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Daniel Croake with mother Shelia Petitjean (Photo Daniel Croake)

No Place Like Home

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.

May 26, 2020

Wisconsinites enjoy Memorial Day weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsinites enjoy Memorial Day weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health

Wisconsinites Celebrate Memorial Day Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Health officials urge social distancing as parts of the state are largely open, while business owners work to provide a clean experience and build customers' confidence.

May 26, 2020 • South Central Region

Dane County Exec. Joe Parisi announces the county would implement a local stay-at-home order May 13, 2020.
Dane County Exec. Joe Parisi announces the county would implement a local stay-at-home order May 13, 2020.

Politics

Dane County Loosens Restrictions as Counties Face Legal Challenge

Dane County announced Friday it would move to a "Phase 1" of reopening, allowing businesses to operate at 25% capacity and gatherings of up to 50 people outdoors.

May 22, 2020 • South Central Region

Gov. Tony Evers said $100 of federal coronavirus aid money will go to medical care facilities, such as nursing homes.
Gov. Tony Evers said $100 of federal coronavirus aid money will go to medical care facilities, such as nursing homes.

Health

Unemployement Numbers Reach Historic High, Evers Allocates Funds to Nursing Homes

The federal funds will go toward emergency medical services, home and community-based services, and long-term care providers. This comes as unemployment numbers rose to 14.1% during the month of April.

May 21, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a March 9, 2020 campaign event in Detroit, Michigan. (Courtesy: Adam Schultz / Biden for President)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a March 9, 2020 campaign event in Detroit, Michigan. (Courtesy: Adam Schultz / Biden for President)

Politics

Biden Makes Two Virtual Stops in Wisconsin

The Democratic presidential candidate made virtual stops in La Crosse and Milwaukee, discussing plans for rural Wisconsin and criticizing the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 20, 2020 • West Central Region

An absentee ballot from the 2012 presidential election. (Courtesy: Michael Leland / WPR)
An absentee ballot from the 2012 presidential election. (Courtesy: Michael Leland / WPR)

Elections

Update: Wisconsin Elections Commission Deadlocks on Absentee Ballot Decision

The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked on whether to approve a proposal to send out absentee ballot request forms to all registered Wisconsin Voters. Funding from the proposal would come from federal coronavirus funds, and commissioners were at odds over specifics on how to allocate those funds. Commissioners also debated whether ...

May 20, 2020

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Courtesy: NIAID)
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Courtesy: NIAID)

Health

State Promotes Testing and Tracing Locally in Coronavirus Efforts

The state is preparing a testing and contact tracing-based response to the coronavirus after last week’s Supreme Court ruling left details of opening businesses to counties. “While we all stayed home, we didn't become immune to the virus and the virus didn't become any less lethal,” said Department of Health ...

May 19, 2020

Home Movies: A Visit with PBS Wisconsin Director’s Cut Host Pete Schwaba
Home Movies: A Visit with PBS Wisconsin Director’s Cut Host Pete Schwaba

No Place Like Home

Home Movies: A Visit with PBS Wisconsin Director’s Cut Host Pete Schwaba

Thoughts on the movie industry during the pandemic

May 19, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers says he will not push for a statewide COVID-19 approach through the rulemaking process during a May 18, 2020 media briefing.
Gov. Tony Evers says he will not push for a statewide COVID-19 approach through the rulemaking process during a May 18, 2020 media briefing.

Health

Evers Administration Ends Push for Statewide Approach

Gov. Tony Evers said during a media briefing Monday that it was not worth going through the rulemaking process since Republicans made their position clear that they did not want a statewide approach to combat the virus.

May 18, 2020

Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.
Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.

Policy

Counties Rescind Orders over Legal Concern from Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court order striking down the state's "Safer at Home" order has caused confusion among counties that issued their own stay-at-home orders. Now counties are rescinding their orders in fear of legal retribution.

May 15, 2020 • Northeast Region