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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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Universal Recognition for Mental Health Professionals (Hour 2)

Benjamin Garbedian joins to talk about his very obvious solution to our mental health professionals shortage. Read more about it in his Milwaukee Journal Sentinel op-ed.

Then Aaron Vivian, assistant director of Camp To Belong, joins to talk about the new Milwaukee camp session for siblings split up by the foster care system.

Cancel all the rainbows (Hour 1)

A Waukesha elementary school has said that the 1st grade class cannot include "Rainbowland" or "Rainbow Connection" at their spring concert. We spend the hour talking about how asinine that is.


Judge Janet Protasiewicz Reaction to Yesterday's Debate(Hour 2)

Judge Janet joins us at the top of the hour and gives her honest reaction to yesterday's debate along with reflections on how the campaign cycle has been thus far.

Then Greg, Kristin and Jane opine on the newly coined term, "doomerism".

A Spicy Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Debate (Hour 1)



We talk about our biggest takeaways from the one and only debate between Dan Kelly and Janet Protasiewicz. For a judicial debate, we rated it "hot" on the salsa spiciness rating scale, but since it's still a judicial debate, only a "mild" on overall objective spiciness.

Then we compared the two abortion bills that have been introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature, despite the fact that both are DOA.

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.