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August 26, 2016

Waukesha Mayor Defends Lake Michigan Diversion Plan

Mayor Shawn Reilly says it's the best way to attain safe drinking water for Waukesha. After it was approved recently, the plan has come under fire from other mayors in the Great Lakes region who have concerns about this particular use of Lake Michigan.

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August 26, 2016

Here and Now #1509 — Full Episode

Two mayors describe their opinions about the Waukesha water diversion plan. Mayor Shawn Reilly is the mayor of Waukesha and Mayor John Dickert is the mayor of Racine. UW-Madison ecology professor Monica Turner describes a project that looks into the future of the Yahara watershed in Wisconsin, and UW-Madison researcher Matthew Hora talks about his research of the state's skills gap.

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August 19, 2016

Racine Police Chief On New Approach To Policing In Schools

Art Howell discusses the "New Unified" tactic up policing in Racine's public schools. The Racine school board unanimously approved Howell's proposal to implement the plan for a two year period earlier this week. The new approach is designed to foster better relationships between school officers and students.

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August 19, 2016

Tom Barrett Talks About Going Forward After Rioting

Riots erupted in Milwaukee last weekend after an armed black man was killed by police. Barrett held a news conference the first night of unrest and urged parents to bring their children home if they were participating in riots. He talks about the situation now in Milwaukee.

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August 19, 2016

Rep. LaTonya Johnson Addresses Unrest In Her District

State Rep. Johnson's, D-Milwaukee, district includes the Sherman Park neighborhood. Rioting led to violence after an armed black man was shot by a police officer there last weekend. She's interviewed on the ground in this area about the situation in her district.

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August 19, 2016

Caliph Muab’El Discusses Peace Efforts In Milwaukee

Minister Caliph Muab'El is the executive director of Breaking Barriers Mentoring. He led over 100 Sherman Park area teens to go door-to-door in Milwaukee earlier this week to peer advise on the subject of peace and civil unrest. He is also the executive director of Voices Beyond Bars, an agency that advocates for former convicts.

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August 19, 2016

Here and Now #1508 — Full Episode

Mayor Tom Barrett and state Rep. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwuakee, on unrest in the city. Minister Caliph Muab’El talks about efforts to restore peace in the area and what Milwaukee needs to do going forward and Racine Police Chief Art Howell explains a new policing method coming to Racine's public schools.

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August 12, 2016

Cross Advocates For UW System Funding

Gov. Scott Walker said he would not put new funding for the UW System in his biennial budget proposal. Walker said in a blog post recently any new funding for UW System would be tied to performance, but those measures remain unclear. Cross asked for $42.5 funding increase in a budget proposal this week.

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August 12, 2016

Charles Franklin Goes Over Latest Marquette Poll Results

The state-wide poll found Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton's gap over Republican nominee for president Donald Trump is widening. Forty six percent of voters in Wisconsin said in the poll they supported Clinton and just 37 percent were for Trump. Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings, 38 percent of respondents viewed him favorably, remained unchanged from July's poll.

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August 12, 2016

Here and Now #1507 — Full Episode

UW System President Ray Cross and state Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, and UW System President Ray Cross voice their opinions on state funding for the UW System. Charles Franklin analyzes the latest Marquette Law School poll. Three national figures swept their party primary elections Tuesday.

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