Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Maryland Democrats push for an early primary election date in 2024, LGBTQ+ advocates endorse New Mexico primary candidates, and Ms. magazine relaunches its 1972 "We Have Had Abortions" petition.

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President Biden says the U.S. would aid Taiwan if China invades, Ukraine's president addresses the World Economic Forum, and the Supreme Court weakens a path for incarcerated people to challenge their convictions.

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From off-Broadway to West Virginia: the stories of the deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion, baby formula is on its way back to grocery shelves, and federal funds will combat consolidation in meatpacking.

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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