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Head Fake by the Supremes (Hour 1)

June 14, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

The conservative-dominated US Supreme Court did not strike down mifepristone this week but, as we discuss with Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil, it could be a head fake on an issue sure to come back after the election. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, pull a double-cross on IVF. Plus: Can we get Greg Bach to attend […]

Convicted Felon Donald Trump (Hour 1)

May 31, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

The judicial scorecard for the former president has the first 34 boxes filled in, and all of them say Guilty. We’ll discuss what’s next for Donald Trump, now convicted without having testified in his defense and staring at three more trials and dozens more counts of criminal activity. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several […]

It’s Memorial Day Weekend – Ahoy! (Hour 1)

May 24, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

We’ll set sail for the holiday weekend, looking for a break from the decidedly not cool headlines, like the US Supreme Court justices who not only protected a racially gerrymandered map on Thursday but even trashed Brown v. Board—that criticism coming from (sigh) Clarence Thomas. Also, Keya Vakil has details on how the Biden administration […]

Moderate Republicans Represent! (Hour 1)

May 17, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

It’s National Endangered Species Day, so we’ll give a special shout-out to the few moderate Republican politicians left in captivity—which is odd because we have friends and neighbors all around us who are nice, moderate Republicans, just not the ones, it seems, who occupy space in some key offices. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on […]

Bucks in Six… Months (Hour 1)

May 3, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

It’ll be about six months before we check in on the Milwaukee Bucks, after another first-round elimination in the playoffs. Also: We’ll get set for the annual jam-packed first weekend of May, with the Wisconsin fishing opener, Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and more. Plus, a recap of the week from Courier Newsroom national […]

Arizona Surprises (Hour 1)

April 26, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

We’ll talk to Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vaki about two surprising developments out of Arizona—moving to repeal an 1864 abortion ban and prosecuting the fake Trump electors from 2020. We’ll also talk about the Supreme Court hearings about Idaho’s extreme abortion ban and the amount of legal immunity a former president is allowed. Plus: […]

You Mad, Bro? (Hour 1)

April 19, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

The people who coined the term “snowflake” sure are quick to have a meltdown when you call attention to their actual record. We’ll look at Eric Hovde’s attempt to deny his own words about nursing home residents, their pending death, and voting. There was also mock indignation from legislators who were at a fundraiser in […]

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 […]

Ask These Questions (Hour 1)

April 5, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

Before you consider the political positions of a candidate, shouldn’t you consider whether he or she is a good person? We’ll use a Wisconsin business leader’s recent essay to ask 10 questions about Donald Trump—as well as a state Assembly rep known for her anti-LGBTQ agenda—to help people determine whether they are really worth supporting.

Who’s Watching Out for You? (Hour 1)

March 22, 2024

Guest: Keya Vakil

While a former president is focused on siphoning donor money to his mounting legal bills, the current president puts up another example of how his policies are designed to benefit the American consumer.

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