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Janet Protasiewicz on the 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Janet Protasiewicz on the 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protesiewicz, one of two liberals in a four-candidate primary for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, discusses differing perspectives…

Daniel Kelly on the 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Daniel Kelly on the 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, one of two conservatives in a four-candidate primary for a seat on the state's high court, discusses differing…

Brian Schimming on the 2023 outlook of Wisconsin Republicans

Brian Schimming on the 2023 outlook of Wisconsin Republicans

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Brian Schimming discusses the party's plans as it maintains control of the state Legislature, shares power in Congress and prepares…

Highlights from the first 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court forum

Highlights from the first 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court forum

Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidates Everett Mitchell, Janet Protasiewicz, Jennifer Dorow and Daniel Kelly spoke to voters at a forum in Madison ahead of the February 2023 primary election.

Former Dodge County DA Kurt Klomberg on prosecutor stresses

Former Dodge County DA Kurt Klomberg on prosecutor stresses

Former Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg discusses job strains and workload demands for prosecutors that contribute to staffing shortages in an interview prior to resigning Jan. 12, 2023.

Former Dodge County DA Kurt Klomberg on why he resigned

Former Dodge County DA Kurt Klomberg on why he resigned

Former Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg shares his concerns about understaffing of prosecuting attorneys in the office and why that led him to resign…

Why Wisconsin courts need more prosecutors, public defenders

Why Wisconsin courts need more prosecutors, public defenders

Due to the low pay and high stress of these positions, counties around the state do not have enough attorneys to keep the criminal justice system running at a speedy pace, particularly in rural areas.

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Uprooted
In 1980, there was an exodus of Cubans who left their homes for the United States as part of the Mariel Boatlift. This includes almost 15,000 Cuban refugees who were sent to Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wisconsin. In this podcast, Cubans who remained in the area share untold stories about their early lives, moving to Wisconsin, and what life has been like since they’ve been living here in limbo.

Open and Shut Podcast

Open and Shut
“Open and Shut” is a narrative, seven-part investigative series following two district attorneys in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley and their impact on victims, the accused and the justice system. “Open and Shut” is a joint production of Wisconsin Watch and WPR.