Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00pm
Gold-laden miner is slain by thieves and one of his dogs has taken a bite from a red parka, in "Clue to a Killer." Originally aired 08/30/47.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00pm
Long written about as the drug of choice for famous musicians and writers, heroin has become a far greater public concern in recent years. In the past five years, heroin use has spiked across the U.S. As an example, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA...
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 5:06pm
In the final part of our three-day heroin series, the co-chairs of the La Crosse heroin task force discuss their community's response to the growing problem of heroin use. They also talk about how other regions of Wisconsin are handling this problem and some of the solutions their task force has...
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 5:00pm
Wrapping up our three-part series on heroin use in Wisconsin, Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert learn how communities like La Crosse are responding to this growing problem. We look at the legislation awaiting an Assembly vote at the state capitol, and learn about the playwright behind "A Raisin in...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:00pm
In the second part of Central Time's three-day series on heroin use in Wisconsin, Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert talk with a legislator about what changing laws could do to help solve our state's heroin problem. They'll also get the latest from Washington D.C. in our weekly 'On Congress' segment...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 5:06pm
In the first of our three-day series on heroin use in Wisconsin, two people whose lives have been touched by opiate addiction share their stories.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 5:00pm
In the first part of Central Time's three-day series on heroin use in Wisconsin, Rob Ferrett and Gene Purcell talk with two guests who's lives have been touched by addiction. They'll also talk about a debate tonight for the Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General and hear from a...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 12:00pm
Last week, Wisconsin Public Radio re-broadcasted a series produced by Michigan Radio in October called “In Warm Water: Fish & the Changing Great Lakes.” Rebecca Williams has the final part of the series, on the resurgence of major algal blooms in the Great Lakes; you can read the rest of the...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:30pm
Editor's Note: This week, Wisconsin Public Radio will be re-broadcasting a series produced by Michigan Radio last month called “In Warm Water: Fish & the Changing Great Lakes.” North Country Public Radio’s David Sommerstein delivers part two below. There’s a mystery at the very bottom of the...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 12:09pm
The Common Core State Standards are benchmarks for learning that public school districts and some private schools around Wisconsin.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7:12pm
Editor's Note: This week, Wisconsin Public Radio will be re-broadcasting a series produced by Michigan Radio last month called “In Warm Water: Fish & the Changing Great Lakes.” WPR's Chuck Quirmbach reports on water temperature changes and fish populations in the Great Lakes for part one...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:57pm
Republican state lawmakers are indicating they will seek to make some changes to the Common Core academic standards that were adopted in 2010.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:00am
Wisconsin lawmakers are meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Common Core State Standards and are expected to come out with a report recommending whether the state should change or possibly even replace the educational standards
Monday, November 18, 2013, 5:01am
Wisconsin lawmakers took hours of testimony on the Common Core State Standards at public hearings last month around the state.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 1:25pm
Wisconsin civil rights leaders from the last 50 years say there have been detours on the path leading to Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of racial and economic equality, and today's activists agree. Vel Phillips, Reuben Harpole and Howard Fuller are three of the remaining Wisconsin civil rights...
Monday, October 28, 2013, 2:25pm
As part of our occasional series looking at the year 1963, we have been speaking with people who were part of, or influenced by, the civil rights movement a half-century ago. We take a look back at the civil rights movement in 1963, through the memories of Wisconsinites who took part.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 1:16pm
Employers are finding it hard to navigate the “Affordable Care Act.” The new government-administered plan is putting some business owners in the position of shopping for healthcare on behalf of their workers. Patty Murray has the final installment in our series on the ACA. Hundreds of job-seekers...
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:07pm
The federal health care exchange is supposedly up and running in Wisconsin, but the six agencies officially responsible for helping people navigate the complex array of private insurance it offers are only just beginning to be certified. They are tasked with getting the word out to the thousands of...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:28pm
Under the Affordable Care Act, states have had big choices to make. Some -- mostly so-called "blue" states -- have fully embraced the law. Others -- mostly so-called "red" states -- have resisted its implementation.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:00am
Wisconsin’s 56 free clinics are staffed with volunteers that treat uninsured patients for anything from the flu to cancer. As the Affordable Care Act now requires all people to get insurance, there are still questions about what this means for the future of free clinics. Maureen McCollum delivers...