Frederica Freyberg is the anchor of PBS Wisconsin's Here & Now, a live weekly program that covers news concerning state issues and feature segments about matters in local communities throughout the state.
Correspondence between Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin show growing conflict over the company's contract and status of public tax subsidies. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan discusses the current status of the state's position on the agreement.
An Ozaukee County Circuit Court ruling ordered the deactivation of over 200,000 registered Wisconsin voters flagged as having changed their address. Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe discusses the voter purge lawsuit and the ongoing appeal process.
Selah Freedom is opening its flagship safe house in Wisconsin to help survivors of sex trafficking resume normal, healthy lives. The organization's co-founder, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, discusses the purpose of this housing and how it will allow young women a fresh start.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit against the state Elections Commission to remove unresponsive voters from rolls 30 days after getting a letter about whether they've moved. Commission Chair Dean Knudson and Institute President Will Esenberg discuss state elections law.
Significant disparities between black and white people persist in Wisconsin in terms of income, unemployment and homeownership in Wisconsin. The African American Leadership Alliance In Milwaukee board president Antonio Riley discusses the group's efforts to address these issues.
According to a study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the state's subsidies for Foxconn could depress economic activity in Wisconsin by tens of billions of dollars over the next 15 years. Economist Michael Farren discusses the study's findings.
The 2019 gun deer season marks the 18th since the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's herd. Four hunters explain why they do and do not get their harvest tested for CWD. Meanwhile, researchers are using a depopulated deer farm to investigate how the disease is spread.
One reason the Wisconsin State Senate rejected the nomination of Brad Pfaff as the state's agriculture secretary was proposed revisions to livestock siting rules. Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden discusses these proposals and the politics surrounding them.
A bipartisan proposal in Wisconsin would make it easier to expunge criminal records for some non-violent offenses, such as marijuana possession. Legal Action of Wisconsin attorney Susan Lund discusses expungement rules and how they affect people seeking jobs, housing and credentials.