Wisconsin Public Radio

Afternoon News 

January 7, 2021

'I Hold Trump Responsible': Wisconsinites React To Scenes Of Violence, Chaos At US Capitol Wednesday

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
People across Wisconsin expressed disgust and shock Thursday after seeing images and video of a violent pro-Trump mob storming the U.S. Capitol a day earlier. Read more »

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Another COVID-19 Response Bill, But Its Future Is Dim

Wisconsin state Capitol in winter
The Republican-controlled state Assembly passed a new COVID-19 response bill for Wisconsin Thursday, but it is not expected to go further in the legislative process.  Read more »

New COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Continue To Climb After Holiday Decline

A health care worker fills a syringe
There were 3,791 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 40 new deaths. Read more »

Bucks Coach On Team's Demonstration: 'Jacob Blake And His Family Are Important To Us'

Members of the Milwaukee Bucks join arms as they kneel during the national anthem
Bucks center Brook Lopez said it was head coach Mike Budenholzer’s idea to stage a demonstration during the game instead of the national anthem to draw more attention to the message. Bucks players and coaches have been outspoken in support of Jacob Blake and his family for months. Read more »

CDC: UW Antigen Tests Missed Nearly 59 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases Among Asymptomatic Individuals

Antigen testing takes place at McPhee Physical Education Center
A new study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found that rapid COVID-19 tests used by the University of Wisconsin System missed 20 percent of positive cases among individuals showing symptoms and nearly 59 percent of cases among asymptomatic individuals.  Read more »

Health Officials: Pandemic Progress Depends On More Than The Vaccine

A nurse in a face mask gives a vaccine to a fellow healthcare worker in scrubs
Wisconsin reached another grim milestone this week as COVID-19 claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in the state. Meanwhile, Milwaukee began vaccinating public employees considered to be at highest risk of contracting the disease. Read more »

Wisconsin US Reps. Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Electoral College votes being carried into a join session of the House and Senate
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, were among 121 House Republicans who voted to object to counting President-elect Joe Biden's electors from Arizona, a vote made possible by several Republican U.S. senators, including Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. Read more »

Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation Condemns Violent Mob At US Capitol

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington
Violent supporters of President Donald Trump entered the U.S. Capitol, prompting the evacuation of the U.S. House and Senate chambers. Wisconsin politicians are speaking out against the violence Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

Kenosha DA: The Significance Of Not Having Body Cameras Was Immense

Police body camera
Kenosha County's district attorney says the Jacob Blake case would have been easier with police body camera footage.  Read more »
Support WPR
This newsletter was sent to <<Email Address>>. For technical questions or comments about WPR's website, streaming, or other digital media products, please use our website feedback form. View our privacy policy.

Copyright © 2021 by Wisconsin Public Radio, a service of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.