Wisconsin was one of the first states in the country to adopt Complete Streets, a program that factors bicyclists and pedestrians into road projects. Under Gov. Walker’s budget, it would be eliminated.
It’s not uncommon for a successful rock musician to launch a second act as a record producer, putting to use the things he or she learned in the business. But by the time Alan Parsons found popularity with songs such as “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You” and “Eye in the Sky,” he had already built a reputation.
Republican Scott Walker dismissed any controversy over a law he signed in Wisconsin requiring women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound, referring to ultrasounds in an interview on a conservative radio show as "just a cool thing out there."
Like the rest of the globe, the Midwest is expected to warm, but thus far scientists cannot clearly predict if the region will become wetter or drier. Even more perplexing, is the fact that temperatures in the Midwest have not yet significantly increased.
The puzzle is the subject of a study led by Dartmouth College assistant professor of geography Jonathan Winter.
He started digging into the Midwest while working on his PhD.
For years, the Menominee Indian School District has posted some of the worst test scores and graduation rates in Wisconsin. While the district still struggles, it has been on an upswing, particularly when it comes to graduation rates.
One likely reason - it now employs more teachers who share the students’ culture and history.
More marathon sessions are expected in Madison. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee is moving into its final week of budget deliberations.
Gov. Walker has indicated he wants his budget passed quickly, and several huge items remain.
One big lingering matter is Wisconsin’s transportation budget for the next two years. JR Ross covers state government for the online news magazine wispolitics.com. He says the Joint Finance Committee must decide how to fund highway projects.
Deb Raettig is the Executive Director of Madison's Community Support Network. Her agency helps their clients to do what many of us take for granted; like surfing the web. They also learn life and employment skills, and participate in group art activities.
In this installment of Radio Chipstone, contributor Gianofer Fields takes us to a place where sometimes a picture is worth so much more than a thousand words: