Inmates' Loved Ones Fear They're Being Left In The Dark As COVID-19 Spreads Behind Bars
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.
What Role Did Camp Randall Play In The Civil War?
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.
Answering Your Questions On Rent And Eviction During COVID-19
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.
The Lost Wages Assistance Program In Wisconsin: Your Questions, Answered
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.
Why Isn't The UP Part Of Wisconsin?
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?
Is It Safe To Visit Family And Friends?
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.
Whose Stories Are Missing From The Conversation About Coronavirus?
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.