Keya Vakil

Keya Vakil is featured on the following episode(s).

This Ain’t a Game, Congress (Hour 1)

A small minority of congressional Republicans—who represent a minority of American voters—wants to play a game of chicken with the national economy. After climbing out of a COVID recession and bringing unemployment to a 50-year low, this bloc of right-wing politicians is preparing to steer the country into default—something that will affect every American through higher interest rates and prices. Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil talks about the folly of refusing to pay for debts Congress has already incurred.

Never Forget (Hour 1)

We remember the tragedy of the January 6 insurrection and the continuing quest for justice and consequences for those who plotted and took part in the deadly attack on the United States government. 

We visit with Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil and political director Carolyn Fiddler.

Crazy Ain’t Dead—Just Taking a Nap (Hour 2)

The midterm elections are finally over. Former President Trump is disgraced. Republicans say they’ll learn some lessons from the carnage. Or will they? We’ll ask Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil and Mark Jacob, a former editor with the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times. Also, guest sportscaster Dan Schumacher on the Badgers and Marquette each playing in the NCAA volleyball tournament.

Wha’ Happened? - Part 1

We ask three friends of the show about the “red wave” that never quite materialized and what lessons we can learn from the wins and losses in Wisconsin and around the country. Contributing analyst Joe Zepecki in Milwaukee, Courier Newsroom national correspondent Keya Vakil in Los Angeles, and Brett Pransky from our Pennsylvania outlet The Keystone help us make sense of Tuesday’s results.

On Friday: 

  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin talks to us about asking the US Dept. of Education to go after predatory private schools that forced students into unnecessarily expensive loans while offering nearly-worthless diplomas. Also, Courier Newsroom political director Carolyn Fiddler, former Chicago Tribune editor Mark Jacob, and UW-Eau Claire athletic director Dan Schumacher.