LISTEN: Spring Mayoral Elections, the Inflation Reduction Act and the Aaron Rodgers Saga on "As Goes Wisconsin"
Dan Shafer guest-hosts the show and is joined by Dr. Kristin Lyerly, Paul Noonan, Scott Gordon, Justin Worland and Patti Vasquez.
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While Kristin Brey and Jane Matanaer were away from the show on Wednesday, they asked me to step in and guest host!
You can listen to the full show here.
Podcast episodes for each hour are available on the Civic Media network, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google, and individual episodes are linked and embedded below.
The theme of the show was races for mayor on the Spring Election ballot. We talked to guests who shared their insights on races for mayor in Green Bay, Madison and Chicago.
In the first hour of the show, Dr. Kristin Lyerly joined the broadcast to talk about the race for mayor in Green Bay between incumbent Eric Genrich (backed by Democrats) and challenger Chad Weininger (backed by Republicans). She also discussed life as an OB/GYN in post-Roe Wisconsin, and previewed the “Rally for our Rights” event in Green Bay this weekend.
Then, I talked about some Wisconsin headlines, including the abortion rights proposals from Robin Vos and legislative Republicans that are purely performative and have no chance of passing.
In Hour 2, Packers insider Paul Noonan joined the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers and the looming trade to the New York Jets, and reacted live to comments from Rodgers made on the Pat McAfee show.
Then, Scott Gordon, publisher of Tone Madison, joined the show to talk about the race for mayor in Madison between incumbent Satya Rhodes-Conway and challenger Gloria Reyes, and the issues of transit and housing that have dominated the campaign.
In hour three, Justin Worland, senior correspondent at TIME magazine, joined the show to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act and the keynote speech he’ll be delivering at WisPolitics’ clean energy event at Discovery World in Milwaukee on March 16.
Then, we were joined by Patti Vasquez, the host of “Driving it Home” on WCPT 820 AM in Chicago, to talk about the race for mayor of Chicago between Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson.
PLUS: This is pretty cool. Our friend Kristin Brey had her video on the Wisconsin Supreme Court shared by Julia Louis-Dreyfus! THE Julia Louis-Dreyfus! You’re gonna want to check that one out.
And if you want even more of me on the radio, I am on the air every Tuesday on Dueling Tangents with Luke Mathers on the Civic Media network and every Wednesday on Driving it Home with Patti Vasquez on WCPT 820 / Heartland Signal.
Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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