Wisconsin Democracy Report
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Talks by and interviews of public officials, candidates
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1/1/22, 1/2/22Tressie Kamp: Madison Recycler Must Pay 90K for Hazardous Waste Violations - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:4212/22/21a
1/8/22, 1/9/22Rocky Start: Dylan Brogan on Isthmus on WORT - Nate Wegehaupt reporting10:171/6/22a
1/15/22, 1/16/22Greg Gelembiuk: "Bodycams Are Not What They Seem" - hosted by Allen Ruff52:291/13/22b
1/22/22, 1/23/22Caroline Fredrickson, John Johnson: The Case Against the Filibuster and Redistricting in Wisconsin
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
1/29/22, 1/30/22Law Forward's Mel Barnes on Redistricting Oral Arguments - hosted by Brian Standing13:241/24/22c
2/5/22, 2/6/22Ben Callen, David Steffen, John Coleman, Nancy Larson: State DNR Hears Hours of Public Comment of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:562/3/22a
2/12/22, 2/13/22Satya Rhodes-Conway: Mayor Satya Predicts Madison-Milwaukee Rail - Nate Wegehaupt reporting3:372/8/22a
2/19/22, 2/20/22Paul DeMain, Phyllis Hasbrouck, Marc Rosenthal: Local Water Protectors Oppose Line 5
- hosted by Allen Ruff
2/26/22, 2/27/22Emily Hamer, Megin McDonell: Afghan Refugees in Wisconsin + The Latest Anti-Trans Bill
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
3/5/22, 3/6/22Jennifer Filipiak, Ryan Welsh, Bill Lueders: State Supreme Court To Decide If Private Phone Records Can Be Made Public - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:423/2/22a
3/12/22, 3/13/22Luke Berg, Carlos Pabellon: State Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Dane County Mask Mandates - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:403/8/22a
3/19/22, 3/20/22Laura Simkin, Shepherd Joyner: Meet the Candidates for MMSD School Board Seat 3
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
3/26/22, 3/27/22Meet the Candidates: Brian Blanchard and Diane Schlipper - hosted by Carousel Bayrd53:213/23/22b
4/2/22, 4/3/22Patrick Marley: US Supreme Court Rules Wisconsin Must Redraw Governor Tony Evers' Maps
- Chali Pittman reporting
4/9/22, 4/10/22Drew Penrose: Is Ranked-Choice Voting the Way of the Future? - hosted by Bert Zipperer52:213/23/22b
4/16/22, 4/17/22Doug Oitzinger: Judge Rules DNR Cannot Force PFAS Cleanup - Nate Wegehaupt reporting10:284/14/22a
4/23/22, 4/24/22Keith Furman, David Schmiedicke, Chief Shon Barnes: Jam-Packed Common Council Meeting Goes Until Early Hours of the Morning - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:034/20/22a
4/30/22, 5/1/22Charles Franklin: Marquette Law Poll Finds Voters Undecided in November Election
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
5/7/22, 5/8/22Sarah Smith, Analiese Eicher: Dane County Files Lawsuit for PFAS Damages - Cameron Costanzo reporting3:535/4/22a
5/14/22, 5/15/22Dylan Brogan: Madison Common Council io Undergo Drastic Changes - Nate Wegehaupt reporting9:285/12/22a
5/28/22, 5/29/22Dylan Brogan: Interview: Isthmus Reporter on GOP Convention - Heron Splinter reporting10:325/26/22a
6/4/22, 6/5/22Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell Announces Candidacy for State Supreme Court
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
6/11/22, 6/12/22Jessie Opoien: The Latest From the Wisconsin Elections Commission - hosted by Carousel Bayrd28:006/8/22b
6/18/22, 6/19/22Kelda Roys, Francesca Hong, Lisa Subeck, Melissa Agard: We'll Say It Again - Abortion is Healthcare
- hosted by Ali Muldrow
6/25/22Meet Sarah Godlewski and Tom Nelson For U.S. Senate - hosted by Carousel Bayrd53:356/15/22b
6/26/22Meet Peter Peckarsky and Darrell Williams For U.S. Senate - hosted by Carousel Bayrd52:546/22/22b
7/2/22, 7/3/22Afsha Malik: 25 Years Later, Wisconsin's Act 292 Law Is Still on the Books - Nate Wegehaupt reporting4:246/30/22a
