UpNorthNews Radio with Pat Kreitlow

Host: Pat Kreitlow

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“UpNorthNews Radio with Pat Kreitlow” is Wisconsin’s new home for daily conversations about the state’s latest headlines and stories. It’s a radio extension of what UpNorthNews founding editor Pat Kreitlow premiered in January 2020 as a website, social media posts, and a daily newsletter—a place for fact-based news coverage that is informative, conversational, and not afraid to stand for something. While dedicated to Wisconsin hometown radio, the daily UpNorthNews Radio program can also be heard live on multiple online platforms. Pat is a longtime Wisconsin journalist and former state legislator who lives in and produces the show from along Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls.

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Plenty To Be Thankful For (Hour 2)

The Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan research group that tracks state and local spending, outlines opportunities for bipartisan victories now that the state budget is in such good shape heading into 2023.

Back on Monday 

  • “Best Of” shows Thursday and Friday

Plenty To Be Thankful For (Hour 1)

The Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan research group that tracks state and local spending, outlines opportunities for bipartisan victories now that the state budget is in such good shape heading into 2023.

Back on Monday 

  • “Best Of” shows Thursday and Friday

Vos Wants to Violate Victims (Hour 2)

Rebecca Cooke, the once and maybe future candidate for Congress, describes what rural Wisconsin needs from its new congressional and legislative members—and whether we can expect to see any such progress. We also hear from Sachin Chheda, a senior advisor to a Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, on how the billionaires who funded Ron Johnson’s reelection are looking to do the same for a right-wing former justice. Plus: an even higher state budget surplus, and an attempt to get on board with the World Cup.

Wednesday 

  • How the Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan research group, tracks state and local spending, as well as opportunities provided by the state budget being in such good shape heading into 2023.

Vos Wants to Violate Victims (Hour 1)

Rebecca Cooke, the once and maybe future candidate for Congress, describes what rural Wisconsin needs from its new congressional and legislative members—and whether we can expect to see any such progress. We also hear from Sachin Chheda, a senior advisor to a Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, on how the billionaires who funded Ron Johnson’s reelection are looking to do the same for a right-wing former justice. Plus: an even higher state budget surplus, and an attempt to get on board with the World Cup.

Wednesday 

  • How the Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan research group, tracks state and local spending, as well as opportunities provided by the state budget being in such good shape heading into 2023.

Do You Know Your Wisconsin Towns?  (Hour 2)

We take the quiz from the UpNorthNews website about whether these town names are real Wisconsin places or not.

John Calabrese interprets the outcome of the vote on a Dunn County referendum that asked how voters feel about creating a national non-profit health insurance plan for all Americans.

Dr. Kristin Lyerly responds to how Wisconsin Republicans want to make government even more invasive when victims of rape and incest are made pregnant by their attackers.

And we highlight holiday season volunteer opportunities. 

Tuesday 

  • Rebecca Cooke on what rural Wisconsin needs in the next legislative and congressional sessions.

Do You Know Your Wisconsin Towns? (Hour 1)

We take the quiz from the UpNorthNews website about whether these town names are real Wisconsin places or not.

John Calabrese interprets the outcome of the vote on a Dunn County referendum that asked how voters feel about creating a national non-profit health insurance plan for all Americans.

Dr. Kristin Lyerly responds to how Wisconsin Republicans want to make government even more invasive when victims of rape and incest are made pregnant by their attackers.

And we highlight holiday season volunteer opportunities. 

Tuesday 

  • Rebecca Cooke on what rural Wisconsin needs in the next legislative and congressional sessions.

Weekly Best of UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow (Week of Nov. 14th)

Pat took a well-deserved vacation for much of this week Up North, but we still had some great guests. Sen. Melissa Agard joined us to discuss what the new normal might look like after the midterm election. Todd Allbaugh comes on to bridge Pat's show to his. You can listen to The Todd Allbaugh Show from 8-11 AM on weekdays on select stations or on the Civic Media app.

The Pack Is Really Not Back - Part 2

Thursday night’s loss to Tennessee got us to thinking about… anything else: deer hunting, high school football playoffs, even what method Wisconsin should use to choose our state Supreme Court justices. Mark Jacob helps review this week in media coverage and the potential demise of Twitter. Dan Schumacher updated the Wisconsin schools taking part in NCAA Division 3 football playoffs.

Monday 

  • John Callabrese on Dunn County health care referendum that asked how voters feel about the idea of a national non-profit health insurance plan for Americans.
  • Dr. Kristin Lyerly on the way Wisconsin Republicans want to make government even more invasive when victims of rape and incest are impregnated by their attackers.

The Pack Is Really Not Back - Part 1

Thursday night’s loss to Tennessee got us to thinking about… anything else: deer hunting, high school football playoffs, even what method Wisconsin should use to choose our state Supreme Court justices. Mark Jacob helps review this week in media coverage and the potential demise of Twitter. Dan Schumacher updated the Wisconsin schools taking part in NCAA Division 3 football playoffs.

Monday 

  • John Callabrese on Dunn County health care referendum that asked how voters feel about the idea of a national non-profit health insurance plan for Americans.
  • Dr. Kristin Lyerly on the way Wisconsin Republicans want to make government even more invasive when victims of rape and incest are impregnated by their attackers.

New Leader, Same Challenges - Part 2

Pat’s back from his post-election break and talks about spending time in Austin, Texas. Sen. Melissa Agard, the new Democratic Leader in the Wisconsin state Senate, is asked how things are going after the election, what with Gov. Evers and others talking about cooperation while Republicans appear to be going right back to obstruction and extremism. US Sen. Tammy Baldwin gets a big victory for marriage equality. And we’ll preview a Thursday night Packers game at home against Tennessee.

Friday 

  • Carolyn Fiddler, Mark Jacob, and Dan Schumacher