Frederica Freyberg is the anchor of Wisconsin Public Television's Here & Now, a live weekly program that covers news concerning state issues and feature segments about matters in local communities throughout the state.
Gov. Tony Evers announced he is seeking to renegotiate Wisconsin's contract with Foxconn, drawing ire from state Republicans. Bejing-based economics commentator Einar Tangen speaks to these developments.
WisContext reporter Will Cushman delves into what declining milk prices mean for Wisconsin dairy producers. He highlights specific counties in the state that have shown stark declines in herd numbers, and discusses what the outlook is for future milk prices.
One of Milwaukee's most impoverished ZIP codes is 53206. Marc Levine of UW-Milwaukee's Center for Economic Developments said the area feels the effects of multiple disadvantages, and while the job market is improving, many are working at poverty-level wages.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the center of controversial avian influenza research that involves making the virus potentially more dangerous for humans. Will Cushman of WisContext discusses what it would mean for this research to resume.
The question over where the Foxconn plant will draw its water from continues. UW-Parkside geosciences professor John Skalbeck said the application process to use Lake Michigan water differs from the diversion by Waukesha.
One important issue contributing to and compounding 53206 residents' woes is a lack of transportation options from the urban center to the suburbs, where the Milwaukee metro area's job growth has been centered for decades.More
A bubbling sense of uncertainty enveloping Foxconn's plans for its manufacturing and research operations in Wisconsin has sparked considerable speculation around the state in the opening months of 2019.More
The state of Wisconsin's efforts to attract and retain a younger workforce are coinciding with a growing public reckoning in Madison and surrounding Dane County with the fact that many of its minority residents don't necessarily experience the city as welcoming or inclusiveMore