

Hispanic, Black, Asian and Indigenous communities boomed in Green Bay and Fox Valley regions in 2010s.

February 3, 2022

WPR’s ‘Central Time’: Afghan refugees find new homes
WPR’s ‘Central Time’: Afghan refugees find new homes

WisContext

WPR’s ‘Central Time’: Afghan refugees find new homes

Many Afghans who fled Taliban rule in August 2021 are making new homes in Wisconsin. On Jan. 31, 2022, Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" interviewed journalists from PBS Wisconsin and WPR who shared the stories of refugees and the legal experts helping them navigate resettling in the United States. The show also interviewed the director of an Appleton resettlement agency about its work.

February 1, 2022

Noon Wednesday: Why ThedaCare sued a competitor over staff
Noon Wednesday: Why ThedaCare sued a competitor over staff

Economy

Noon Wednesday: Why ThedaCare sued a competitor over staff

ThedaCare, a hospital group in northeast Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit to keep seven at-will employees who work on a trauma team from leaving for jobs with Ascension, another health care system in the region. Madeline Heim, an Appleton Post-Crescent reporter who covered the story, explains how these events played out in court.

January 26, 2022

A teachers sits in an officer chair facing a screen for a virtual classroom in a gym filled with stacked chairs and other items.
A teachers sits in an officer chair facing a screen for a virtual classroom in a gym filled with stacked chairs and other items.

Education

Wisconsin schools struggle with finding substitute teachers for a third year

District administrators in Green Bay, La Crosse and elsewhere around the state are digging deep to find temporary staff to cover for employees who are out sick as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rages.

January 20, 2022

A pile of stones marks where a loose masonry retaining wall is damaged along a shoreline, with trees in the background.
A pile of stones marks where a loose masonry retaining wall is damaged along a shoreline, with trees in the background.

Environment

Wisconsin state parks battered as Lake Michigan smashes beaches, boardwalks

The state Department of Natural Resources is weighing a fundamental question: Preserve land or let nature take its course as water reshapes shorelines?

December 9, 2021

A wooden staircase stands alone on a sandy beach in the foreground with a house and wooded shoreline in the background.
A wooden staircase stands alone on a sandy beach in the foreground with a house and wooded shoreline in the background.

Environment

As Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Vanishes, Wisconsinites Fight Waves With Walls

Wisconsin sees a surge in barriers to slow lakefront erosion, but such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches.

November 9, 2021

Preparing to Resettle Afghan Refugees in the Fox Valley
Preparing to Resettle Afghan Refugees in the Fox Valley

Social Issues

Preparing to Resettle Afghan Refugees in the Fox Valley

Tami McLaughlin, director of World Relief Fox Valley, discusses plans underway in the Fox Valley to help resettle Afghan refugees in Appleton and around the region.

August 27, 2021

Wisconsin’s Evictions Roller Coaster
Wisconsin’s Evictions Roller Coaster

Social Issues

Wisconsin’s Evictions Roller Coaster

Reporter Marisa Wojcik explores how the court process of evictions and federal rental assistance fits into Wisconsin's broader housing crisis, even as the CDC has reinstated a pandemic moratorium with the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

August 12, 2021

A Public Health Madison & Dane County vaccinator administers an injection.
A Public Health Madison & Dane County vaccinator administers an injection.

WisContext

What’s Next for Wisconsin’s Most Vaccinated Locales as Delta Variant Spreads

Health officials in Dane and Door counties are trying to push local vaccinations even higher as employers are left to set their own vaccine and mask rules in the face of another highly contagious coronavirus wave.

August 9, 2021

Paul Burke sits at a raised judge's bench and speaks in an eviction proceeding
Paul Burke sits at a raised judge's bench and speaks in an eviction proceeding

Social Issues

Evictions in Wisconsin Dipped During a Federal Moratorium — What’s Next for Renters and Landlords?

Here & Now extra: A nationwide halt on evicting tenants during the pandemic simultaneously slowed down and uncovered deeper fissures in a housing crisis faced by lower-income renters.

August 3, 2021

The End of the Federal Moratorium on Evictions
The End of the Federal Moratorium on Evictions

Policy

The End of the Federal Moratorium on Evictions

Reporter Marisa Wojcik investigates the how the end of a federal moratorium on evictions during the pandemic could impact renters and landlords.

July 30, 2021

Noon Wednesday: Power Over Indefinite Probation
Noon Wednesday: Power Over Indefinite Probation

Social Issues

Noon Wednesday: Power Over Indefinite Probation

An Outagamie County judge is using his authority to offer defendants alternatives to jail time, but the terms shift and are indefinite, reports Wisconsin Watch in its new investigative series "Justice Deferred." Reporter Phoebe Petrovic discusses their reporting about the judge.

