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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 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore shares her thoughts on the release of bodycam footage that shows Milwaukee police officers tasing Bucks player Sterling Brown. She says there is no indication in the footage that anything was at risk "besides the officer's ego" She says Brown is not alone in experiencing this treatment, citing times she has faced the same thing.

May 25, 2018
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan sits down in-studio to discuss congressional news including the failure of the House to pass the farm bill over disagreements on immigration. Pocan calls the congress dysfunctional, and says Democrats are working on parliamentary maneuvers to get net neutrality legislation passed in the House.
May 25, 2018
Medical School Dean Bob Golden and state Sen. Luther Olsen penned a column together describing how they became close friends and collaborators while serving the Wisconsin Idea of extending the University of Wisconsin's resources to serve the people of the state. Frederica discussed their work with them this week.
May 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore shares her thoughts on the release of bodycam footage that shows Milwaukee police officers tasing Bucks player Sterling Brown. She says there is no indication in the footage that anything was at risk "besides the officer's ego" She says Brown is not alone in experiencing this treatment, citing times she has faced the same thing.

May 25, 2018
Beginning our second series of interviews with Democrats running for governor is attorney and small business owner Kelda Roys. She previously served in the state Assembly and with NARAL Pro-Choice. Roys says Wisconsinites are “ready to turn the page” on Gov. Walker. On school funding Roys says “We cannot keep funneling money into private schools when we don’t adequately fund public schools.”
May 25, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the tasing of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown by Milwaukee police with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore; the latest news from Washington with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan; the Democratic gubernatorial primary with candidate Kelda Roys; and a Supreme Court case involving Wisconsin-based company Epic with multimedia journalist Marisa Wojcik.
May 25, 2018
The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Wisconsin health software giant Epic Systems. The ruling states that the company can require employees to sign onto non-disclosure agreements. Upon condition of employment, the agreement prohibits employees from settling grievances as a group and from taking work issues to court. This week’s Fast Facts look at the details of this ruling.
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.

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