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Newsmakers: Catching Up with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

On May 24, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh will sit down with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester). Rep. Vos of Racine County was first elected to the State legislature in 2004. He is the 75th Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly and is the longest-serving speaker in state history. He’s successfully led a large and […]

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Newsmakers: Exit Interview with Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt

On May 18, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with outgoing state Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du Lac, who was first elected to represent the 52nd Assembly District in November 2010. A career teacher, he’s chaired the influential Assembly Committee on Education since 2015, and is Vice-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Constitution […]

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Newsmakers: Mental Health Awareness Month

On May 9, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with Dr. Richard Immler, Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health; and Tim Saubers, Certified Peer Specialist and Chair of the Wisconsin Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council to discuss mental health awareness. May is […]

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Newsmakers: Senators Agard and Wimberger on PFAS

On May 4, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with Senators Melissa Agard (D-Madison) and Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) – two legislators with known PFAS contaminants in their districts. They share their views on this issue, solutions and where there might be bi-partisan agreement as state policymakers and regulators manage a contaminant that has been showing […]

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Newsmakers: Rep. Samantha Kerkman Exit Interview

On April 20, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with outgoing State Representative Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes). Rep. Kerkman was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000 and is the longest serving Republican currently in the Wisconsin State Assembly. She was sworn in this week as Kenosha County’s first woman County Executive, flipping […]

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Newsmakers: A Conversation with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim

On April 18, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with the Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim, who heads the state agency responsible for the credentialing and licensing of more than 240 professions, enforcing building codes and tracking opioid prescriptions. She is also chair of the Governor’s Equity and Inclusion Advisory […]

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Newsmakers: Public Service Commission Updates with Chairperson Valcq

On March 28, 2022, WisconsinEye Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq to discuss the commission’s updates. The PSC has been at the forefront of some of the state’s most significant innovations in the past year – from record investments in broadband expansion to changes in energy policy […]

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Newsmakers: Tackling Wisconsin's Opioid Crisis

On March 21, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Paul Krupski, Wisconsin’s Director of Opioid Initiatives, to discuss how the state is tackling the opioid crisis. Wisconsin begins receiving its share of $26 billion in national opioid settlement payments on April 2. Meanwhile opioid overdose deaths continue to rise. The most recent CDC data […]

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