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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

December 2, 2016

Former DNR Secretary George Meyer 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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