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Anchored by Frederica Freyberg, Here & 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.

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May 26, 2017

Zac Schultz goes to Wausau to hear how choice is impacting private and public schools.

May 19, 2017

As the partisan firestorm rages in Washington, we discuss politics in Wisconsin with Republican Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Democrat Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. “If you look at the SS Trump, the only difference ... is there were life boats on the Titanic,” Ross says. McCoshen disagrees. “[Trump] has to get his agenda done. … I think 2018 can be a very good year for Republicans."

May 19, 2017

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan tells the press why he supports the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into possible ties between the President Trump and Russia. “I believe that the professionals of the Justice Department need to do their jobs independently, objectively and thoroughly,” Ryan said.

May 19, 2017

A new state audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation found improvements in its loan contracts. However, the audit also shows the amount of potentially uncollectable loans has significantly increased in the last two years.

May 19, 2017

Watch the entire episode of Here & Now on May 19, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Joint Finance Co-Chair, Alberta Darling, talks self-insurance for state employees, challenge of funding Wisconsin’s roads. WPR’s, Shawn Johnson, talks about why the majority in the Senate and the Assembly are at odds with each other. State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, talks about proposed bills that would aid the homeless, and School Principal, Mike Hernandez, talks about the benefits of students.

May 12, 2017

Scott Gordon, WisContext.org reporter on the use and tracking of synthetic opioids. These are powerful heroin-like drugs -- including the large animal tranquilizer, Carfentanil. Milwaukee saw its first confirmed deaths from it last month. Users can unknowingly ingest these synthetics, and fatally over-dose.

May 12, 2017

Republican Senator Alberta Darling is the Joint Finance Co-Chair. She talks road funding and describes why she doesn't want self-insurance for state employees. She also explains where the money to fund state plans would come from.

May 12, 2017

Wisconsin Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief, Shawn Johnson, reveals points of state budget that republicans disagree on at the capitol. The legislature's budget committee rejected the Governor's transportation plan. Republicans also disagree on an alternative road funding/tax proposal.

May 12, 2017

An assembly committee voted to send a GOP measure to the full assembly that would limit when presidential, state and local recounts could take place. Under the new bill, only candidates who trail by one percent or less would be able to request a recount.

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