“Interview with Tom Nelson” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Interview with Tom Nelson” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the escalating and human-made COVID pandemic here in Wisconsin and across the country. New state data shows that in August the unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die. Robert highlights a new In These Times Magazine story revealing the US is not really pushing a COVID vaccine patent waiver at WTO, despite an official policy earlier this year. We discuss the Gableman/Vos election probe, which is getting national news in an embarrassing Arizona kind of way. Next, the panel updates the latest developments in Congress on the Build Back Better agenda. Finally, we welcome U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson, the County Executive of Outagamie County, in our continuing series of interviews with Democratic U.S. Senate candidates. We learn more about his views on Medicare For All and other progressive issues.

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Learn more about Tom Nelson’s U.S. Senate campaign.

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This is NOT that Podcast: “Bad Policy Equals Death”

This is NOT that Podcast: “Bad Policy Equals Death”

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It has been two decades since 9/11. In this episode, we reflect on where we were and what was going on leading up to the events of 9/11, and the “bad policies” implemented following 9/11. How have things changed? What are the various after effects, and how have they impacted our lives? The team also pays tribute to Michael K. Williams and how “bad policies” are linked to his passing. What happens after a strategy has lingering impacts, and without having the difficult conversations, we find ourselves on repeat.

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Episode #7
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Episode #5
Episode #4

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Meet the “This is NOT that” Panel, Milwaukee Grown.

Rafael Smith leads civic engagement for Citizen Action of Wisconsin with a focus on climate and health equity in Milwaukee’s North Side, through his recent launch of North Side Rising Organizing Co-Op. Rafael Smith has led the early conversations around climate equity in Milwaukee and the priority to launch a Green New Deal at both a state and national level!

JoAnna Bautch is a leading voice in Wisconsin Movement Politics. From supporting emerging leaders who have shown the desire and values of being movement leaders in the political sector to launching her own campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly. JoAnna values a political system that is people-centered and focuses on changing structures of inequity.

Isiah Holmes, an investigative reporter with the Wisconsin Examiner, is committed to bringing you FACTS. Isaiah has led the documentation around policing in Wauwatosa and is a part of the bigger conversation of police brutality on both a local and national level.

“Endless War vs Green New Deal” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Endless War vs Green New Deal” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the destructive 20 year “war on terror” that ensued. Our panel discusses the cost of the war and the American “police state” that followed. We update the effort in Congres to pass the historic $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. We close with Wisconsin’s concerning COVID surge that finds over 1000 people in state hospitals for the first time since January as students head back to school.

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“Supreme Injustice” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Supreme Injustice” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We are joined by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin president and CEO, Tanya Atkinson, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court court’s midnight assault on Roe v. Wade, which rendered abortion illegal in the second largest state and may reach Wisconsin in 2022. We head into Labor Day Weekend with guest Laura Dresser, the lead researcher for the Center On Wisconsin Strategies (COWS) on their annual State of Working Wisconsin report released this week. Our panel also discusses WEAC’s call for vaccine and mask mandates in Wisconsin schools in the face of a wave of violence against educators and public health leaders by anti-mask and anti-vax protesters. Finally the empire is striking back in Congress, as a united corporate America unleashes a massive lobbying and advertising blitz against President Biden’s visionary Build Back Better agenda. Can the newly united Democrats stand up to the pressure?

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Learn more about Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

Read the 2021 State of Working Wisconsin report from Center On Wisconsin Strategies.

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This is NOT that; Episode #7: Get It Together

This is NOT that; Episode #7: Get It Together

A lot has happened in the couple of weeks since our last show. One of our hosts JoAnna went on vacation to New Orleans, and left in time for the storms which downed 600+ tree’s in Milwaukee and knocked out power to thousands across Milwaukee County. Now that she’s back New Orleans is bracing for a hurricane. It’s also been one year since the shooting of Jacob Blake, and everyone’s still processing that. America is getting out of Afghanistan…kinda, evictions are going to climb, and politicians remain politicians. A lot is happening indeed.

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Episode #6
Episode #5
Episode #4

Episode #3
Episode #2
Episode #1

Meet the “This is NOT that” Panel, Milwaukee Grown.

Rafael Smith leads civic engagement for Citizen Action of Wisconsin with a focus on climate and health equity in Milwaukee’s North Side, through his recent launch of North Side Rising Organizing Co-Op. Rafael Smith has led the early conversations around climate equity in Milwaukee and the priority to launch a Green New Deal at both a state and national level!

JoAnna Bautch is a leading voice in Wisconsin Movement Politics. From supporting emerging leaders who have shown the desire and values of being movement leaders in the political sector to launching her own campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly. JoAnna values a political system that is people-centered and focuses on changing structures of inequity.

