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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 17, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the results of Tuesday's election and campaigns' next steps with political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and her primary victory with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.
August 17, 2018
After her primary victory, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir discusses what is next for her campaign. She says she wants to bring the "Wisconsin Way" to Washington, which she describes as the recent "economic miracle" in the state. On federal issues, Vukmir says she supports the recent round of federal tax cuts, saying she would advocate for them to be made permanent.
August 17, 2018
With the primary election in the rearview mirror, political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross lend their insight to the campaign ahead of November. On the U.S. Senate race, the two differ on whether President Trump will be an asset or a hindrance to Republican Leah Vukmir's efforts to unseat Democrat Tammy Baldwin. They also discuss Tony Evers' efforts to set himself apart from Scott Walker.
August 15, 2018
Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator Joy Ippolito joins us to talk about the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families new ad campaign that is looking to change the conversation about what human trafficking looks like and how to identify it.
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.

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