January 11th, 2022 | 24 mins 15 secs
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Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran explores how Milwaukee Area Technical College offers free tuition, debt forgiveness and early credit to make college more affordable and more available to a diverse student population.
‘This is a charade’: GOP senator, voting experts urge Wisconsin Republicans to halt election attacks
January 7th, 2022 | 10 mins 42 secs
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Wisconsin Watch reports on how Senator Kathleen Bernier, the majority caucus vice chair, urged members of her own party to halt their attempts to discredit the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission they created, while also calling on former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to finish his partisan review of the election soon.
January 3rd, 2022 | 14 mins 55 secs
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In the third installment from Wisconsin Watch's series "Imperiled Shores," reporter Mario Koran explores a fundamental question facing the state Department of Natural Resources: Preserve parkland affected by rising lake levels or let nature take its course?
Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges
January 3rd, 2022 | 14 mins 23 secs
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In this report, Wisconsin Watch presents a story about a Mauston, Wisconsin child care provider who was subjected to a lengthy and expensive ordeal to clear her name after she was wrongfully accused of child abuse by Dr. Barbara Knox. The story is the latest installment of our investigation into the former University of Wisconsin pediatrician whose controversial diagnoses of child abuse continue to reverberate for innocent caregivers and parents in southern Wisconsin.
December 15th, 2021 | 13 mins 49 secs
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In this episode of our "Flawed Forensics" series, Wisconsin Watch explores how the criminal justice system has repeatedly rebuffed the medical opinions of the former University of Wisconsin child abuse pediatrician Dr. Barbara Knox, and tells the stories of families who were affected by her misdiagnosis of child abuse.
December 10th, 2021 | 22 mins 29 secs
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In the latest installment of our "Flawed Forensics" series, Wisconsin Watch tells the story of seven Wisconsin families that faced child abuse investigations triggered by University of Wisconsin child abuse pediatrician Dr. Barbara Knox — suspicions later rejected by other doctors, police and child welfare officials.
Mass exodus at Alaska child abuse clinic as former Wisconsin doctor accused of bullying, misdiagnoses
November 30th, 2021 | 17 mins 31 secs
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In this addition to our series "Flawed Forensics," Wisconsin Watch tells more of the story of Dr. Barbara Knox. Two years after leaving the University of Wisconsin amid allegations of workplace bullying, the former top child abuse pediatrician is drawing similar scrutiny at her new job in Alaska.
November 23rd, 2021 | 11 mins 25 secs
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Wisconsin Watch brings you a story exploring how a declaration of ‘obvious child abuse’ leveled at a child care provider by a former University of Wisconsin pediatrician fell apart after a five-day trial that centered on the controversial diagnosis of abusive head trauma. The story focuses on Dr. Barbara Knox, who left Wisconsin in 2019 under a cloud of controversy. It is part of our series "Flawed Forensics."
November 16th, 2021 | 25 mins 1 sec
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Wisconsin Watch brings you a story exploring how Great Lakes shorelines have seen a surge in barriers built to slow lakefront erosion. But such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches.
November 11th, 2021 | 22 mins 20 secs
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Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels.
November 11th, 2021 | 12 mins 54 secs
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Wisconsin has the shameful distinction of locking up 1 in every 36 Black adults in the state, the highest rate in the country. A Sentencing Project report confirms the state’s deep racial disparities in incarceration, which one advocate calls ‘a slap in the face.’
‘Something has to be done’: Living along Madison’s Starkweather Creek, one of Wisconsin’s most polluted waterways.
October 14th, 2021 | 11 mins 4 secs
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Wisconsin Watch brings you a story that examines the latest contaminants of concern in a local waterway in Madison, Wisconsin: PFAS -- hazardous chemicals which are being flagged across Wisconsin for their properties as "forever chemicals."
October 12th, 2021 | 24 mins 45 secs
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Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid focus on paint.
October 12th, 2021 | 16 mins 34 secs
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Evanston, Illinois is compensating victims of housing discrimination. Big questions remain about whether and how reparations should be handled.
Wisconsin schools called police on students at twice the national rate — for Native students, it was the highest
October 7th, 2021 | 25 mins 21 secs
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School officials refer thousands of children to the police each year. In Wisconsin, children with disabilities or who are Black, Latino or Native bear the brunt of it.
September 29th, 2021 | 7 mins 46 secs
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The city of Eau Claire, Wis., finds success in canvassing neighborhoods, encouraging residents to schedule service line inspections. Residents typically pay nothing under the grant-funded program.