In theory, Wisconsin has relatively strong legal protections for public sector whistleblowers to make sure they don’t suffer retaliation, but in practice, those laws don’t work quite so well. Recent reports from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism highlight the price state whistleblowers pay when they do what they think is right. Dee Hall, managing […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Dee Hall, managing editor and co-founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. They talk about the importance and process of fact checking in investigative reporting, and some of the most important investigative stories from the Center in 2017. Those stories include their first documentary “Los Lecheros,” which explores […]
For years, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have used microscopic hair analysis for forensic evidence, comparing hairs from suspects with those found on the crime scene in much the same way you might compare fingerprints. Based on this technique, the FBI has helped secure thousands of convictions over the years. There’s just one problem. Hair […]
Sub host Mike Wagner speaks with Dee Hall and Coburn Dukehart of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism about Dee and Alexandra Arriaga’s new story about the troubling experiences of dozens of inmates in solitary confinement in Wisconsin.
A gallon of conventionally-produced milk currently costs around three dollars. That price could rise to as high as six dollars a gallon if President Donald Trump succeeds in his promise to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States. That’s because the dairy industry, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, depends heavily on workers from Mexico and […]
Republican and Democratic politicians across the country are deeply divided over restoring the right to vote to felons, a political fracture that affects millions of convicted criminals. Felon disenfranchisement is the subject of a new report released yesterday from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) in its series on “Voting Wars” in America. WCIJ […]