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Vice President Ron Johnson? (Hour 1)

June 13, 2024

As we review some of this week’s headlines with Joe Zepecki, he raises an interesting question. If Wisconsin is such a swing state and every advantage counts, why is Donald Trump considering a rich white businessman from North Dakota as his running mate when there’s a rich white businessman here who’s won three elections against […]

Fake Electors, Real Charges (Hour 1)

June 6, 2024

We get reaction from political strategist Joe Zepecki about this week’s filing of charges in Wisconsin against two of Donald Trump’s Wisconsin campaign lawyers as part of his fake electors effort to steal the 2020 election. We also remember and honor the fallen on this 80th anniversary of D-Day, and we discuss how good it […]

Weaponizing Democracy (Hour 1)

May 30, 2024

One of the fundamental tenets of democracy is the ability of ordinary folks to petition their government without fear of retribution—unless you signed a petition a dozen years ago to recall Scott Walker for stripping away workers’ rights. Ever since then, conservative politicians have put those petition signers in a database in order to seek […]

A July 4th Election… in England? (Hour 1)

May 23, 2024

We’ll take a brief break from American politics to talk about what’s happening in the UK, where a snap election has been called—for the 4th of July. How can that be a thing—and can we figure out a way to get campaigns that only last six weeks? UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations […]

The Gold Package Conspiracy (Hour 1)

May 16, 2024

The Green Bay Packers reveal their 2024 schedule and it includes a twist for season ticket holders primarily from the Milwaukee area. Also, Joe Zepecki discusses what Republicans were thinking in holding a veto override photo-op at the Capitol this week. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio network, […]

This Is How To Do It (Hour 1)

May 9, 2024

President Joe Biden, Gov. Tony Evers, and Microsoft marked a milestone in Racine County on Wednesday, celebrating success where Foxconn, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker failed to launch. What made it work this time? We’ll go over the reasons with Joe Zepecki. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio […]

Pat Goes to Therapy (Hour 1)

May 2, 2024

Former President Donald Trump brought his doom and gloom tour to Waukesha on Wednesday. Fortunately, Joe Zepecki is able to offer us some perspective on Trump’s dark rhetoric and lack of popular momentum. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio network, Monday through Friday from 6-8 am. Subscribe to […]

Rooting for Wisconsin to Fail? (Hour 1)

April 25, 2024

Republican legislators blocked millions for the UW System until they could blackmail diversity programs. Now they’re blocking millions to clean up contaminated drinking water. They’re blocking millions of dollars to address a healthcare crisis in the Chippewa Valley. And now they’re blocking $36 million in opioid settlement money from being used for proven treatment and […]

Back to Basics on Medicaid (Hour 1)

April 18, 2024

Wisconsin is one of only 10 states where Republicans still refuse to extend affordable healthcare coverage to families by using extra federal Medicaid dollars—and will soon be one of only two states not to allow new moms to be covered for health problems for up to a year instead of 60 days. We’ll ask Joe […]

Love That Dirty Water (Hour 1)

April 11, 2024

There’s a new federal standard for PFAS in drinking water, stronger than what’s already on the books in Wisconsin—making it even more imperative that the money approved by the Legislature gets put to work on cleanup. And yet Republicans continue to sit on $125 million until industry is given more protection.

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