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Coming up February 5, 2015 | Anchor Frederica Freyberg talks to University of Wisconsin faculty member David Vanness about the Regents' review of tenure guidelines, UW Ph.D. candidate Katharine Broton about her research on "food security" among college students, which informed a UW-Madison student-run food pantry, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor Michael Wagner about April's Presidential primary and the upcoming Democratic debate in Milwaukee and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry about the projected revenue shortfall in the state budget.


February 5, 2016

UW Research On Student Food Security Inspires Food Pantry

Ph.D. student Katharine Broton discusses the rising number of "non-traditional" students and their growing struggle to pay for all college-related expenses. The Associated Students of Madison are holding a food pantry for students in need, beginning Feb. 5. Questions can be sent to

February 5, 2016

State Budget Projections Include Less Revenue, Small Balance

Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Perry voiced concern for Wisconsin's lower-than-projected revenue stream. He said legislators have not left enough balance in the general fund for the state to absorb a shock.

February 5, 2016

UW Expert Calls Presidential Primary 'Peculiar'

UW journalism professor Michael Wagner said the current presidential primary is unusual because Donald Trump is doing well despite little allegiance to Republican orthodoxy. On the Democratic side, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are trying to position themselves as progressives. Wisconsin's primary isn't until April, but Wagner said many candidates may yet remain in the race by then.

February 5, 2016

UW Professor Responds To Proposed Tenure Changes

David Vanness is president of UW's American Association of University Professors chapter. He said some people are concerned that using "financial considerations" to fire a tenured faculty member could impact high-quality academic programs. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted on tenure changes Friday.

February 5, 2016

With Voter ID, Key To Voting Is In The Cards

New laws requiring voters to provide identification will be in effect for the February 16 primary election for state supreme court justice. This lighthearted guide goes over what identification is accepted by poll workers to prove identity.

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