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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.

June 15, 2018
Breaking down the results from this Tuesday's special elections are Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. Ross says the Democratic win in the 1st Senate District is big with the seat not going Democratic since 1977. McCoshen says the Republican win in the 42nd Assembly District marks a "dissipating" blue wave.
June 15, 2018
This election season, Here & Now is collaborating with WPR to interview people in Wisconsin about the issues most important to them. In this Beyond the Ballot, we spoke with Dori Richards and Brian Fruits, two members of Wisconsin’s deaf community, about what issues are impacting them and how they feel legislators have responded to their concerns.
June 15, 2018

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, (R) Green Bay, weighs in on the recent summit between the U.S. and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He says the U.S. must go further than Reagan’s adage of "trust but verify," saying the U.S. needs to "distrust and verify."

June 15, 2018
On tonight's show, we examine: the impact of the North Korean summit with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher; Democratic primary candidate for governor Paul Soglin on his run; Tuesday's special election results with panelists Bill McCoshen and Scot Ross; and a conversation on gerrymandering with reporter Marisa Wojcik.
June 15, 2018
This is the third in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. He was first elected mayor in 1973, and has served for twenty years in non-consecutive terms. Soglin says access to housing is the key to economic stability.
June 15, 2018
As we continue interviews with democratic candidates for Governor leading up to the August primary, we’re following up on statements made by candidates on our program. In this week’s Fast Facts, we look at the supply and demand of teachers in Wisconsin post Act 10.
June 15, 2018
Green Bay Packaging announces a historic investment in new Brown County facility, which could create 200 new jobs according to the company.
June 13, 2018
In this week's Noon Wednesday we talk with Malia Jones of the UW-Applied Population Laboratory about partisan gerrymandering. Wisconsin is at the center of a case that was heard in front of the United States Supreme Court in October of last year. The plaintiffs in case, Gill v. Whitford, contend that Wisconsin's legislative maps are a product of partisan gerrymandering and are unconstitutional.
June 8, 2018
This is the second in our series of interviews with Democrats running for governor. Tonight, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. He was elected three times in the last decade, and served before that as school administrator for Verona and Oakfield. Evers says he can beat Gov. Scott Walker because he "know[s] how to run things," and would expand early childhood education in the state.
June 8, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates lawyer Jimmy Parra discusses the legal action his organization is filing in opposition to Foxconn's use of Lake Michigan water. Racine Mayor Corey Mason says Racine's use of Lake Michigan water does abide by the Great Lakes Compact.

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