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November 23, 2016

Professor Talks About Latest Book On Wisconsin Idea

UW-Milwaukee professor David Hoeveler's book looks into the life of John Bascom. Bascom was UW President from 1874 to 1887 and his progressive ideology paved the way for the Wisconsin Idea. He talks about the significance of this ideology and its implications today.

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November 23, 2016

Judges Rule Republican Redistricting Map Unconstitutional

Two judges ruled that the state Legislature's Assembly district map unconstitutional, with a third dissenting. They state Assembly Republicans exhibited partisan gerrymandering beyond what is constitutional in their maps, a decision state Attorney General Brad Schimel says he will repeal. WPR state politics reporter Shawn Johnson talks about the decision.

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November 23, 2016

State Corrections Secretary Discusses New Opioid Program

The pilot program targets soon-to-be released inmates who suffer from opioid additions. The pilot includes giving a drug called Vivitrol that blocks the high of heroin to inmates and offenders on community supervision. Studies have shown 25 percent of people who get the monthly injections relapse within a year compared to 59 percent who aren't given the drug.

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November 23, 2016

Gas Price Analyst Looks Into Prices At Wisconsin's Pumps

Patrick DeHaan is a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy in Chicago. Gas prices have dropped to under two dollars at stations around the state. DeHaan talks about what's at play in the price decrease.

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November 18, 2016

State Assembly Leaders Preview Upcoming Session

Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, is the Assembly Speaker and Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, is the Assembly Minority Leader. The new session begins in January. The two leaders discuss how they'll work with the Senate and each other and what their goals for the session are.

November 18, 2016

PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies

Ifill was 61 years old when she passed away this week. She also worked as moderator and managing editor of PBS' Washington Week show. She reported on numerous presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill authored the best-selling book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama" in 2009.

November 18, 2016

Former Defense Secretary Mel Laird Dies

Mel Laird was a Wisconsin congressman and Secretary of Defense under President Nixon. He was appointed during the Vietnam War and was critical in the United States' eventual move to pull out of the region. He died at a Florida hospital at 94 years old this week.

November 18, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Talks About Upcoming Voter ID Study

Ken Mayer is a political science professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. This is the first presidential election for which Wisconsin's voter ID rule in place and turnout hit record lows. Mayer and his team will study Milwaukee and Madison starting in January to learn more about the new requirement's role.

November 18, 2016

Here and Now # 1521 - Full Episode

State Assembly Speaker Rep. Vos, R-Rochester, and Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, discuss the upcoming session, Regional Director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department Kathleen Falk talks about Obamacare as registration opens for the new year and UW-Madison political science professor Kenneth Mayer talks about a study he's launching on Wisconsin voter ID rule.

November 18, 2016

Falk On Future Of Affordable Care Act As Enrollment Opens

Kathleen Falk is a regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Republicans have vowed they will repeal the Affordable Care Act and now control the White House and Congress. Enrollment for next year is now open.

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