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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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February 16, 2018

As the state legislature debates wetland regulation, UW-Madison Geography Professor Morgan Robertson discusses what would be affected by the changes. Robertson says the wetlands help mitigate the damage of flooding, as well as help filter runoff.

November 17, 2017
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, followed by Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz break down the recent approval of Foxconn and present political currents. Vos details what may appear on upcoming Republican agendas and explains why he did not include Democrats on a taskforce to address state prisons. Hintz shares what he thinks is in store for state Democrats in the upcoming 2018 elections.
November 17, 2017
On tonight's show, we examine: what the upcoming legislative calendar and 2018 elections may hold, by speaking with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and later, Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz; what efforts by the U.S. Senate to repeal the individual mandate may mean, with health policy expert Donna Friedsam; Mahlon Mitchell's run for governor; and the legacy of Nancy Zieman.
November 10, 2017
On tonight's show, we examine: Gov. Walker's reelection bid, asking UWM professor Mordecai Lee why Walker did not mention Foxconn in his speech; the wave election for Virginia Democrats, with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; the Senate's call for a constitutional convention with WPR's Shawn Johnson; and the UW Board of Regents's vote to consolidate the state's two-year campuses.
November 10, 2017

The state legislature passed a resolution this week calling for a national convention to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Wisconsin is, by some measures, the 28th of the 34 states needed to trigger a convention, a process not used since the Constitution's ratification in 1787. WPR's Shawn Johnson discusses how the vote came about, and what the implications may be.

November 10, 2017

After months of negotiation, Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou signed an incentive package contract between the company and Wisconsin. We look at this week's activity, including the state agency vote that approved the contract and the Democrats' dissent of the deal.

November 10, 2017

The UW Board of Regents voted this week to consolidate the system's two-year schools into regional four-year universities. Wisconsin Public Television, a branch of UW-Extension, would move directly under the UW System Administration. We hear from UW System President Ray Cross, who spoke about the change at this week's meeting.

November 10, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker launched his reelection bid last weekend, though noticeably absent from his speech was any mention of the nearly $3 billion Foxconn deal he signed on Friday. Mordecai Lee, professor at UW Milwaukee, lends his insight into the decision, saying "Walker is such a good politician, there is always a reason."

November 10, 2017

In light of Tuesday's elections in which Democrats made significant gains in New Jersey and Virginia, we invite our political panel to weigh in. Scot Ross, of One Wisconsin Now, calls the Virginia result, 'hope winning out.' Bill McCoshen, of Capitol Consultants, says that though the states are usually 'blue,' the result could be a warning sign for Republicans.

November 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the group in charge of final negotiations with Foxconn, delivers a late, breaking announcement.

November 3, 2017

Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled a tax plan this week that eliminates the estate tax and establishes fewer tax brackets, among other points. To break down what this means for Wisconsinites, is UW Madison professor and tax expert Rourke O'Brien. He says the White House’s and Congress’s projections are "a bit too rosy" that savings will be passed down to households.

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