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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.

December 7, 2018
Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, gives the Democratic take on the lame duck session that will take power away from the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. She says "we need to keep the will of the people here in this discussion."
December 7, 2018
Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, delivers the Republican take on the lame duck legislation that takes power from the governor's office and gives it to the legislature. He advocates for more balance among the branches of government, saying "legislative intent has to be part of the process" of agency rulemaking.
December 7, 2018
Former Gov. Jim Doyle has dealt with transitions between Republican to Democratic administrations and vice versa, and has been critical of legislative Republican's lame duck package. He says the elections are "about giving the citizens the confidence," which the legislation undermines. "It's being a sore loser, it's being mad that you lost," Doyle says.
December 7, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the slate of lame duck session bills with Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
December 7, 2018
The 2018-19 legislative session ended with a late night Tuesday as lawmakers debated a series of lame duck bills into Wednesday morning. Here & Now's Marisa Wojcik was at the Capitol and reports on what the lawmakers passed.
November 30, 2018
Assembly Assistant Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein, D-Middleton, sits down to discuss bipartisanship in the state legislature. She weighs in on the upcoming lame duck session, saying Republicans are “just trying to rig the system” by proposing to move Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary from April to March.
November 30, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the upcoming lame duck session of the state legislature with Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke and Assembly Assistant Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein; bipartisanism in the state with Rep. Travis Tranel; and the calls for UW-Stevens Point leadership to step down with UW-SP physics professor Mick Veum.
November 30, 2018
Zac breaks down a proposal by the state’s Interagency Council on Homelessness and their call for a ‘housing first’ model.
November 30, 2018
Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, lays out what Republicans are looking to accomplish in the upcoming lame duck legislative session. He says the GOP goal is to “make sure [their] reforms stand the test of time.” Steineke says many of the specific details of the legislation are getting negotiated with the Senate ahead of next week’s session.
November 30, 2018
Faculty and students from UW-Stevens Point issued a letter to the UW Board of Regents asking them to remove the school’s chancellor after budget shortfalls caused majors to be eliminated. One of the letter’s signatories, physics professor Mick Veum, joins Zac to discuss the impetus behind the letter. Veum says he is asking for accountability and that the budget hole “is our own doing.”

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