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Anchored by Frederica Freyberg, Here & Now is Wisconsin’s weekly in-depth news and public affairs program where civic and political leaders provide context to the issues at the forefront of life in Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m. Fridays


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What's Pushing Record Lumber Prices and Who in Wisconsin Is Benefiting?

The coronavirus pandemic has fueled a home construction boom around the nation, but loggers and builders want to know where the profits are flowing as demand for wood products spikes.

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With Wisconsin Disparities in Mind, Researchers and Advocates Reimagine Health Care for Black Mothers

Here & Now Extra: During national Black Maternal Health Week, Wisconsin researchers and advocates shed light on the crisis of Black maternal and infant mortality and return to solutions that have historically been a part of the birthing process in the Black community.

Bumper stickers reading I got me COVID-19 vaccine #SavingLives shared by the Clark County Health Department

Where Is Wisconsin's COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Lagging — And Why?

With universal eligibility starting April 5, the pace of coronavirus shots is speeding up everywhere in the state, but rates have been stubbornly lower in Clark, Rusk and Taylor counties.

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Photographer Captures Nature in Hushed Urban Landscape

With Less City Hustle and Bustle, Mary Lee Agnew Finds Her Animal Subjects and Herself Calmed

Population 4: Michael Perry and Family Hunker Down in Eau Claire County

Population 4: Michael Perry and Family Hunker Down in Eau Claire County

Wisconsin author Michael Perry creates a daily, online visit with his fans.

WPR: Wisconsin Projects to Document Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WPR: Wisconsin Projects to Document Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are living through an historic time, and it's important to document life today for posterity. We learn about two projects meant to record the…

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Kewaunee Native Approaching Six Months of Isolation in China

Coach James Malechek Continues Quarantine with the Chinese Olympic Swimming Team

Wisconsin Public Radio

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is growing in Wisconsin, and many are taking steps to prepare for what’s to come.

Wisconsin Records 662 New COVID-19 Cases As Infection Rate Stagnates

May 7, 2021

There were 662 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were seven new deaths.
Health Officials Warn Uptick In COVID-19 Among Kids Caused By Decline In Mask Wearing, Social Distancing

May 7, 2021

With more contagious COVID-19 variants causing new outbreaks among kids, health experts say leaders of extracurricular activities and families need to continue following precautions.
Teens Talk About How They Maintain Their Mental Health

May 7, 2021

Teens discussed youth mental health issues in Wisconsin as part of an Office of Children's Mental Health awareness event.
Thomas Brock's Passion For Basic Science Led To 'Extraordinary' Innovation

May 7, 2021

The PCR test, used widely over the past year to detect whether a person has COVID-19, is one of the outgrowths of Thomsa Brock's work. Brock had a long career in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's bacteriology department.

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NPR Corona Virus Daily Podcast

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A daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well as society and culture. Hosted by Kelly McEvers from Embedded.

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Politics Podcast
“WPR Politics” is a weekly podcast about the ins and outs of Wisconsin’s political news with host John K. Wilson and WPR reporters Shawn Johnson and Laurel White.

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PBS Wisconsin Education's CLICK Youth Media

Click is PBS Wisconsin Education’s youth media initiative.

We provide media production professional development for educators, support student journalism, and offer PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification to help teachers as they critically consume and create media with their students. Learn more >

PBS Wisconsin Documentaries

WPT Documentaries : Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

A documentary exploring the lasting effects of trauma and new responses across Wisconsin.

WPT Documentaries : Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

See why some western Wisconsin residents still say that “rural life is the best life.”

PBS Wisconsin Documentaries : Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change

Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change

A study asks what might the Yahara Watershed look like in the year 2070.