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.
There are simply not enough resources available to test most people who are sick in Wisconsin and across the United States.The dilemma is spurring local and regional health systems to increasingly take testing matters into their own hands, a move state officials not only endorse but are actively pursuing.
Over the course of a single historic week, daily life in Wisconsin and across much of the United States ground to a halt as a dangerous new virus arrived in communities across the nation. A flurry of shutdowns raced to keep up with the spread of COVID-19 and the growing realization of its looming human impact.
The novel coronavirus has reached Wisconsin, making it the 12th confirmed case in the U.S. Wisconsin state epidemiologist Ryan Westergaard discusses this case, pending investigations and how the virus could potentially spread in the region.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is issuing and managing "A" and "B" ballots for the spring 2020 primary and general elections. Superior city clerk Terri Kalan discusses the differences between the absentee ballots being sent to voters in the 7th Congressional District special election.
Public health authorities and medical professionals in Wisconsin are preparing for potential cases of a respiratory virus that's new to humans, having emerged in China and subsequently spreading around the world.
The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, but as anxieties rise around the world, communities are working to prevent its spread. Wisconsin state epidemiologist Ryan Westergaard details the status of preparations for a potential outbreak in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is putting in for a FEMA assessment of Lake Michigan shoreline damage in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties following winter storms and lakeshore flooding. Racine County Emergency Management coordinator David Maack discusses the damage to public infrastructure.
In his 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Tony Evers laid out plans for a nonpartisan redistricting commission for Wisconsin. UW-Madison political science professor Ken Mayer discusses what a "People's Map Commission" on redistricting can achieve.
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.