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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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    The Recombobulation Area: So Long, Kevin

    October 4, 2023 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    Guest: Dan Shafer

    Well, it’s official. Kevin McCarthy is now unemployed. Wil and Dan Shafer bring us up to date and provide some of Twitter’s best commentary. Wil also utilizes Dan’s Milwaukee expertise to discuss the funding of American Family Field and the future of the Brewers.

    The Recombobulation Area: Ousting Van Orden

    October 3, 2023 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    Guest: Dan Shafer

    Katrina Shankland has stepped up to challenge Derrick Van Orden’s seat in the House of Representatives. William Walter and Dan Shafer then go on to discuss the narrowly avoided government shutdown from this past weekend.

    Recombobulation Week

    October 2, 2023 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    Guest: Dan Shafer

    Today begins an entire week of recombobulation with Dan Shafer of The Recombobulation Area! He and Wil catch up on Wisconsin headlines from basketball to brats.

    Age and Competence

    September 29, 2023 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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 at 01:00:00 PM UTC

    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.