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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.

September 28, 2018
On tonight's show, a U.S. Senate special: Federica is joined by WPR's Shawn Johnson and Laurel White to discuss the race between Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir, while we hear from the candidates in their own words on the issues.
September 28, 2018
On the topic of guns and gun control, Leah Vukmir has an A+ rating from the NRA while Tammy Baldwin has an F. Leah Vukmir weigh in on whether there should be measures in place to allow taking guns from people who demonstrate danger, as in so-called "red flag" laws. Tammy Baldwin speaks to her support for universal background checks.
September 28, 2018
The issue of healthcare has been central to the race for Senate. Leah Vukmir touts her experience as a nurse and Tammy Baldwin describes her own history dealing with preexisting conditions. Here are the candidates on healthcare.
September 28, 2018
On the topic of immigration--an issue that has been as tied up in the courts as it has been in the halls of Congress-- Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir weigh in on where they stand on immigration policy.
September 28, 2018
President Trump signed tax cuts into law in late 2017, which over ten years is projected to cost $1.5 trillion in the reduction of federal revenues. Average taxpayers are projected to see about a $1,600 reduction in their 2018 taxes, with greater reductions for higher-income people. We hear from the candidates on the tax cuts.
September 28, 2018
For Democrats and Republicans alike, President Donald Trump himself will either be a winning, or a wedge issue for voters. Two years later, how much of an impact will Trump have in the U.S. Senate race? The candidates weigh in.
September 26, 2018
How do elected officials divide their time between their elected job and an election campaign? The laws are clear that campaigns cannot use state resources and legislative staff on the taxpayer dollar. But what about time spent by elected officials themselves? Scott Gordon of WisContext talks about his closer look at the rules, or the lack of them, governing this issue.
September 21, 2018
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers sits down to discuss his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Scott Walker. Evers criticizes Walker on prisons, saying "the buck is stopping elsewhere" with Walker and that he will "be a governor that listens to the people." He also advocates bolstering Wisconsin’s road infrastructure, calling it a safety issue rather than a political issue.
September 21, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the state of Wisconsin's races with Marquette pollster Charles Franklin; his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Scott Walker with Democratic candidate Tony Evers; and the effectiveness of political advertising with UW-Madison professor Tom O'Guinn.
September 21, 2018
Attack ads are already hitting the airwaves more than a month before the general election. UW-Madison marketing professor Tom O'Guinn breaks down the messaging behind them and how effective they are at swaying voters. He says campaigns are transitioning away from TV ads and toward highly targeted marketing on the internet.

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