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July 8, 2016

Humphrey Reflects On Officer-Involved Shooting In Minnesota

Keith Humphrey is the Minnesota Region President of the National Black Police Association. Thirty two-year-old school cafeteria worker Philando Castile was fatally shot by a suburban officer, Jeronimo Yanez, this week. A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

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July 8, 2016

Michael Wagner On The Latest 2016 News

Wisconsin delegates will head to national party conventions this month. UW-Madison's Michael Wagner, a political science and journalism professor, looks into the latest on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Gov. Scott Walker.

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July 8, 2016

Erpenbach On Effort To Repeal State Admitting Privileges Law

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the law's implementation last month. But Democrats in the state Legislature and abortion rights advocates want the law officially off the books in the state. The law would require clinics that perform abortions to have admitting privileges in a hospital not more than 30 miles away.

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July 8, 2016

DNR Turns Down Stronger Farm Runoff Polution Regulations

Mary Dougherty is a leader in the citizen effort in Bayfield for stronger regulations than state standards for farm runoff pollution in the Bayfield County watershed. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently declined this request for higher regulations.

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July 8, 2016

Here and Now #1502 — Full Episode

Keith Humphrey from the National Black Police Association, reflects on the law enforcement and race relations. Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton discusses the effort to repeal a state abortion admitting privileges law. Mary Daugherty, a citizen leader from Bayfield, on a push for stronger runoff regulations. And Professor Michael Wagner analyzes 2016 election news.

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July 1, 2016

Non-Partisan Government Accountability Board Ends Its Work

The non-partisan Government Accountability Board ceased operation this week with its responsibilities being taken over by ethics and elections commissions headed by partisan appointees. Outgoing GAB director Kevin Kennedy said the difference in approach may only become visible in a crisis. Kennedy praised his staff for handling the "tumultuous and turbulent times" of recounts and recalls.

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July 1, 2016

Millis Says Elections Commission Will Be More Transparent

Newly appointed member of the new Elections Commission, Don Millis, claimed that too much of the now defunct Government Accountability Board's work was done in secret. Millis also said that having partisan members make up the commission means real election expertise would be drawn on to improve the state's election process.

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July 1, 2016

University of Wisconsin Gets Involved In Local Buy Movement

Andy Soth reports on UW's affiliation with the science behind the Farm to Table shift. The idea of the movement is to source food from local farms, as opposed to larger and more industrial facilities farther away.

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July 1, 2016

What The Future Holds For Former Propellant Facility

The site was once the world's largest military propellant manufacturing facility. Today, contamination problems linger. Here's a look into the master plan for the area of the DNR, USDA and Ho-Chunk Nation.

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July 1, 2016

Here and Now #1501 — Full Episode

Former GAB director Kevin Kennedy and newly appointed elections commission member discuss the Government Accountability Board's past and the new commissions' future. Also, University of Wisconsin gets involved in the science side of the Farm to Table movement. And a look into the future of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant site.

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