On June 16, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters sat down with Darin Von Ruden, president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union Board of Directors and Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation; Randy Romanski, secretary-designee of DATCP; and Joe Bragger, president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, to discuss the $50 million of COVID-19 aid for Wisconsin farmers.
On June 3, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed the League of Wisconsin Municipalities executive director Jerry Deschane for an update on the costs to local government caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. LWM COVID-19 Resources
On June 29, 2020, the Milwaukee Press Club will host a virtual Newsmaker luncheon with two core organizers for the recent protests in the Milwaukee area in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Khalil Coleman and Destiny Monae took questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience. Panel of […]
On June 23, 2020, three Rotary Club of Milwaukee members shared their views and stories on racial equity. Karen Hung, Founder & CEO of Silver Rock Consulting, moderated the conversation with Dr. Eve Hall, President, Milwaukee Urban League and Ed Krishok, Managing Director of International Legal Affairs at Harley-Davidson (retired).
On June 1, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters sat down with Dr. Susan Paskewitz, director of the MCE-VBD; and Dr. Bieneke Bron, post-doctoral researcher for the MCE-VBD, to discuss details of Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease (MCE-VBD) and “The Tick App.”
On May 26, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters sat down with Erin Biertzer, president of the Howard Young Foundation, and Dr. Andreas Kogelnik, director of the Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence, to discuss the 2020 tick season in honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
On June 26, 2020, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and Associated Press Capitol correspondent Scott Bauer reviewed this week in state politics and Coronavirus. On this week’s episode: DPI gives school districts reopening options Outrage after statues toppled & Sen. Carpenter attacked Marquette Law School poll results DNC to nominate online & shrink Milwaukee event […]
On June 19, 2020, WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross and Capital Times opinion editor Jessie Opoien reviewed this week in state politics and Coronavirus. On this week’s episode: You’ve Got Mail: How to apply for absentee ballot Tommy Thompson appointed interim UW president Evers Calls for Legislation on Policing Policies Nass & Wanggaard want UI administrator […]
On June 30, 2020, as Wisconsin closes out June Dairy Month, Opportunity Wisconsin hosted a virtual conversation with U.S. Representative Ron Kind and agriculture leaders from around the state to talk about the challenges facing Wisconsin’s farmers and producers during the COVID-19 crisis.
On June 11, 2020, WisPolitics.com hosted a panel discussion on issues affecting state agriculture led by veteran farm broadcaster Pam Jahnke. Panelists include: UW-Madison economist Ian Coxhead Dan Smith, president & CEO of Cooperative Network Sen. Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville, and a member of the Senate agriculture committee Cal Dalton, member of the board of United […]
On April 14, 2020, the Wisconsin State Assembly held an extraordinary session on the COVID-19 response bill. The bill will allow Wisconsin to capture millions in federal dollars on top of the $2 billion in coronavirus funding from the federal CARES Act. The legislation also eliminates the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. Representatives have been […]
On January 30, 2020, the Milwaukee Bar Association hosted a Supreme Court candidate forum moderated by WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters. The forum features Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, Marquette University Law School professor Ed Fallone, and Dane County Circuit Court judge Jill Karofsky.
On July 29, 2020, the Assembly Committee on Children and Families held an informational hearing from invited speakers from the Department of Children and Families. Agenda includes: 2018 Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Report 90 Day and 6 Month Summary Reports of Incidents of Child Death, Serious Injury or Egregious Incident Quarterly and Annual […]
On July 30, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services along with other state officials held a media briefing on COVID-19. Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined […]
On July 31, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross reviewed this week in state politics and Coronavirus. On this week’s episode: Evers statewide mask order starts Saturday Karofsky joins Supreme Court Saturday Operation Legend agents coming to Milwaukee Strict DNC health & safety rules announced 6 candidates raise more than $100,000 in […]
On April 15, 2020, the Wisconsin State Senate held an extraordinary session on the COVID-19 response bill. The bill will allow Wisconsin to capture millions in federal dollars on top of the $2 billion in coronavirus funding from the federal CARES Act. The legislation also eliminated the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. Senators were given […]
On May 5, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wisconsin Legislature v. Andrea Palm. Case #2020AP765-OA The justices heard arguments related to the following questions: Whether the Department of Health Services (the Department) violated Wis. Stat. § 227.24, governing emergency rules, by issuing Emergency Order No. 28 without complying with § 227.24’s […]