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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.

 

February 5, 2016

UW Research On Student Food Security Inspires Food Pantry

Ph.D. student Katharine Broton discusses the rising number of "non-traditional" students and their growing struggle to pay for all college-related expenses. The Associated Students of Madison are holding a food pantry for students in need, beginning Feb. 5. Questions can be sent to thepantry@asm.wisc.edu.

February 5, 2016

State Budget Projections Include Less Revenue, Small Balance

Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Perry voiced concern for Wisconsin's lower-than-projected revenue stream. He said legislators have not left enough balance in the general fund for the state to absorb a shock.

February 5, 2016

UW Expert Calls Presidential Primary 'Peculiar'

UW journalism professor Michael Wagner said the current presidential primary is unusual because Donald Trump is doing well despite little allegiance to Republican orthodoxy. On the Democratic side, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are trying to position themselves as progressives. Wisconsin's primary isn't until April, but Wagner said many candidates may yet remain in the race by then.

February 5, 2016

UW Professor Responds To Proposed Tenure Changes

David Vanness is president of UW's American Association of University Professors chapter. He said some people are concerned that using "financial considerations" to fire a tenured faculty member could impact high-quality academic programs. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted on tenure changes Friday.

February 5, 2016

With Voter ID, Key To Voting Is In The Cards

New laws requiring voters to provide identification will be in effect for the February 16 primary election for state supreme court justice. This lighthearted guide goes over what identification is accepted by poll workers to prove identity.


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