Quiet Development

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How the new Planned Parenthood clinic managed to emerge fully formed.

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(Photo credit: Paul John Higgins/Milwaukee Magazine)

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Wisconsin Life (WPR): Beatboxer

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For my first public radio piece, I profiled beatboxer Zach Zimmermann, who does vocal percussion for UW-Madison’s a capella group Fundamentally Sound.

Listen to it here.

To the rescue

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A worker was stuck under a train car following an explosion at a corn processing plant in Cambria. It was a seemingly hopeless situation. Luckily, the Madison Fire Department’s Heavy Urban Rescue Team trains for exactly these types of catastrophe.

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Virtual Crime Busters

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According to Madison Police, 26 guns were stolen from cars this year and 41 guns were swiped last year. The department hopes a social media campaign will get more people to lock their cars.

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Mando’s Madness

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Recent UW-Madison grad DJ Mando’s career is taking off. He’s played Summerfest and Freakfest and toured to Amsterdam with Lucien Parker. And the energetic crowd-pleaser is just getting started.

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RETHINKING OBJECTIVITY IN PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITIES: A Q&A WITH SUE ROBINSON

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Sue Robinson has navigated media ethics in a couple of different ways.

First, as a reporter for more than a decade and now as a UW-Madison journalism professor researching how journalists use new communication technologies to report on public affairs, she’s encountered quite a few unique ethical issues. And now, she’s working to find solutions.

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Photo credit: Steven Potter