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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.

July 27, 2018
Kimberly-Clark reached an agreement this week with a local steelworkers union, paving the way for the company to work with the state to keep open one of its factories in the Fox Valley. A bill to create Foxconn-like incentives passed the state Assembly this year, but its future remains uncertain in the state Senate.
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.

July 27, 2018
Investigative reporter from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Grigor Atanesian sits down to discuss his reporting on Wisconsin election infrastructure and its potential vulnerabilities. He says Wisconsin was the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, which included creating social media accounts for fake Milwaukee media outlets.
July 25, 2018
Dr. Jasmine Zapata calls herself the motivational MD. As a pediatrician she sees what issues young females are facing and how it can lead to poor health outcomes later in life. Her work strives to start upstream and spread a positive message to young girls.
July 20, 2018
The director of the Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, breaks down the numbers from the newest poll. Voters still mostly "don't know" who they will vote for in the Democratic primary for governor, and Franklin says 'key moments' may help distinguish the candidates before August 14. Franklin also says some issues, particularly roads, are salient to voters.
July 20, 2018
Continuing our series of interviews with candidates running for governor is Kathleen Vinehout. She currently serves in the state Senate from the 31st District in western Wisconsin. Vinehout has spent more than 20 years as a dairy farmer in Buffalo County and has taught at the university level. She says her life experience in and out of politics makes her the right choice for Wisconsin governor.
July 20, 2018

UW-Madison professor Yoshiko Herrera lends insight on what to take away from the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. She says that normally there is an amount of trust Americans would put in the president in these discussions, but the changing of messages in press conferences this week create questions over what Trump and Putin discussed.

July 20, 2018

Direct primary care is delivering routine medical services to patients in the form of a monthly subscription. With health insurance removed from the equation, direct primary care proponents say they save money, see less patients and provide better care. But some are concerned that it currently lacks regulation.

July 20, 2018
Democratic candidate for governor Mike McCabe wants to decrease Wisconsin's prison population, in part, by legalizing marijuana. Eleven percent of Wisconsin's prison population is made up of drug-related offenders.
July 20, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the results of the newest Marquette Law School Poll with the poll's director Charles Franklin; the wake of the U.S.-Russia summit with UW-Madison Political Science Professor Yoshiko Herrera; and the race for governor with Democratic candidate Kathleen Vinehout.

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