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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 13, 2018
Here & Now continues our series of interviews with primary candidates for governor. This week: Republican candidate Robert Meyer. He operates a small business in Sun Prairie and is challenging incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in the August 14 primary. Meyer says he is running because voters want to see a return to people working together.
July 13, 2018
College tuition promise programs are popping up across the country and while many fund the gap after federal financial student aid ends, the source of that gap funding varies. Technical colleges in Wisconsin that have their own promise programs are privately funded. Many of the Dem. candidates for governor propose using state funds to finance tuition for two years of community and tech. college.
July 13, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: U.S.-Russia relations, trade policy and the Supreme Court with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson; Gov. Scott Walker's primary challenge with Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Mayer; the Democratic gubernatorial debate and Walker's campaign stop in Milwaukee; and Fast Facts on how to pay for higher education
July 13, 2018
The developers of Madison's former Oscar Mayer plant receive a $500,000 grant to help rehabilitate the campus and update infrastructure.
July 13, 2018

Back from his trip to Moscow, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson discusses his findings on the issue of Russian meddling and weighs in on tariff and trade policy. Johnson says that after the president's trip to Brussels, NATO countries "hopefully will live up to their commitment sooner" based on the president's "cajoling."

July 13, 2018
While Democrats squared off at the primary's first televised debate in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker held a campaign rally across town, saying he would run a positive campaign and focus on the issues. Here & Now takes you there to hear what both sides of the aisle are saying.
July 11, 2018
The blue-green algae has cropped up early this year. Early and intense rainstorms are causing more erosion and runoff to put nutrients into our water sources that create cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. Paul Dearlove of the Clean Lakes Alliance discusses what some of the dangers are and how to mitigate your exposure to the sometimes toxic bacteria found in lakes.
July 6, 2018
This is the fifth in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Mike McCabe. He is a political activist and founder of the grassroots organization “Blue Jean Nation.” McCabe says people are looking for a “clean break” from the current political system. On the status of agriculture in Wisconsin, he says the government should be on the side of medium-sized family farms.
July 6, 2018
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today on whether Marquette University professor John McAdams' contract with the university provided him "academic freedom" to write a blog post criticizing a graduate student instructor.
July 6, 2018

A group of law students from the UW will head to Texas next month to provide legal assistance for those detained along the southern border. The group's coordinator and UW law instructor Erin Barbato discusses what they'll be doing once they are down there. She says the need is there, as defendants are twice as successful when they have representation.

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