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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.

October 26, 2018
Solutions to the opportunity gap elude leaders from both the major parties. African American student performance in Wisconsin falls far behind that of white students. Now with both candidates staking a claim to be the "education governor," Here & Now takes a look at how the candidates address achievement and funding disparities.
October 26, 2018
Health care is an issue in both the forefront of voters' minds and what the candidates are saying on the trail. Walker says that "we can protect people with pre-existing in this state without protecting the failure that is Obamacare." Evers is critical of the governor, saying "I'm concerned about making sure that pre-existing conditions don't prevent people from getting good health care."
October 26, 2018
Transportation funding has been a hot-button issue in the state and on the campaign trail. Walker criticizes Evers for saying that "everything is on the table" while Evers says that road funding "is not a political issue, this is about a safety issue for the state of Wisconsin."
October 19, 2018
Lending their insight to the upcoming election are political panelists Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. On the president coming to campaign in Wisconsin, McCoshen says he would have liked to see Trump come to the state earlier. On issues such as the Kavanaugh nomination, Ross says Democrats might be 'hungrier' and more motivated by the issue.
October 19, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the security of Wisconsin's voting infrastructure with computer science professor Alex Halderman; the general election with political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and reporter Zac Schultz delves into a group helping women run for office.
October 19, 2018
Two years after 2016, is Wisconsin's election infrastructure still vulnerable to foreign attacks? University of Michigan Computer Science Professor Alex Halderman explains that Wisconsin does have strength in its voting infrastructure, but expects Russian or other hostile actors may still try to gain access this November.
October 19, 2018
Here and Now reporter Zac Schultz profiles the group Emerge Wisconsin that helps recruit and train Democratic women to run for office in the state.
October 18, 2018
Inga celebrates midsummer fest, one of the most popular holidays in Scandinavia. Inga gathers the ingredients for a traditional Scandinavian Smorgastrata sandwich cake.
October 17, 2018
Individuals in law enforcement are being called out for derogatory and racist social media posts, causing swells of criticism and calling into question trust from the community. Noble Wray, former Madison Chief of Police, spent a year with the U.S. Department of Justice working police departments across the country on issues of police and community trust.
October 12, 2018
Frederica Freyberg and Shawn Johnson moderate a debate between attorney general candidates Republican Brad Schimel and Democrat Josh Kaul.


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