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December 9, 2016

Berry Explains His Take On State Transportation Funding

Todd Berry is the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayer's Alliance. He says Wisconsin needs to stop borrowing for transportation, but the proposed budget calls for $500 million of borrowing for state transportation infrastructure.

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December 9, 2016

Madison Superintendent Describes New Pathways Program

The Pathways Program will allow students in Madison public schools to pursue individual areas of interest. Students will be able to work in and explore the community and learn more about future career options for after graduation.

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December 9, 2016

Here and Now #1524 - Full Episode

Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, discuss transportation funding in the next state budget, President of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance gives his nonpartisan take on the same issue and Madison Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham describes a new program to help students graduate with a post graduation plan.

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December 2, 2016

Stein Lawyer On Presidential Election Recount Effort

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein asked for the state recounts, including Wisconsin's. Matthew D. Brinckerhoff is founding partner at New York City-based Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and lead council for Stein.

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December 2, 2016

Elections Commission Chair Shares Latest On Recount

Mark Thomsen is the chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The recount process began Thursday morning in Dane County, and is expect to last around 12 days. Trump supporters have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the recount in Wisconsin.

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December 2, 2016

Internal Reorganization Of DNR Could Ease Permit Review

Cathy Stepp is the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She announced the internal changes this week. This reorganization could give large farms more of a say in certain environmental regulations.

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December 2, 2016

Here and Now #1523 - Full Episode

A presidential ballot recount is under way in Wisconsin. State election commission chair Mark Thomsen and Jill Stein lead council Matthew Brinckerhoff talk about the recount. Current Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources Cathy Stepp and the former secretary talk about recently announced internal reorganization that could lead to easier permitting processes.

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December 2, 2016

Former DNR Secretary George Mayer On Reorganization

George Meyer is now the executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. He worked in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 32 years. He expressed his concern for how the changes might affect the environment.

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November 25, 2016

Professor Talks About Latest Book On Wisconsin Idea

UW-Milwaukee professor David Hoeveler's book looks into the life of John Bascom. Bascom was UW President from 1874 to 1887 and his progressive ideology paved the way for the Wisconsin Idea. He talks about the significance of this ideology and its implications today.

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November 25, 2016

Judges Rule Republican Redistricting Map Unconstitutional

Two judges ruled that the state Legislature's Assembly district map unconstitutional, with a third dissenting. They state Assembly Republicans exhibited partisan gerrymandering beyond what is constitutional in their maps, a decision state Attorney General Brad Schimel says he will repeal. WPR state politics reporter Shawn Johnson talks about the decision.

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