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Thousands of UW employees ask for urgent call to action

If you get the Wisconsin State Journal Sunday mornings, you saw a large open letter signed by thousands of UW Health employees. This is what it looks like, urging Wisconsin families to get through the pandemic. Dr. Ann Sheehy explains.

Local restaurants brace for slower service

As the temperature drops, so do the number of people eating out at local restaurants. With tighter COVID restrictions in place now, 1/3 of restaurant owners say they may not be in business in 6 months.

What can public health officials do now?

It’s become routine now…wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings and wash your hands. Unfortunately it seems that not everyone is listening.

Flannel Fest 2020 goes virtual

Musicians including both local and national acts are performing online this year for Flannel Fest. In its seventh year, the Americana music festival goes virtual, but still needs your help raising money for the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund.

Breaking down the study of phenology

As the seasons change, plants and animals in Wisconsin have to adapt. The study of how plants and animals so precisely adapt to seasonal changes is called phenology. In the 1930s, Aldo Leopold began keeping detailed phenology records. Now, the Aldo Leopold Foundation continues to keep those records. 

Consumer Reports: What is in canned pumpkin?

Many fall recipes for pumpkin bread, muffins, cookies and pie depend on canned pumpkin. It might sound like a silly question, but do you really know what's in that can? Consumer Reports lifts the lid to reveal what's really in your can of supermarket pumpkin.

Saying farewell to former News 3 meteorologist Ed Addison

Former News 3 meteorologist Ed Addison has died at 88-years-old. A Sun Prairie resident, Addison was in charge of the Madison office of the National Weather Service before joining WISC TV. Addison was always smiling and never took himself too seriously.

Early Moderna vaccine results show promise

Moderna, another company working on a COVID-19 vaccine, announced Monday morning that its vaccine is more than 90% effective. UW Health's Dr. William Hartman joins Live at Four to break down what the news means for getting back to normal. Dr. Hartman runs UW Health's AstraZeneca vaccine trial.

Exploring Madison Magazine's staycation ideas

With experts telling people to stay home for the eighth month, people are starting to run out of ideas. Luckily, this month's issue of Madison Magazine is filled with great ideas for fun adventures you can find in your own backyard.

UW Health doctor breaks down state of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

The coronavirus pandemic is still here, and it's not going anywhere for a while. Experts say it's worse than ever before. UW Health's Director of Infection Control Dr. Nasia Safdar joins Live at Four to talk about the state of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

Evaluating the election

Experts are weighing in on the security of the Nov. 3 election. The National Task Force on Election Crises looked at how all states, including Wisconsin, counted voters' ballots. The cross-partisan group said Wisconsin clerks did a "remarkable job" as unfounded claims of voter fraud continue to swirl.