"WPR Politics" is a weekly podcast about the ins and outs of Wisconsin's political news. Host John K. Wilson and WPR reporters clue listeners into stories they may have missed and tell them what's actually interesting about stories they've already heard a thousand times.
A special announcement: Pod on ice (but just real quick)
Attention dear listeners, we have an announcement: The WPR Politics Podcast is taking a quick winter break!!
About that year we had!
Do you remember 2021? That's OK, neither do we! But that just means it's time to take a look back at the year that was in Wisconsin state politics news on another episode of everyone's favorite fake podcast game show! Let's play!!!
This changes (nothing) everything!
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority issued a ruling this week laying out how they'll handle the political map-drawing process in the state: basically change things from the existing, GOP-slanted maps as little as possible. And how better to make sense of the news? Soft rock piano!
A sticky issue
A new bipartisan bill sparked fresh discussion about marijuana policy in Wisconsin this week. It would standardize penalties for marijuana possession across the state, and while it would mellow out restrictions in many areas, some communities that have lax rules aren't feeling the vibe. Plus, can it actually pass, or will it go up in smoke as so many week bills before it?
Hark! News of redistricting
Our very own Shawn Johnson has been away on a journey for many weeks, but today is the day he returns, and with news of Wisconsin redistricting no less. Just in time for GOP lawmakers' passage of their political maps. So sit back and let yourself be regaled!
1 year, 3 days
It is just over 12 months until election day 2022 in Wisconsin, and that means it's high time for a podcast breakdown of the major races to keep an eye on over the next year — you've got your governor's race, the U.S. Senate, the 3rd Congressional District — so much excitement it's going to be hard to stay calm. But we are going to make it through this year if it kills us!
Needs more info
Please give us the details. Saying that you don’t want to get into the “weeds” or it’s “inside baseball” or we we don’t want to go “down that rabbit hole” are all excuses for not being detailed and informative. Give us all the information. That’s why we listen.
Whew! Just when Gableman thought he was safe.
Glad to hear you’re back! I can’t wait to hear how well the awesome (perpetual?) $700K Gableman Investigation is going down with the Legislature. The best to you and yours, Laurel! A new member of the podcast?
funny and entertaining with good explanations of Wisconsin politics covering important topics.