On June 22, the Wisconsin Assembly voted 61-37 to pass Senate Bill 119, which would penalize municipalities who seek to cut their police budgets. The bill would cut state shared revenue payments if a municipality reduces their funding to police and would redistribute that money to other communities. The bill now heads to Governor Evers’ […]
Two Wisconsin icons, dairy cows and fresh water, appear to be at war. Two new studies, one from U.S. Department of Agriculture research engineer Tucker Burch and one from USDA microbiologist Mark Borchardt, find that in Northeast Wisconsin cow manure flowing into drinking waters accounts for ~76% of human gastrointestinal illnesses. Worse yet, the normal […]
The CDC eviction moratorium is due to expire on July 31. University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Mitch will tell us what that will mean.
Should humans retreat from climate risk zones? The University of Miami’s Katherine Mach tells us what a managed retreat would look like.
With Father’s Day just past, Brandeis University classical scholar Joel Christensen joins us once again to offer some reflections on what ancient Greek epics offer us on the topic of Fathers and Sons. “Odysseus with an aged Laertes” Theodoor van Thulden, Free Art License, via Wikimedia Commons
In 2020, when the federal Department of Revenue tried to distribute billions of dollars in stimulus payments under the CARES act, it ran into a problem. As many as 25% of American households — over 24 million people — do not have their own checking or savings account. These households had to wait several weeks […]