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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.

April 13, 2018

On tonight's show, we take a deep dive into the announcement of Paul Ryan's retirement: political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross discuss Wisconsin's political landscape after Ryan's departure; state Republican Party Exec. Dir. Mark Morgan shares his take on what is ahead for the party; and Democratic candidates Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers weigh in on race for Ryan's now-open seat.

April 13, 2018

Democrats Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers both thought they would face Paul Ryan in the general election for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. In the wake of Ryan's announcement to not run again, both candidates weigh in on what the rest of the race will look like.

April 13, 2018

Dozens of UW-System students shared their research at the state Capitol this week for the Research in the Rotunda event.

April 11, 2018
In this week's Noon Wednesday, we spoke to WisContext reporter Scott Gordon about his in-depth coverage of Wisconsin’s recent special elections lawsuit.
April 10, 2018

This week's Fast Facts look at the numbers behind Wisconsin's recent mass layoffs as 2,255 Wisconsin jobs hang in the balance for employees of Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Other big-box stores, such as JC Penney and Toys "R" Us, have also reported decreasing their workforce in Wisconsin this year.

April 6, 2018

Trauma-informed care has been a key policy push in the state and has drawn international attention. Norwegian officials toured a Madison school that incorporates trauma-informed care into their curriculum, speaking with Frederica about their interest in the curriculum.

April 6, 2018

Wisconsin agricultural sectors such as cranberries and ginseng are feeling the squeeze after China announces retaliatory tariffs against the United States. Giving his insight from farmers on the ground is Bob Kaldunksi, President of the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin. He tells growers to be patients, saying "I am not sure we can do much to change."

April 6, 2018

Tuesday's election saw a big win for liberal-backed Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet. Discussing what this means for state politics is UW-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee. He thinks the 'blue wave' is real, and that the amount of Democratic turnout in the spring election was impressive.

April 6, 2018

The Trump administration has looked at reducing FoodShare benefits, suggesting that recipients could receive non-perishable food boxes instead of food stamps. Marisa Wojcik looks into the program and how disagreement between Republicans and Democrats are stalling progress on the Farm Bill.

April 6, 2018

Sinclair Broadcasting group made news this week when it directed anchors at stations around the country to read politically charged promotional material. Lewis Friedland, a journalism professor at UW-Madison, weighs in on the must-run content, as well as the decision my Madison's Sinclair-owned station not to run the promo. Friedland says something like this "has never happened before."

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