In December — two months before this broadcast — Frank Lassee, Wisconsin State Senator from District 1 and Keith Ripp, state Assembly Representative, District 42, both resigned to take jobs in Governor Walker’s administration. Ordinarily, the departure of two legislators midterms would be followed quickly by the Governor’s call for special elections to fill the […]
Dementia and Alzheimer disease is the 6th leading cause of death in Wisconsin, claiming over 1,800 lives in 2014. As Wisconsin’s population ages, that number will only grow. The number of Wisconsinites expected to suffer from some form of dementia is expected to double to over 240,000 by 2040. Given that rapidly growing need, you’d […]
The final Wisconsin job numbers from 2016 are in, and Governor Walker’s promise of 250,000 private sector jobs remains unfulfilled. Marquette economics professor Abdur Chowdhury spoke with Tony Castaneda about the data, the state’s “brain drain”, and the impact of Walker’s labor policies.
Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, calls in to discuss education funding announced in the latest state budget, the race for state Superintendent, and his own desire for $150,000 and a chauffeur.
The “Wisconsin Natural Resources” magazine has been published by the Department of Natural Resources for almost a century, and is funded without tax money. However, Governor Walker has proposed cutting the magazine to “narrow” the DNR’s focus. Former editor Natasha Kassulke joins Tony to discuss the goals of the magazine and the editorial constraints she […]
A new bill from Wisconsin Republicans would limit the ability of municipalities to use project labor agreements on major construction works. Democratic State Representative Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha talked with Tony about what project labor agreements are, and how they help municipalities and workers alike.