Here and Now


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


August 26, 2016

Racine Mayor Voices Opposition To Waukesha Water Plan

The Great Lakes Governors Association approved the diversion of water from Lake Michigan. Waukesha will now be allowed to divert water directly from the Great Lake, under the argument that their water is contaminated. Now, other mayors from the Great Lakes region are seeking to appeal this decision.

August 26, 2016

A Look Into The Future Of The Yahara Watershed

The Yahara 2070 uses science to predict changes the watershed may experience. Monica Turner is an ecology professor at UW-Madison and one of the project's principal investigators. She discusses a project as a preview to a Wisconsin Public Television documentary that will air September 1.

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.

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.

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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