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"WPR Reports" features in-depth investigations from Wisconsin Public Radio. The current project is an audio documentary, "How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849," which examines Wisconsin's abortion ban, how it came to be and how Wisconsinites have lived with and without it since.

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"WPR Reports" features in-depth investigations from Wisconsin Public Radio. The current project is an audio documentary, "How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849," which examines Wisconsin's abortion ban, how it came to be and how Wisconsinites have lived with and without it since.

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Episodes

How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849

1/30/2024
A challenge to Wisconsin’s abortion ban could already be making its way to the state Supreme Court. The law was first passed in 1849 and went back into effect last June when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In our half-hour special “How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849,” Bridgit Bowden […]

Duration:00:28:55

Coming Soon – How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849

1/30/2024
A challenge to Wisconsin’s abortion ban could already be making its way to the state Supreme Court. The law was first passed in 1849 and went back into effect last June when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In our half-hour special “How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin Since 1849,” Bridgit Bowden […]

Duration:00:02:02

How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin since 1849

9/9/2023
A challenge to Wisconsin's abortion ban could already be making its way to the state Supreme Court. The law was first passed in 1849 and went back into effect last June when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In our special "How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin since 1849," WPR reporters explore how the ban came to be and how Wisconsinites have lived with and without it since. See more at wpr.org/1849.

Duration:00:28:58

Coming Soon - How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin since 1849

9/1/2023
A challenge to Wisconsin's abortion ban could already be making its way to the state Supreme Court. The law was first passed in 1849 and went back into effect last June when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In our special "How We Got Here: Abortion in Wisconsin since 1849," WPR reporters explore how the ban came to be and how Wisconsinites have lived with and without it since.

Duration:00:02:02

Mariel refugees have built lives in Wisconsin for 42 years, but still long for Cuba

10/12/2022
Cuba is Calling

Cuban refugees reconcile with racist encounters, criminal pasts and the path forward

10/12/2022
Crime and Adversity

Mariel refugees find their way in the Midwest

10/12/2022
Becoming a Wisconsinite

Cuban refugees stuck in limbo in Wisconsin

10/12/2022
A New Home at Fort McCoy

Sharks, apples and capitalism: Cubans take refuge in US after Mariel Boatlift journey

10/12/2022
The Mariel Boatlift

The mass exoduses that followed the Cuban Revolution

10/12/2022
Failed Dreams and Embassy Breaks

How the Cuban revolution eventually led to 15K refugees in Wisconsin

10/12/2022
Youth Lost to a Revolution

More than 40 years ago, these exiles left their lives in Cuba. They’ve since established roots in Wisconsin.

10/12/2022
From Cuba to Oktoberfest

Uprooted, Ep. 8: Cuba is Calling

10/12/2022
The Cuban exiles who arrived in Wisconsin in 1980 as part of the Mariel Boatlift have become family to one another. They are Wisconsinites. But their hearts remain in Cuba, and they want to visit their homeland one more time - if they can find a way.

Duration:00:44:59

Uprooted, Ep. 7: Crime and Adversity

10/12/2022
Some Mariel refugees made questionable decisions while adjusting to life in the Midwest in the 1980s. They've all faced discrimination. And all of them have tried to move forward as their pasts continue to haunt them.

Duration:00:48:54

Uprooted, Ep. 6: Becoming a Wisconsinite

10/12/2022
The Cubans who immigrated to the United States during the Mariel Boatlift have left Fort McCoy. Some found homes in Wisconsin and got jobs. Some started families. But first, they had to find sponsors.

Duration:00:49:19

Uprooted, Ep. 5: A New Home at Fort McCoy

10/12/2022
Fort McCoy was one of four U.S. military installations that housed Cuban refugees after the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. Almost 15,000 Cubans lived there that summer and fall while waiting to connect with family members or find sponsors.

Duration:00:54:59

Uprooted, Ep. 4: The Mariel Boatlift

10/12/2022
People who left Cuba to come to the United States as part of the Mariel Boatlift in 1980 share their experiences of traveling across the sea and their first memories stepping ashore in Florida.

Uprooted, Ep. 3: Failed Dreams and Embassy Breaks

10/12/2022
The Cuban revolution promised people a better life: free health care, schools and subsidized housing for everyone. But this came at a cost - and some weren't willing to pay the price. So they began leaving the country in the 1960s, and it all came to a head in 1980.

Duration:00:34:34

Uprooted, Ep. 2: Youth Lost to a Revolution

10/12/2022
When Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, some feared the shift to communism and left almost right away. Decades later, the changes brought on by the revolution would also lead to almost 15,000 Cuban refugees coming to Wisconsin as part of the Mariel Boatlift of 1980.

Duration:00:30:31

Uprooted, Ep. 1: From Cuba to Oktoberfest

10/12/2022
Enrique More has roots in La Crosse. He's been a part of the city's music scene for decades, most notably playing with Mr. Blink. Wisconsin is his home. But it didn't feel much like home when he first got here, when he was one of a handful of Cubans to settle in La Crosse after arriving in 1980 as part of the Mariel Boatlift.

Duration:00:37:50