July 28, 2021

Entrance to building with a sidewalk cafe
Entrance to building with a sidewalk cafe

Economy

Northeast Wisconsin Businesses Hard-Pressed for Workers in the Pandemic

Natalie Brophy, Appleton Post-Crescent   Patrick Neph is limiting reservations at his Green Bay steakhouse because he doesn’t have enough staff to serve a full house. Neph owns Republic Chophouse and the soon-to-open Mangiare, an Italian restaurant just down the street. Between the two eateries, he needs to hire 10 ...

July 22, 2021

Christopher Kartsounes sitting on a bed in his room at an inn in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Christopher Kartsounes sitting on a bed in his room at an inn in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Policy

‘Why Do You Keep Harassing Me?’: An Outagamie County Judge Controls Defendants After Sentencing

A Wisconsin Watch and WPR analysis shows Judge Vincent Biskupic is the top user of this ‘de facto’ probation, which raises questions of judicial authority — and fairness.

July 20, 2021

Underwater photo of divers looking down at a shipwreck
Underwater photo of divers looking down at a shipwreck

Policy

How the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast Emerged From a Sharp Political Squall

A National Marine Sanctuary established off the shores of Lake Michigan to protect and promote dozens of sites where historic sunken ships sit at the bottom followed a years-long saga of local disputes and whiplash in support at the state and federal levels.

July 13, 2021

Aerial photo of fireworks over water
Aerial photo of fireworks over water

Economy

A Tourism Boom Has Wisconsin’s Northern Destinations Scrambling to Keep Up

Businesses in busy summer communities like Minocqua, Bayfield and Door County are racing to serve more customers while also struggling with maintaining enough employees as travel swells in the wake of the pandemic.

July 2, 2021

Person standing in snowbank and collects water sample from flooded yard.
Person standing in snowbank and collects water sample from flooded yard.

Science

Cow Manure Predicted to Cause Most Sickness from Contaminated Wells in Kewaunee County

A study predicts the incidence of gastrointestinal illness in private drinking wells among residents of Kewaunee County, identifying manure as the main cause of contamination.

June 28, 2021

Vaccination Rates
Vaccination Rates

Coronavirus

Vaccination Rates

Dr. Paul Casey of Bellin Hospital in Green Bay talks about vaccination rates in northeastern Wisconsin as well as his thoughts on loosening and lifting of public health guidelines like mask wearing.

May 21, 2021

Sign warning of possible chemical exposure hazard above ditch and culvert with houses in background
Sign warning of possible chemical exposure hazard above ditch and culvert with houses in background

Health

‘The Middle of a Massive Contamination’: Marinette and Peshtigo Residents Struggle with Aftereffects of PFAS

Four years after a facility disclosed water contamination in the region, residents in the northeast corner of Wisconsin deal with the impact of dangerous "forever chemicals."

May 4, 2021

A hug between a father and young daughter
A hug between a father and young daughter

Policy

Refugee Agencies in Wisconsin Anxious for Action to Expand Resettlement

With their clients and families stuck in limbo, advocates for refugees are calling on Biden to follow through on promises to raise the federal cap on new arrivals.

April 27, 2021

Patients stand in line to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations at a community clinic at Lambeau Field.
Patients stand in line to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations at a community clinic at Lambeau Field.

Coronavirus

Northeast Wisconsin’s Coronavirus Vaccinations Get a Boost at Lambeau Field

Here & Now Extra: By the end of June, a community clinic at the home of the Green Bay Packers is gearing up to vaccinate tens of thousands of people from around the region.

March 23, 2021

Lambeau Field now a Vaccination Destination
Lambeau Field now a Vaccination Destination

Coronavirus

Lambeau Field now a Vaccination Destination

Dr. Michael Landrum, infectious disease specialist, talks about partnership with Bellin Health and Green Bay Packers to turn Lambeau Field into vaccination clinic for the Brown County area.

March 19, 2021

A captive wolf stands in a forest clearing.
A captive wolf stands in a forest clearing.

Environment

‘Extreme Disappointment’: Ojibwe Treaty Rights Group Decries Wolf Hunt Process

Planning for the February 2021 wolf hunt was rushed following a court order, and the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission charges the Wisconsin DNR with neglecting tribal obligations.

March 18, 2021

Illustration of outline Wisconsin with connect the dots networks.
Illustration of outline Wisconsin with connect the dots networks.

Education

The Pandemic Pushes New Appeals for Rural Broadband Investment Across Wisconsin

State and local efforts to expand equitable internet access across the state grow in priority as both education and the economy moved more online in the wake of the coronavirus.

