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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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February 16, 2018

As the state legislature debates wetland regulation, UW-Madison Geography Professor Morgan Robertson discusses what would be affected by the changes. Robertson says the wetlands help mitigate the damage of flooding, as well as help filter runoff.

December 8, 2017

Wisconsin is making a full-court press in taking up ads to try and attract a younger workforce into the state. Chris Reader of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce breaks down the effort to bring in younger employees and spells out what may happen if Wisconsin fails to do so.

December 8, 2017

A judge released a scathing report, written by Attorney General Brad Schimel, detailing 'gross mishandling' of evidence in the John Doe investigations.

December 8, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, pharmaceutical production in Puerto Rico ground to a halt. In Wisconsin, this translates to a shortage of IV bags that are used to deliver drugs to patients. Philip Trapskin, manager of Drug Policy Program and Patient Care Services at UW health, discusses the scope of the shortage in Wisconsin and ways UW Health is handling it.

December 8, 2017

Accusations of sexual misconduct fall on the state legislature, as Rep. Josh Zepnick is accused of kissing two women without their consent. We explore the allegations and the calls for Zepnick to step down.

December 8, 2017

On tonight's show, we examine: the state's ad campaign to try and attract young workers to Wisconsin, with Chris Reader of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce; the shortage of IV bags in Wisconsin caused by Hurricane Maria, with UW Health's Philip Trapskin; and the effect the GOP tax plan may have on graduate students, with a teaching assistants' union member Michael Bellecourt.

December 8, 2017

As the U.S. Congress irons out the differences between the House and Senate GOP tax plans, one of the issues on the table is whether the federal government should consider tuition waivers graduate students receive as taxable income. Michael Bellecourt, a member of the teaching assistants’ union, explains what this change would mean for graduate students.

December 1, 2017

Amid the ongoing debate over the U.S. Senate Republican's tax plan, UW-Madison professor Rourke O'Brien breaks down the current bill before the Senate and what impact it would have on the middle class. O'Brien says the repeal of the individual mandate, a key component of the current Senate bill, would save money but has the potential to cause millions of people go without healthcare coverage.

December 1, 2017

On tonight's show, we examine: the U.S. Senate Republican's tax plan with UW professor Rourke O'Brien; Milwaukee's new violence reduction initiative with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; who will represent DPI in its pending lawsuit with WPR’s Shawn Johnson; and what the renovation of the Telemark resort may mean for Cable, Wisconsin, with town Chair Art Hancock.

December 1, 2017

Tony Evers, Supt. of Public Instruction and Democratic candidate for governor, is at odds with Governor Walker over who should represent Evers and his department in an ongoing lawsuit. WPR's Shawn Johnson sits down to help clarify where Evers and Walker stand, and provide insight on how this might shape the race for governor.

December 1, 2017

In an effort to curb violence in Milwaukee, the city recently unveiled its new 'Blueprint for Peace.' Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett discusses the goals of the program, and what the future will hold for the city. He says the goal is to unify community members and community organizations against violence. "If i didn't think we could move the needle, I wouldn't be doing this," Barrett says.

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