From the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
We found 10 episodes of Wisconsin Watch with the tag “wisconsin”.
A national debt: Should government compensate for slavery and racism?
October 12th, 2021 | 16 mins 34 secs
black, color of money, evanston, milwaukee, reparations, slavery, wisconsin
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
black, disabled, investigative, latino, native, news, police, police referrals, schools, students, wisconsin
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.
Spurred by Flint crisis, Eau Claire aims to eliminate lead pipelines
September 29th, 2021 | 7 mins 46 secs
eau claire, lead, lead pipes, lead service lines, news, wisconsin
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.
Many long-term care staff in Wisconsin reject vaccine, despite risks
September 29th, 2021 | 12 mins 10 secs
health care, health care workers, news, vaccine, vaccine hesitancy, wisconsin
Suspicion, right to control health care, create clash between some long-term care workers and vaccine mandates to protect the vulnerable residents they serve
‘Skipping the middleman’: Defendants faced shifting demands in Outagamie County judge’s one-man drug court
September 29th, 2021 | 27 mins 14 secs
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A judge says his method met a need, but the self-styled program lacked structure and meant longer punishments for some.
Raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage would significantly cut poverty. So why is it still $7.25?
August 31st, 2021 | 16 mins 32 secs
color of money, minimum wage, news, wisconsin
Thousands of residents in Wisconsin — many of them people of color — would see a higher standard of living if politicians raised the long-stalled minimum wage.
Wisconsin cities look to basic income to close racial, other wealth gaps
August 31st, 2021 | 25 mins 59 secs
basic income, color of money, news, wisconsin
Following the lead of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, cities in Wisconsin and elsewhere are providing residents a basic income. Will the trend grow?
Could ‘baby bonds’ close Wisconsin’s racial wealth gap?
August 17th, 2021 | 19 mins 11 secs
baby bonds, economic disparities, news, racial wealth gap, wisconsin
Setting aside government money at birth for all children has been tried both inside and outside of the United States — and even in Wisconsin. Not everyone is a fan.
Judge’s rigorous collection of court-ordered debt atypical in Wisconsin — even in his own county
August 17th, 2021 | 15 mins 21 secs
criminal justice, debt collection, news, wisconsin
Outagamie County Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic has held dozens of review hearings stretching over years to push defendants to pay overdue court costs
Man decries lengthy ‘de facto probation’ in Outagamie County
August 3rd, 2021 | 24 mins 30 secs
Beau Jammes filed a complaint against Judge Vincent Biskupic, arguing that being subject to the judge’s scrutiny for months was ‘illegal’ — and unhelpful