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  • Popular anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ features Marquette grad as magical warrior in training

    After lots of karaoke, a degree in biomedical engineering and a shift into comedic acting, Anne Yatco found her big break on “Jujutsu Kaisen.” She recently joined WPR’s “The Morning Show” to chart her career path.

    Popular anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ features Marquette grad as magical warrior in training
  • A different way of hearing the news? Poems. 

    For generations, through wars, crisis and political upheaval, documentary poets have helped make sense of some of our most difficult moments. So what are they writing about today?

    A different way of hearing the news? Poems. 
  • Scott Aukerman: From ‘Comedy Bang! Bang! (The Podcast)’ to ‘Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast (The Book)’

    Scott Aukerman has transformed “Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast” into a book called “Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast (The Book).” He talks about the project with WPR’s “BETA.”

    Scott Aukerman: From ‘Comedy Bang! Bang! (The Podcast)’ to ‘Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast (The Book)’
  • How a poll of Wisconsin gun owners sought to gain their trust and provide new insights

    Nearly 1 in every 5 gun owners in Wisconsin knows another gun owner who has experienced suicidal thoughts, according to estimates by a recent poll aiming to provide the most extensive view of firearm ownership in the state. The poll by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Marquette University Law School surveyed 354 Wisconsin gun…

    How a poll of Wisconsin gun owners sought to gain their trust and provide new insights
  • Gambling elements in apps and games are often difficult to spot

    Gambling addiction can be easy to hide from others, according to gambling counselor Patricia Jirovetz. Jirovetz also said that what counts as gambling isn’t always clear. “(Some) video games are set up with the same reward structure as a slot machine,” Jirovetz said in a recent interview for “The Morning Show” on WPR. “It’s unpredictable.…

    Gambling elements in apps and games are often difficult to spot
  • 10 favorite programs about Wisconsin from WPR’s ‘The Morning Show’ in 2023

    WPR’s “The Morning Show” is a live, call-in program hosted by Kate Archer Kent that provides news and thoughtful conversation through a Wisconsin lens. As the New Year approaches, we asked each member of the show’s team to pick a favorite program among the hundreds they produced throughout 2023. Follow the links below to read…

    10 favorite programs about Wisconsin from WPR’s ‘The Morning Show’ in 2023
  • Milwaukee comic shop recently acquired the ‘holy grail’ of Spider-Man comics

    A Milwaukee comic book shop recently acquired what collectors describe as the “holy grail” of Spider-Man comics. When a couple inherited a parent’s comic book collection this summer, they stumbled upon Amazing Fantasy No. 15, the first appearance of Spider-Man from 1962. But they weren’t sure how much their copy was worth or how to…

    Milwaukee comic shop recently acquired the ‘holy grail’ of Spider-Man comics
  • Bipartisan bill would enshrine student newspaper free speech rights in state law

    Student newspapers in Wisconsin would be protected from interference by college or high school administrators under a new, bipartisan bill that would guarantee free speech protections for student journalists in state law. If backers are successful, Wisconsin would be the 18th state to address a 1988 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing administrative review of school-sponsored…

    Bipartisan bill would enshrine student newspaper free speech rights in state law
  • Wisconsin’s broadband grant requests are 5 times higher than available funds

    Demand for broadband expansion grant funding in Wisconsin is far outstripping the cash available in the program, according to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The state received 125 applications for $221.6 million for the Broadband Infrastructure Grant program, five times the $42 million the state has available for grants, according to Gov. Tony Evers’…

    Wisconsin’s broadband grant requests are 5 times higher than available funds
  • Northwoods tribal leader reflects on 40th anniversary of court protecting treaty rights

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of a landmark ruling that reaffirmed the 1837 treaty rights of a northern Wisconsin tribe to hunt, fish and gather on ceded territory. In 1983, two brothers from the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Fred and Mike Tribble, were arrested for spearfishing outside the boundaries of…

    Northwoods tribal leader reflects on 40th anniversary of court protecting treaty rights