Friday, April 16, 2021, 2:25pm
Vaccine cards are nothing new, but some people may be unfamiliar with what to do with them after receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations. A microbiologist and two state Department of Health Services spokespeople help answer common questions about these cards.
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 7:00am
An art historian and an arts center curator walk us through a few of the weird and beautiful concrete sculpture gardens in Wisconsin.
Friday, March 19, 2021, 4:45am
In northeastern Wisconsin, there's a mysterious and beloved snack called methunky.
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:35pm
Three months after the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine were injected into the arms of frontline health care workers, the largest priority group — those with underlying health conditions — will soon get their turn.
Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:55am
People with chronic health conditions aren't prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations in Wisconsin. That's left some high-risk individuals feeling overlooked by state health officials.
Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00pm
Curling has been a big deal in Wisconsin going back nearly two centuries. But why? And what adjustments can people make to keep playing safely during a global pandemic?
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:25pm
Wisconsin plans to start testing software for a vaccine registry next week with a phased rollout beginning March 1. The registry will allow people to sign up for COVID-19 shots if they're eligible or get on a waiting list if they aren’t in a priority group.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5:40am
Unemployment recipients in Wisconsin say they don't know if they can trust information they receive from the DWD's unemployment call center. Recipients say they are told incorrect information about their benefits, given faulty information about widely publicized unemployment policy changes and are hung up on frequently by call center staffers.
Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:15am
Even as COVID-19 mutates, finding new ways to more easily infect people, there isn’t consensus in the medical field on whether double masking is the way to go
Friday, January 29, 2021, 4:30am
A love of chili and a friendly mother-daughter debate over whether to add macaroni prompted this WHYsconsin question: "Chili is a favorite in Wisconsin, and everyone has their treasured recipes. Some have noodles, others not. It’s highly contested. Is there a right way?"
Monday, January 25, 2021, 5:25am
The pace of vaccinations against COVID-19 in the United States has been slow. Compared to the speed at which vaccines have been manufactured and approved, it seems downright sluggish.
Friday, January 22, 2021, 4:45am
Little Chute is known for its Dutch heritage. A lesser known fact about the northeastern village is that it was once home to a semi-pro football team, the Little Chute Flying Dutchmen, that played for three decades straight.
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 5:55am
How is broadband internet access being expanded around the state? Jaron McCallum, state broadband director for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, and Theron Rutyna, IT director for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a member of the governor's task force on broadband access, answer.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 9:35am
Adults age 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday.
Friday, January 15, 2021, 5:00am
A question received by the WHYsconsin project asked about Leonard Schmitt, the Republican attorney who went up against Joseph McCarthy in the 1952 primary election for the U.S. Senate seat.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 6:00am
As the COVID-19 pandemic carries into the new year, lingering questions remain about the finer-tuned details and recommendations around quarantining.
Friday, December 18, 2020, 3:00pm
The federal moratorium that has been protecting renters from evictions will expire Dec. 31 unless Congress passes a relief bill.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:05pm
The news of effective vaccines against the coronavirus has been a bright spot in a global pandemic that has killed more than 3.35 million people worldwide and hundreds of thousands in the United States. In Wisconsin, more than 6,900 people have died from COVID-19 so far.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 5:35am
More than one third of Wisconsin prisoners have now tested positive for coronavirus and at least 11 inmates have died during the pandemic. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections reported more than 800 cases on Nov. 16 after mass testing results. As the virus spreads, family members and loved ones of those behind bars feel they're being left in the dark.
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 5:35am
The holiday season is just around the corner, and many families are having difficult conversations about how to celebrate this year, as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Wisconsin and nationwide.
Friday, November 20, 2020, 9:40am
Doctors warn that testing negative on a COVID-19 test is just a snapshot in time, and people who want to be around family during the holidays should quarantine for two weeks first.
Friday, November 13, 2020, 3:10pm
The state's COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility had just 15 patients on Friday as hospitals around the state warn they're running out of beds for new patients. UW Health Chief Quality Officer Jeff Pothof says despite being well enough to transfer, most patients don't want to go to the field hospital.
Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:30pm
More than 8 percent of Wisconsin's prison inmates are currently infected with COVID-19, with a total of 10 COVID-19 deaths now reported by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections since the start of the pandemic.
Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:00am
Mark McCormick asked WPR's WHYsconsin: Why doesn’t Wisconsin see the same large, intense wildfires as those out West?
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 5:00am
UW-Madison's Camp Randall Stadium stands on ground that used to be part of a Civil War training camp. We find out why, and how it became a massive football stadium instead of residential housing.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:00am
WHYsconsin was recently asked what protections people have in regards to utility shutoffs or fees associated with late payments if the utility is a co-op, and how a crucial service that is also the only option for customers can be exempt from the moratorium.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:00am
Language, culture and history are inextricably linked. For many speakers of multiple languages, keeping those traditions alive is essential.
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:20am
Renters can claim protection from eviction under the most recent moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that went into effect on Sept. 4 and stays in place until Dec. 31. But unless further protections are in place after that, landlords will be able to move forward with the eviction proceedings for tenants who are behind on rent.
Friday, September 18, 2020, 2:40pm
The Lost Wages Assistance program was unveiled by President Trump in early August, and Wisconsin started sending out the $300 weekly unemployment insurance supplement Oct. 15. WPR, via WHYsconsin, answers some of your questions about how the program will work for the tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who are eligible.
Friday, September 18, 2020, 1:30pm
A number of people have turned to WHYsconsin for answers to questions about what to do if someone in the household tests positive for COVID-19 and how to approach situations where more than one person is infected.