Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban allows only life-saving ‘therapeutic abortions.’ No one knows what that means.
October 19th, 2022 | 22 mins 21 secs
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Physicians criticize the law as outdated, vague and severe. Health systems are scrambling to guide them on how to stay out of criminal trouble.
October 18th, 2022 | 19 mins 21 secs
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Elected officials and advocates debate the fate of free school meals that provided relief to families during the pandemic.
October 18th, 2022 | 18 mins 55 secs
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A retired forester and a writer say the DNR allows logging perilously close to lakes. State officials disagree. Now the agency’s auditor is being audited.
September 13th, 2022 | 23 mins 41 secs
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The former head of Wisconsin’s FoodShare program says qualifying for and maintaining food assistance is overly cumbersome for participants
15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors
August 30th, 2022 | 15 mins 35 secs
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Erosion concerns and seawall feuds span the Great Lakes and the globe. Concordia University Wisconsin’s fortification has left neighbors bitter.
August 30th, 2022 | 29 mins 48 secs
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Despite tens of millions in state and local government incentives, the Wisconsin company is steering billions of dollars of work away from its namesake city.
August 3rd, 2022 | 20 mins 56 secs
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Sufferers say they go down ‘rabbit holes’ to diagnose a condition that many doctors say does not exist.
August 3rd, 2022 | 8 mins 36 secs
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Life-threatening conditions can develop or be exacerbated during pregnancy — and childbirth itself is high risk for some patients, they say.
‘When it’s rigid, it breaks’: How federal rules and market dominance fueled Wisconsin’s baby formula shortage
August 3rd, 2022 | 15 mins 39 secs
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The Women, Infants, and Children program funds about half of U.S. formula purchases. Wisconsin contracts only with Abbott Nutrition, whose recall and plant shutdown jolted the market.
Wisconsin faces a ‘tangled series’ of abortion laws dating back to 1849 as it heads into a possible post-Roe future
July 14th, 2022 | 21 mins 59 secs
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Wisconsin Watch reporter Phoebe Petrovic examines the “tangled” system of abortion laws and court decisions dating back to 1849 that could take effect in Wisconsin if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.