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December 23, 2016

Controversial Milwaukee Art Helps, Hinders Dialogue

This segment previews next week's show, which will be focused on race. Adam Stoner is a mural artist, and his piece in Milwaukee started a conversation about race and art in the city and country.

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December 23, 2016

Here and Now #1526 - Full Episode

Gov. Scott Walker sat down with WPT reporter Zac Schultz for a year end interview and a look into the past year and the future of Affordable Care Act enrollment.

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December 16, 2016

Presidential Recount Ends In Wisconsin

The recount effort started at the beginning of the month and ended Tuesday. It lasted 12 days total. Donald Trump maintained his lead and picked up 162 new votes after all votes were counted. Green Party candidate Jill Stein brought the recount.

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December 16, 2016

Lautenschlager On Resignation Of State Ethics Commissioner

Peg Lautenschlager is a former state attorney general and now chair of the state ethics commission. The member who resigned was a Democratic appointee to the new agency, which recently replaced the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board. The commissioner resigning, Robert Kinney, said in his resignation letter the new model requires "too much secrecy and too little transparency."

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December 16, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Breaks Down Russian Hacking Situation

Theodore Gerber is a professor of sociology and an expert on Russia. He said Russian cyber involvement in the 2016 presidential election is a serious, but unsurprising development. He said Russian authorities have a history of tapping into other countries elections as well as their own to change results.

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December 16, 2016

Here and Now #1525 - Full Episode

UW-Madison professor and Russia expert Theodore Gerber talks about hacking from Russia, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Glenn Grothman talk about the news in Washington ahead of the beginning of the Trump administration and state Ethics Commission Chair Peg Lautenschlager talks about the resignation of one of the groups Democratic members.

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December 16, 2016

U.S. Rep. Pocan Talks About The Latest In Washington

Pocan talks about what he expects after the inauguration in January. Pocan said the Democrats in Congress are "in action" and will be putting out legislation that express their views despite the new administration.

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December 16, 2016

U.S. Rep. Grothman Discusses The News In Washington

Grothman said Russian hacking probably had little effect on the presidential election. He said though that he would be supportive of a congressional investigation into any possible hacking from Russia. He also talked about what he's looking for in a Trump administration.

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December 9, 2016

State Rep. Nygren Talks About Funding For State Roads

Nygren, R-Marinette, is a member of the transportation committee and a co-chair of the joint finance committee. Gov. Scott Walker has asked legislators to plan not to raise taxes in the 2017-19 biennial budget, but some are saying the state's roads need more state funds.

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December 9, 2016

Democrat Wants Fix To 'Unsustainable' Transportation Funding

State Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, says lawmakers need to figure out a long-term funding source for state infrastructure. Republicans have been clashing on the issue in recent weeks, with Assembly Republican leaders saying the state should consider increasing revenues and Gov. Scott Walker ruling out an increase in the gas tax or fees, unless taxes are cut by the same amount elsewhere.

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