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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.

May 4, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the death of West Milwaukee resident Adam Trammell with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Trammell family attorney Robin Shellow; what fatigue among nurses means with UW Nursing School Dean Linda Scott; and how partisan politics permeates radio and social media in Wisconsin with UW-Madison Journalism Professor Lew Friedland.

May 2, 2018
Alex Hader, a UW-Madison sophomore and outreach director for the UW System Student Representatives, talks about shared governance and the student perspective on the UW System restructuring.
April 27, 2018

Some major steps forward for Foxconn this week, as the Wisconsin DNR approved air pollution and water diversion permits for the future site. This comes the same week that construction equipment arrives in Racine County to start breaking ground.

April 27, 2018

Chris Borland, a former UW Badger and San Francisco 49er, hung up his jersey over concerns that continuing to play would lead to serious brain damage. Borland now advocates for keeping athletes safe, and discusses his recent article in Time Magazine about a doctor who he credits with saving his life. He says to young athletes "proceed with caution...you have a life to live after the game."

April 27, 2018

The list of Democrats running for governor continues to grow, with even talk of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett jumping into the race. Breaking down what this means for Democrats’ prospects in November is UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee. He says the crowded field is not good for Democrats, and could pave the way for those with simply name recognition to move to the top of the pack.

April 27, 2018

Driverless technology made an appearance this week on the UW-Madison campus as part of a demonstration by the UW School of Engineering. Multimedia journalist Marisa Wojcik climbed aboard the shuttle, and reports on the future of driverless technology in the state.

April 27, 2018

On tonight’s show, we examine: the changes to Wisconsin landlord-tenant law with Ron Hegwood of the Apartment Assoc. of Southeastern Wisconsin and Aaron Romens of the Tenant Resource Center; the risk of head injury that athletes face with former UW Badger Chris Borland; and the ever-growing list of Democratic gubernatorial candidates with UW-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee.

April 27, 2018

Governor Walker signed changes of current landlord-tenant law. Weighing in on these changes is Ron Hegwood, of the Apartment Association of Southeast Wisconsin, and Aaron Romens, of the Tenant Resource Center. Hegwood says the changes stop tenants from not paying rent for an unvalidated reason. Romens says the inspections which the law affects are important for renter safety.

April 25, 2018
Our Noon Wednesday guest Sabrina Madison, a self-described “socialpreneur,” was recently named one of the top 100 black female change-agents in the country by Essence magazine. She is the founder of The Progress Center for Black Women, which encompasses her numerous initiatives to provide opportunities for black women.
April 20, 2018

This week's snowfall broke state records for this late in April, but how does that impact the state's growers? Providing insight into the unseasonal precipitation is Heidi Johnson of the UW-Extension. She discusses whether growers are put behind schedule by the snow, and how the extra moisture affects when farmers can plant.

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