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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

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 9, 2018

Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses his newly-published investigative piece which delves into how and when Wisconsin governors decide to hold special elections to fill legislative vacancies, of which Wisconsin currently has two. Gordon discusses the potential political and financial reasons for the current delay in filling the seats, and the 50 years of precedent leading up to it.

February 9, 2018

As groundbreaking nears for the Foxconn plant in Racine County, farmers are reaping the benefits of multi-million dollar land sales. Wisconsin also sees an increase in industrial sand production--a key ingredient in hydraulic fracturing.

February 9, 2018

WPT journalist Marisa Wojcik reports on a new pair of bills that would change the funding formula for Wisconsin's public schools. The bills would allow school districts freedom on how to use the trust fund money that is currently allocated to libraries, and move it to areas in the schools as they see fit.

February 2, 2018

In a week when immigration policy is again on the front burner in Washington, Here and Now interviews Lupe Salmeron, a DACA recipient and sophomore at Edgewood College in Madison.

February 2, 2018

U.S. Reps. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, and Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermont, weigh in on some of the highlights of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Grothman says the U.S. immigration policy is not worth shutting the government down over, but needs to be fixed. Pocan says negotiations with the White House have been hard, describing competing centers of power involved.

February 2, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the State of the Union, with U.S. Representatives Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, and Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermont; the newly-released Republican FBI memo, with political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and proposed changes to public assistance policy in Wisconsin, with audio from a legislative hearing.

February 2, 2018

Political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross lend their insights to this week's state and national political news. They discuss the newly-released GOP memo accusing the FBI of anti-Trump bias, calling it necessary and inflammatory respectively. They discuss the State of the Union as well as public assistance reform proposals touted by Gov. Scott Walker in his State of the State last week

February 2, 2018

The state legislature's January 2018 Special Session kicked off this week with the public hearing of a slate of bills aimed at changing public assistance policy in Wisconsin. Here and Now takes a look at arguments from Democrats, and the Republican authors of the bills.

January 26, 2018

In advance of Governor Scott Walker’s 2018 State of the State Address this Wednesday, Wisconsin Public Television goes into its video archive to see what our state leaders touched on in previous addresses. Take a look back at 2013, leading into Gov. Walker’s third year as governor, 2008 with Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle and 2002 with Republican Gov. Scott McCallum.

January 26, 2018

WPT continues its State of the State coverage with WPR's Shawn Johnson sitting in for a 'Capitol Insight.' Frederica and Shawn discuss highlights from the speech and the minority response, as well as sharing analysis from political scientists. They also prognosticate on how Gov. Walker's agenda might take shape this election year.

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