A bipartisan effort in the Wisconsin Legislature is seeking to add money to a fund that helps forgive loan debt for minority teachers. Higher Education Aids Board executive secretary Connie Hutchison discusses the proposal and its changes to the program.
Wisconsin fares well among other states in child wellness overall, but when the data is broken down by race, stark disparities emerge. Erica Nelson of Kids Forward discusses what the state can do to bridge the racial divide.
The book We've Been Here All Along: Wisconsin's Early Gay History chronicles the history of LGBTQ Wisconsinites prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York. Author R. Richard Wagner discusses how many people lived their lives amid pervasive homophobia.
Wisconsin's budget-writing committee approved a two-year extension for the state's stewardship fund that purchases land for outdoor recreation and environmental protection. Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Jason Stein discusses the program's funding.
Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.
Declining enrollments and complicated funding streams are making it harder and harder for rural schools to keep the lights on. Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance director Kim Kaukl discusses this seemingly inescapable pattern and shares his own story in Spring Valley.
In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to ratify the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. A celebration at the state Capitol 100 years later recalled that history and its legacy.
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 Wisconsin Legislature voted to postpone a proposal to increase fees on concentrated animal feeding operations. Wisconsin Dairy Alliance president Cindy Leitner and Wisconsin's Green Fire executive director Fred Clark discuss the scope of the proposal.