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.
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 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.
Trauma-informed care has been a key policy push in the state and has drawn international attention. Norwegian officials toured a Madison school that incorporates trauma-informed care into their curriculum.
Low milk prices have been hitting farmers America's Dairyland hard, including among farmers in western Wisconsin. A Seneca feed store owner, Tammy Olson, organized a town hall meeting to bringing farmers and elected officials together to discuss these challenges.
Wisconsin is running an advertising campaign is to attract new workers from Chicago to move to Wisconsin. Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses how cost-of-living calculations are determined and in what ways they vary between different places.
How and when do Wisconsin governors decide to hold special elections to fill legislative vacancies? Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses the potential political and financial reasons for the delay in filling two open seats and the 50 years of precedent related to special elections.
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
After years of Wisconsin testing fewer deer for chronic wasting disease but finding more cases of infections, a new study offered some additional clues about how CWD might spread through the environment.More