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.
Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders are reviewing the "scope statement" proposed by the Evers administration to address COVID-19 going forward. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses state and local public health approaches toward managing the pandemic.
UW-Madison estimates it has lost $100 million so far due to the COVID-19 crisis as classes remain online and summer programs are canceled. Chancellor Rebecca Blank discusses the impacts the pandemic is having on campus and on the university's budget.
While awaiting a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the Republican lawsuit opposing the state's "Safer at Home" extension, Gov. Tony Evers discusses the options for moving forward, including the pros and cons of a proposed regional approach to the pandemic.
What would the Wisconsin Legislature's response to the COVID-19 crisis look like? Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses ongoing discussions between Republican leadership and the governor's office, and how legislators would loosen the state's public health rules.
As debate rages on how and when to relax Wisconsin's COVID-19 rules, the state is nearing 10,000 cases and 400 deaths. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm discusses how the state is tracking the status of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to layoffs and furloughs as businesses close or see sales drop. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman discusses what the state is doing as a record number of residents apply for unemployment.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit brought by legislative Republicans over the state's extended 'Safer at Home' order. Here & Now reporter Zac Schultz discusses the complaint and arguments being made by both parties.
How do growing COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin bode for the state's roadmap for relaxing its pandemic restrictions? Gov. Tony Evers discusses the state's capacity for testing and the growing number of tests being conducted.