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.
Ongoing trade disputes with China are impacting many Wisconsin businesses, including ginseng producers. Wausau area farm owner Will Hsu describes how these farmers are navigating the turmoil in the export market.
A proposed CAFO in Burnett County is receiving pushback from local residents who say the large farm could have adverse effects on their community. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how the state of Wisconsin monitors and regulates odors emanating from CAFOs.
As the presidential campaign heats up, the city of Milwaukee looks ahead to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, to be held in July. DNC host committee finance chair Alex Lasry discusses what the event means for the state and its anticipated economic impacts.
Facing low commodity prices, trade uncertainties and challenging weather, Wisconsin's farmers are struggling on multiple fronts. U.S. and state agriculture secretaries Sonny Perdue and Brad Pfaff share their perspectives on the state of small dairy farms and the industry as a whole.
The U.S. Air Force is determining whether or not to base F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Badger Air Community Council executive director Chris Arenz discuss the potential health and economic impacts of this decision.
Statewide standardized test stores dropped slightly in Wisconsin in 2019. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor discusses this decline, and elaborates on the variety of factors that affect the achievement of students and resources of teachers.
The stage had been set for a public health scare prompted by vaping long before July 2019, when health officials in Wisconsin announced a cluster of severe lung illnesses in eight otherwise healthy teens in the state.
According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, there are about $1.2 billion in unpaid medical bills in the state in 2019. ABC for Health executive director Bobby Peterson discusses the complexities of medical debt in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is funding more than 60 assistant district attorneys in 56 counties around the state. Wisconsin District Attorneys Association president Louis Molepske, who is the DA for Portage County, speaks to the effects of additional prosecutors in the criminal justice system.
Wisconsin has so far seen 48 lung disease cases in 21 counties related to vaping. Dr. Michael Meyer, the head of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, describes how they connected these illnesses to vaping and their health impacts.