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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
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 is the second in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. He was elected three times in the last decade, and served before that as school administrator for Verona and Oakfield. Evers says he can beat Gov. Scott Walker because he "know[s] how to run things," and would expand early childhood education in the state.
June 8, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates lawyer Jimmy Parra discusses the legal action his organization is filing in opposition to Foxconn's use of Lake Michigan water. Racine Mayor Corey Mason says Racine's use of Lake Michigan water does abide by the Great Lakes Compact.

June 8, 2018
Wisconsin's Choice has been holding a series of gatherings and online surveys to try and whittle down the field of Democrats running for governor. Marina Dimitrijevic, one of the group's leaders, discusses their process and how it differs from other straw polling in the field. She says her organization’s process is "more people-powered," and thinks candidates feel it is more fair and transparent.
June 8, 2018
Voters in two Wisconsin districts will take to the polls next Tuesday to fill two seats in the state legislature. Caleb Frostman (D) and Andre Jacque (R) are vying for the 1st Senate District and Ann Groves Lloyd (D) and Jon Plumer (R) are squaring off in the 4nd Assembly District. The election is Tuesday June 12.
June 8, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: efforts to winnow the Democratic gubernatorial field with Marina Dimitrijevic of Wisconsin's Choice; the race for said primary with Democratic candidate Tony Evers; legal action taken against Foxconn with Midwest Environ. Advocates attorney Jimmy Parra; and the importance of the Dairy Margin Protection Program with reporter Andy Soth.
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.

June 6, 2018
Professor Chris DeMarco talks about transmission lines and Wisconsin's energy needs. Last week a state appeals court upheld a ruling approving a major transmission line, it’s called the Badger-Coulee line, that cuts diagonally across the state from La Crosse to Madison. A decision will soon be made whether or not to approve the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line.

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