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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 19, 2017

Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo details two bills that target serious juvenile crime.

March 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin talks about the GOP health care bill, Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin talks about the latest poll and the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Kim Kaukl talks about Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to boost funding for rural schools.

March 17, 2017

Michcael Haas is the administrator of the state elections commission. A state report revealed this week that 17-year-olds voted illegally in last spring's presidential primary. In some states, minors can vote in primaries if they'll be 18 by the general election, but not in Wisconsin.

March 17, 2017

The Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons are under federal investigation. Current and former inmates have alleged abuse, neglect and sexual assault at the two facilities north of Wausau. State Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher says fixing the problems there is his priority.

March 17, 2017

Jeffery Roman is a member of Youth Justice Milwaukee, is holding a summit on juvenile justice issues next week. He and others are calling to have the two youth prison facilities under investigation shut down. Former and current inmates involved in the suit claim as much as 20 percent of the inmates are in solitary confinement at any given time, along with other common instances of mistreatment.

March 17, 2017

Lisa Lamkins is the federal advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin. AARP is lobbying hard against the GOP American Health Care Act. It's worried about potential negative affects on the country's elderly.

March 17, 2017

Wisconsin elections commission administrator Michael Haas talks about illegal voting during the presidential primaries last spring, Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher and youth advocate Jeffery Roman talk about the state's troubled youth prisons and AARP Wisconsin federal advocacy director Lisa Lamkins talks about her concerns with the GOP American Health Care Act.

March 17, 2017

UW professor Donna Friedsam shared her predicted winners and losers from the bill. The Congressional Budget Office projected 14 million people would lose insurance in the first year. It predicted that number would rise to 24 million in 10 years. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said the overall projects are encouraging.

March 10, 2017

UW-Madison healthcare expert Donna Friedsam talks about the new Obamacare replacement bill, President of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Joel Brammeier talks about a federal proposal to drastically reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and WisContext reporter Scott Gordon talks about developments on the Waukesha water divestment plan.

March 10, 2017

Less than a year ago, Waukesha gained approval to divert water from Lake Michigan. This permission was granted as an exception to the Great Lakes Compact. But now cities surrounding the Great Lakes in the U.S. and Canada are challenging to decision. Scott Gordon is a reporter for WisContext.

March 10, 2017

Joel Brammeier is the president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. The federal proposal would drastically cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million annually. Last year alone, Wisconsin saw $3 million in funding from the initiative.

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