How can we tell fact from fiction in this election season? Today guest host Mike Wagner speaks with fact-checking expert Lucas Graves on how we decide what’s true. Lucas Graves is author of the new book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism.” Graves is on the faculty at the University […]
Amidst all of the political buzz with the general election this fall, the Elections Research Center at UW fosters academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. Today guest host Mike Wagner talks with director Barry Burden about the center and their […]
Wisconsin politics is not taking a summer vacation. Mike Wagner talks to CapTimes political reporter Jessie Opoien about the state of voter ID, the redistricting case, the statehouse elections and other political issues facing the badger state in 2016. Before her work with the CapTimes, Jessie Opoien reported on education and politics for the Oshkosh […]
How does our two-party system fail democracy? How can we deal with excessive partisanship? Seth Masket looks at this in his new book, “The Inevitable Party.” Seth Masket is an expert on state politics, campaigns and elections, and the durability of political parties in the United States. He is a professor of political science at the […]
The Wisconsin Primary results are in! Today Karma Chavez talks with Dr. Mike Wagner on yesterday’s election and what it means for Wisconsin politics. Mike Wagner is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin. His research and teaching focuses on how well democracies work.
Today guest host Mike Wagner talks with Julia Azari, political science professor at Marquette and blogger for Vox’s The Mischiefs of Faction to discuss the state of the 2016 race and what mandate claims may come after November.