Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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The pandemic compelled many teachers to integrate new technology into lesson plans, increasing the risks excessive screen time can pose to students; and there's a push in New Mexico to address LGBTQ issues.

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The King Day holiday is marked with calls for voting rights reform; U.S. airlines warn of disruptions from 5G mobile phone signals; and a bipartisan trip reaffirms U.S. commitment to Ukraine.

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New website profiles missing and murdered Native Americans; more support for young, rural Minnesotans who've traded sex for food, shelter, drugs or alcohol; more communities step up to solve "period poverty;" and find your local gardener - Jan. 29 is National Seed Swap Day.

Jonah Chester

Born and raised in Indiana, Jonah Chester has been covering issues in Wisconsin for the past several years. He previously worked at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, where he earned awards for his coverage of everything from law enforcement and policing to the 2020 presidential election.


Honors and Awards: Silver in Best Continuing Coverage for Radio, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Gold in Best Spot News for Radio, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Silver and Bronze in Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story for Radio, Milwaukee Press Club 2020 Bronze in Best Use of Audio in Radio News, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Policing, law enforcement, Wisconsin state politics

Local Expertise: Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois

Location: Wisconsin

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