Articles by Marisa Wojcik

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Nearly nine out of every 10 unmet requests from domestic violence survivors in Wisconsin are for housing resources. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin policy and systems analyst Abby Swetz discusses the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.
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A UW-Madison homecoming video sparked outcry over its lack of representation of diversity in the student body. The Student Inclusion Coalition subsequently formed in response, and member Kingsley-Reigne Pissang discusses how the group hopes to help the campus move forward.
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How can livestock odors be measured and quantified in a systematic and fair way? Is it even possible to break down an odor into its component parts, or to identify an acceptable odor threshold? It turns out these questions are the subject of rigorous scientific research.
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Wisconsin has a law on its books that limits nuisance lawsuits against farmers. But as farms expand in size, the conflict with their neighbors grow as well. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the state's "right-to-farm" law and debates over how to regulate growing farms.
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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.
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About one in six households across Wisconsin lack an internet connection, creating digital inequities that impact students and communities as a whole. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction broadband consultant Bill Herman discusses these gaps and where schools are finding solutions.
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As farmers struggle to raise their crops and communities find themselves under water, the effects of climate change are being increasingly felt in Wisconsin. UW Law School director of research centers Sumudu Atapattu discusses how this issue intersects with concepts of human rights.
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There's a price to pay when someone is sent to jail in Wisconsin — literally. Wisconsin Watch managing editor Dee Hall discusses the widespread practice of of Wisconsin counties charging inmates for their stay in jail. Are these fees necessary, or do they violate the rights of those incarcerated?
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Open records requests allow citizens to see what politicians are doing and saying out of the public eye. Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, discusses how this tool of transparency can turn murky.
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While the cost of insulin surges, many diabetes patients are left to foot excessively high bills. One Wisconsin woman shares the financial challenges she faces to afford insulin, and American Diabetes Association spokesperson Dr. LaShawn McIver discusses the national scope of this issue.