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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.

August 1, 2018
The Foxconn development site in the village of Mount Pleasant will be filling wetlands in order to build a manufacturing plant. This could mean increasing already record flooding levels for those that are downstream from the plant, along the Des Plaines River watershed in Illinois.
July 27, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the impact of tariffs on Wisconsin farmers with Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Jim Holte; the status of Wisconsin's elections infrastructure with Wis. Center for Investigative Journalism reporter Grigor Atanesian; and the Democratic gubernatorial primary with candidate Josh Pade.
July 27, 2018
Kimberly-Clark reached an agreement this week with a local steelworkers union, paving the way for the company to work with the state to keep open one of its factories in the Fox Valley. A bill to create Foxconn-like incentives passed the state Assembly this year, but its future remains uncertain in the state Senate.
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.

July 27, 2018
Investigative reporter from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Grigor Atanesian sits down to discuss his reporting on Wisconsin election infrastructure and its potential vulnerabilities. He says Wisconsin was the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, which included creating social media accounts for fake Milwaukee media outlets.
July 27, 2018
Concluding our series of candidates running for governor is Josh Pade. The political newcomer is a Kenosha native and attorney, who has also volunteered on multiple political campaigns. He says it has been a pleasure coming to the race as an outsider, saying there needs to be a "new vision for Wisconsin."
July 27, 2018
In a follow-up to statements made by Republican candidate for governor Robert Meyer, this week's Fast Facts look at racial achievement gaps in education. Wisconsin continues to have some of the worst disparities, including the largest gap in eighth-grade reading scores between black and white students.
July 25, 2018
Dr. Jasmine Zapata calls herself the motivational MD. As a pediatrician she sees what issues young females are facing and how it can lead to poor health outcomes later in life. Her work strives to start upstream and spread a positive message to young girls.
July 20, 2018

UW-Madison professor Yoshiko Herrera lends insight on what to take away from the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. She says that normally there is an amount of trust Americans would put in the president in these discussions, but the changing of messages in press conferences this week create questions over what Trump and Putin discussed.

July 20, 2018

Direct primary care is delivering routine medical services to patients in the form of a monthly subscription. With health insurance removed from the equation, direct primary care proponents say they save money, see less patients and provide better care. But some are concerned that it currently lacks regulation.

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