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We wanted to share the first episode of "Reopening Sardine," an exciting new project from The Corner Table podcast that is co-hosted by Cap Times food editor Lindsay Christians and Cap times contributor Chris Lay. ------------- When quarantin
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 ed
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 ed
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 ed
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 ed
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 ed
Charlie Berens — comedian, Wisconsin native, "Manitowoc Minute" host and Emmy Award-winning former television reporter — joined Cap Times opinion editor Jessie Opoien (a northeastern Wisconsin native herself) on a Zoom chat to talk about journa
Entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks with Jessie about how the U.S. economy can recover from the coronavirus pandemic, why he's campaigning for Joe Biden, and why Wisconsin is so important on Election Day. Support t
"If you are casting your ballot in the 2020 election, remember that there's so much on the line," Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes tells Jessie in an interview a few days before Election Day. Barnes makes the case for the Biden-Harris ticket a
After working on two of Wisconsin’s most high-profile Republican campaigns in 2016 and 2018, conservative operative Brian Reisinger is taking a break from the trail this year — but he’s definitely not out of the game. Reisinger a former journal
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, spoke with Cap Times opinion editor Jessie Opoien and political reporter Briana Reilly after addressing a drive-in campaign event for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, featuring over 80 cars, on Madison's east
Wisconsin has, for years, been ranked as one of the worst states in the nation for racial disparities — particularly for its Black residents. That fact was thrust into the spotlight after police in Kenosha fired seven shots into Jacob Blake’s b
Francesca Hong is a restaurateur, a mom, an activist and (with relative certainty) the next representative of Wisconsin's 76th Assembly District. She joins Jessie Opoien to talk about her priorities in office, what drove her to run, what it mea
Madison native Kristin Brey entered 2020 with a plan to move back to Wisconsin from Los Angeles to make a political documentary as the state prepared to host the Democratic National Convention. Then a pandemic hit. Brey, who currently lives wit
Seven Democratic contenders vying to replace long-serving state Sen. Fred Risser in Wisconsin's 26th Senate District faced off in a Cap Times candidate forum on July 29. Cap Times political reporter Briana Reilly posed questions to Brian Benfor
Seven Democratic contenders vying to replace state Rep. Chris Taylor in Wisconsin's 76th Assembly Districtt faced off in a Cap Times candidate forum on July 22. Cap Times political reporter Briana Reilly posed questions to Dewey Bredeson, Heath
Four Democratic contenders vying to replace state Rep. Melissa Sargent in an Assembly district covering Madison’s north and east sides faced off in a Cap Times candidate forum on July 8. Cap Times political reporter Briana Reilly posed question
Two Democratic contenders vying to replace state Sen. Mark Miller in Wisconsin's 16th Senate District faced off in a Cap Times candidate forum on June 24. Cap Times political reporter Briana Reilly posed questions to state Rep. Melissa Sargent
Wisconsin's Spring Election was three weeks ago, but the debates about its lessons are still raging — here and throughout the country. What does it mean for the November election? Washington Post political reporter David Weigel and UW-Madison p
Stacey Abrams says she’s not campaigning to be Joe Biden’s vice president — but, if you ask her if she’d take the job, she won’t shy away from sharing her qualifications.  The former Georgia House Minority Leader and and 2018 gubernatorial can
April 7 was a big night for Katie Rosenberg. Not only was she elected mayor of Wausau, she also went viral on Twitter with her response to the news: "HOLY BALLS." At 36, Rosenberg is the second woman and the youngest woman ever to serve as mayo
Sarah Kendzior doesn’t hold back in her assessment of the Trump administration: "We do not have a government; we have a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government." In her new book, "Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Dona
In this bonus episode, we forget about politics for a bit and talk to Lisa Feran, a personal trainer and small business owner who has gotten creative, using Facebook to connect with her clients, about how to stay healthy and positive while soci
Cap Times state government reporter Briana Reilly and opinion editor Jessie Opoien have been keeping an eye on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. They talk this week (from separate locations) about what's known so far, and what t
What will it will take for Democrats to defeat Donald Trump in November? It’s up to individual Democrats, argues former Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. Plouffe joins Jessie this week to discuss "A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald
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