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Anchored by Frederica Freyberg, Here and Now is Wisconsin's weekly in-depth news and public affairs proram where civic and political leaders provide context to the issues at the forefront of life in Wisconsin.

 

April 22, 2016

Kevin Moore Calls FoodShare Program A Success

Kevin Moore of Wisconsin Department of Health Services said 12,000 people who enrolled in the FoodShare program entered the workforce this past year. Moore said with more than 80,000 vacant jobs in the state, the FoodShare program wants to make sure people get the training they need to enter the workforce.

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April 22, 2016

Hunger Task Force Director Calls FoodShare Reform A Failure

Milwaukee-based Hunger Task Force Director Sherri Tussler said 65 percent of people who participated in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program lost their food assistance and did not gain employment. More than 41,000 people lost access to food stamps this past year after a new law mandated FoodShare recipients to seek employment in order to receive benefits.

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April 22, 2016

Overcrowding In Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center

Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White explains how ongoing problems at Lincoln Hills Youth Prison have led to deteriorating conditions and overcrowding in Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. She called the conditions at Lincoln Hills "deplorable."

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April 22, 2016

Wisconsin Survey Reveals Post-Primary Voter Preferences

In a survey conducted by St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, voters revealed they would likely not put Donald Trump in the White House. Between Trump and HIllary Clinton, respondents sided with Clinton at 46 percent and Trump at 34 percent. Between Bernie Sanders and Trump, Sanders received 52 percent of support with Trump at 33 percent.

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April 22, 2016

'1800 Days' Tackles Minority Achievement Gap From Young Age

Middleton Pastor Harold Rayford explained how vital a child's first five years of development are in preventing a minority achievement gap later in life. 1800 Days' website offers brochures listing development milestones that should be achieved in a child's first few years. More information can be found here: http://www.only1800days.org

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