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Feingold retains lead over Johnson in latest MU poll

The latest Marquette poll shows Democrat Russ Feingold continues to lead Senator Ron Johnson in their U.S. Senate election rematch. Marquette Law School Poll director Charles Franklin said the previous poll, released in September, found Feingold leading Johnson 50 percent…

posted 2015/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Kind joins Republicans on tighter checks for Syrian refugees

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) was one of 47 Democrats who supported a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, which would create new roadblocks to admitting Syrian refugees into the country. Dubbed the “American SAFE Act of…

posted 2015/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Zepnick pleads guilty to a 1st offense OWI

A State Representative has pleaded guilty to a 1st offense OWI. Milwaukee Democrat Josh Zepnick failed sobriety tests and refused to consent to a breath test after being pulled over on October 29th in suburban Greenfield. His guilty plea and…

posted 2015/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Kenosha women charged in Minnesota pot bust

Two Kenosha woman – one of whom is a former standout high school athelete – are facing drug charges in Minnesota. Abby Padlock and Aisha Lyons, both 24-years-old, were arrested in October after the Minnesota State Patrol received a tip…

posted 2015/11/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News


Menominee file federal lawsuit over federal hemp crop raid

A lawsuit has been filed by the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin against two federal agencies over the tribe’s hemp growing operation. Federal drug agents raided a field on the tribe’s reservation near Suring last month. Tribal officials say the raid…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

CWD prompts destruction of Eau Claire County whitetail herd

A commercial herd of 228 whitetail deer in Eau Claire County had to be destroyed this week, after a seven-year-old doe on the farm tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection said…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Lawmakers take testimony on lifting nuclear moratorium

Advocates for nuclear energy called on lawmakers to lift a long-standing moratorium on building new power plants in the state, during a hearing held at the state Capitol on Wednesday. The bill from state Representative Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) would remove…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Kohler strikers ordered to stop blocking traffic

A Sheboygan County judge has ordered striking Kohler Company workers to stop blocking traffic. Circuit Judge James Bolgert issued an injunction on Tuesday, after the company filed a complaint about a march by 1,200 untion strikers on Monday. The complaint…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Dollar General breaks ground on Janesville project

Construction is underway on a project that will bring hundred of jobs to Janesville. Dollar General has broken ground on a one-million-square-foot distribution center on the city’s south side. Company officials say the facility will be a hub of its…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Madison alders delay decision on MPD body cameras

The Madison city council has again delayed action on equipping police officers with body cameras. Alders heard a report Tuesday night from Jackie Bogess director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice, which conducted extensive interviews with the public.…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Wisconsin committee holding hearing on ending nuclear moratorium

Wisconsin lawmakers are reviving a push to repeal a long standing state moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants. Currently, state regulators are prohibited from approving new construction of nuclear power facilities unless federal storage site exists for nuclear…

posted 2015/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News


Governors’ banning refugees on shaky constitutional ground

Can governors legally block Syrian refugees from entering their states? Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and other governors have said they don’t want any Syrian refugees settled in their states. Don Downs, an emeritus political science professor at UW, says it’s less…

posted 2015/11/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » News

Let the PhilCast Countdown to Christmas begin! From now until my final show before the big day all bump music…
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Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
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It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
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