Hi, I’m Steve.


If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m Steven Potter and I’m a reporter. This site is simple — it contains my most recent work in chronological order.

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Send me an email at stevenpotter.reporter[at]gmail.com.





No Rules


Antoine McNeail comes from a “family of comedians,” but he’s the only one who gets up in front of an audience. The laid-back standup comic is gaining a following at his regular shows at the VFW club.

Read the story here.

Touch Points


Madison’s Braille Library & Transcription Service teaches the sighted to produce Braille so the blind can read. Braille remains a crucial tool even in the days of audio transcriptions.

Read the story here.

Photo credit: Steven Potter

Next in Line: Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes


Mandela Barnes sees “our greatest opportunities in our biggest challenges.”

The new lieutenant governor has no prescribed duties — all the better to advance his agenda of equity and sustainability.

Read the story here.

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Photo credit: Jarvis Lawson/Milwaukee Magazine

Can You Still Afford to Rent Here?


Madison families and young professionals aren’t mincing words. They say the city’s rental market is “a nightmare,” “verging on highly unaffordable” and turning into “an absolute [expletive] housing crisis.”

Read the story here.

(Image credit: Madison Magazine)

The State of Madison’s Art


If Madison wants a thriving art scene, advocates see a need for a larger city investment in public art.

As it turns out, that’s about to happen.

Read the main story here.

(Above image credit: artist Panmela Castro with photo by Anarkia Boladona)




This was a large package of stories for Madison Magazine on the city’s public art scene, including information about new funding, new projects, the efforts of local non-profits and what’s going on in neighboring cities’ art scenes.

Other articles include:

  • Attention-grabbing installations can be found throughout the city (link)

  • Other area cities add to constellation of public art (link)

  • Dane Arts Mural Arts brings artists and buildings together (link)

  • Ray Chi’s ‘The People’s Pronouns’ (link)