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Wisconsin Public Radio

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State politics can seem less than thrilling...unless you know where to look

Latest Episodes

A Fast Car (Of News)

There is so much news that happened this week — federal election rulings, a new COVID-19 emergency declaration, more presidential campaign visits to Wisconsin than you can shake a stick at and so much more — you can't rely on just Twitter notifications or the radio. No, what you need to keep up is some sort of speedy, metaphorical vehicle!

--5 d ago
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A Fast Car (Of News)

Our Dramatic Friend

You know that friend, the one who always seems to have some issue going on? Some sort of drama? Well if states were people, it kinda seems like Wisconsin would be that friend this election year. Other states just decide who's going to be on their presidential ballots and print them. Simple. But in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court is considering a last-minute change that could mean millions of ballots have to be reprinted and deadlines could be missed. And other states seem to sorta know which presidential candidate they'll go for. But a fresh poll shows Wisconsin is still a real tossup. So dramatic.

--2 w ago
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Our Dramatic Friend

A Tale Of Two Kenosha Visits

The events in Kenosha continued to drive political news this week, with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden visiting the city that has been rocked by a police shooting, protests, destruction and killings. We were certainly expecting Wisconsin to get plenty of attention during the 2020 election cycle, but we didn't think it would look like this.

--3 w ago
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A Tale Of Two Kenosha Visits

A Really Tough Week In Wisconsin

This has been a hard week for Wisconsin — Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer; Protesters took to the streets to express outrage; Some set fires and destroyed buildings; Police used tear gas, pepper spray and military vehicles; And an armed teen shot three protesters, killing two of them. And the crisis did nothing to bridge deep divisions among elected officials, spurring emotional responses, harsh criticism and intense debate about race, law enforcement and policy. Hopefully the WPR Politics Podcast team can help you make sense of it. In case you missed the headlines: Protesters Mobilize In Kenosha, Demanding Accountability In Jacob Blake Shooting Evers Calls For Special Session To Focus On Police Accountability In Wake Of Kenosha Shooting Evers Declares State Of Emergency Following Kenosha Police Shooting, Protests 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting During Protests In Kenosha 'I Just Killed Somebody': Wisconsin Files Charges Agains...

--AUG 29
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A Really Tough Week In Wisconsin

What Is Space? What Is Time?

This was the week of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee — that wasn't really in Milwaukee. At one point we were expecting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be here. Instead, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were. Wisconsin Democrats said some ... things. And the state's elections officials parsed the very nature of time itself, to the disappointment of rapper Kanye West.

--AUG 22
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What Is Space? What Is Time?

Picking From A Short List Of News

Well there was some big political news this week about someone making a much discussed selection — but it really doesn't a Wisconsin angle, so instead we've put together our own short list of news stories, and we're going to make some equally momentous selections from said list to talk about.

--AUG 15
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Picking From A Short List Of News

Teach Me How To Shruggy

2020 has a way of warping one's perspective of the news. This week there were stories that years or even months ago would have felt unimaginable — a rap superstar filed to be on Wisconsin's presidential ballot; the much-hyped DNC in Milwaukee that was supposed to woo Wisconsin voters won't even feature the party's candidate; and a federal judge who mad headlines ruling in Wisconsin's last election gave signs he might rule similarly for November — but now one is just left feeling like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

--AUG 8
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Teach Me How To Shruggy

Face To Face (Behind A Mask)

This week Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But the timing of the order also has some political dimensions. There was a swift show of opposition from Republican state lawmakers, who could take action to reverse the order, and there is also the strong likelihood of a court challenge. Also, musical robots.

--AUG 1
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Face To Face (Behind A Mask)
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Latest Episodes

A Fast Car (Of News)

There is so much news that happened this week — federal election rulings, a new COVID-19 emergency declaration, more presidential campaign visits to Wisconsin than you can shake a stick at and so much more — you can't rely on just Twitter notifications or the radio. No, what you need to keep up is some sort of speedy, metaphorical vehicle!

--5 d ago
Comments
A Fast Car (Of News)

Our Dramatic Friend

You know that friend, the one who always seems to have some issue going on? Some sort of drama? Well if states were people, it kinda seems like Wisconsin would be that friend this election year. Other states just decide who's going to be on their presidential ballots and print them. Simple. But in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court is considering a last-minute change that could mean millions of ballots have to be reprinted and deadlines could be missed. And other states seem to sorta know which presidential candidate they'll go for. But a fresh poll shows Wisconsin is still a real tossup. So dramatic.

--2 w ago
Comments
Our Dramatic Friend

A Tale Of Two Kenosha Visits

The events in Kenosha continued to drive political news this week, with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden visiting the city that has been rocked by a police shooting, protests, destruction and killings. We were certainly expecting Wisconsin to get plenty of attention during the 2020 election cycle, but we didn't think it would look like this.

--3 w ago
Comments
A Tale Of Two Kenosha Visits

A Really Tough Week In Wisconsin

This has been a hard week for Wisconsin — Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer; Protesters took to the streets to express outrage; Some set fires and destroyed buildings; Police used tear gas, pepper spray and military vehicles; And an armed teen shot three protesters, killing two of them. And the crisis did nothing to bridge deep divisions among elected officials, spurring emotional responses, harsh criticism and intense debate about race, law enforcement and policy. Hopefully the WPR Politics Podcast team can help you make sense of it. In case you missed the headlines: Protesters Mobilize In Kenosha, Demanding Accountability In Jacob Blake Shooting Evers Calls For Special Session To Focus On Police Accountability In Wake Of Kenosha Shooting Evers Declares State Of Emergency Following Kenosha Police Shooting, Protests 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting During Protests In Kenosha 'I Just Killed Somebody': Wisconsin Files Charges Agains...

--AUG 29
Comments
A Really Tough Week In Wisconsin

What Is Space? What Is Time?

This was the week of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee — that wasn't really in Milwaukee. At one point we were expecting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be here. Instead, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were. Wisconsin Democrats said some ... things. And the state's elections officials parsed the very nature of time itself, to the disappointment of rapper Kanye West.

--AUG 22
Comments
What Is Space? What Is Time?

Picking From A Short List Of News

Well there was some big political news this week about someone making a much discussed selection — but it really doesn't a Wisconsin angle, so instead we've put together our own short list of news stories, and we're going to make some equally momentous selections from said list to talk about.

--AUG 15
Comments
Picking From A Short List Of News

Teach Me How To Shruggy

2020 has a way of warping one's perspective of the news. This week there were stories that years or even months ago would have felt unimaginable — a rap superstar filed to be on Wisconsin's presidential ballot; the much-hyped DNC in Milwaukee that was supposed to woo Wisconsin voters won't even feature the party's candidate; and a federal judge who mad headlines ruling in Wisconsin's last election gave signs he might rule similarly for November — but now one is just left feeling like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

--AUG 8
Comments
Teach Me How To Shruggy

Face To Face (Behind A Mask)

This week Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But the timing of the order also has some political dimensions. There was a swift show of opposition from Republican state lawmakers, who could take action to reverse the order, and there is also the strong likelihood of a court challenge. Also, musical robots.

--AUG 1
Comments
Face To Face (Behind A Mask)
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