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 […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing is joined in the studio with guest Andrew Hahn, who has covered the politics of water for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. It’s becoming an increasingly common site in rural Wisconsin, yard signs saying “No CAFOs” or “Save our Water.” As Election Day looms near, many of those issue signs […]
Psychologists increasingly agree that a traumatic childhood influences adult’s lives and behavior. As a result, trauma-informed care has rapidly become the standard protocol in Wisconsin for institutions responsible for troubled youth. But as the state criminal justice system tries to generate more positive results, does traditional security suffer? State correctional worker unions blame recent incidents […]