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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 27, 2018

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Jim Holte discusses how trade disputes affect farmers in Wisconsin. He says he is encouraged that there is some positive movement, but with regards to the $12 billion aid package the president recently proposed says "we'd rather have trade than aid." He says the tariffs have hit dairy producers the hardest, whose product has a shorter shelf life.

December 14, 2018
On tonight’s show, we examine: the governor’s power to pardon with the former chair of Gov. Jim Doyle’s pardon advisory board Susan Crawford; the transition from Republicans to Democrats leading the House with Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss; the Kimberly Clark deal with state Sen. Roger Roth of Appleton; and Medicaid work requirements with Dr. Molli Rolli.
December 14, 2018
On the heels of the WEDC deal to keep a Kimberly-Clark in the Fox Valley, Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton, joins Zac to discuss what went into keeping the factory in Wisconsin. Over concerns that giving the company tax credits could lead to a slippery slope, Roth says “it’s not something we do lightly,” and that Kimberly-Clark represents “an anchor business in an anchor industry.”
December 14, 2018
The UW Board of Regents writes a letter in support of the UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Provost Greg Summers as the school implements a plan to cut half a dozen majors.
December 14, 2018
Dr. Molli Rolli of the Wisconsin Medical Society talks about the provision to keep the state’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients. She says the group is “philosophically opposed” to measures such as mandating community service for recipients, which can often lead to dropped coverage if the service is not properly documented.
December 14, 2018
Washington Post associate editor and Wisconsin native David Maraniss discusses what to expect in the transition from a Republican to a Democratic-led House of Representatives. He says the magnitude in the change-over of representatives makes this new congress relatively unique.
December 14, 2018
A new gubernatorial administration may mean a return of the governor’s use of the pardon power. Breaking down what that might look like is the chair of former Gov. Jim Doyle’s pardon advisory board Susan Crawford.
December 7, 2018
Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, gives the Democratic take on the lame duck session that will take power away from the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. She says "we need to keep the will of the people here in this discussion."
December 7, 2018
Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, delivers the Republican take on the lame duck legislation that takes power from the governor's office and gives it to the legislature. He advocates for more balance among the branches of government, saying "legislative intent has to be part of the process" of agency rulemaking.
December 7, 2018
Former Gov. Jim Doyle has dealt with transitions between Republican to Democratic administrations and vice versa, and has been critical of legislative Republican's lame duck package. He says the elections are "about giving the citizens the confidence," which the legislation undermines. "It's being a sore loser, it's being mad that you lost," Doyle says.
December 7, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the slate of lame duck session bills with Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.

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