“Wisconsin Republicans fight for anti-maskers” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Battleground Wisconsin · Wisconsin Republicans fight for anti-maskers We discuss the horrific vote by Senate Republicans to cancel the state health emergency and the mask mandate while also nixing COVID-19 relief. The panel welcomes State Senator Chris Larson to talk about Tuesday’s Senate vote and the policy atrocities taking place at the State Capital. Is there any rationale for the…

46th President looks to future; Wauwatosa Police look to stone age.

Battleground Wisconsin · 46th President looks to future; Wauwatosa Police look to stone age We discuss the historic inaugural week of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and Biden’s flurry of executive orders and an exciting new immigration bill. We look behind the organizing that resulted in changes to the Wisconsin COVID vaccination plan to include teachers, grocery…

Bill Kaplan: Expand healthcare coverage in 2021

The pandemic has not peaked, with a cumulative 24 million+ cases nationally and 400,000+ deaths. Wisconsin staggers from a cumulative near 525,000 cases with about 5,500 deaths, including a new daily record of 128 deaths. Moreover, the resultant recession resulted in millions losing employer-based healthcare coverage. But the Affordable Care Act (ACA) proved durable. Enrollment for ACA private insurance increased…

Green Jobs Bill in first 100 days? Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Battleground Wisconsin · Green Jobs Bill in first 100 days? We discuss President Trump’s latest impeachment, shocking new details of his failed insurrection, and the Wisconsin Republicans who are aiding and abetting the violent overthrow of American democracy. We welcome Citizen Action Climate & Equity Director Rafael Smith to discuss a groundbreaking opportunity to pass a large New Deal-style green…

Citizen Action Weekly; January 8, 2021

Friday, January 8th Citizen Action Statement on Trump Insurgents Breaching the Capital Citizen Action’s Director had the following reflections on the storming of the Capital instigated by President Trump Although most of us were shocked when our TV screens and social media feeds exploded with images of the first breaching of the U.S Capital since the British army burned it…

“The power behind the insurrection” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Battleground Wisconsin · The power behind the insurrection We give our reactions and initial analysis of the unprecedented Trump insurrection at Congress. What does it mean for American democracy? We dig into how the shocking events at the Capital lay bare our white supremacist society. Insurrectionists were largely allowed to enter and leave Congress with little resistance and few arrests…