March 5, 2021

Tribes Work to Distribute Vaccines
Tribes Work to Distribute Vaccines

Coronavirus

Tribes Work to Distribute Vaccines

Dr. Amy Slagle, tribal public health officer for the Menominee Nation, discusses ways the Menominee and other Wisconsin tribes are working to procure and distribute vaccine doses.

January 29, 2021

Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters
Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters

Elections

Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters

Here and Now’s Marisa Wojcik reports from Menominee County on a tidal wave of enthusiasm among Native Voters.

October 31, 2020

Display in Menominee County showing Land of the Menominee.
Display in Menominee County showing Land of the Menominee.

Health

Menominee County Reaches State’s Highest Rate of COVID-19

In the county with the second-lowest population in Wisconsin, Menominee has recently become the state’s largest COVID-19 case burden.

October 27, 2020

Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations
Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations

Coronavirus

Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations

Emergency Department Medical Director at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay Dr. Paul Casey talks about how the region’s hospitals are handling the influx of COVID-19 patients.

October 16, 2020

Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike
Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike

Coronavirus

Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike

As COVID-19 cases spike in Green Bay, President and CEO of Prevea Health Dr. Ashok Rai joins to discuss the pressure that spiraling COVID cases in Brown County is placing on hospitals and health professionals; and how the area’s health care infrastructure is handling the surge.

October 2, 2020

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Here and Now 2020

Joe Biden Holds Campaign Event in Manitowoc

The event Monday marks the former vice president's second 2020 trip to Wisconsin.

September 21, 2020

Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC
Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC

Here and Now 2020

Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Oshkosh on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Will Kenneally reports on the president's pitch to Wisconsinites to give him four more years in the White House.

August 18, 2020

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington

Politics

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington

As a member a House Judiciary Committee Member, Tiffany participated in the questioning of U.S. Attorney General William Barr about Federal agents in U.S. cities. He'll speak to that as well as the status of Congressional help on coronavirus relief to Americans. Tiffany also weighs in on the state's recent mask mandate.

July 31, 2020

Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19
Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus

Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19

In lieu of a statewide order, local public health officials have implemented their own orders to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris discusses the challenges and pushbacks he’s faced while navigating a local response to the virus.

July 10, 2020

Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract
Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract

Economy

Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract

President Donald Trump visited Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Thursday. He toured the shipyard in Marinette that was awarded a $5.5 billion Navy contract to build new frigates. The company is expected to invest more than $200 million and create 1,000 jobs at the shipyard as a result of that contract.

June 26, 2020

Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms
Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms

Policy

Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms

Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman (District 6) discusses police reforms measures making their way through Congress and how he feels Democratic policies go too far.

June 26, 2020

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Elections

Trump Campaign Doubles Down on Wisconsin

Many national election observers describe Wisconsin as a tipping-point state, meaning whomever wins this state will likely win enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

June 26, 2020

Protestors gather in front of a courthouse.
Protestors gather in front of a courthouse.

Social Issues

Protests Take Root in the Northwoods

It’s not only Wisconsin’s bigger cities seeing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

June 4, 2020

Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison
Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison

Coronavirus

Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison

Despite the State Supreme Court ruling this week, work on the front lines continues. The number of people able to get tested for COVID-19 is on the rise. More than 20 Wisconsin counties are benefiting from the increased testing at community-based sites. 1600 members of the National Guard are now serving in direct support of the state’s coronavirus response.

May 15, 2020

Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.
Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.

Policy

Counties Rescind Orders over Legal Concern from Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court order striking down the state's "Safer at Home" order has caused confusion among counties that issued their own stay-at-home orders. Now counties are rescinding their orders in fear of legal retribution.

May 15, 2020

USDA meat inspector
USDA meat inspector

Health

USDA Urges Meat Plants to Stay Open while Safety Concerns Remain

USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue says meat processing plants should remain open or reopen soon, but advocates say plants are not following CDC recommendations.

May 6, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat inspectors and graders perform their mission. (Courtesy: USDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat inspectors and graders perform their mission. (Courtesy: USDA)

Health

Testing and Tracing to Help Combat Brown County Outbreak

Thousands of test kits from the state help officials track the spread of the disease among outbreaks in three meatpacking plants, as the president encourages meatpacking plants to stay open as essential businesses.

April 28, 2020

Claire Paprocki, a Brown County public health strategist, says we're trying to be all on the same team and attack this from the same angle, as the county faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in meat packing plants.
Claire Paprocki, a Brown County public health strategist, says we're trying to be all on the same team and attack this from the same angle, as the county faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in meat packing plants.

