Tony Castañeda speaks with journalist Dan Kaufman, who’s reported on Wisconsin’s recent political changes for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His new book The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics gives a deep political history of state, from the formation of the […]
On April 25, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved the City of Racine’s request to withdraw 7.5 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to serve the proposed Racine County Foxconn LCD plant, which sits just outside the Lake Michigan watershed. In theory, under the Great Lakes Compact, diverting water out of […]
Governor Scott Walker has been fighting to not hold a special election for two vacant seats in the State Senate and Assembly. After three judges rejected his request, Walker has decided to abandon court action. Judge Reynolds ordered that Walker must call for the special elections by March 29th at noon. The two legislative districts […]
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.