Fieldwork. From the experts


A Wisconsin appeals court upheld a ruling approving the Badger-Coulee transmission line that spans the state from La Crosse to Madison. UW-Madison engineering professor Chris DeMarco discusses how transmission lines work and the state's energy needs.
What levels of bias among voters exist against women candidates for public office? UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden discusses surveys on the role gender bias plays in elections.
Researchers have found prions that cause chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's soil and water. UW-Madison soil scientist Joel Pederson explains what this research means about the spread of CWD around the state.
Economic trends in Wisconsin have recovered considerably a decade since the Great Recession. UW-Madison economics professor Noah Williams discusses what effects are on the workforce, particularly between rural and urban areas.
The American Academy of Nursing issued recommendations promoting rested and alert staff, a hard task when nurses work 12 hour shifts. Linda Scott, dean of the UW School of Nursing, discusses the impact of nursing fatigue on healthcare.
Heavy snows broke state records for late April, but how does that impact the state's farmers? UW-Extension agricultural educator Heidi Johnson discusses whether growers are put behind schedule by the weather and how the extra moisture affects when farmers can plant.
Closures of Boston Store and Younkers outlets will affect hundreds of retail workers across Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater economist Russ Kashian explains trends in brick-and-mortar retail and what it means for both consumers and workers.
University of Wisconsin professor Ken Genskow is chair of a work group studying the safety of liquid manure irrigation and its effects on health and the environment in places where it is used.