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Wisconsin's population structure is dominated by the magnitude of the baby-boom generation, and their presence is strongest in rural areas.
Comparing population pyramids over time can explain a lot about what life is like in a place, as well as its economic and social challenges.
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The Wisconsin Legislature is the most polarized by party in recent decades. UW-Green Bay political scientist Aaron Weinschenk discusses how legislators' roll call votes help shape the metric of polarization.
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, better known as PFAS, can contaminate groundwater and pose health risks to people. Multiple Wisconsin municipalities are considering how to deal with PFAS, and Wisconsin DNR Sec.-Designee Preston Cole discusses the state's response to the issue.
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Cartons of ice cream from the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant are not particularly flashy — they're red, white and black. Bucky Badger appears next to a sticker listing the flavor. But does it really matter what the carton looks like?
Researchers in Wisconsin are exploring how polarized politics can fracture civic discourse. UW-Madison journalism professor Mike Wagner discusses the work of the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal to investigate the intersection of media, technology and politics.
For many school children, the summer months mean a lack of adequate food, including a well-balanced school lunch on a daily basis.
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As Wisconsin sweats in the midst of a July heatwave, a report shows that global warming could lead to a jump in dangerous high summer temperatures in the state. UW Nelson Institute for Climatic Research researcher Michael Notaro discusses the study and what it means.
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With brutal heat affecting Wisconsin, National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan office meteorologist Tim Halbach discusses the risks associated with heatwaves.
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As the Wisconsin Public Service Commission considers the proposed high-voltage Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line, residents of the corridor stretching from Dubuque, Iowa to Middleton voice concerns about its necessity and potential impacts.