My journalism career so far has included stints as a general assignment reporter, a book researcher and a public radio producer. I’ve covered breaking news and had the opportunity to explore fascinating ideas while digging behind the headlines.
Below, you’ll find examples of my most recent work. You can also see other past adventures of mine on my resume.
Chairs are everywhere. They're used in offices, schools, homes and more. We talk with a guest researcher about how the chair - which sits at the intersection of changing work habits, fashion and a desire for comfort - could be a symbol for the sedentary age we live in, and how the things we make change us.
Image Source: Erik Schepers
Over the span of almost 30 years, gay marriage went from being supported by less than 12 percent of Americans to being the law of the land. We turn to a sociologist to consider how, in the space of a single generation, Americans’ views changed on the institution of marriage. We also discuss how social change happens and what we can learn from this case.
Image Source: Ted Eytan
Recent news analysis has asked - and tried to answer the question - of whether we can we save rural America. But our guest says that's the wrong question. He joins us to explore how rural America is saving itself and why rethinking what economic success looks like is key for the future of rural success.
Image Source: Márcio Cabral de Moura
Governor Tony Evers has proposed $28 million as part of his budget to increase access to women’s health care and decrease infant mortality rates in the state. Our guests join us to break down the policy proposals and consider the state of women’s health in Wisconsin.
Image Source: Joanna Sweeny
With a record number of women running and being elected for office at the local and national levels, 2018 was lauded as the year of the woman. We consider what the election looked like for the legislature in Wisconsin with a guest from WisContext, then turn to a political scientist to look at lessons for the future of representation and politics.
Image source: Jessica Whittle Photography
Tariffs and trade policy continues to evolve in the U.S, and the deadline for a 90-day truce halting further escalation of tariffs between the U.S. and China approaches. We turn to an attorney to understand the backstory and current state of tariffs and consider strategies for Wisconsin businesses.
Image Source: Justin Kern