The Wisconsin Idea

Black Teachers Defend Their Curriculum From Attacks on Critical Race Theory
With school boards becoming a battleground in the right-wing war on critical race theory, Milwaukee educators are standing up against racist censorship of American history.
Alice Herman
VIDEO: Big Agriculture Has a Bleak Future in Store for All of Us
Factory farming operations have swallowed up much of the U.S. farming economy, and independent farmers warn that we’re not prepared for the future they have in store for us.
Maximillian Alvarez, Cameron Granadino and Hannah Faris
Organic Farmers Hurt by Trump Administration Hope for a 'Level Playing Field'
The Biden administration is considering reviving organic farming rules Trump killed. Now all eyes are on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as he weighs whether to bring the rule back.
Julian Emerson
VIDEO: Factory Farming is Pushing Independent Farmers to the Edge of Extinction
Government and industry incentives have accelerated the death of the independent farm — rural residents like Kristy Allen are "literally at ground zero."
Maximillian Alvarez, Cameron Granadino and Hannah Faris
Wisconsin’s Incarcerated Fear Summer Heat
Seasonal temperatures exacerbated by climate change and inadequate infrastructure threaten incarcerated people statewide.
Arvind Dilawar
Documentary: Factory Farms Pose an 'Existential Threat' for Rural Wisconsin Communities
Big Agriculture and the factory farming industry are taking over more of the US landscape and farming economy every year. But these rural communities in Wisconsin are fighting back.
Maximillian Alvarez, Cameron Granadino and Hannah Faris
Is Gerrymandering Forever?
Gerrymandering guarantees undemocratic elections. Activists in Wisconsin are organizing to win an uphill battle for a fairer process.
Katjusa Cisar
In Wisconsin, an Overzealous Hunt Decimated the Local Wolf Population
A new report shows legal and illegal killings wiped out as much as a third of the state’s gray wolf population in 2021.
Christina Lieffring and Jonathon Sadowski
A Wisconsin Hog Farm Would Produce 9.4 Million Gallons of Manure a Year. Nearby Residents Live in Fear.
Crawford County is up against Roth Feeder Pig II, which would be the largest hog CAFO in the state and could permanently pollute local aquifers.
Hannah Faris
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