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New questions about President Biden's age have some Wisconsin voters worried

Monday, February 12, 2024

With the release of the special counsel report, questions about Biden's age have resurfaced. But is his age a consideration for potential voters or are there other issues of greater concern to them?


'Latkes Con Salsa' melds Hanukkah favorites with Latin rhythms

Friday, December 08, 2023

It's a musical way to celebrate Hanukkah. Latkes Con Salsa — a Milwaukee project — mixes traditional Jewish melodies with Latin rhythms like bomba, salsa and merengue.


In Wisconsin, a lot of training goes into being a cheese tester

Sunday, November 26, 2023

250 people applied for five open jobs, hoping to be chosen to help cheesemakers create a creamier cheddar or more melty mozzarella. (This story first aired on Morning Edition on November 22, 2023.)


In Wisconsin, a lot of training goes into being a cheese tester

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Two hundred and fifty people applied for five part-time jobs. Their goal? To help cheesemakers create a creamier cheddar or more melty mozzarella.


Is eating cheese on your resume? In Wisconsin, it could be

Monday, November 20, 2023

New panelists at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Diary Research get trained to describe what they like about cheese based on its texture, taste, aroma and other attributes.


Beyond the jabs, Wisconsin voters craved specifics from first GOP primary debate

Friday, August 25, 2023

Wisconsin voters took in the barbs, slams and jabs at a GOP debate watch party in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday night. But they were left with major policy questions.


Republicans' focus on Milwaukee shows Wisconsin will be a crucial state again in 2024

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Republican Party is shifting its attention to Milwaukee, a city that will host both the first GOP primary debate on Wednesday and the party's nominating convention next summer.


A look at Wisconsin's current political identity before the first Republican debate

Monday, August 21, 2023

Republicans are investing in Wisconsin. The state will host the first Republican debate and the GOP convention next year. But how much of a battleground state is it in 2024?


Wisconsin's Supreme Court must resolve issues with infighting ahead of crucial cases

Sunday, August 13, 2023

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has a slim liberal majority for the first time in 15 years and there is procedural infighting that risks tarnishing the court's reputation.


Milwaukee Public Library is gaining global attention because of its social media

Monday, August 07, 2023

Public libraries have had to deal with staffing shortages and controversies over book bans. Milwaukee Public Library's push back against that is humor and social media posts that have gone viral.


Famed Lambeau Field is taken over this weekend by the 2 best teams in soccer

Friday, July 22, 2022

Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday hosts two top-tier European soccer teams: Manchester City and FC Bayern Munich — for the first soccer exhibition game on the Packers' Lambeau Field.


How one book influencer championing Black authors is changing publishing

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Milwaukee-based book influencer Cree Myles curates an account for Penguin Random House dedicated to celebrating Black writers.


Kenosha, Wisconsin, reacts to Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal

Saturday, November 20, 2021

We look at local reaction to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who stood trial for killing two people and injuring a third during 2020's racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Defense says Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he killed two in Kenosha

Saturday, November 06, 2021

The prosecution in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial told the jury that he committed murder and didn't act in self-defense when he shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Kenosha is still reeling from killings as Kyle Rittenhouse's trial begins

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Kenosha, Wisc., is again reckoning with its racial divide as Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial for killing two people and injuring a third during unrest over a police shooting in 2020.


How To Catch The Elusive Musky Fish, Release It And Still Have It As A Trophy

Thursday, August 12, 2021

In Wisconsin, anglers can now catch and then release a prized musky in the name of environmental stewardship and still have a trophy, as taxidermists make realistic plastic replicas of the state fish.


Gift Boxes Featuring Black-Made Products Are Soaring In Popularity

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gift boxes are having a moment due to quarantine, and boxes featuring Black-made products are soaring in popularity as consumers patronize Black businesses as a way of supporting racial justice.


Jewish Cantors Celebrate Hanukkah With Virtual Concerts

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Jewish cantors in Wisconsin are celebrating Hanukkah in a new way during the pandemic: They will gather virtually and broadcast a concert of holiday music for audiences across the country.


Trump Campaign Continues To Challenge Wisconsin Election Results

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A recount is underway in heavily Democratic parts of Wisconsin at the request of President Trump's campaign. The recount isn't expected to change President-elect Biden's narrow victory in the state.


Election Day Updates: Voting In Pennsylvania, Texas And Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Three states will be watched closely on Election Day as the ballots roll in: Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. NPR's reporters in each state discuss the voting scenes.