Zac Schultz is a reporter and anchor for 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.
The city of Hayward owes its existence to the waters and woods of northern Wisconsin, but the same geography that sparked and sustained the community's growth likewise heralds an emerging menace to its future.
While policy debated over climate change and efforts to mitigate flooding continue at the state and federal levels, local residents and officials in Hayward and Sawyer County impacted by washed-out roads and water in their basements are thinking about the next storm.
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.
The Wisconsin Legislature is the most polarized by party in recent decades. UW-Green Bay political scientist Aaron Weinschenk discusses how legislators' roll call votes help shape the metric of polarization.
Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society. She and her team are interested in history sunken in the Great Lakes — shipwrecks resting on the bottom, hundreds of feet below the waves.
As Gov. Scott Walker ends his eight years as governor of Wisconsin, Here & Now looks back on his time in the governor's mansion, speaking with a business owner and teacher who supported and opposed his policies, respectively.
The number of women seeking state legislative seats is up in 2018, with two-thirds of these candidates running as Democrats. Emerge Wisconsin is a group that helps recruit and train Democratic women to run for office in the state.