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Melissa Baldauff

Convention Climate (Hour 1)

July 17, 2024

There are conservatives at the Republican convention in Milwaukee who tell reporters that their party is starting to make progress on climate and conservation issues. We’ll ask Melissa Baldauff in this week’s Climate Check report whether the GOP’s record matches the new moderate rhetoric. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic […]

Play, Don’t Get Played (Hour 1)

July 10, 2024

Protesters are not happy with being kept at a distance from next week’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. While some are planning to march within the security perimeter, it comes with a note of caution not to get their message lost by the behavior of those they cannot control—especially if planted from people who want […]

Revisiting Old Friends (Hour 2)

July 5, 2024

We wrap up the week revisiting some old friends. There was the therapy session with Cubs fans Dan Schumacher and Bob Gallaher. A behind-the-scenes look at political couple Melissa Baldauff and Joe Zepecki. And Mike Stranz of the National Farmers Union talks about looming cuts to the rural economy if Republicans in the House of […]

July 4th: Best of UpNorthNews Radio (Hour 1)

July 4, 2024

After Pat tells us his early morning plans for Independence Day, we’ll revisit some favorite interviews about strawberry picking, saving money on utility bills, and early preparations for football season around Wisconsin. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio network, Monday through Friday from 6-8 am. Subscribe to the […]

You Say It’s Your Birthday (Hour 1)

July 3, 2024

Not gonna lie—the host of this daily radio program has been a little off as he approached today’s milestone birthday. It’s the last live show for the week, so he’s decided the best course of action is to kick back and invite friends to come on for informal chats rather than traditional news interviews. That […]

Now He ‘Loves’ Milwaukee? (1st Hour)

June 19, 2024

Former President Donald Trump told a crowd Tuesday that he loves Milwaukee. He said it during a rally in, wait for it, Racine—shortly after announcing that during the Milwaukee Republican Convention he was going to stay in—wait for it, Chicago! Also: Wisconsin Conservation Voters Deputy Director Seth Hoffmeister talks about a campaign to get Green […]

Building Back Better (Hour 1)

June 12, 2024

We’ve had a lot to say about the climate and energy benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act, but in this week’s Climate Check segment, Melissa Baldauff helps us go back to the beginning—when the bill was known as President Biden’s Build Back Better plan before it went through the congressional sausage grinder. It’s a lesson […]

Trump Chickens Out (Hour 1)

May 22, 2024

Former President Trump said repeatedly that he was being unfairly restrained and that he couldn’t wait to testify. A porn star did. His former “fixer” did. That guy at the National Enquirer did. But Trump, the first former American president to stand trial, refused to provide his own testimony refuting the evidence. On the other […]

Old Energy and New Energy (Hour 1)

May 15, 2024

In the last gasps of a gerrymandered majority, state Senate Republicans stage a veto override attempt rather than release funds to clean up contaminated drinking water. And in this week’s Climate Check, a review of the ways that the electric grids of the future will be designed to more quickly accommodate power from wind and […]

Good Day, Sunshine (Hour 1)

May 1, 2024

Former Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes now leads an organization called Forward Together Wisconsin designed to connect Wisconsin residents to more than $62 million available for solar energy upgrades. He joins Melissa Baldauff for our weekly Climate Check. And Kyle Kaminski from the MichiGanja Report tells us about the Biden administration announcing it would ease the […]

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