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June 10, 2016

Wisconsin Delegates Will Head To National Conventions

The Democratic convention will be held July 25-28 and the Republican convention July 18-21. WPR's Shawn Johnson discusses the Wisconsin delegates heading to each convention and what might happen there.

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May 27, 2016

Wisconsin Researcher On Rise Of Chronic Wasting Disease

Bryan Richards, chronic wasting disease project leader for the U.S. Geological Survey, says the growth of the disease is unprecedented in north-central Iowa County. Richards says tactics to prevent CWD from reaching northern Wisconsin include educational programs and regulatory measures. More information can be found at http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/chronic_wasting_disease/ind...

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May 27, 2016

WPR's Shawn Johnson Breaks Down Redistricting Trial

The federal trial will determine whether Wisconsin Assembly district boundaries Republicans redrew in 2011 discriminate against Democrats. Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson said the plaintiffs presented evidence showing Wisconsin is among the most gerrymandered legislative maps in modern American history.

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May 27, 2016

Madison College's Scholarship Program Offers Free Tuition

Madison Area Technical College President Jack Daniels discusses the Scholars of Promise program, which will be available to low-income south-central Wisconsin students starting in 2017. More information can be found at www.madisoncollege.edu/scholars-promise

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May 27, 2016

Brian Juchems Responds To State Lawsuit On LGBTQ Bathrooms

Brian Juchems is the senior director of education and policy for GSAFE, an organization that advocates for just schools for LGBTQ youth in Wisconsin. Juchems reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel's choice to join the lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive order regarding transgender bathrooms. Eleven states are now part of the lawsuit.

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May 20, 2016

White-nose Syndrome Increasingly Affecting Wisconsin Bats

Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist J. Paul White said the syndrome wakes bats from hibernation early, forcing them into winter climates they cannot handle. More than 6 million bats have died since white-nose syndrome was found in New York in 2006.

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May 20, 2016

Milwaukee Attorney Michael Hupy On Gun Death Of 9-Year-Old

Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the gun death of a 9-year-old Milwaukee girl. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or 414-935-741.

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May 20, 2016

State Supreme Court Approves Superintendent's Authority

In a 4-3 decision this week, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court approved State Superintendent Tony Evers' authority over public schools. This overrules Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 law that required state agencies like the Department of Public Instruction to seek approval from the governor before creating new administrative rules.

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May 20, 2016

How UW System Contributes To State Economic Development

Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still explains how budget cuts will continue to affect the University of Wisconsin System's ability to contribute to economic growth in Wisconsin. Still says a bipartisan effort is necessary in order for both the state economy and UW System to thrive.

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May 13, 2016

Ray Cross On Faculty Senate's No Confidence Vote

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross responds to the UW-Madison Faculty Senate's resolution that expressed "no confidence" in Cross and the UW System Board of Regents.

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