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February 3, 2017

Here and Now #1532 - Full Episode

Former Governor Tommy Thompson discusses health care alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross and managing partner at Capitol Consultants discuss President Donald Trump's first few days in office and preview the state budget and a look into how transportation funding affects some rural Wisconsinites.

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January 27, 2017

First Look: Immigrant Advocate On Trump Policies

Christine Neumann-Ortiz is the executive director of Voces de la Frontera. Trump signed an executive order this week to strengthen the country's deportation forces and begin construction of a wall along the southern boarder. Milwaukee County Sheriff said in a statement he supports Trump's actions to crack down on undocumented workers.

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January 27, 2017

Journalism Professor Discusses President Trump, Press

Trump has accused the media of misrepresenting him, but journalists have found flaws in the information Trump and his administration present as facts, including inaccurate inauguration crowd numbers his spokesperson described as "alternative facts." UW-Madison journalism professor Michael Wagner called on journalists to practice "relentless, aggressive truth telling."

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January 27, 2017

Look Ahead: Johnson Responds To Walker Welfare Proposal

Gov. Scott Walker said this week he planned to propose linking food stamp eligibility for parents to hours worked in his biennial budget proposal. This comes as part of a proposal to overhaul the state's welfare program. Even though the sanction would be limited to parents, state Sen. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, said the action would still make it more difficult for children to get enough food.

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January 27, 2017

Federal Panel Orders Wisconsin Redraw District Lines

The panel called Wisconsin's Assembly district map unconstitutional in November. It asked the state to redraw the lines before November 2018. The state attorney general plans to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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January 27, 2017

Here and Now #1531 - Full Episode

Voces de la Frontera executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz reacts to President Donald Trump's executive order construct a boarder wall, WisContext reporter Scott Gordon talks about his reporting on Syrian refugees in Wisconsin, UW-Madison journalism professor Michael Wagner talks about Trump and the press and state Sen. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, responds to governor's welfare proposal.

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January 27, 2017

Closer Look: Reporter Talks About Story On Syrian Refugees

Scott Gordon's WisContext story looked at how many Syrian refugees had been resettled in Wisconsin. More than 15,000 refugees from Syria resettled in the U.S. last year, but only 119 people have arrived to Wisconsin from Syria between 2002 and 2016. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order to block refugees from Syria from entering the country.

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January 27, 2017

Wisconsin Look: Estimated Highway Construction Costs Up

New state audit shows 16 major projects will cost three billion dollars more than expected. This increase is due to inflation. The report also downgraded the percentage of highways in good condition from 53 percent to 41 percent.

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January 27, 2017

Middleton Family Of Syrians Describe Journey

President Donald Trump's recent executive order temporarily bans all Syrian refugees from entering the United States. Mousa Aldashash, his wife and his daughter fled violence in Syria a few years ago and are adjusting to life in the U.S. They are part of the state's relatively small Syrian refugee community.

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January 20, 2017

Closer Look: Madison Physician On Proposed Obamacare Repeal

Melissa Stiles works with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Stiles previewed what could happen to the state's enrollees in the event of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Wisconsin Physicians for a National Health Program, a group she is part of, voiced their concerns this week.

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