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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 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.

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Overdose Deaths in Wisconsin Soared in 2020 as Pandemic Intensified Opioid Crisis

While fatalities caused by overdoses of opioids and other drugs have been growing for years in the state, numbers surged in 2020 as the coronavirus struck and disrupted social services, prompting emergency response agencies to pursue more harm reduction strategies.

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Where Traffic Deaths Surged In Wisconsin During the Pandemic

State transportation data from 2020 shows that even while traffic volume fell, crash fatalities spiked as more drivers engaged in speeding and reckless driving, particularly in Milwaukee.

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Iowa County Man Drives to Work to Work at Home

What happens when an information technologist can't get enough bandwidth?

Image of Daniel Croake in Graduation Cap and Gown with mother Shelia Petitjean

The Pandemic's Impact on LGBTQ Youth

PBS Wisconsin checks in with a Green Bay Preble High School LGBTQ leader, senior Daniel Croake, who talks about earning a college scholarship and how things have gone with the virtual close to his high school career. We also talk with Brian Juchems, co-director of the statewide LGBTQ youth support network, GSAFE, who will offer an overview into the pandemic’s impact on LGBTQ students.

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Father Birdsall Reflects

Door County’s “Chicken Priest” Adjusts To Being Cooped Up During The Pandemic

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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Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

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Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

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

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Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change

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