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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.

May 31, 2018

New data from an annual U.S. Census report show that some regions in Wisconsin had significant shifts in population from 2016 to 2017. Dane and Waukesha counties saw large spikes in population, while Milwaukee County had a dramatic drop. Additional data going back to 2010 show the larger trend of population decreases in the state's northern rural regions.

May 30, 2018
Jessica Wineberg from the Wisconsin Bike Fed talks about Wisconsin Bike Week, running from June 2 through June 9. Wineberg also discusses the status of Wisconsin's bike culture and infrastructure.
May 25, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the tasing of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown by Milwaukee police with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore; the latest news from Washington with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan; the Democratic gubernatorial primary with candidate Kelda Roys; and a Supreme Court case involving Wisconsin-based company Epic with multimedia journalist Marisa Wojcik.
May 25, 2018

The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Wisconsin health software giant Epic Systems. The ruling states that the company can require employees to sign onto non-disclosure agreements. Upon condition of employment, the agreement prohibits employees from settling grievances as a group and from taking work issues to court. This week’s Fast Facts look at the details of this ruling.

May 25, 2018
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan sits down in-studio to discuss congressional news including the failure of the House to pass the farm bill over disagreements on immigration. Pocan calls the congress dysfunctional, and says Democrats are working on parliamentary maneuvers to get net neutrality legislation passed in the House.
May 25, 2018
Medical School Dean Bob Golden and state Sen. Luther Olsen penned a column together describing how they became close friends and collaborators while serving the Wisconsin Idea of extending the University of Wisconsin's resources to serve the people of the state. Frederica discussed their work with them this week.
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.

May 25, 2018
Beginning our second series of interviews with Democrats running for governor is attorney and small business owner Kelda Roys. She previously served in the state Assembly and with NARAL Pro-Choice. Roys says Wisconsinites are “ready to turn the page” on Gov. Walker. On school funding Roys says “We cannot keep funneling money into private schools when we don’t adequately fund public schools.”
May 23, 2018
Scott Gordon from WisContext discusses what new information we have about ticks and Lyme disease in Wisconsin, as well as how the data is showing an upward trend of both.
May 18, 2018
Heeding a petition from lawyers and judges across the state, the Supreme Court raised the amount of money paid to private attorneys doing public defender work from $40 an hour to $100. Discussing the impact of this change is John Birdsall, a Milwaukee attorney and co-author of the petition.

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