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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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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.”

Work for the DNR this summer (Hour 3)

Brian Hefty for the DNR joins to talk about the wide ranging opportunities for people of all ages to work for the DNR this summer. Jane can't wait to be assigned her lawn mower.

Then Luke Mathers joins to debate what the best dog breed really is.

Pulitzer on the Road (Hour 2)

Sarah Harrison returns to give us an update on what the Waukesha School Board is up to.

Then we are joined by the Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Marjorie Miller, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter, Raquel Rutledge, to talk about the march 28th event in Madison: PULITZER ON THE ROAD: How Local Journalism Helps You. Sign up for the free event here


Professional Development Day (Hour 1)

Todd Allbaugh of The Todd Allbaugh show joins Jane and Kristin for the first hour of today's show. Many of the Civic Media hosts gathered in Madison on Wednesday for a professional development day. Which made us wonder: how do you typically feel about "professional development days"?

Then we run through our thoughts on Aaron Rodgers and the abortion bill the WI Assembly proposed.

And Jane picks her March Madness Bracket using one important piece of criteria: the mascot.


Justin Worland, senior correspondent at TIME magazine, on the Inflation Reduction Act (Hour 3)

In hour three, Justin Worland, senior correspondent at TIME magazine, joined the show to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act and the keynote speech he’ll be delivering at WisPolitics’ clean energy event at Discovery World in Milwaukee on March 16. 

Then, we were joined by Patti Vasquez, the host of “Driving it Home” on WCPT 820 AM in Chicago, to talk about the race for mayor of Chicago between Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson. 

Bye Bye Aaron Rodgers (Hour 2)

Packers insider Paul Noonan joined the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers and the looming trade to the New York Jets, and reacted live to comments from Rodgers made on the Pat McAfee show.

Then, Scott Gordon, publisher of Tone Madison, joined the show to talk about the race for mayor in Madison between incumbent Satya Rhodes-Conway and challenger Gloria Reyes, and the issues of transit and housing that have dominated the campaign.