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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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July 20, 2018

UW-Madison professor Yoshiko Herrera lends insight on what to take away from the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. She says that normally there is an amount of trust Americans would put in the president in these discussions, but the changing of messages in press conferences this week create questions over what Trump and Putin discussed.

July 20, 2018
The director of the Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, breaks down the numbers from the newest poll. Voters still mostly "don't know" who they will vote for in the Democratic primary for governor, and Franklin says 'key moments' may help distinguish the candidates before August 14. Franklin also says some issues, particularly roads, are salient to voters.
July 20, 2018
Continuing our series of interviews with candidates running for governor is Kathleen Vinehout. She currently serves in the state Senate from the 31st District in western Wisconsin. Vinehout has spent more than 20 years as a dairy farmer in Buffalo County and has taught at the university level. She says her life experience in and out of politics makes her the right choice for Wisconsin governor.
July 20, 2018

UW-Madison professor Yoshiko Herrera lends insight on what to take away from the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. She says that normally there is an amount of trust Americans would put in the president in these discussions, but the changing of messages in press conferences this week create questions over what Trump and Putin discussed.

July 20, 2018
Direct primary care is delivering routine medical services to patients in the form of a monthly subscription. With health insurance removed from the equation, direct primary care proponents say they save money, see less patients and provide better care. But some are concerned that it currently lacks regulation.
July 20, 2018
Democratic candidate for governor Mike McCabe wants to decrease Wisconsin's prison population, in part, by legalizing marijuana. Eleven percent of Wisconsin's prison population is made up of drug-related offenders.
July 13, 2018
The developers of Madison's former Oscar Mayer plant receive a $500,000 grant to help rehabilitate the campus and update infrastructure.
July 13, 2018

Back from his trip to Moscow, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson discusses his findings on the issue of Russian meddling and weighs in on tariff and trade policy. Johnson says that after the president's trip to Brussels, NATO countries "hopefully will live up to their commitment sooner" based on the president's "cajoling."

July 13, 2018
While Democrats squared off at the primary's first televised debate in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker held a campaign rally across town, saying he would run a positive campaign and focus on the issues. Here & Now takes you there to hear what both sides of the aisle are saying.
July 13, 2018
Here & Now continues our series of interviews with primary candidates for governor. This week: Republican candidate Robert Meyer. He operates a small business in Sun Prairie and is challenging incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in the August 14 primary. Meyer says he is running because voters want to see a return to people working together.
July 13, 2018
College tuition promise programs are popping up across the country and while many fund the gap after federal financial student aid ends, the source of that gap funding varies. Technical colleges in Wisconsin that have their own promise programs are privately funded. Many of the Dem. candidates for governor propose using state funds to finance tuition for two years of community and tech. college.

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