Open records requests allow citizens to see what politicians are doing and saying out of the public eye. Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, discusses how this tool of transparency can turn murky.
The Foxconn project has taken a toll on residents of Mount Pleasant who have sold their properties to accommodate the development of new roads. WPR reporter Corrinne Hess discusses divisions between homeowners and the local government over these land acquisitions.
Rates of unvaccinated children are on the rise in Wisconsin as more parents seek personal waivers for their children. Dr. James Conway, a UW Medical School pediatrics professor and infectious disease specialist discusses the risks vaccine refusal poses and the state's chances of outbreaks.
While the cost of insulin surges, many diabetes patients are left to foot excessively high bills. One Wisconsin woman shares the financial challenges she faces to afford insulin, and American Diabetes Association spokesperson Dr. LaShawn McIver discusses the national scope of this issue.
The UW Center on Wisconsin Strategy released its 2019 State of Working Wisconsin report. Its associate director Laura Dresser discusses the report's findings, particularly long-term trends related to growing productivity and ongoing wage stagnation.
Wisconsin has an unusually large number of local governments. Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Jason Stein discusses how a complicated network of governments in the state to can lead to redundancy and inefficiency when it comes to serving their residents.
Farmers grow a whole lot of crops in Wisconsin, but the state's wild places, not to mention its sidewalk cracks, are also home to edible and handy plants for anybody enterprising enough to find and gather them.
The state Public Service Commission approved the proposed 100-mile Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission through southwest Wisconsin. RENEW Wisconsin executive director Tyler Huebner and Environmental Law and Policy Center attorney Howard Learner discuss the decision.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has faced prison overcrowding and staffing shortages for years. Sec.-Designee Kevin Carr discusses these and other challenges the agency hopes to tackle, including plans to close the embattled Lincoln Hills juvenile facility.