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.
How Long Has Wisconsin Been A Swing State?
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.
Why Is There A 'Wau' In So Many Wisconsin Place Names?
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?
Why Aren't Face Masks Mandatory At Certain Businesses?
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.
An Exciting Development, CRISPR Lets UW-Madison Researchers Edit Genes
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.