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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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February 16, 2018

As the state legislature debates wetland regulation, UW-Madison Geography Professor Morgan Robertson discusses what would be affected by the changes. Robertson says the wetlands help mitigate the damage of flooding, as well as help filter runoff.

January 26, 2018

On tonight’s show, we examine: Gov. Walker’s eighth State of the State address, with insight from WPR’s Shawn Johnson; Walker’s new healthcare stabilization plan with healthcare expert Bobby Peterson; and the impact of the state Senate’s rejection of ethics and elections officials with UW professor Barry Burden.

January 26, 2018

The state Senate voted this week to reject the confirmation of Michael Haas and Brian Bell as administrators of the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions. In light of this, UW-Madison professor Barry Burden sits down to discuss how the change in leadership will be implemented and what effect it may have on the state’s elections infrastructure.

January 26, 2018

Gov. Walker unveiled a new 'healthcare stability plan' just before delivering the State of the State. Breaking down what the plan entails is ABC for Health's Executive Director Bobby Peterson. He says if the ACA is repealed, the plan could partially help people with preexisting conditions receive coverage.

January 26, 2018

This week's Wisconsin Look explores new rules created by the DNR regarding manure spreading.

January 19, 2018

Last week Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker resigned after thousands of Milwaukee’s children tested positive for elevated lead levels and their families were not informed. Here are some fast facts about lead poisoning.

January 19, 2018

With seven months to go before the August gubernatorial primary, we take a look at where the top Democratic contenders stand with fundraising and whether any have made headway on incumbent Gov. Scott Walker’s figures.

January 19, 2018

WisContext reporter Scott Gordon shares the findings of his recent reporting on declining refugee resettlement in Wisconsin. According to Gordon, resettlement numbers have dropped by two-thirds between 2016-2017, and he explains how national foreign policy with the Trump administration helped shape the decline.

January 19, 2018

Patty Schachtner, Wisconsin's 10 Senate District Senator-Elect, joins us to discuss her electoral victory. She says her election has been a very humbling experience, and says of other candidates "if you’re sending out the right message, the voters will vote for you."

January 19, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: Tuesday's surprise election results, speaking with Senator-Elect Patty Schachtner to get her response, and UW-Madison professor Michael Wagner on what the results may mean come November; the upcoming legislative agenda with the Assembly Maj. and Min. Leaders Jim Steineke and Gordon Hintz; and refugee resettlement in Wisconsin with WisContext reporter Scott Gordon.

January 19, 2018

The Assembly met for the first time in 2018 this week, and to discuss the current legislative agenda are Majority Leader Jim Steineke and Minority Leader Gordon Hintz. Steineke says, “we need to get people back to work,” speaking to Republicans’ welfare reform proposal. Hintz responds, saying Walker is "trying to make up for seven years of bad leadership."

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