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A podcast about Northern Wisconsin.   
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Up North Podcast Kirk Bangstad

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A podcast about Northern Wisconsin.   
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    EP 69: In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

    EP 69: In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

    In this week's Up North Podcast, we talk to representatives of Nates's Mission, a survivor led group that hopes to bring justice to clergy abuse victims in Wisconsin, and is frustrated with what they see is a lack of action from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
    We then talk about the need for courage among politicians to not just throw feel-good press conferences, but to risk failure to do what is right

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    • 47 min
    EP 68: Wisconsin Tribes Need Fair Maps

    EP 68: Wisconsin Tribes Need Fair Maps

    Kirk and Kristin talk with former United States Attorney Jim Santelle about how Wisconsin’s Tribes may be able to sue to end gerrymandering if we can elect a progressive Wisconsin Supreme Court judge on February 21 and April 4. Then they spoke with Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Member and member of Govern Evers’ Fair Maps Commission, Janson Bisonette, about how the tribes would benefit from Fairer Maps.
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    • 50 min
    EP 67: We Can Re-litigate Fair Maps

    EP 67: We Can Re-litigate Fair Maps

    Kirk and Kristin talk to former United States attorney Jim Santelle, and former State Senate candidate Kelly Westlund about how we can finally get Fair Maps in Wisconsin if we elect a progressive Supreme Court Judge on April 4. And we think the the people of Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties have a great reason to lead the charge.


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    • 46 min
    EP 66: Getting the House in Order for the Holidays

    EP 66: Getting the House in Order for the Holidays

    Kirk, Pat, and Kristin are embarking on a new format for the podcast, so used this week as a tech rehearsal which provided many funny bloopers. They also promoted their holiday music extravaganza that will be airing on Dec. 21 at 8:15 am live on the Minocqua Brewing Company Facebook page, and talked about their focus for the New Year: The Wisconsin Supreme Court Race.
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    • 26 min
    EP 65: The Underdogs that Could Save Democracy

    EP 65: The Underdogs that Could Save Democracy

    Kristin and Kirk talked to “Iron Stache” Randy Bryce, the iron worker that tried to warn Wisconsin that former Governor Scott Walker was trying to break the unions, and how he thinks labor will get out the vote in this election. We then talked to two state assembly candidates, Leah Spicer and Joel Jacobsen, who were once considered underdogs but have a real chance at winning their races and saving the Governor Evers’ veto from a gerrymandered Republican supermajority.
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    • 44 min
    EP 64: Drop a Pebble in the Water

    EP 64: Drop a Pebble in the Water

    Pat, Kirk, and Kristin spoke with Senator Chris Larson about the grass roots energy needed to fuel progressives to vote during these last two weeks before the election. He told the story of how that energy was white hot when he and the other Democratic senators left the state in 2010 to try and stop Scott Walker from passing Act 10--the bill that stripped collective bargaining rights from state employees including teachers. We concluded with a poem that reminded us that a simple conversation with a neighbor to vote for “reason over treason” could be the ripple that creates a blue wave.


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Lake Town Jenny ,

Love the local podcast!

Thank you guys for making this a podcast and sharing my passions for our gorgeous state. My one “complaint” is that it’s sooooo quiet as a pod, significantly lower in volume than my others so I can barely hear it. Is there anything technical that can be done? Love you guys! And love the beer!!

MilwaukeeADA ,

Thanks!

Thanks for the newsletter, which directed me to the podcast, to which I now subscribe! When I was a really little kid (early 1960s) we vacationed in Minoqua, so it holds positive memories & some old home movies. I’m glad there are pockets of Blue Wisconsin sanity & good there keeping up the good fight.
Irene
Milwaukee
#RoJoMustGo2022

Mtnbikeradio ,

Just Weird

This whole podcast is just weird. After trying to listen to several, the closed minded, elitist left leaning perspective, and seemingly shady way of dealing with things is hard to listen to. I wouldn’t waste the time. Plus, if you dig into this guys current events, it doesn’t help.

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