Newsmakers

Newsmakers: The Need for Workforce

On December 5, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh will sit down with Kurt Paulsen, professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wally Orzechowski – the Executive Director of the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program to outline the workforce crisis and offer possible solutions. By all measures Wisconsin’s economy continues to […]

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Newsmakers: Exit Interview with Rep. Timothy Ramthun

On November 28, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with outgoing State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) to reflect on his career and future plans as he is set to leave the legislature this January. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2018. He also ran for Governor this summer – losing the […]

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Newsmakers: Election Recap with Capitol Reporters Shawn Johnson and Matthew DeFour

On November 14, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief, and Matthew DeFour, Wisconsin Watch Statehouse Bureau Chief, to share their latest thoughts on Wisconsin’s future. One week post-election in Wisconsin, and some questions still remain unanswered. The armchair quarterbacks have been working overtime analyzing why voters […]

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Newsmakers: The Relevance of Political Debates in Today's Elections

On October 3, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with debate moderators and esteemed TMJ4 News Milwaukee journalists Shannon Sims and Charles Benson in their Milwaukee studio to discuss how they are preparing for the upcoming U.S. Senate debate and what’s at stake for the candidates and voters. Even though Wisconsin’s elections for Governor […]

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Newsmakers: Highlighting the Race in the Third Congressional District

On September 26, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Anthony Chergosky, Assistant Professor, Political Science – UW-La Crosse, and Rusty Cunningham, Former Executive Editor of the La Crosse Tribune and the Chippewa Herald, to discuss the 3rd Congressional District race. Long viewed as a swing district – Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District race is […]

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Newsmakers: State of Schools in Wisconsin – A Conversation with Public and Choice School Advocates

On September 21, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Wisconsin Association of School Boards Director of Government Relations Dan Rossmiller and Badger Institute consultant and member of the Wisconsin Coalition for Education Freedom Jim Bender for a discussion on the state of schools. Education is a top issue for voters heading into November […]

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Newsmakers: Talking Taxes and State Surplus with DOR Secretary Barca

On September 13, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca to discuss his perspective on state taxes and budget surplus. With a record multi-billion dollar state budget surplus and a healthier than ever rainy day fund, one of the biggest questions before state policymakers currently is whether […]

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Newsmakers: Overview of Wisconsin Legislative Council Study Committees

On August 29, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with the Director of the Legislative Council, Anne Sappenfield, to provide a study committees overview, including the challenges the legislature hopes members will address. Each even-numbered year of the biennium Wisconsin’s Joint Legislative Council establishes what are known as study committees. These committees, with a […]

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