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July 15, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Leads Group Of Teen Journalists

UW Life Science Communication Professor Patty Loew on her work at the Bad River reservation. She coordinates workshops there for high schoolers interested in journalism. Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency there this week after severe flooding.

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July 15, 2016

Peg Lautenschlager Named Chair Of New Ethics Commission

Peg Lautenschlager, a Democrat who served as state attorney general between 2003 and 2007, was recently appointed to be the chair of the new ethics commission. An ethics commission and an election commission are replacing the non-partisan watchdog Government Accountability Board.

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July 15, 2016

Here and Now #1503 — Full Episode

Pollster Charles Franklin analyzes the latest Marquette Law School Poll. UW-Madison Life Science Communication Professor Patty Loew talks about her work with teen journalists covering severe weather at the Bad River reservation. New State Ethics Commission Chair Peg Lautenschlager discusses her new position. And in Madison, a renewed push to keep people from sleeping downtown during the day.

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July 15, 2016

Apartment Complex Aims To Combat Homelessness

Ashley Thomas, the executive director, is a former Wisconsin basketball star. The Milwaukee center, Hope Street Ministry, currently houses about 40 men, women and children. Many are recovering from addiction and formerly homeless, but in order to stay at the shelter they must be sober.

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July 15, 2016

Soglin Renews Push For Homelessness Initiative

The Madison mayor is once again looking to prohibit people from lying down or sleeping on public sidewalks. Violations would result in fines starting at ten dollars for first offenses. The tactic is modeled off other cities, such as Portland and Honolulu.

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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

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 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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