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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 18, 2018

UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden is in-studio to discuss his recent surveys on the role that gender bias plays in elections. He says that even when controlling for unique characteristics among candidates, gender bias against female candidates remains. Burden says the bias also causes many women to not seek election in the first place.

May 18, 2018
New research has found CWD-carrying prions in soil and water, adding to concerns over whether the neurological disease can be passed environmentally. Joel Pedersen, a UW-Madison soil scientist and researcher on the recent study, explains what this means for the spread of the disease in the state.
May 18, 2018
Heeding a petition from lawyers and judges across the state, the Supreme Court raised the amount of money paid to private attorneys doing public defender work from $40 an hour to $100. Discussing the impact of this change is John Birdsall, a Milwaukee attorney and co-author of the petition.
May 18, 2018

UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden is in-studio to discuss his recent surveys on the role that gender bias plays in elections. He says that even when controlling for unique characteristics among candidates, gender bias against female candidates remains. Burden says the bias also causes many women to not seek election in the first place.

May 18, 2018
A new survey published in USA Today found Wisconsin is the “drunkest” state in the country, with the top-four drunkest cities in the state. Discussing some of the issues that arise with such a heavy drinking culture is Jim Pearson of Journey Mental Health. He says that the demographics of binge drinkers is shifting from high schoolers to adults.
May 18, 2018
This week the state rolled out its $100 per-child tax rebate, a policy proposal championed by Gov. Scott Walker in this year's State of the State address.
May 18, 2018
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May 16, 2018
A recent study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health examines the presence of small plastic particles in our water.
May 16, 2018
This week we talk with Meagan Wolfe, administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission, about Wisconsin’s electronic voting systems and election integrity as we look towards the midterm elections.
May 11, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: Sen. Lena Taylor's removal from the Joint Finance Committee with the senator herself; the recent decision to allow CBD oil production with Wis. Farm Bureau Federation's Rob Richard; how Wisconsin counties recovered from the recent recession with professor Noah Williams; and efforts to make LGBTQ services more inclusive with Mercedes Danforth-Hernandez.
May 11, 2018
Green Bay Southwest High School student Mercedes Danforth-Hernandez will be recognized this weekend for her work expanding Gay-Straight efforts at her school. She joins the show from Green Bay, where she discusses her work and the legacy she hopes remains at her school when she graduates this year.

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