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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.

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.

January 26, 2018

On tonight’s show, we examine: Gov. Walker’s eighth State of the State address, with insight from WPR’s Shawn Johnson; Walker’s new healthcare stabilization plan with healthcare expert Bobby Peterson; and the impact of the state Senate’s rejection of ethics and elections officials with UW professor Barry Burden.

January 26, 2018

The state Senate voted this week to reject the confirmation of Michael Haas and Brian Bell as administrators of the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions. In light of this, UW-Madison professor Barry Burden sits down to discuss how the change in leadership will be implemented and what effect it may have on the state’s elections infrastructure.

January 19, 2018

Last week Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker resigned after thousands of Milwaukee’s children tested positive for elevated lead levels and their families were not informed. Here are some fast facts about lead poisoning.

January 19, 2018

With seven months to go before the August gubernatorial primary, we take a look at where the top Democratic contenders stand with fundraising and whether any have made headway on incumbent Gov. Scott Walker’s figures.

January 19, 2018

WisContext reporter Scott Gordon shares the findings of his recent reporting on declining refugee resettlement in Wisconsin. According to Gordon, resettlement numbers have dropped by two-thirds between 2016-2017, and he explains how national foreign policy with the Trump administration helped shape the decline.

January 19, 2018

Patty Schachtner, Wisconsin's 10 Senate District Senator-Elect, joins us to discuss her electoral victory. She says her election has been a very humbling experience, and says of other candidates "if you’re sending out the right message, the voters will vote for you."

January 19, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: Tuesday's surprise election results, speaking with Senator-Elect Patty Schachtner to get her response, and UW-Madison professor Michael Wagner on what the results may mean come November; the upcoming legislative agenda with the Assembly Maj. and Min. Leaders Jim Steineke and Gordon Hintz; and refugee resettlement in Wisconsin with WisContext reporter Scott Gordon.

January 19, 2018

The Assembly met for the first time in 2018 this week, and to discuss the current legislative agenda are Majority Leader Jim Steineke and Minority Leader Gordon Hintz. Steineke says, “we need to get people back to work,” speaking to Republicans’ welfare reform proposal. Hintz responds, saying Walker is "trying to make up for seven years of bad leadership."

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