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November 18, 2016

Falk On Future Of Affordable Care Act As Enrollment Opens

Kathleen Falk is a regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Republicans have vowed they will repeal the Affordable Care Act and now control the White House and Congress. Enrollment for next year is now open.

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November 18, 2016

State Assembly Leaders Preview Upcoming Session

Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, is the Assembly Speaker and Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, is the Assembly Minority Leader. The new session begins in January. The two leaders discuss how they'll work with the Senate and each other and what their goals for the session are.

November 18, 2016

PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies

Ifill was 61 years old when she passed away this week. She also worked as moderator and managing editor of PBS' Washington Week show. She reported on numerous presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill authored the best-selling book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama" in 2009.

November 18, 2016

Former Defense Secretary Mel Laird Dies

Mel Laird was a Wisconsin congressman and Secretary of Defense under President Nixon. He was appointed during the Vietnam War and was critical in the United States' eventual move to pull out of the region. He died at a Florida hospital at 94 years old this week.

November 18, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Talks About Upcoming Voter ID Study

Ken Mayer is a political science professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. This is the first presidential election for which Wisconsin's voter ID rule in place and turnout hit record lows. Mayer and his team will study Milwaukee and Madison starting in January to learn more about the new requirement's role.

November 18, 2016

Here and Now # 1521 - Full Episode

State Assembly Speaker Rep. Vos, R-Rochester, and Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, discuss the upcoming session, Regional Director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department Kathleen Falk talks about Obamacare as registration opens for the new year and UW-Madison political science professor Kenneth Mayer talks about a study he's launching on Wisconsin voter ID rule.

November 11, 2016

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Wins Reelection

He beat opponent Russ Feingold, who was looking to take back the seat he lost to Johnson in 2010. WPT's Zac Schultz reported from at Johnson's election night party. Johnson said he'd still like to see Hillary Clinton prosecuted for the private email server she used while Secretary of State.

November 11, 2016

UW-Madison Professor On Factors At Play In Trump Victory

Professor Kathy Cramer wrote a book on rural resentment and politics, which focused on Wisconsin. It's called "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker". She's also the director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison.

November 11, 2016

Here and Now #1519 — Full Episode

WPT's Zac Schultz reports from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's victorious election night celebration, Marquette poll director Charles Franklin discusses what the polls got wrong, conservative pundit Charlie Sykes shares his reactions to the election, state Rep. David Bowen, D-Milwaukee, talks about turnout in his area and UW professor Kathy Cramer talks about factors in Republican Donald Trump's win.

November 11, 2016

Rep. Bowen Reflects On State, Presidential Election Outcomes

Rep. David Bowen, D-Milwaukee, talks about turnout and election results in and around his district. The state Legislature now has the largest Republican majority since the 1950s. Bowen gives his perspective as to why Democrats saw the losses that they did this week.

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