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There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Marti Mikkelson and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
 
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We hear from Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa about the growing Latinx community and what needs to improve to help them thrive. Then, learn how UWM’s Roberto Hernandez Center is celebrating the history of those who fought for equity at the university. Plus, learn how teaching is changing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.…
 
As the deadline looms, we look at the process to create new district maps in Milwaukee County. Then, learn about the new book, A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race & Inclusion. Plus, we hear from one of the co-founders of LUNA, a Milwaukee group focused on raising the visibility of Latinx artists.
 
The pandemic has only exacerbated the need for more affordable housing in the Milwaukee area. A need that's been evident long before the shutdown. Brian Sonderman, executive director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, is advocating that the city invest $120 million of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to increase access to affordable housing …
 
We learn about Milwaukee’s affordable housing landscape and why the shortage has been decades in the making. Then, learn about the history of the Brown Berets in Milwaukee and how the local chapter re-grouped in response to a rise of hate groups. Plus, hear from a member of Diverse and Resilient about the work they’re doing to achieve health equity…
 
We learn how Indigenous People’s Day came to be recognized in Wisconsin. Then, talk with a member of the Wisconsin Latinx History Collective about the history of Cubans in Milwaukee. We learn about Take Root Milwaukee, a group helping non-native English speakers become homeowners. Plus, meet a local father and son percussion duo.…
 
There’s been a whirlwind of developments in former State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman’s quest to investigate the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin. Gableman abruptly canceled plans last week to interview the mayors and election clerks of the state’s five largest cities, just days after he subpoenaed them.…
 
For the sixth month in a row the Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market outperformed the pandemic fueled market of 2020, according to a recent Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR) report. If trends continue, it looks like 2022 will continue to be a seller’s market.By Audrey Nowakowski
 
We look at what both buyers and sellers can expect for the 2022 housing market. Then, learn about a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation into electrical fires, after a man was killed. We learn how working from home during the pandemic and moving work online has impacted cybersecurity and ransomware attacks. Plus, look at a series of events base…
 
We learn about the new Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances at UW-Madison. Then, a new report shows fewer students are filling out a key financial aid form. We find out what that could mean for college enrollment. We look at five things to do this month in Milwaukee. Plus, learn about the career and legacy of South Milwaukee native, and p…
 
We speak with the Dominican Center’s new Executive Director. Then, hear how a recent high school grad has adjusted to life with COVID-19 in our Pandemic Reflections series. We learn about the discovery of a wildflower that hasn’t been seen in Wisconsin in over 50 years. Plus, hear some new local songs in this month’s Milwaukee Music Roundup.…
 
WUWM education reporter Emily Files joins us to go over some of the Republican-authored education bills advancing through Wisconsin’s state legislature. We’ll learn about the rise of human trafficking during the pandemic. We’ll get a book recommendation on climate change in our new series with the Milwaukee Public Library. We’ll hear from two local…
 
We’ll speak to a Los Angeles Times national correspondent about the increase in homicides, and how violence is especially surging in Milwaukee. Then, a victim and perpetrator of gun violence talks about how it’s impacted his life. We’ll learn about the little-known group of youth caregivers and the challenges they face. Plus, we’ll talk about fall …
 
We’ll speak with a man who helped Cuban refugees living at Fort McCoy in 1980 transition to life in Wisconsin. Then, we’ll speak with an environmental expert about her new book that proposes changing the economy to improve the environment. We’ll look at what it takes for aging athletes to maintain an elite level of gameplay. Plus, we’ll learn about…
 
Republican state lawmakers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a redistricting lawsuit that Democrats brought, which asks a federal court to draw the political boundaries in Wisconsin for the next decade. The request came after the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to directly take a redistricting case brought by a conservative group.…
 
We’ll explore the stigmas surrounding mental health awareness in the Latinx community. We’ll learn about a new book that covers the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, ‘Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter’. Bubbler Talk explores why there aren’t any historically designated landmarks for Milwaukee’s Latinx community. Plus, Milwau…
 
We’ll learn about the nationwide nursing shortage and how it's impacting hospitals in Wisconsin. Then, we’ll learn about MATC’s new gap year program that aims to help recent grads figure out the next steps after high school. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of a fighter pilot downed over Italy, and his family's journey to find the wreckage 7…
 
We’ll speak with historians about how they’re documenting the stories of Latinx Wisconsinites past and present. Then, we’ll hear from a Milwaukee judge about his experience battling COVID-19 as part of our Pandemic Reflections series. Plus, we’ll look at this year’s Doors Open Milwaukee exhibit, which includes new virtual walking tours through the …
 
Voting rights have been at the forefront of American political consciousness for more than a decade. Gerrymandering, strict voter ID rules, and attempts to remove people from the voter rolls are just some of the ways voting rights have been threatened in Wisconsin. As this fight has continued, one person has arguably become the face and voice for v…
 
We explore a new report on the state of the labor force here in Wisconsin. Then, look at the unionization process at Colectivo and the opportunity it gives employees when negotiating new contracts. We learn about the historic Concordia Neighborhood, which is now expanding its 360 virtual tours of homes. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores how animals get t…
 
Former Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Bill McCoshen has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for governor next year. That leaves former GOP Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch as the lone Republican so far to formally challenge Democratic incumbent Tony Evers in 2022.By WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR
 
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