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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.
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Research shows that Wisconsin trails behind other states when it comes to new business development. University of Wisconsin-Extension community development specialist Matthew Kures discusses its potential impact on the state's economy.
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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.
New business startups led by entrepreneurs are vital to a vibrant and strong economy, and, in entrepreneurship, Wisconsin tends to lag other states.
As a result of repeated catastrophic flooding, Bayfield County has been proactive in upgrading culverts and bridges and tracking down new sources of funding.
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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.
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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.
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Mike Valley is perched in his fishing boat, taking in the scene around him. It's idyllic — birds are chirping and small waves gently brush up against the side of the boat.
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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.
Technological changes — electricity and mechanization — in the mid-20th century would revolutionize the practice and business of agriculture in Wisconsin, and set into motion economic and demographic changes that continue well into the 21st century.