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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 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore shares her thoughts on the release of bodycam footage that shows Milwaukee police officers tasing Bucks player Sterling Brown. She says there is no indication in the footage that anything was at risk "besides the officer's ego" She says Brown is not alone in experiencing this treatment, citing times she has faced the same thing.

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 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 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

Vel Phillips was a groundbreaker in many rights, becoming the first African American woman to graduate from the UW Law School, sit on Milwaukee's Common Council, and rise to the office of Secretary of State. Here & Now takes a moment to remember her legacy.

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.

April 20, 2018

The closure of Boston Stores and Younkers in Wisconsin will affect hundreds of retail workers in the state. UW-Whitewater Economics Professor Russ Kashian explains this trend in retail, and what it means for both consumers and workers. He says the trend toward online retail does not spell the death of malls, but he says "brick and mortar has to respond."

April 20, 2018

The question over where the new Foxconn plant will draw its water from continues, and joining Here & Now to delve into the issues is UW-Parkside Geosciences Professor John Skalbeck. He says the application process for Foxconn to use Lake Michigan water is different from a place like Waukesha County, requiring only state-level approval for the plant.

April 20, 2018

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