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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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February 16, 2018

In light of the shooting in Florida, Nate Schorr--the National Alliance on Mental Illness's Wisconsin Executive Director--sits down to discuss how mental illness plays a role in violence. Schorr says a push should be made toward early intervention for those who may be likely to perpetrate violence.

February 16, 2018

A week into the winter games, this week's Wisconsin Look celebrates the accomplishments of the Wisconsin Olympic athletes so far.

February 16, 2018

WPT's Multimedia Journalist Marisa Wojcik previews Tuesday's Supreme Court primary with a comparison of candidates' statements.

February 16, 2018

We hear clips from former Menominee Chair Gary Besaw as he delivers the State of the Tribes.

February 16, 2018

In light of the shooting in Florida, Nate Schorr--the National Alliance on Mental Illness's Wisconsin Executive Director--sits down to discuss how mental illness plays a role in violence. Schorr says a push should be made toward early intervention for those who may be likely to perpetrate violence.

February 16, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the aftermath of Florida's shooting, speaking with mental health advocate Nate Schorr; the recent slate of legislation at the state capitol with WPR's Shawn Johnson; the debate over wetland regulation with UW Geography Professor Morgan Robertson; a preview of the Supreme Court primary; and Wisconsinites at the Olympics.

February 16, 2018

As the state legislature debates wetland regulation, UW-Madison Geography Professor Morgan Robertson discusses what would be affected by the changes. Robertson says the wetlands help mitigate the damage of flooding, as well as help filter runoff.

February 16, 2018

After a busy week at the Capitol, WPR's Shawn Johnson is in-studio to break down all that has happened. Looking at the push to eliminate the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention facility, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the legislation will be a "heavy lift."

February 9, 2018

To Neenah's mayor Dean Kaufert, the announced closing of Kimberly-Clark facilities in the Fox Cities were a "punch in the gut." He joins the show to lend a local perspective on the factory closings and weigh in on the state's proposal to incentivize Kimberly-Clark to stay. "For right now, it's really important to stop the bleeding," Kaufert says.

February 9, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the effects of Kimberly-Clark's proposed plan closures with Neenah mayor Dean Kaufert; why governors call special elections to fill legislative vacancies with WisContext reporter Scott Gordon; the state's IV bag shortage with the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Ann Zenk; and WPT’s Marisa Wojcik reports on state funding for school libraries.

February 9, 2018

Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses his newly-published investigative piece which delves into how and when Wisconsin governors decide to hold special elections to fill legislative vacancies, of which Wisconsin currently has two. Gordon discusses the potential political and financial reasons for the current delay in filling the seats, and the 50 years of precedent leading up to it.

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