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Wisconsin state Sen. Brad Pfaff joined. We discussed his unique position of confirming Gov. Evers cabinet nominees, after he was part of that cabinet and "fired" by Republicans. Before that, we discussed a French Island "shooting" and Mayor Mit
UW-La Crosse political science professor Dr. Anthony Chergosky joins. We discussed how partisan politics are so bad, even Wisconsin's DNR is in a right-vs.-left battle. Also talked about 80-year-old's in government — Breyer on the US SUpreme Co
La Crosse Fire Chief Ken Gilliam joined. The discussion included whether the recently vandalized Hatched Baby should get inherited by the department, after it was vandalized outside the city's police station. Gilliam also talked about speed bum
If you do the crime, you better be able to pay ... the fine?  La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke joined. One of the things discussed was how the person who vandalized Hatched Baby might have to pay. Later we talked how the system fa
The homeless situation in La Crosse, as winter nears. Krista Coey from the Salvation Army of La Crosse joined to discuss what they're doing and a new collaboration that's about to open in the city to help those in need. See
Dr. Erin Morcomb, the lead physician on Mayo's COVID-19 team for SW Wisconsin joined to talk all things virus. That included Monoclonal antibody treatments, long-hauler effects from contracting COVID, hospital capacity in La Crosse, and why we
UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky joined, we talked about 79-year-old Tommy Thompson needing surgery after a water-skiing accident, and his lovable style seems like something missed in the Republican Party. Also ta
Tommy Thompson is 79 and tore his bicep WATER SKIING? Oh boy. Talked about everything going on with the Fish Labs building in Riverside Park with Dan Trussoni from the Parks and Recs office.  See for privacy informati
She was handing out piggy banks to La Crosse elementary students ... Sarah Godlewski, an Eau Claire native and the current Wisconsin state treasurer joined to talk about running for US Senate in Wisconsin. She's looking to take what's currently
Gary Tyler tells his story of being wrongfully imprisoned at 17 years old for the murder of a white, 13-year-old boy during violent protests by whites against black students at a Louisiana High School. He talks about how he made the best of 41
Spent most of the show, of course, talking about someone stealing the face of La Crosse's Hatched Baby statue, which is located outside the city's police department.  See for privacy information.
A day after Joe Biden announced plans on vaccinating and testing the workforce to battle COVID-19, La Crosse County Democratic Party chair William Garcia joined to break it down, and answer questions.  See for privacy i
You'll see the story on on The Badger Project managing editor Peter Cameron's story about how 200 police in Wisconsin were fired or let go, then rehired at another department/agency.  ---- La Crosse Talk PM with Rick Solem See om
Told some animal stories with Heather Drievold, executive director of the Coulee Region Humane Society. Some of the weirder animals that she's seen there. Also, some of the needs the group has right now, with over 200 animals in care — like  ev
It was the Democrats' turn to head to Fort McCoy and tour facility that now houses about 8,000 evacuees. Also talked about Labor Day and how a whole lot of people were working. Did they get double time or holiday pay? See
We bring in UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky to break down why McDonald's ice cream machines are always breaking and how important it is the federal government is looking into that. We also talked some politics, b
Threw everything at Jared Flick with La Crosse's parks and rec., from Riverside Park updates (big boat docks, Eagle statue, Fish Hatchery building) to Trane Park to swimming pool season to Winter Rec. Fest. ... See for
Started the show with WIZM's Brad Williams, who was at North Woods Elementary today to watch Gov. Tony Evers shoot hoops with students. After that, talked about the event recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day and how to deal with add
A bid, a contract, a job hiring ... La Crosse city council member Doug Happel joined to discuss how the city goes about these things, in reference to Mayor Mitch Reynolds pulling an agenda item off Thursday's committee meeting to hire a PR firm
Started the show talking about rezoning a property near the La Crosse Y, that's not going to happen, it appears. Also brought up the dilemma at a grocery store while you're waiting in line and a new checkout opens up — who gets that spot? And s
We bring in the expert, UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky to discuss the cow that was seen in a McDonald's drive-thru in Marshfield. We did also discuss the partisan delegations that headed to Ft. McCoy this week a
La Crosse Fire Chief Ken Gilliam in studio. Started the show talking about how hotdogs are not so good for you, but he didn't want to take one side or the other. We did have a productive conversation after that, however, on some of the things t
What's La Crosse County doing with the Biden bucks and might it help Afghan refugees? La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley joined. We talked the 2022 county budget, the $23 million Biden bucks the county has coming and how La Crosse mi
A Chilean-billionare's company is trying to mine upstream of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Becky Rom, National Chair of the campaign to Save the Boundary Waters joined to break everything down with that. Before her intervie
La Crosse Education Association president John Havlicek joined. Over his 25 years in teaching, we talked about the evolution of cellphones in the classroom, and the idea of teaching kids Spanish early vs. in high school. We also discussed the d
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