7/9/22Meet Mandela Barnes and Alex Lasry for U.S. Senate - hosted by Carousel Bayrd52:036/29/22b
7/10/22Meet Kou Lee and Steven Olikara For U.S. Senate - hosted by Chali Pittman53:167/6/22b
7/16/22, 7/17/22Dr. Darrell Williams, Tim Vetscher: US Senate Candidates Upset They Won't Be Included in Debate
- Reid Kamhi reporting
7/23/22, 7/24/22Rachel Rodriguez, Stephen Nass, Gery Hebl: Joint Committee Throws Out Rule Authorizing Elections Clerks to Fix Absentee Ballot Errors - Nate Wegehaupt reporting4:217/20/22a
7/30/22Meet the Candidates for Secretary of State: Alexia Sabor (D) - hosted by Andy Moore14:517/15/22c
7/31/22Meet the Candidates for Secretary of State: Doug LaFollette (D) - hosted by Andy Moore12:287/22/22c
8/6/22, 8/7/22Wendy Hathaway: Voting in Wisconsin? Here's What You Need to Know - hosted by Carousel Bayrd53:178/3/22b
8/13/22, 8/14/22Barry Burden: WOW Counties, and Their Importance In Republican Elections - Nate Wegehaupt reporting10:488/11/22a
8/20/22, 8/21/22Charles Franklin: Marquette Law Poll Shows Tight Governor's Race in November
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
8/27/22, 8/28/22Elizabeth Pierson: Updated Report Flags Proposed Bills in Wisconsin As "Election Subversion"
- Emily Kaysinger reporting
9/3/22, 9/4/22Paul DeMain, Jill Ferguson: Tim Michels and the Opposition to Line 5 - hosted by Esty Dinur53:509/2/22b
9/10/22, 9/11/22Henry R. Schultz, John A. Birdsall: Wisconsin's Public Defender Shortage, Explained
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
9/17/22, 9/18/22Ellen Foley, Randy Bruegman, Chris Turner: Friends of Sauk Creek Concerned About City's Greenway Reconstruction Project - Nate Wegehaupt reporting5:299/14/22a
9/24/22, 9/25/22Tony Evers, Melissa Agard: Evers Calls for Special Session to Bring Binding Referendums to Wisconsin
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
10/1/22, 10/2/22John Nichols on Politics and the 2022 Election - hosted by Bert Zipperer53:589/29/22b
10/8/22, 10/9/22Rachel Rodriguez: Waukesha County Judge Rules "Ballot Spoiling" Illegal - Nate Wegehaupt reporting2:5610/6/22a
10/15/22, 10/16/22David Armiak, Dan Shafer: Are you inundated with political adds on tv and the web? Us too.
- hosted by Nada Elmikashfi
10/22/22, 10/23/22Looking ahead to the midterms with Matt Rothschild - hosted by Bert Zipperer53:2910/20/22b
10/29/22, 10/30/22Ari Berman: How Wisconsin Became the GOP's Laboratory for Dismantling Democracy
- hosted by Amy Goodman
11/5/22Joe Parisi, Keith Ferman: What's up with these budgets? City of Madison and Dane County
- hosted by Carousel Bayrd
11/6/22Mandela Barnes Explains What Sets Him Apart From Ron Johnson - hosted by Andy Moore6:2711/4/22c
11/12/22, 11/13/22Chali Pittman, Christopher Cartwright, Nate Wegehaupt: Evers wins! And more morning analysis of election results - hosted by Jan Miyasaki51:4711/9/22c
11/19/22, 11/20/22Hannah Mohelnitzky, Gwen Long: City Passes 2023 Budget Amid Concerns Over Greenway Restoration
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
11/26/22, 11/27/22Naomi Kowles: The Ethics of Reporting the Crimes Police are Accused of Committing
- Nate Wegehaupt reporting
12/3/22, 12/4/22Barry Burden: UW Holds 2022 Election Symposium - hosted by Brian Standing12:2011/28/22c
12/10/22, 12/11/22Scott McDonnell: DOJ Subpoena for Conspiracy to Overturn Election Results
- hosted by Tony Castañeda
12/17/22, 12/18/22 A Conversation with the New Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard - hosted by Carousel Bayrd51:5212/14/22b
12/24/22, 12/25/22Matt DeFour: Wisconsin Gerrymandering Is Still the Worst in the Nation - hosted by Brian Standing14:3912/19/22c
12/31/22, 1/1/23Kalvin Barrett, April Kigeya, Analiese Eicher, Patrick Miles: Year In Review: The Uncertain Path of the Dane County Jail - Nate Wegehaupt reporting7:0612/28/22a

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