Articles by Marisa Wojcik

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The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote, but it did not include all women. State Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, discusses the lesser-known history of the women's suffrage movement that excluded women of color.
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What are the different needs that health providers might not be aware of when it comes to Hmong patients? Peng Her from the Hmong Institute discusses how health care professionals can be more culturally competent in serving their Hmong patients.
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Wisconsin politicians have sparred over how to provide mental health resources to the state's farmers. UW-Extension agriculture and health safety specialist John Shutske discusses the groundwork necessary to help farmers struggling with mental health issues.
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, better known as PFAS, can contaminate groundwater and pose health risks to people. Multiple Wisconsin municipalities are considering how to deal with PFAS, and Wisconsin DNR Sec.-Designee Preston Cole discusses the state's response to the issue.
Researchers in Wisconsin are exploring how polarized politics can fracture civic discourse. UW-Madison journalism professor Mike Wagner discusses the work of the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal to investigate the intersection of media, technology and politics.
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Research by the UW-Madison Center for Limnology collecting 30 years of data points to long-term impacts of climate change on mercury levels in lakes and fish in Wisconsin. WPR reporter Sarah Whites-Kodischek describes how scientists came across these findings.
The ability to issue partial vetoes of appropriations bills has allowed Wisconsin governors since 1930 to wield a quasi-legislative power that can substantially — and sometimes controversially — alter the text and implications of appropriations bills with little if any legislative input.
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Every year, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps issues data about how a myriad of factors contribute to health. UW Population Health Institute director Sheri Johnson discusses how the 2019 rankings emphasize housing to explain the interconnectedness of inequality and health.
The city of Madison's water quality manager, Joe Grande, voluntarily tested for PFAS chemicals in public water wells that aren't regulated. Grande discusses what is known and remains unknown about these pollutants.
The quality of drinking water resources is increasingly an area of focus among Wisconsin's political leaders. Their efforts, in turn, are generating significant interest around the state.