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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 15, 2018
Green Bay Packaging announces a historic investment in new Brown County facility, which could create 200 new jobs according to the company.
June 15, 2018
Wisconsin is at the center of a case that was heard before of the U.S. Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in case, Gill v. Whitford, contend that Wisconsin's legislative maps are a product of partisan gerrymandering and are unconstitutional. In this interview excerpt, Malia Jones of the UW-Applied Population Laboratory discusses packing and cracking, two methods commonly used to gerrymander districts.
June 15, 2018
Breaking down the results from this Tuesday's special elections are Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. Ross says the Democratic win in the 1st Senate District is big with the seat not going Democratic since 1977. McCoshen says the Republican win in the 42nd Assembly District marks a "dissipating" blue wave.
June 15, 2018
This election season, Here & Now is collaborating with WPR to interview people in Wisconsin about the issues most important to them. In this Beyond the Ballot, we spoke with Dori Richards and Brian Fruits, two members of Wisconsin’s deaf community, about what issues are impacting them and how they feel legislators have responded to their concerns.
June 15, 2018

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, (R) Green Bay, weighs in on the recent summit between the U.S. and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He says the U.S. must go further than Reagan’s adage of "trust but verify," saying the U.S. needs to "distrust and verify."

June 15, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the impact of the North Korean summit with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher; Democratic primary candidate for governor Paul Soglin on his run; Tuesday's special election results with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and a conversation on gerrymandering with reporter Marisa Wojcik.
June 15, 2018
This is the third in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. He was first elected mayor in 1973, and has served for twenty years in non-consecutive terms. Soglin says access to housing is the key to economic stability.
June 13, 2018
In this week's Noon Wednesday we talk with Malia Jones of the UW-Applied Population Laboratory about partisan gerrymandering. Wisconsin is at the center of a case that was heard in front of the United States Supreme Court in October of last year. The plaintiffs in case, Gill v. Whitford, contend that Wisconsin's legislative maps are a product of partisan gerrymandering and are unconstitutional.
June 8, 2018
This week’s Fast Facts looks at rates of obesity in Wisconsin from a new tool called the Wisconsin Health Atlas. The interactive map shows rates down to the ZIP code based on data from health records. The map reveals how different the needs of two ZIP codes within the same county can be. Additionally, Wisconsin’s rural populations are dealing with higher levels of obese residents.
June 8, 2018

The USDA extended the deadline for dairy producers to apply for the Dairy Margin Protection Program--an insurance program to protect producers if milk selling prices fall. With the new June 8 deadline already here, reporter Andy Soth explore what the program means for Wisconsin producers.

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