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As Goes Wisconsin

Host: Kristin Brey

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As Goes Wisconsin with Kristin Brey is a daily radio show and digital media initiative that believes there is a fun, innovative, and uncomplicated way to talk about state and local politics while still celebrating all things Wisconsin. We create content that informs, entertains, and inspires civic engagement because it’s up to all of us to do our part to keep Wisconsin moving forward. Broadcasts live on weekdays 11am-2pm across Wisconsin.

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Rep. Mark Pocan and the Save Medicare Act (Hour 3)

Representative Mark Pocan joins the show to tell us whether or not there are any GOP colleagues that he hangs out with these days. We also talk about the Save Medicare Act and why only Medicare is Medicare.

Then we debate what child actor deserves a comeback and National Cleaning Week.

The Spills Law is being challenged and it could jeopardize the state's ability to respond to disasters (Hour 2)

Staff Attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates, Rob Lee, joins to explain what the Spills Law is, how it protects us, and how the WMC is trying to hamstring it.

Then Jenny Deliberti-Shea to talk about the upcoming spring events at The Milwaukee County Zoo.

Then we do some twitter trivia.

Wisconsin Spring Bail Referendums Breakdown (Hour 1)

President Biden signed his first veto over retirement fund managers being able to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their investment choices. Which begs the question, should the government be dictating retirement fund managers what they can and can’t invest in?

Then we break down the confusing questions on your spring ballot with some help from loyal listener and lawyer, Joe McClear. Rob Lee, staff attorney at midwest environmental advocates

Expensive Tickets that are worth every penny (Hour 3)

What was your best summer job? Are summer jobs still a thing?

Then we talk about a new approach to finding "the one" in Janesville.

And we share stories of concerts we attended that were VERY expensive, but totally worth it.


Phosphorus: The Devil's Element and way more interesting than expected (Hour 2)

We spend the first half hour fantasizing over what could change in Wisconsin if we were to actually get Fair Maps and we look to what happened in Michigan as proof that it could.

Then Dan Egan joins to talk about his new book, "The Devil's Element: phosphorus and a world out of balance" and we learn way more than we thought about "the oil of our time".

Finally, we close out the hour talking with Don Brown of "This Week in Waukesha" discussing how mad the with weekend of March Madness was.

What will your reaction be if Trump gets arrested this week? (Hour 1)

Trump claims he’s going to be arrested. In a post on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump wrote (in all caps) that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday. His prediction was an apparent reference to the New York investigation into alleged hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels, and all signs point to an indictment shortly. So, if this actually happens this week, what will your reaction be?

Then we discuss if it's ever appropriate to conduct a strip search for minors. And - what has to happen in your opinion for it to mean spring has sprung?

America's Claim on St. Patricks Day (Hour 3)

Did you know there are 32 million Americans with Irish ancestry while there is only 5 million people living in Ireland (7 million if you count Northern Ireland)? The Irish diaspora is real and gives American Irish a pretty good claim when going HAM on March 17th every year.

Then we discuss the SNL Colin Farrell sketch from last weekend and debate, "who gets to make cultural jokes?"

Be Nice to your City Clerk (Hour 2)

In the first half hour, we talk to Lana Kropf, a 12 year veteran of the Wisconsin Clerk world, current City Clerk for the City of Lake Geneva and the Secretary for the WI Municipal Clerks Association.  We talk about what city clerks do, what makes Wisconsin unique when it comes to our elections, and things you need to know about April 4th.

Then we talk to Helen Faith, Director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at UW-Madison, about Bucky's Pell Pathway and Bucky's Tuition Promise.

Burn the legislative session to the ground (Hour 1)

What is the most extreme thing you’ve done to stand up for something you believe in? Nebraska Democratic State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh has been filibustering every single bill that comes before the legislature - even the ones she supports - even one her BROTHER WHO IS ALSO A STATE SENATOR authored over a proposed bill that would ban gender affirming care for minors in Nebraska. “If this legislature collectively decides that legislating hate against children is our priority, then I am going to make it painful — painful for everyone,” Cavanaugh said. “I will burn the session to the ground over this bill.”