Isiah Holmes, an investigative reporter with the Wisconsin Examiner, is committed to bringing you FACTS. Isaiah has led the documentation around policing in Wauwatosa and is a part of the bigger conversation of police brutality on both a local and national level.

“Dr. Jill Battino’s Rx for the U.S. Senate” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Dr. Jill Battino’s Rx for the U.S. Senate” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Our panel provides perspective on the big week in the U.S. House with Democrats agreeing to move forward on President Biden’s infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills next month. We update the surging Delta COVID variant in Wisconsin and the nation and our collective response to the pandemic, including Sen. Johnson pushing Ivermectin and vaccine conspiracies while local officials look for help on infrastructure. We congratulate the Colectivo workers who won their union this week, the largest union of coffee workers in America. We welcome Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Jill Battino and discuss her serious and smart healthcare proposals as part of our continuing series of interviews with the U.S. Senate candidates.

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Learn more about Dr. Jill Battino’s campaign.

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Redistricting the future” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Redistricting the future” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

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We welcome the Fair Elections Project’s Sachin Chheda to discuss breaking news on redistricting. The 2020 census data has just arrived from DC, the lawsuits have begun, and a new Harvard report ranks Wisconsin the least democratic state in the nation, classifying it a “democracy desert”. Our panel also talks about worsening COVID infection and hospitalization rates, and the controversy over the Biden Administration’s decision to authorize a third dose when big Pharma is still denying it to most of the world. Robert updates us on the dramatic and historically significant Congressional battle over the President’s Build Back Better agenda.

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Learn more about Fair Election Project.

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The World is on Fire – Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

This week we take on huge issues: the threatening new scientific consensus on the faster than expected warming of the climate; the biggest social legislation since the New Deal advances in the Senate; and the COVID pandemic escalates at an alarming rate among the right-wing anti-vaxers. We also touch on the escalating threat to democracy, the retirement of Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind, and the latest on America’s worst Senator, Wisconsin’s own Ron Johnson.
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“U.S. Senate Candidate Interview with Sarah Godlewski” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“U.S. Senate Candidate Interview with Sarah Godlewski” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

This week we welcome yet another U.S. Senate candidate, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, to discuss her primary campaign. This is our second in a series of interviews with the crowded field of Democratic candidates vying to face off against incumbent Senator and Trump sycophant Ron Johnson. Our panel also talks about the explosion of COVID and the return of masking for some businesses and local governments, while the Legislative Republicans move this week to bar the UW System from enacting COVID safety rules, endangering young people, university staff, and the communities in which they live. We also look at the eviction crisis, the important role of movement leaders like U.S. Rep. Cori Bush cutting through traditional political gridlock, and the hard path ahead to real structural reform.

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Sarah Godlewski for U.S. Senate

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“Existence is not silence” This is NOT that Podcast

“Existence is not silence” This is NOT that Podcast

The city-wide morale-boost built by the Bucks championship win is still palatable in Milwaukee. But very quickly, it’s becoming obvious that there are those which see that morale-boost as Milwaukee overcoming systemic oppression and the effects of segregation. Building off that theme, this week we discuss the experiences of Milwaukee’s minority and immigrant communities which may often occur in silence. We’re also welcoming Voces de la Frontera organizer Tommy Molina, who witnessed first hand an ICE arrest in 2019 which grew into a months-long battle to return a father to his family.

Call or text the Voces de la Frontera 24/7 hotline: 414-418-9409. If you need support directly related to ICE activity.

Get involved with Voces de la Frontera by calling their office at 414-643-1620.

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Listen to previous episodes:

Episode #5
Episode #4

Episode #3
Episode #2
Episode #1

Meet the “This is NOT that” Panel, Milwaukee Grown.

Rafael Smith leads civic engagement for Citizen Action of Wisconsin with a focus on climate and health equity in Milwaukee’s North Side, through his recent launch of North Side Rising Organizing Co-Op. Rafael Smith has led the early conversations around climate equity in Milwaukee and the priority to launch a Green New Deal at both a state and national level!

JoAnna Bautch is a leading voice in Wisconsin Movement Politics. From supporting emerging leaders who have shown the desire and values of being movement leaders in the political sector to launching her own campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly. JoAnna values a political system that is people-centered and focuses on changing structures of inequity.

Isiah Holmes, an investigative reporter with the Wisconsin Examiner, is committed to bringing you FACTS. Isaiah has led the documentation around policing in Wauwatosa and is a part of the bigger conversation of police brutality on both a local and national level.