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February 14, 2020

The Search For The Synthesizers Behind The 'All Things Considered' Theme

Don Voegeli stands in front of mixers.
Don Voegeli wrote one of the most famous songs in public radio history — the theme for NPR's "All Things Considered" — from his office in Madison. But, the synthesizers behind that composition have disappeared. Where did they go? Read more »

Wisconsin Sees 100 Flu Hospitalizations In Half A Day

Flu shot
Flu cases in Wisconsin have spiked significantly this week according to Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. State health officials confirmed that there were 100 new flu hospitalizations on Thursday by noon. Read more »

DNR: Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower To Be Torn Down

The Potawatomi State Park observation tower
The DNR says the 88-year-old Potawatomi State Park observation tower will be deconstructed. The announcement follows three years of studies and efforts by a local preservation group to save what it calls a historical tourist attraction.  Read more »

Animal Rights Activist's New Purpose Is Helping Factory Farmers

Leah Garces and Craig Watts
After working with animal advocacy groups across Europe, Asia and South America — to combat bullfighting, whaling, bear-bile farming, working horses and captured dolphins — factory farming was the worst display of abuse Leah Garcés had ever seen. Read more »

GOP Lawmakers Push Personhood Amendment

State Capitol
The proposed constitutional amendment would establish personhood at any stage of development, from a fertilized egg to a fetus.  Read more »

Evers Calls On Trump Administration To Halt Negotiations On Hmong Deportations

Tony Evers, 2019
Gov. Tony Evers is calling on the U.S. State Department to reconsider negotiations that would allow the U.S. to deport Hmong residents to Laos.  Read more »

GOP Bill Would Give Farm Groups More Control Over Wisconsin Livestock Siting Standards

Dairy cows
Republican lawmakers are making a last-minute push to change the rules for siting the state's largest livestock farms, giving state government more control over the process and granting agriculture groups considerably more power over changing the standards in the future. Read more »

Bucks Sign Veteran, Lead NBA Heading Into All-Star Break

Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference. They're on an eight-day break during the All-Star festivities in Chicago. Here's the latest on the league-leading team. Read more »

UW-La Crosse Students Continue To Ask For Change To Sexual Misconduct Investigations

UW-La Crosse students at campus forum
Months after the UW System found a professor sexually harassed a student, UW-La Crosse hosted a campus Title IX Forum to talk about the reporting process and what changes are needed. Read more »
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