articles tagged "Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism"

Oil in One Lake, Algae in Another

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | buzz
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Tar sands oil and Lake Superior: potentially a dangerous combination? Then there’s all the usual green goop in the lakes here in town. Kate Golden tells us more. more »

Thirsty? Have Some Synthetic Estrogen

Monday, 6 January 2014 | buzz
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Synthetic estrogen found in half of tested wells in northeast Wisconsin. CIJ’s Kate Golden has the story. more »

Out of Jail, and Out of Luck?

Monday, 2 December 2013 | buzz
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Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of medications. Medicine is provided in prison and jail, but what happens when inmates are released through parole or at the completion of their sentence? How do they get the medical treatment they need? The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Nora Hertel joined host Brian Standing to bring the story to light. more »

Tea, Wolves, Guns and Money

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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Each month, the Monday Buzz brings you the latest from the Center for Investigative Journalism, which has adopted the credo “Protect the Vulnerable, Expose Wrongdoings, Seek Solutions.” On Monday, November 4, 2013, CIJ’s Money in Politics project director Bill Lueders talked to Brian Standing about GOP Congressman Reid Ribble’s break with Tea Party Republicans, the money behind the state’s wolf hunt and why the state Democratic Party is falling over itself to clear the path for Mary Burke. more »

Governor Walker Reverses Course on Money for Disabled Workers

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | buzz
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As any high-speed rail enthusiast will tell you, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a legendary disdain for federal funding. Recently, however, the governor has reversed course one such federal funding stream: aid for vocational training and rehabilitation for disabled workers. Last month, Walker announced that he would support SB 274, a bill introduced into the State Senate by Democrat Jennifer Schilling. SB 274 would increase state spending on the disabled by three point nine million dollars to leverage an additional fourteen million dollars in federal funding. Tegan Wendland from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism joined host Brian Standing on October 7, 2013 with the latest on the governor’s turnaround. more »

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