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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 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 11, 2018
UW-Madison Economics Professor Noah Williams lends insight to how much Wisconsin has recovered nearly a decade since the Great Recession. He says the state should expect greater economic recovery from places that were hit the hardest. Williams says part of this narrowing of the gap is due to urban migration since the recession.
May 11, 2018
Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) was removed from the state’s powerful Joint Finance Committee after she was accused of bullying a legislative staffer. Taylor says “political shenanigans are going on,” and disagrees with the findings in the report.
May 11, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: Sen. Lena Taylor's removal from the Joint Finance Committee with the senator herself; the recent decision to allow CBD oil production with Wis. Farm Bureau Federation's Rob Richard; how Wisconsin counties recovered from the recent recession with professor Noah Williams; and efforts to make LGBTQ services more inclusive with Mercedes Danforth-Hernandez.
May 11, 2018
Green Bay Southwest High School student Mercedes Danforth-Hernandez will be recognized this weekend for her work expanding Gay-Straight efforts at her school. She joins the show from Green Bay, where she discusses her work and the legacy she hopes remains at her school when she graduates this year.
May 11, 2018
An emergency grant helps the SS Badger, which ferries cars and people between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan, make its maiden voyage this spring.
May 9, 2018
Wisconsin Public Radio special projects reporter joins us to talk about Beyond the Ballot, a project that aims to reach voters in the state where they are to hear what issues are important to them.
May 4, 2018

Hundreds have applied to grow hemp in Wisconsin. This week's Fast Facts, from Here & Now, look at the state's history with the plant and what the future growth of hemp in Wisconsin could look like.

May 4, 2018
The 2017 death of West Milwaukee resident Adam Trammell generated concern over whether the police used excessive force when they tased him multiple times. Lending their insight to the case is Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Trammell family attorney Robin Shellow.
May 4, 2018

The American Academy of Nursing issued recommendations promoting rested and alert staff, a hard task when nurses work 12 hour shifts. Linda Scott, Dean of the UW School of Nursing, discusses the impact of nursing fatigue on healthcare.

May 4, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the death of West Milwaukee resident Adam Trammell with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Trammell family attorney Robin Shellow; what fatigue among nurses means with UW Nursing School Dean Linda Scott; and how partisan politics permeates radio and social media in Wisconsin with UW-Madison Journalism Professor Lew Friedland.

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