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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 18, 2018

UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden is in-studio to discuss his recent surveys on the role that gender bias plays in elections. He says that even when controlling for unique characteristics among candidates, gender bias against female candidates remains. Burden says the bias also causes many women to not seek election in the first place.

February 23, 2018
This week the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted to move WPT and WPR under the purview of UW-Madison, as the UW System begins its reorganization.
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.

February 16, 2018

After a busy week at the Capitol, WPR's Shawn Johnson is in-studio to break down all that has happened. Looking at the push to eliminate the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention facility, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the legislation will be a "heavy lift."

February 16, 2018

A week into the winter games, this week's Wisconsin Look celebrates the accomplishments of the Wisconsin Olympic athletes so far.

February 16, 2018

WPT's Multimedia Journalist Marisa Wojcik previews Tuesday's Supreme Court primary with a comparison of candidates' statements.

February 16, 2018

We hear clips from former Menominee Chair Gary Besaw as he delivers the State of the Tribes.

February 16, 2018

In light of the shooting in Florida, Nate Schorr--the National Alliance on Mental Illness's Wisconsin Executive Director--sits down to discuss how mental illness plays a role in violence. Schorr says a push should be made toward early intervention for those who may be likely to perpetrate violence.

February 16, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the aftermath of Florida's shooting, speaking with mental health advocate Nate Schorr; the recent slate of legislation at the state capitol with WPR's Shawn Johnson; the debate over wetland regulation with UW Geography Professor Morgan Robertson; a preview of the Supreme Court primary; and Wisconsinites at the Olympics.

February 9, 2018

Wisconsin's shortage of IV bags continues months after Hurricane Maria slowed their production in Puerto Rico. Ann Zenk of the Wisconsin Hospitals Association delivers an update on how the state's hospitals are able to cope with the shortage. The FDA's approval of manufacturers outside of Puerto Rico helps, Zenk says, but state hospitals still share supplies with each other if one falls short.

February 9, 2018

To Neenah's mayor Dean Kaufert, the announced closing of Kimberly-Clark facilities in the Fox Cities were a "punch in the gut." He joins the show to lend a local perspective on the factory closings and weigh in on the state's proposal to incentivize Kimberly-Clark to stay. "For right now, it's really important to stop the bleeding," Kaufert says.

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