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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.

November 16, 2018
Baraboo High School garnered international attention as a photo circulated the internet showing students making a Nazi salute.
November 16, 2018
With the gun deer season beginning, Marisa Wojcik provides Fast Facts on continued concerns over Chronic Wasting Disease.
November 16, 2018
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, published an opinion piece in the Atlantic detailing how he thought Washington could avoid gridlock. Gallagher joins Frederica to discuss the motivation of the piece, saying that he was "struck by the fact that all of us [Republicans and Democrats] were speaking the same language."
November 16, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: gridlock in Washington with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher; Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul and his plans for the office; and UW-Stevens Point's plan to eliminate majors with provost Greg Summers.
November 16, 2018
Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul discusses his plans for when he takes office, and responds to the news of a potential recount. Kaul says he is looking forward to withdrawing from the federal lawsuit challenging the ACA that Wisconsin joined during Brad Schimel’s tenure. Kaul says he also wants to address the opioid crisis and continue to ensure sexual assault kits are not untested.
November 16, 2018
UW-Stevens Point announced that it is still eliminating majors. According to the school’s provost, Greg Summers, "it's about responding to the changing educational needs" of students. Summers adds that "I think you will see a wholesale restructuring of the university," to accompany the reduction in majors.
November 16, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker makes his first public appearance since losing reelection.
November 14, 2018
Jason Stein, research director at the Wisconsin Policy Forum, talks about what we might expect in the next state budget based on a recent analysis. Using numbers from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the state will have to drum up $2.2 billion in revenue just to maintain current state programs. The two items with the biggest price tags are K-12 schools and Medicaid.
November 9, 2018
While some areas of the state reliably vote for either party, this county in southwestern Wisconsin has voted for the winning gubernatorial candidate since the 1990's.
November 9, 2018
The race for U.S. Senate drew stark contrast between incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin and her Republican challenger Leah Vukmir. Frederica Freyberg reports on the race.

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