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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.

March 16, 2018

In the wake of the Pennsylvania 18th District upset and ahead of a Wisconsin special legislative session to tackle school safety, political panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross break it all down. Ross says the special session stems from a political problem Gov. Scott Walker has, while McCoshen is unsure whether internal Republican strife will prevent the special session from convening.

March 16, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the statewide student protests over gun control, with reporting from the state Capitol and an interview with Madison schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham; the results of the Pennsylvania special election and a special state legislative session on school safety with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and the impact of low prices on Wisconsin dairy farmers.

March 16, 2018

Thousands of Wisconsin students joined a nationwide school walkout advocating stricter gun control. Responding to the student protest in her district is Madison schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. She says she is proud of the students, though is unsure of Gov. Scott Walker’s school safety plan saying "it doesn't yet get to where we need it to be."

March 9, 2018

With the Trump administration's announced tariff on steel and aluminum, countries in the European Union are firing back with tariffs on American exports such as Harley-Davidson. UW-Madison economist Menzie Chinn discusses what this means for Wisconsin manufacturing and industry. He says the greater 'wiggle room' proposed in later announcements only adds to the uncertainty felt by the market.

March 9, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll is in-studio to break down the numbers from the first poll of the year. Franklin discusses who is ahead in the polls for the two major primaries this year--Democrats for governor and Republicans for U.S. Senate. He also talks about President Donald Trump's favorability in the state, which Franklin says is surprisingly steady.

March 9, 2018

UW-Stevens Point is facing major cuts to many of its academic programs and majors. Discussing the impact is the school's Vice Chancellor Greg Summers. He says the university is facing budget shortfalls as the school receives less state funding and pushes for more students to graduate on-time. Summers says the news has been a "thunderclap" felt on campus.

March 9, 2018

On tonight's show, we examine: the results of the new Marquette Law School Poll with the poll's director Charles Franklin; how the proposed steel and aluminum tariffs will affect Wisconsin with UW economist Menzie Chinn; the cuts to academic programs at UW-Stevens Point with Vice Chancellor Greg Summers; and the status of WEDC's Chicago advertising campaign with WisContext's Scott Gordon.

March 9, 2018

WisContext reporter Scott Gordon delves into how effective the state’s advertising campaign is to attract new workers from Chicago to Wisconsin. Gordon makes a comparison of housing costs between the two areas, saying that while housing costs in Wisconsin are generally cheaper than in Chicago, the formula varies around the state.

March 7, 2018

Talks of tariffs have created a global conversation about trade. But where does Wisconsin fit into the equation? This week’s Here & Now Fast Facts look at how much the state is exporting and to what countries these goods and services are going.

March 2, 2018

In December of 2018, Ebola vaccines produced at UW-Madison will head to Japan for human trials. Alhaji Njai, a UW-Madison Pathologist, sits down to discuss the work and what he hopes will be the future use of the vaccine. Njai says the vaccine works by targeting a gene that allows the virus to replicate, calling it a "novel breakthrough for the medical world."

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