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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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May 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore shares her thoughts on the release of bodycam footage that shows Milwaukee police officers tasing Bucks player Sterling Brown. She says there is no indication in the footage that anything was at risk "besides the officer's ego" She says Brown is not alone in experiencing this treatment, citing times she has faced the same thing.

March 23, 2018

Thousands of Milwaukee voters were deactivated from the voter rolls due to voters' changes of address. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett weighs in on the city's response, saying the state's program to deactivate these voters is "not ready for prime time."

March 23, 2018

After a Dane County judge ruled in favor of plaintiffs who wanted the governor to call for elections to fill legislative vacancies, Republican leaders say they will amend the law that would compel Walker to call the elections. WPR's Shawn Johnson is in-studio to discuss the latest.

March 23, 2018

The state agreed this week to the largest civil rights settlement in state history. This comes after the family of a Copper Lake inmate sued when their child received brain damage after she attempted to hang herself. Eric Haag, the attorney representing the family, discusses the case and the landmark settlement.

March 23, 2018

UW-Madison Professor Chris Wells brings us the latest from his research into Russian twitter influence during the 2016 election. He says a lot of the posts from Russian accounts were made to look like they came from Americans, citing a twitter account appearing to be tied to the Tennessee Republican Party.

March 23, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the call for the legislature to amend state election law with WPR's Shawn Johnson; the major settlement with a former Copper Lake inmate with attorney Eric Haag; Milwaukee voters deactivated from rolls with Mayor Tom Barrett; and Russia's twitter influence in 2016 with UW Professor Chris Wells.

March 16, 2018

Low milk prices have been hitting farmers America’s Dairyland hard. WPT reporter Andy Soth explores how farmers and western Wisconsin communities are coping, speaking with feed store owner Tammy Olson. Olson organized a town hall Friday, bringing farmers and elected officials together. She joins Frederica via phone from the town hall to discuss what is next for these communities.

March 16, 2018

In the wake of the Pennsylvania 18th District upset and ahead of a Wisconsin special legislative session to tackle school safety, political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross break it all down. Ross says the special session stems from a political problem Gov. Scott Walker has, while McCoshen is unsure whether internal Republican strife will prevent the special session from convening.

March 16, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the statewide student protests over gun control, with reporting from the state Capitol and an interview with Madison schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham; the results of the Pennsylvania special election and a special state legislative session on school safety with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and the impact of low prices on Wisconsin dairy farmers.

March 16, 2018

Thousands of Wisconsin students joined a nationwide school walkout advocating stricter gun control. Responding to the student protest in her district is Madison schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. She says she is proud of the students, though is unsure of Gov. Scott Walker’s school safety plan saying "it doesn't yet get to where we need it to be."

March 9, 2018

UW-Stevens Point is facing major cuts to many of its academic programs and majors. Discussing the impact is the school's Vice Chancellor Greg Summers. He says the university is facing budget shortfalls as the school receives less state funding and pushes for more students to graduate on-time. Summers says the news has been a "thunderclap" felt on campus.

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