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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 9, 2018
A subdued crowd crowd in Pewaukee was matched with a jubilant crowd in Madison on election night. Here & Now's Zac Schultz goes behind the scenes at both gubernatorial campaigns' watch parties in one of Wisconsin's closest elections.
November 9, 2018
With talk of a lame duck session brimming, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, sits down to discuss what will be on that legislative agenda. Fitzgerald says Wisconsinites will be "underwhelmed" by what will get passed, saying that the plan is to codify policy that was administrative rule under Gov. Scott Walker.
November 9, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the possibility of a lame duck session to alter the governor's official authority, with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald; a recap of Tuesday's election with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and the future of Wisconsin's divided government with WPR's Shawn Johnson.
November 9, 2018
Here & Now political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross weigh in on this week’s election results. Ross says it is "a new day in the state of Wisconsin," saying that election was a referendum on the president. McCoshen stresses the importance of Republicans' legislative wins, and says Trump should have been used more as a surrogate in Wisconsin.
November 9, 2018
WPR's Shawn Johnson provides analysis from this week's election and looks ahead to what may come for Wisconsin's divided government. He says the large turnout in Dane County, compared to a small turnout in Waukesha County, contributed to Tony Evers's win. Johnson adds that legislative priorities may get hashed out through the budget--one of the few bills that must get passed.
November 8, 2018
Tony Evers wins 2018 midterm elections and Scott Walker concedes.
November 8, 2018
Bailing hay can be hard work and the body needs time to rest, relax and restore. With that in mind, Inga will be cooking up a Korean chicken soup for her neighbors. The ingredients include homegrown rice from Mequon, pastured poultry and ginseng from Marathon County.
November 7, 2018
State Capitol reporter Laurel White of Wisconsin Public Radio joins us to debrief the events of the 2018 midterm elections and what to expect going forward. After winning three elections and serving two terms, Republican Scott Walker was bested by Democrat Tony Evers.
November 2, 2018
Ahead of next Tuesday’s election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe discusses election security and what voters need to know heading to the polls. She reminds voters that they can register to vote at the polls, and that voters will have to reaffirm their information if they have moved or have not voted in the past four years.
November 2, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the gubernatorial campaign with Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson; election security with the Wisconsin Election Commission's Meagan Wolfe; the latest Marquette Law School poll numbers with the poll's director Charles Franklin; and Here & Now’s Zac Schultz reports on state Senate races.

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