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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that reports on government accountability and quality of life issues, like education, the economy and the environment. It’s more important to us to get the story right than it is to be first and we believe in collaborating, not competing, with other news outlets. Not only can you find our stories on WisconsinWatch.org, but we give all of our reports away for free to hundreds of other news organizations.
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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that reports on government accountability and quality of life issues, like education, the economy and the environment. It’s more important to us to get the story right than it is to be first and we believe in collaborating, not competing, with other news outlets. Not only can you find our stories on WisconsinWatch.org, but we give all of our reports away for free to hundreds of other news organizations.
We are excited to start sharing our reports in audio form and you can find them wherever you get your podcasts!

    MATC broadens access for Milwaukee students amid historical inequities, dropping enrollment

    MATC broadens access for Milwaukee students amid historical inequities, dropping enrollment

    Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran explores how Milwaukee Area Technical College offers free tuition, debt forgiveness and early credit to make college more affordable and more available to a diverse student population. Narration by Wesley Lethem for Wisconsin Watch. Originally published Dec. 15, 2021 on wwww.wisconsinwatch.org
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    ‘This is a charade’: GOP senator, voting experts urge Wisconsin Republicans to halt election attacks

    ‘This is a charade’: GOP senator, voting experts urge Wisconsin Republicans to halt election attacks

    Wisconsin Watch reports on how Senator Kathleen Bernier, the majority caucus vice chair, urged members of her own party to halt their attempts to discredit the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission they created, while also calling on former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to finish his partisan review of the election soon. Reporting by Brenda Wintrode and Jim Malewitz / Wisconsin Watch. Narration by Wesley Lethem for Wisconsin Watch. Originally published Dec. 13, 2021 on wisconsinwatch.org.
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    Wisconsin state parks battered as Lake Michigan shrinks beaches, smashes boardwalks

    Wisconsin state parks battered as Lake Michigan shrinks beaches, smashes boardwalks

    In the third installment from Wisconsin Watch's series "Imperiled Shores," reporter Mario Koran explores a fundamental question facing the state Department of Natural Resources: Preserve parkland affected by rising lake levels or let nature take its course? Reported by Mario Koran / Wisconsin Watch & WPR. Narrated by Wesley Lethem for Wisconsin Watch. Originally published on wisconsinwatch.org on Dec. 9, 2021.
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    Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges

    Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges

    In this report, Wisconsin Watch presents a story about a Mauston, Wisconsin child care provider who was subjected to a lengthy and expensive ordeal to clear her name after she was wrongfully accused of child abuse by Dr. Barbara Knox. The story is the latest installment of our investigation into the former University of Wisconsin pediatrician whose controversial diagnoses of child abuse continue to reverberate for innocent caregivers and parents in southern Wisconsin. Reported by Brenda Wintrode / Wisconsin Watch. Narrated by Wesley Lethem for Wisconsin Watch. Originally published on wisconsinwatch.org on Dec. 4, 2021.
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    Child abuse cases sparked by Dr. Barbara Knox rejected by Wisconsin judge, jury and prosecutor

    Child abuse cases sparked by Dr. Barbara Knox rejected by Wisconsin judge, jury and prosecutor

    In this episode of our "Flawed Forensics" series, Wisconsin Watch explores how the criminal justice system has repeatedly rebuffed the medical opinions of the former University of Wisconsin child abuse pediatrician Dr. Barbara Knox, and tells the stories of families who were affected by her misdiagnosis of child abuse. Reporting by Brenda Wintrode / Wisconsin Watch. Narration by Wesley Lethem. Originally published Dec. 2, 2021 on www.wisconsinwatch.org
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    Parents recount terror of wrongful child abuse diagnoses from former University of Wisconsin doctor

    Parents recount terror of wrongful child abuse diagnoses from former University of Wisconsin doctor

    In the latest installment of our "Flawed Forensics" series, Wisconsin Watch tells the story of seven Wisconsin families that faced child abuse investigations triggered by University of Wisconsin child abuse pediatrician Dr. Barbara Knox — suspicions later rejected by other doctors, police and child welfare officials. Reporting by Brenda Wintrode / Wisconsin Watch. Narration by Wesley Lethem for Wisconsin Watch. Originally published at www.wisconsinwatch.org on Nov. 27, 2021.
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