Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00am
Peter Krsko, an artist who creates sculptures and murals, asked WHYsconsin about the history of Wisconsin's effigy mounds. "I always wonder where they exactly come from and who built them and when," he said.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:05am
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Sec. Caleb Frostman said in an interview Tuesday that it will be an estimated six to eight weeks before a new $300 unemployment insurance supplement gets to unemployed workers in Wisconsin. Under that timeframe, the $300 supplement would likely get to workers in October, at least 10 weeks after a previous supplement from Congress ended.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 6:20am
A political scientist and Latino advocacy group leader discuss challenges and opportunities for getting Latin Americans in Wisconsin engaged in voting.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 4:00pm
Wisconsin shares more than 200 miles of border with the Upper Peninsula. Michigan and the UP share a bridge. Why didn’t the state’s northern counterpart go to Wisconsin, and does it matter?
Monday, June 22, 2020, 12:40pm
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the questions people have asked through the WHYsconsin project is this: is it safe to visit with family and friends? Now that more places are loosening restrictions on the size of public gatherings and the capacity of shops and restaurants, it can be confusing.
Monday, June 15, 2020, 5:00am
Several local governments across Wisconsin are reviewing their law enforcement’s use of force policies as protesters and activists continue to call for statewide changes to Wisconsin's criminal justice system.
Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:25am
A law or state policy mandating kids get a COVID-19 vaccine to go to school or day care is a possibility, but Wisconsin law leaves room for parents to opt out based on their personal beliefs about vaccine safety.
Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:25am
People in Wisconsin are experiencing the COVID-19 era in a lot of different ways. But, when we hear stories from our fellow neighbors, we can feel empathy, compassion and connection. On Wisconsin Public Radio’s "Wisconsin Life," we want to share more stories on how our fellow Wisconsinites are living their lives during the pandemic.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 5:05am
Both Democrats and Republicans are eyeing Wisconsin as an electoral prize in 2020, but the state's status as a swing state goes back decades. From battles between nativist and immigrant voters at the turn of the last century to the rise of moderate swing voters in the 1960s, Wisconsin has a long history as a political pendulum.
Monday, May 25, 2020, 10:50am
The combination of letters "w-a-u" appears pretty frequently in the names of places around Wisconsin. Think of the cities of Wauwatosa or Milwaukee. Is that just coincidence? Or something more?
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 2:40pm
For the first time in two months, the state plans to begin accepting a limited number of new prisoners to correctional facilities starting June 1.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:00pm
WPR's WHYsconsin has received several questions from people afraid to return to their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:00am
What questions do you have about students' education — both higher education and K-12 — and child care now that school has begun? Share your virtual, hybrid or in-person experience with us.
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:40am
WPR's WHYsconsin has received several questions asking why private businesses don’t require workers and customers to wear face masks, and why it’s not being enforced. Several of the questions about masks pertained to grocery stores.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:25pm
In Wisconsin, a spike in cases in Brown County has been linked to meatpacking plants there. Over 400 workers from three plants have tested positive for COVID-19.
Monday, April 27, 2020, 5:00am
The UW Health medical director for infection control says older people need to be staying home, not looking after children, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, April 17, 2020, 6:30am
In the last decade, scientists have made incredible strides in understanding the world around us. From taking the first photo of a black hole to unearthing new fossils that better map the human family tree, these discoveries are often awe-inspiring. CRISPR is one of those discoveries.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:45am
Gov. Tony Evers’ safer-at-home order allows travel related to the exchange of children pursuant to custody orders, but many people still have questions. Some parents are feeling fearful for the health and safety of their kids while others fear their kids may be kept away from them.
Friday, April 10, 2020, 4:50pm
A number of questions about housing have been shared with WPR’s WHYsconsin. So, we talked with several experts about how to pay for housing expenses, what to do about showing a house or apartment, and what to do if you’re being removed from your home.
Friday, April 10, 2020, 5:00am
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, many Wisconsinites have questions about how health insurance is affected by the outbreak.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5:35pm
The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene says partnerships with hospital labs has increased COVID-19 testing capacity thirtyfold in the last month. But due to shortages of testing supplies screenings are still not available for everyone that wants one.
Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:20am
Wisconsinites are taking extraordinary precautions to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but the number of cases of COVID-19 is still rising — leaving many to wonder what to do if someone in their household tests positive for the disease.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30am
As COVID-19 continues to spread in Wisconsin, and personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes more and more important for frontline workers, questions have surfaced about what happens to that equipment when it’s discarded.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:45pm
No known cases of the new coronavirus spread through food or by touching food packaging, said Donald Schaffner, a professor of food science at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:00am
Fewer Wisconsin farmers are having their traditional barns painted red these days.
Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30am
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through Wisconsin, closing schools and businesses and testing the state's health care workforce, many people wonder how they can help others — beyond staying at home to help "flatten the curve" of new infections.
Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:15am
People in recovery are at risk of relapse amid stress and isolation of the response to COVID-19. Recovery communities across the state are responding with virtual meetings and plenty of check-ins.
Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:25pm
Iowa is the only Wisconsin border state that has not implemented a stay-at-home order, and that state's governor says the social distancing measures the state has already taken are equivalent to such an order.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:00am
Protecting patient privacy and preventing complacency are both important when it comes to slowing the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin, experts said. That's why you may not be able to find out many details on the confirmed cases in your area.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 9:30pm
Wisconsin has issued a "Safer at Home" order to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. But what does that mean? What can and can't people do under the new rules? Here are some of the answers to common questions.