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These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.

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Voter ID

Barry C. Burden

Professor, political science

Burden, an expert on election administration, can discuss the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up a legal challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law.

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March Madness

Laura McLay

Associate professor, industrial and systems engineering

McLay, an expert on sports analytics and bracketology, can discuss the NCAA basketball tournament.

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Food Insecurity

Steve Ventura

Professor, environmental studies and soil science; Director, Land Tenure Center

Ventura, an expert on community food systems, can discuss a new project that will study ways to boost the availability and consumption of healthy food in urban communities, starting with Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit.

Monica White, an assistant professor of environmental justice with a shared appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, can discuss creative approaches grassroots organizations and communities of color have adopted in response to issues of hunger and food inaccessibility.

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