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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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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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The Peculiar Divergence In COVID Vaccinations Around Milwaukee's Republican Hinterland

A link between partisan politics and coronavirus vaccinations at the national level has become increasingly recognized, but a slew of additional factors are playing a role in Wisconsin's largest metro area.

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A Wet Decade Shifts To Drought In Southern Wisconsin

Following the state's wettest decade on record, lower-than-normal precipitation in the spring of 2021 is leading drought conditions to emerge in agricultural areas reliant on steady rains.

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Father Birdsall Reflects

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

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Madison Couple Stays Safe and Sing to Their Neighbors – from a Distance

In the age of musicians live streaming, a Madison couple go live every night on their front porch.

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When The Rubber Hits the Road

Working at home while driving 3,000 miles-per-week

James Malechek

Kewaunee Native Approaching Six Months of Isolation in China

Coach James Malechek Continues Quarantine with the Chinese Olympic Swimming Team

Wisconsin Public Radio

Health Officials Warn Bucks Celebrations Could Lead To Increase In COVID-19 Cases

July 23, 2021

State, Milwaukee health officials say events that drew tens of thousands of people to city could result in Covid-19 uptick.
UW Researchers Using Computer Modeling, Social Science To Improve Vaccine Delivery

July 23, 2021

Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to combine computer modeling and social science to design a more efficient and equitable vaccine delivery model for future pandemics. 
Wisconsin Health Officials Push Vaccines For Eligible K-12, College Students As COVID-19 Cases Rise

July 22, 2021

Data from the state Department of Health Services shows the average number of daily cases this week is almost three times higher than it was two weeks ago.
Wisconsin Labor Market Faces Challenges New And Old Coming Out Of COVID-19 Pandemic

July 16, 2021

More workers are returning to the labor force in Wisconsin as the state continues to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin Regional News

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News and Political Podcasts

NPR Corona Virus Daily Podcast

Coronavirus Daily
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.

Click Youth Media

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.