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Christina Lorey

Nixon’s Revenge (Hour 1)

July 2, 2024

We’ll react to how the Republican-appointed justices on the US Supreme Court have finally brought things full-circle—bringing back former President Richard Nixon’s famous line, “If the president does it, then it’s not illegal,” and making it the new law of the land. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio […]

Love That Dirty Water (Hour 1)

May 14, 2024

Republicans are returning to the state Capitol on Tuesday—but not to release more than $125 million to clean up polluted drinking water supplies around Wisconsin. Instead, they’ll hold symbolic votes designed for their campaign literature. Also, Donald Trump again falls asleep in his hush money election interference trial. So national media will start talking about […]

The Life of a Hot Dogger (Hour 1)

May 7, 2024

UpNorthNews Community Editor Christina Lorey has always had a soft spot for features about the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. She’s taken her interest to a new level and tells us all about meeting one of the “hotdoggers” who serve as ambassadors and navigators of that 27-foot long motorized frankfurter! We’ll also learn which stories saw the […]

Fake Electors Still Finding Out (Hour 1)

April 30, 2024

We’ll review the most read, most watched stories on UpNorthNews social media sites and in our newsletter with our colleagues Cherita Booker and Christina Lorey. We also review what the Michigan attorney general is doing in the continuing investigation into the fake 2020 Trump electors and ask if we should expect something similar in Wisconsin. […]

Dear Congress, Drink Wisconsinbly (Hour 1)

April 23, 2024

Before quitting Congress last weekend, Mike Gallagher gave some quintessentially Wisconsin advice to his now-former colleagues: More social drinking. Plus, it’s Tuesday so we’ll catch up with both Cherita Booker and Christina Lorey to find out what’s popular on our social media posts and in our daily newsletter.

Don Snore’leone (1st Hour)

April 16, 2024

The indicted ex-president known for his middle of the night Twitter tirades couldn’t be bothered to stay awake during the first day of his criminal trial for election tampering through fraudulent business records. Plus UpNorthNews reporters Cherita Booker and Christina Lorey talk about the stories you’ll find in our newsletters and social media sites. UpNorthNews […]

Wisconsin’s Surest Sign of Spring (Hour 1)

April 12, 2024

Nothing says spring like the opening of farmers markets around Wisconsin. We’ll talk to Christina Lorey about this weekend’s opening of the state’s largest—a market that wraps around the state Capitol. And Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil is joined by Cam Stevenson of our sister outlet in Arizona, the Copper Courier, to talk about […]

Well, I Certainly Hope You’ll Die Soon (Hour 1)

April 9, 2024

To hear Senate candidate Eric Hovde tell it, nursing home residents shouldn’t be given assistance to vote because he says they have about a 6-month life expectancy. And we’ll hear what President Biden had to say in Madison about his latest moves to reduce the nation’s mountain of student loan debt.

It’s Election Day (Hour 1)

April 2, 2024

Wisconsin’s spring, local nonpartisan elections typically see low voter turnout. Far-right activists are counting on that as they plot takeovers of local school boards and push two state constitutional amendments that weaken election administration in our state.

Mighty Mad at Mike (Hour 1)

March 26, 2024

Congressman Mike Gallagher sure made a quick hero-to-villain pivot among House Republicans with his abrupt decision to quit before his term expires. We’ll share some of the reaction. Also, Christina Lorey has some of the sports-related stories in our daily newsletter that lift spirits. And former President Trump gets special treatment in one of his […]

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