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The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is investigating the skills gap and what Wisconsin is doing to invest in educating its current and future workforce. Researcher Matthew Hora discusses these findings and what the state could be doing better.
The Yahara 2070 research project uses science to project potential changes in the watershed surrounding Madison. Monica Turner, an ecology professor at UW-Madison and one of the project's principal investigators, discusses the research.
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The plan to divert water from Lake Michigan for use by the city of Waukesha has come under fire from mayors in the Great Lakes region. Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly discusses the approval under the Great Lakes Compact and its goal of acquiring safe drinking water for the city.
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A report on the demography of Wisconsin's population finds that the state's workforce looks unlikely to grow. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry discusses the long-term future of jobs in the state and the people who are seeking them.
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Few jobs were as miserable and hot as work in a 19th century iron mill – especially in the summer.
Wisconsin's infant mortality rate has held steady over the past few years, in line with and sometimes below the national average. In fact, the rate of infants dying in the state between 2013-15 is slightly lower than it was a decade earlier.
Communicating the science-based facts supporting a course of action or policy, such as protecting lakeshore, may be necessary, but it is often not sufficient to encourage people to adopt new practices.
Removing damaged trees, broken branches and debris after stormy weather is a tedious task and can be expensive. Oftentimes, examining damaged trees can provide a better understanding of the cause of their failure.
In the time since a Milwaukee Police Department officer shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith on Saturday, August 13, 2016, Wisconsin has played host to a fractured yet familiar story.
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The underlying anger and tension in some Milwaukee neighborhoods have many believing it was just a matter of time before things hit a boiling point. State Rep. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, talks about the officer-involved shooting, protests and arson in the city's Sherman Park neighborhood.