The West Side

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Diary In Wisconsin– The current challenges of the dairy industry in Wisconsin is the subject of “The West Side.”
COVID-19 and Frac Sand– An update on the current state of vaccination rates in Chippewa County is the topic of “The West Side.” WPR reporter Rich Kremer will also report on frac sand mining in the area.
Broadband Improvements- Improvements in Broadband service in western Wisconsin is the topic of this week's "The West Side."
Restorative Justice- The restorative justice program in Barron County is the topic of “The West Side.”
The Housing Market- The housing market in western Wisconsin is the topic of “The West Side.”
Rail Development- Passenger rail development in western Wisconsin and its relationship to a statewide project connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities is the topic of “The West Side."
The Ideas Network and WPR's regional bureaus invite sports fans to tune in for “Extra Innings,” a celebration of north central Wisconsin’s hometown baseball teams.
Human Trafficking Of Indigenous Peoples- The issue of missing, murdered and trafficked indigenous women, girls and two spirit people in western and central Wisconsin will be the topic of “The West Side."
Earth Day - Local farmers and their relationship to the western Wisconsin environment will be the topic on the Earth Day-themed episode of “The West Side.”
Racism- Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander racism in western Wisconsin is the topic on “The West Side."
Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month. These issues, how they are being dealt with in western Wisconsin, and how they have been exacerbated by the C
Education Issues In Western Wisconsin- The continued impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education is the topic of “The West Side.”
COVID-19 vaccine- COVID-19 vaccine availability in western Wisconsin and a look ahead to the impact of the pandemic on tourism are the topics of this week’s edition of “The West Side."
Western Wisconsin Birds- Whether they overwinter or migrate, the birds of western Wisconsin land on “The West Side."
Legislative Update- State Representatives Jodi Emerson, D-Eau Claire, and Rob Summerfield, R-Bloomer, provide a legislative update for their western Wisconsin constituents on “The West Side.”
Two new groups dealing with issues of race – the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion, and the Chippewa Valley Transformation Project – are the focus of “The West Side.”
Chippewa Valley Rally- Due to the pandemic, Chippewa Valley business and community leaders will advocate for the region’s economic interests with capitol lawmakers virtually for the first time during the annual event known as the Chippewa Valle
Wisconsin Wolf Management- After a Jefferson County Circuit Court judge ordered the state’s wolf hunt must begin this month, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board this week unanimously approved a harvest quota of 200 wolves. The hurriedly arran
Women in Law Enforcement- The expanding role of women in law enforcement in western Wisconsin is the subject of “The West Side.”
COVID-19 Vaccine Release- An update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in western Wisconsin including the state of testing for the disease and the progress on rolling out the vaccines is the subject on “The West Side.
The Pandemic And The Economy– The current and future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on western Wisconsin’s economy is the focus of “The West Side.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Excerpts from a panel on Race, Civility and the First Amendment from the Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration on Monday is featured on “The West Side.”
Spring Legislative Update- State Senators Kathy Bernier, R-Chippewa Falls, and Jeff Smith, D-Eau Claire, talk about the new legislative session and issues that will impact their western Wisconsin constituents on “The West Side.”
COVID-19 And Vaccine- An update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic in western Wisconsin, and prospects for public access to vaccinations in the region is the focus on “The West Side.”
Year In Review- Journalists from western Wisconsin talk about the top news stories of 2020 and look ahead to 2021 on “The West Side."
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