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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.

August 10, 2018
As each candidate for governor appears on our program, we follow up on statements they have made in order to provide additional context. Democratic candidate for governor Kathleen Vinehout spoke to Wisconsin's low wages. Indeed, the state is lagging behind the national average in both wages and wage growth.
August 10, 2018
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is only required to perform post-election audits on 100 randomly-selected units out of 3,600. Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson believes the multiple layers of security and training required is enough to be confident the equipment and the system are working. She will sometimes perform post-election audits, even if only to prove the system is working.
August 10, 2018
In this web-first interview, Barry Burden, a political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison, explains how the candidates have chosen to use their airtime to send certain messages to voters.
August 10, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently changed agency rules to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease and re-credential park rangers as law enforcement. Breaking down what these changes mean is George Meyer, former DNR secretary and executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.
August 10, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: new DNR rules regarding CWD and law enforcement credentials for park rangers with former DNR secretary George Meyer; the upcoming primary races for governor and U.S. Senate with UW-Milwaukee political expert Mordecai Lee; and Marisa Wojcik speaks with UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden about political advertisements.
August 10, 2018
Despite some members of the state Senate pushing to pass tax incentives to keep two Kimberly-Clark facilities open in the Fox Valley, a prominent GOP senator says that it is unlikely there are enough votes.
August 10, 2018
Lending his insight before next Tuesday’s primary election is UW-Milwaukee political expert Mordecai Lee. He predicts there may be surprises, saying that there is a "grassroots prairie fire" on-the-ground that polls maybe didn't detect. "If I had to take a bet, I'd bet that they are unpredictable," Lee says of Wisconsin voters.
August 8, 2018
A barrage of ads have been hitting the airwaves recently as Wisconsin prepares to go to the polls on August 14 for the partisan primary elections. Barry Burden, a political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison, helps us dissect what we're seeing in these spots and how they're trying to influence your vote.
August 3, 2018
This Friday night at 7, Wisconsin Public Television presents a Here & Now Primary Election Special ahead of the Aug. 14 gubernatorial primary.
August 3, 2018
With millions of dollars already raised in Wisconsin’s race for governor, WPR's Shawn Johnson and Laurel White join Frederica to discuss how much and from where the candidates are raising their money.

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