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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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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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District Attorney Races In Wisconsin Are Often Uncontested

Why do few DAs in the state face challengers, and what doe that means for the justice system?

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Baraboo Logger Has Had to Saw His Business to the Bone

Mike Wilm is cutting wood even as he cuts payroll. How long can he keep it up?

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Around the Corner and Safe at Home with Milwaukee Historian John Gurda

John Gurda, the bike-riding historian from public television’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern” and author of multiple books on Milwaukee history, spoke with PBS Wisconsin about life today in the city and historical perspective on these times.

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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Green Bay Meat Packing Worker Recovers from COVID-19 and Returns to Work

Guadalupe Paez Says His Life Will Never Be the Same

Wisconsin Public Radio

Republican US Sen. Ron Johnson Suspended From YouTube

June 11, 2021

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube over videos he posted about COVID-19 that violated the company's policy on medical misinformation.
Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Will Reduce Hours

June 11, 2021

There were 135 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There was one new death.
Wisconsin Judge Halts Federal Loan Forgiveness For Farmers Of Color

June 11, 2021

A Wisconsin legal group representing white farmers in the case says the loan forgiveness program is too broad and the USDA has not justified the need for a race-based program.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Health Departments Can't Order Schools To Close

June 11, 2021

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a school closure order by Public Health Madison & Dane County infringed on religious rights. 

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NPR Corona Virus Daily Podcast

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Politics Podcast
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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.