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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.

September 7, 2018
Continuing Here & Now's conversation on diversity in the workplace are Madison Common Council President Samba Baldeh and Tania Ibarra of the Latino Professionals Association. Ibarra says that with each rung up on the corporate ladder, the number of diverse voices gets smaller. "I think there is a lack of comfort to get into discussions of other cultures," she says.
September 7, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the recent flooding inundating Wisconsin with Andrew Mangham of NOAA; the future of the Great Lakes Compact with environmental reporter Ron Seeley; UW Immigration Justice Clinic Dir. Erin Barbato’s trip to the southern border; and diversity in the workplace with Samba Baldeh and Tania Ibarra.
September 7, 2018
After rounds of intense flooding, is Wisconsin out of the woods yet? Forecasting this is Andrew Mangham of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He calls the flooding events "absolutely catastrophic," and says the slow draining system of lakes in Madison may prolong the area's high water.
September 7, 2018
Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the UW Law School Erin Barbato is in-studio after her trip to Dilley, Texas. She led a group of law students to provide legal aid to those detained on the southern border. She says the group was working with children and families, and called conditions at the detention center inhumane.
September 7, 2018
This week kicks off a series of Wisconsin Look segments delving into what's in and who's running for each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts. Up first, the 1st Congressional District in the southeastern part of the state.
September 7, 2018
With the 10-year anniversary of the Great Lakes Compact approaching, environmental reporter Ron Seely discusses his reporting on the impact that the compact has had on the health of the lakes. Seeley says the orchestrators of the compact largely believe it is working. He stresses the importance of the lakes as well, saying that they are the largest source of fresh water in the world.
August 31, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine the issues of diversity and inequality in Wisconsin's workplaces: multimedia reporter Marisa Wojcik shares stories of people facing barriers in the workplace; Tania Ibarra of the Latino Professionals Assoc. and Samba Baldeh of the Madison Common Council join Frederica for an in-studio discussion.
August 31, 2018
With the state in the midst of its marketing campaign to attract and retain young talent -- the question is do young people want to come or stay? And what about people of color? Is there enough of a ladder to the executive wing, and how diverse is it? Breaking down the answers to these questions are Tania Ibarra of the Latino Professionals Assoc. and Samba Baldeh of the Madison Common Council.
August 31, 2018
Lori Getter of Wisconsin Emergency Management discusses the sever flooding faced by parts of Wisconsin. She discusses what the declaration of a state of emergency means, and what Wisconsinites can expect going forward.
August 29, 2018
Rufus King High School senior Tatiana Washington is an organizer for 50 Miles More as well as Team Enough, two student organizations with a national focus to decrease gun violence through changes to the law. We joined her at her school in Milwaukee to talk about the progress of these campaigns and what it's like being back in school.

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