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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 11, 2018
The idea for Earth Day was born in Wisconsin and upon the 50th Anniversary Inga goes foraging the landscape for wild greens, visits a bison farm that is nurturing the land and shows what it takes to restore a Wisconsin prairie.
October 10, 2018
Completing college in Wisconsin substantially improves living standards. This is according to a new report from the UW-Madison COWS - Center on Wisconsin Strategy - Research Center. But the report also shows the increasing racial disparities in access and success rates for students of color in Wisconsin’s higher education system. Laura Dresser joins us to explain the report's findings.
October 5, 2018
The newly-negotiated trade agreement between the U.S. and Canada may be promising for Wisconsin dairy farmers. Wisconsin elected officials response to the news.
October 5, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the progression of the Kavanaugh nomination with former State Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske, voter purging issues in Milwaukee with elections official Neil Albrecht, and a dive into the attorney general race with reporter Zac Schultz.
October 5, 2018
With Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination moving forward in the Senate, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske lends insight to the unusual nomination process. She says Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Ford, was a compelling witness. Geske adds that she understands the Kavanaugh's frustration in facing the allegations, though was surprised by some of his responses toward senators.
October 5, 2018
This week continues a series of Wisconsin Look segments delving into what's in and who's running for each of Wisconsin's eight congressional districts. This week, the 4th Congressional District encompassing Milwaukee.
October 5, 2018
It is one of the state's highest constitutional offices, but few know what the attorney general does or who the two candidates vying for the seat are. WPT reporter Zach Schultz delves into the office and the race, sitting down with incumbent Republican Brad Schimel and Democrat Josh Kaul.
October 5, 2018
The Wisconsin Elections Commission has reactivated voters who were previously removed from the voter rolls in Milwaukee. Multimedia journalist Marisa Wojcik explains the electronic system that played a part in the removals, and Milwaukee elections official Neil Albrecht joins Frederica to discuss what it means for the city.
October 4, 2018
Spring is about to arrive on the farm and Inga ventures out for the start of maple syrup season. She also gets an early taste of summer with microgreens. Rack of lamb and a fresh spring salad are on the menu.
October 3, 2018
The deadline to pre-register to vote is approaching. Erin Grunze from the League of Women Voters explains what you need to pre-register versus registering the day of the election, as well as what kind of identification you'll need to bring to the polls.


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