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Host: William Walter and Luke Mathers

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Join us weekdays after the noon newscast for Town Call, a roundtable discussion of the news of the day with selected listeners, hosted by William Walter and Luke Mathers. Left, right, center, or none-of-the-above--hear a range of perspectives as we put the news in context and move beyond the "what" to the "why."

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Age and Competence

September 29, 2023 |

With the passing of Diane Feinstein, Wil and Aaron talk about the effects of age in politics.

Office Hours: Second GOP Debate Recap

September 28, 2023 |

Professor Jon Shelton returns for another edition of Office Hours, discussing the aftermath of yesterday’s GOP presidential debate.

The Recombobulation Area: Vintage Vos

September 27, 2023 |

Guest: Dan Shafer

Today, we welcome Dan Shafer to discuss the Brewers success and the continued poor behavior from Robin Vos.

The S-Word: Socialism

September 26, 2023 |

The term “socialism” often gets thrown around without regard for what it actually means. Wil welcomes the Electoral Strategy Organizer of Our Wisconsin Revolution, Anders Hanhan, to walk us through the economic ideology.

Democracy Is A Verb

September 25, 2023 |

After wrapping up the weekend news, Wil welcomes the executive director of Our Wisconsin Revolution, Andre Walton. Topics of discussion include the WGA strike resolution and Wisconsin’s gerrymandering.

Most Wisconsin Headlines With Dan Shafer

September 22, 2023 |

Guest: Dan Shafer

Dan Shafer of The Recombobulation Area joins us in Luke’s absence to share some great Wisconsin headlines from the last week.

Office Hours: Government Shutdowns

September 21, 2023 |

As we stand at the precipice of a likely government shutdown, Wil and Luke welcome Professor Jon Shelton to explain the history of shutdowns and what they mean. Also, we bid Luke farewell and wish him a very happy honeymoon.


September 20, 2023 |

The escalating cost of keeping the Brewers in Milwaukee is mind boggling. Wil and Luke talk about the history of sports teams extorting the public.

Focusing On Public Safety With Rep. Darrin Madison

September 19, 2023 |

After wrapping up some loose ends, Wil and Luke welcome State Representative Darrin Madison of Milwaukee to share what he’s been working on for the people of Wisconsin.

Introducing Nick Ramos

September 18, 2023 |

Guest: Nick Ramos

After rounding up the weekend news, Wil and Luke welcome the new Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Nick Ramos!