Morning Links for April 21, 2015

Jell-O ingredients, Wisconsin’s rising poverty rate and more.

A little bit of this and a little of that. What we’re reading:

  • The state Senate will vote today on whether to end the 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
  • Riverside University High School’s robotics team is heading to the national championship competition.
  • Two companies have announced the creation of relatively inexpensive genetic tests that screen for breast cancer, which would allow many more women to receive them, but not everyone is convinced they’re necessary, reports The New York Times. 
  • From 2012 to 2013, poverty rose in Wisconsin despite job growth. “Under the Wisconsin Poverty Measure, the child poverty rate increased slightly from 11% in 2012 to 11.8% in 2013, while the elderly poverty rate rose from 6.2% in 2012 to 9% in 2013,” reports the Journal Sentinel. 
  • Of all of life’s existential questions, what exactly is in Jell-O has to be one of the most important. Thankfully, Wired has the answer.




Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.