Health

Brown County Officials Grapple with COVID-19 Spike

Meatpacking plants are essential parts of food infrastructure, especially during a pandemic, but a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Brown County facilities is causing a full-court press to ensure workers and the community are safe.

April 27, 2020

Wisconsin Tourism  Copes with COVID-19 Challenges
Wisconsin Tourism  Copes with COVID-19 Challenges

Economy

Wisconsin Tourism Copes with COVID-19 Challenges

A report on COVID-19 in Door County and the healthcare impact of people arriving at tourist destinations during the pandemic. “I never thought in my wildest dreams I would ask people not to come to Door County,” said Door County Board Chair Dave Lienau.

April 17, 2020

Light house
Light house

Economy

Door County Grapples with Safety and Lost Revenue During Pandemic

Door County residents wish Wisconsinites could visit, but urge them to stay home during the public health crisis.

April 17, 2020

Homeless woman on a bench near the state Capitol in Madison July 11, 2016.
Homeless woman on a bench near the state Capitol in Madison July 11, 2016.

Health

Wisconsin Bands Together to Address Homelessness and COVID-19

Advocacy groups in Wisconsin work to help the homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 11, 2020

Dale Witkowski
Dale Witkowski

Health

Fond du Lac Man One of State’s First COVID-19 Deaths

Dale Witkowski of Fond du Lac County developed the disease after an Egyptian River Cruise.

March 21, 2020

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.

Health

New Dane County Restrictions, Fond du Lac Numbers, Voting in Milwaukee

With new state numbers, Wisconsin has 33 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. In response, Dane County announces new restrictions on public gatherings.

March 15, 2020

Sign showing PFAS contamination.
Sign showing PFAS contamination.

Environment

Assembly Makes Last-Minute Move on PFAS

At the end of the session, Assembly Republicans added new legislation to address contamination by so-called 'forever chemicals' PFAS. The amendment to an existing bill creates new testing standards, but must clear the Senate before heading to Evers's desk.

February 21, 2020

Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity
Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity

Social Issues

Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity

The non-white population in Green Bay is projected to double or triple by 2040. Mohammed Bey, director of diversity and inclusion at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, discusses what diversity and equity looks like in the greater Green Bay area and how the event will examine the community’s “successes and shortcomings.”

January 15, 2020

New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy
New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy

Economy

New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy

According to a new special study by economists at George Mason University in Virginia, Foxconn could depress the state economic activity by tens of billions of dollars over the next 15 years. Michael Farren, a George Mason University researcher, talks about the new study and the economic risks that it reveals.

December 4, 2019

Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease
Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease

Health

Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease

A look at Marquette poll numbers on the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the state. Four hunters explain differing reasons why some get their deer tested for CWD and the overwhelming reason why most do not. The poll shows that of the people who have heard of CWD, 64% feel it represents a threat to the future of deer hunting in Wisconsin.

November 22, 2019

State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores
State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores

Education

State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores

The Republican Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Democratic Committee Member Rep. LaKeshia Myers address the declining school test score results. The 2018-2019 statewide test score results show a decline in student performance overall. Scores from tests such as the ACT also show that the achievement gap between Black and white students persists.

September 20, 2019

New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma
New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma

Health

New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma

The push to fund more trauma-informed programming in the state continues in Wisconsin. Here & Now shares children’s stories from the new documentary “Not Enough Apologies,” and CEO of the Fox Valley Boys and Girls Club Greg Lempke-Rochon discusses his efforts to bring trauma-informed programming to his community.

May 17, 2019

State Budget: English Language Learners
State Budget: English Language Learners

Education

State Budget: English Language Learners

Here & Now’s Marisa Wojcik reports on provisions to fund English Language Learner programs in Wisconsin, seeing how they would impact schools in Green Bay and Abbotsford.

April 12, 2019

What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress
What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress

Politics

What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress

This week, Frederica sat down with two congressmen from opposite sides of the aisle--U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Mike Gallagher--who met in Appleton to discuss shared values and the spirit of bipartisanship.

March 22, 2019

Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown
Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown

Economy

Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown

Congressman Glenn Grothman says House Appropriation bills are "too free spending" when asked why he voted against some House Appropriation bills. Grothman also stated, "I have no problem paying people who are working," when asked about his opposition to back pay for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.

January 11, 2019

Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain
Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain

Economy

Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain

Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Shawano County, has been fielding questions from the community regarding the federal shutdown and stoppage of funding that's obligated under treaty rights. Community services including health care, education, public safety and care for the elderly are all supported by the tribe.

January 11, 2019

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