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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.

June 29, 2018
Franco Ferreyra overstayed his entry into the United States when his 90 days were up under the visa waiver program. That was in 2001. He's lived in Waukesha longer than he lived in his native country of Argentina. Now he awaits deportation in an ICE detention facility in Dodge County. Ferreyra would be eligible to apply for DACA, but the fate of that program and Ferreyra's future remain unknown.
June 29, 2018
Our Director of Broadcasting, Malcolm Brett, retired today. He trusted us, supported our journalism, and always had our backs. Thank you Malcolm, and enjoy your retirement.
June 29, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: President Trump's visit to the state, with a discussion on tariffs with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations; the incoming vacancy on the Supreme Court with political science professor Ryan Owens; the race for governor with Democratic candidate Mahlon Mitchell; and a Waukesha man's immigration detention.
June 29, 2018
Harley-Davidson announced their intention to move some production to Europe this week, a moved that drew criticism by the president. Discussing this departure and the back and forth of retaliatory tariffs is Senior Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations Edward Alden. He says Harley-Davidson's decision was predictable, but that smaller companies may not be able to relocate in the same way.
June 27, 2018
Dee Hall from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism gives us a preview of her reporting on the effectiveness of work and training programs required for Wisconsin’s FoodShare recipients. Pending approval from the federal government, the minimum requirement will increase to 30 hours per week and will include parents of children over the age of six.
June 22, 2018
This is the fourth in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Matt Flynn. He is an attorney and navy veteran, and also served as head of the state Democratic party. As two of his primary opponents drop out, Flynn says "we're in a pretty good place." He promises to repeal Act 10 when he gets to office, and says he thinks teachers' wages should increase.
June 22, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the newest Marquette poll with its director Charles Franklin; the race for governor with Democratic candidate Matt Flynn; the Supreme Court's decision on Wisconsin gerrymandering with WPR's Shawn Johnson; and Trump's visit with WPR's Danielle Kaeding.
June 22, 2018

The first Marquette University Law School Poll since March was released this week, touching on the races for governor and U.S. Senate. The poll's director Charles Franklin breaks down the numbers. In the Democratic field for governor, he says is has been hard for anyone to break out of the pack. Democrats, he says, broadly have a four-point deficit on Walker.

June 22, 2018
The former General Motors plant in Janesville will be demolished and rebuilt, after a two-year demolition. A private real estate company plans to turn the property into industrial and warehouse space. Also this week, Gov. Scott Walker announced a state office building to be named after civil rights leader Vel Phillips.
June 22, 2018
Wisconsin's gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford was handed down this week, with a referral to a lower court to sort through a technicality. WPR's Shawn Johnson joins Frederica in-studio to sort through what the justices wrote in their decisions and hear reaction from the case's lead plaintiff Bill Whitford.

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