Salina Heller

Keeping Courts Safe (2nd Hour)

March 4, 2024

A recent alarming report by the US Marshals Service reviewed an increase of threats targeted at federal judges and prosecutors. The group Keep Our Republic is advocating for greater judicial safety in Wisconsin. We’ll talk to John W. Vaudreuil, former US Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. 

Women Will Decide (1st Hour)

March 4, 2024

Wisconsin voters get another double dose this week of reminders about the value of their vote and the issues that should determine what they do in the voting booth this November. We’ll talk about First Lady Jill Biden’s Sunday visit and the upcoming trip by Vice President Kamala Harris.

The ‘Daun’ of a New Era (2nd Hour)

February 26, 2024

Our friends from Motherhood for Good talk about local women taking on more leadership roles. Salina Heller tells us about the stories she’s producing for UpNorthNews. And we’ll talk to Civic Media’s Maggie Daun, whose new afternoon show premieres later today.

Feeling the Vibes (2nd Hour)

February 12, 2024

‘Vibes Only’ is a new podcast from Courier Newsroom. Hosts Brian Derrick & Glennis Meagher call out the BS that is skewing how Americans feel about the economy and democracy itself.

Gun Safety Is in Our Hands (2nd Hour)

February 5, 2024

While Congress and the Wisconsin Legislature are currently incapable of doing anything to save children from the national epidemic of gun violence, others are trying to do their part through home-based initiatives. We’ll learn more from our friends at Motherhood for Good. Also: Terry Bell with 3 Things You Need to Know to start the […]

Trust Me, Ma’am, I’m a Veterinarian (1st Hour)

January 29, 2024

There ought to be a sign placed at the entrance of the Wisconsin State Assembly cautioning lawmakers that anything they say can and will be laughed at across the country when they discuss women’s reproductive health care in ways that are not based in facts, science, or respect. But that didn’t stop some Republicans from […]

A Reprieve Is Not a Resolution (Hour 2)

October 23, 2023

Gov. Tony Evers provided a reprieve to childcare providers and parents by temporarily saving the Child Care Counts program, but only the Legislature can fund it to a sustainable level. We’ll talk to our friends from Motherhood for Good as well as state Sen. Kelda Roys. Plus Civic Media News Director Terry Bell has 3 […]

Rainy Days and Monday (Hour 1)

October 23, 2023

The early morning rain seems to sting a bit more on Mondays, especially when the Packers lose—but we’ll turn to Monday guest and chief morale officer Kristin Lyerly to lift our spirits as we recap the weekend’s headlines and scores.

The Truth Behind Controversial Library Books (Hour 2)

October 16, 2023

There’s a misconception out there that controversial books are in our school libraries and classrooms because of a lack of oversight. In fact, educators take great care to select age-appropriate material for classes and recreational reading. We’ll talk to an educator about the process and safeguards. 

They Just Don’t Want to Help (Hour 1)

October 16, 2023

It was the hottest topic as legislators toured the state to discuss how to spend a record budget surplus. It was the big topic as the state budget bill was debated. It remains the biggest issue in front of the Legislature in a special session. And yet the latest Republican “plan” to address the childcare […]