For more than a decade, the U.S. Air Force has eyed Madison’s Truax Field as a potential home for its F-35 fighter jet. The plan would add jobs and bolster Truax, the home of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing.
But many residents and some members of the Legislature have voiced opposition, citing higher noise levels created by the $90 million jets and potential environmental impacts.
Listen to this week’s Front Page, with Chris Hubbuch, who has reported on both the noise and environmental impacts.
Front Page is the State Journal’s new weekly podcast. It looks behind the scenes of some of the newspaper’s most interesting stories. Visit go.madison.com/frontpage to hear a new episode of Front Page every Monday. Or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.
Front Page podcast: Catch up on all of the State Journal's episodes
"Front Page," the Wisconsin State Journal’s weekly news podcast, takes a look behind the scenes of some of the newspaper’s most interesting stories.
Listen to the inaugural episode of Front Page, the State Journal’s new weekly podcast that takes a look back at some of the paper’s most interesting stories.
On the second episode of Front Page, reporter Howard Hardee dives deep into the world of area ukulele enthusiasts and meets a man who left his career as an engineer to pursue his love of the instrument and teaching.
On the third episode of Front Page, health and medicine reporter David Wahlberg traveled across Wisconsin to talk with residents who are struggling with dementia. In rural parts of the state, he found that fewer services for those facing the disease pose a challenge for patients and their caregivers.
On the fourth episode of Front Page, politics and state government reporters Riley Vetterkind and Mitchell Schmidt reflect on the Democratic Governor's effort to work with a Republican majority in the state legislature, during a time of divisive partisan politics.
On the fifth episode of Front Page, energy and environment reporter Chris Hubbuch broke down some of the reasons for the vast difference in access to renewables between Minnesota and Wisconsin, including one key driver: policy.
On the sixth episode of Front Page, politics and state government reporter Riley Vetterkind walked through each candidate, their platform and …
On the seventh episode of Front Page, politics and state government reporters Mitchell Schmidt and Riley Vetterkind unpack the State of the St…
On the eighth episode of Front Page, politics and state government reporter Mitchell Schmidt, an Iowa native, provides a detailed look into the first in the nation Caucus.
Chazen Art Director Amy Gilman reflects on the beginning of the institution, during a chaotic and at times violent part of American history, and discusses her plans for its future following the museum's 50th anniversary.
On the 10th episode of Front Page, as antibiotic-resistant bacterium become more prevalent, rendering antibiotics useless for a growing number of illnesses, researchers at UW-Madison are exploring phages as an alternative therapeutic.
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