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The Right Way and Wrong Way to Work a Poll. (Oct 5 – Hour 3)

October 5, 2022

Marquette Poll director Charles Franklin outlines the right and wrong ways to interpret the work that’s done to measure public support on issues and candidates. Also: Rep. Jodi Emerson of Eau Claire expresses the frustrated felt by many women as legislative Republicans refuse to even debate allowing voters to have a say on keeping or […]

What Exactly Do You Mean by ‘He’s Different?’ (Sept 28 – Hour 3)

September 28, 2022

The old saying reminds us that “politics ain’t beanbag,” but some ads supporting Sen. Ron Johnson are blowing dog whistles that are more like foghorns when it comes to describing Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Plus: New numbers are in showing how Tim Michels and Rebecca Kleefisch “raised” money in very different ways.

Survey Says: Wisconsin Remains a Challenge for Pollsters (Sept 28 – Hour 2)

September 28, 2022

Professional polling continues to have value for candidates and the public, but pollster Jill Normington provides notes of caution about how to interpret all of the data—and to dig deeper than the topline numbers. Also: Republicans are going all-in on crime while conveniently forgetting to mention their own contributions to the problem.

Ba-De-Ya. Do You Remember When Nurses Had a Union? (Sept 21 – Hour 3)

September 21, 2022

Dr. Kristin Lyerly and Kirk Bangstad join in the questioning of a UW Health nurse about efforts to have union representation once again. Pat also offers up an Earth Wind & Fire lyrics quiz to see if anyone’s knowledge base goes beyond asking if they remember… the 21st night of September. On Thursday:  Courier Newsroom […]

Hour 1 – Kirk Bangstad Brews Mandela Mash

August 12, 2022

Minocqua Brewing Co. has released its new lager in honor of Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes’ victory in the US Senate primary.  Also, our first attempt at #DadShirtFriday goes horribly wrong as we debate the venn diagram between dad shirts and Hawaiian shirts.

Hour 3: The UpNorth Podcast Goes AM

August 3, 2022

Guests – Kirk Bangstad, Kristin Lyerly, Dr. Gillian Battino We begin a weekly visit with Minocqua Brewing Co. owner Kirk Bangstad—and Dr. Kristin Lyerly, an Ob/Gyn and former legislative candidate. The panel interviews Gillian Battino, a Wausau physician and candidate for state treasurer.

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