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They're the "Click and Clack" of Wisconsin politics. Scott Milfred, editorial page editor for the Wisconsin State Journal, and Phil Hands, the newspaper's political cartoonist, analyze the most important issues and debates from the Badger State with political independence and a sense of humor. Instead of tedious talking points from the left and the right, "Center Stage" broadcasts from the sensible center with audio clips from the Wisconsin Capitol, from State Journal editorial board meeting ...
 
Tawsif Anam is nationally published writer, and an award-winning public policy professional and speaker. He is an immigrant from Bangladesh, and now a United States citizen.Tawsif Anam’s writings have appeared in USA Today, Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Boston Globe, The Western Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, The Capital Times, and more.Tawsif comments on a wide range of topics, ranging from current affairs in politics ...
 
Front Page is a podcast that takes a look back at some of the Wisconsin State Journal's most interesting recent stories, and provides a glimpse behind the scenes at the reporting process that goes into the creation of those stories. For more information on the stories or reporters in each episode, visit madison.com/wsj.
 
There is nothing more dangerous than an educated voter. The Vote 2018 Election Podcast will give you the insight you need to make an informed decision at the polls this year. We'll take you state to state to learn about all of the biggest upcoming races in the 2018 mid-term election year, hearing from political journalists from all over the nation for a fact-based discussion about our upcoming races. We provide the information, you make the decision. #VOTE2018
 
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Jim Polzin covers Wisconsin basketball and football for the Wisconsin State Journal. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss coverage hiccups at the NCAA Tournament, his story on the Badgers' strength and conditioning department, Saul Phillips memories and more. Then, Jordan and Jimmy discuss Cinnamon Toast Crunch's shrimp fiasco and the eccentriciti…
 
S.2 E.10 Many children are reported as missing, every year. Recently, a 5-year-old boy in Madison, Wisconsin, was forgotten and left on a school bus. Fortunately, he was found and reunited with parents. In this episode, I discuss lessons during my childhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and also what the recent incident of a missing boy in Madison teaches …
 
Milfred and Hands analyze the results of Tuesday's voting, which included a big upset on the Madison City Council, two incumbents defeated, and an emphatic rejection of a full-time council. Republican state Sen.-elect John Jagler got a scare, while Jill Underly had an easier time becoming state superintendent of schools, as expected. The candidate …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom and discuss Barry Alvarez’s retirement ceremony, the search for the Badgers’ next AD and UW’s spring football practices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Wisconsin State Journal
 
S.2 E.9 L.C. "Buckshot" Smith is a 91-year-old police officer with the Camden Police Department, in Arkansas. He has served in law enforcement for more than half a century, and has no plans to retire. In this episode, I discuss how Mr. Smith is an inspiration to current and future law enforcement officers.…
 
Lisa Wilson is the Editorial Director at the Athletic. She joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss her journey from TJ Maxx employee to standout editor, how she managed a section (and raised a child) while mourning her husband's death, how effectively newsrooms are executing their diversity strategies and more. Then, Jordan offers insight on his new job…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Todd Milewski and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom for a special episode dedicated to the impending retirement of University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez. They start with their reactions to the news, how COVID-19 impacted Alvarez’s timeline, and then discuss Alvarez’s legacy, both go…
 
S.2 E.7 Bernie Sanders, on Twitter, recently commented on Elon Musk's wealth. Elon Musk also declared on social media the reason why he is accumulating resources. In this episode, I react to Bernie Sanders' comments on wealth, Elon Musk's plans on space exploration, and discuss the importance of money. WWW.TAWSIFANAM.NET…
 
Milfred and Hands play clips from the Wisconsin State Journal's recent endorsement meetings with 22 candidates in the April 6 election. This includes the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction -- Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly -- responding to questions about Kerr's controversial tweet and who is better to improve learning for…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss the news around the Badgers men’s basketball and men’s and women’s hockey programs. Colten and Jim start by discussing the Badgers’ second-round tournament exit against Baylor and the 2020-21 season overall. Then they look ahead to the ch…
 
David Woods covers Butler basketball and Olympic sports for the Indy Star. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss covering Butler's pair of captivating tournament runs last decade, the difference between access in college football and college basketball, how he prepares for the Olympics and more. Then, Jordan and Jimmy discuss their beloved Bobcats …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss NCAA tournament news for the Badgers men’s basketball, men’s hockey and women’s hockey programs. Jim and Colten start by breaking down why the Badgers got a 9 seed in the March Madness bracket, then look into the keys for UW in beating No…
 
Ryan Herrera is an intern for the Houston Chronicle and will soon join MLB.com as a seasonal reporter. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss his delayed Chronicle internship, teaching high school students over zoom, the value of live-tweeting events and more. Then Jordan and Jimmy debate underscores and pizza toppings, and Jordan pays homage to a s…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom to break down the news surrounding Badgers men’s basketball and football. They start with Greg Gard’s fiery comments about Big Ten officiating and if there’s a target on UW guard Brad Davison. They then discuss what the Badgers’ prospects are in the postseason and…
 
That's right folks, this here is a Jimmy episode. No would blame you for scrolling past. Jordan interviews the newly-minted Manhattan Mercury reporter about his move to Kansas. Why did Jimmy move? How was the drive? What will he miss about Ohio? Can you name the Kansas State bird? They discuss all that and more. Support the show by signing up for I…
 
Madison merchants "overwhelmingly support the campaign to turn State Street into a promenade," according to the city's longest serving and most popular alderman. "There absolutely is widespread support." Ald. Mike Verveer, who has represented Downtown Madison on the City Council for 26 years, tells Milfred and Hands on this week's episode of "Cente…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to break down the news surrounding the Badgers men’s basketball and hockey programs. Colten and Jim start the show by dissecting the Badgers’ latest loss to Purdue, one in which poor shooting and sloppy post defense cost UW down the stretch. They al…
 
Bryan Curtis hosts The Press Box and serves as Editor-at-large of The Ringer. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss reporting on reporters, athletes' influence over their portrayals, Bryan's recent Jim Nantz story and more. Then Jordan and Jimmy discuss "some personal news" culture and a harrowing trip to Buffalo. Support the show by signing up for…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss Badgers’ men’s basketball and both hockey programs as they head toward tournament time. Colten and Jim start the podcast by discussing the basketball team’s win over Northwestern and if it showed the Badgers’ lineup should change. Then th…
 
Jorge Castillo covers the Dodgers for the Los Angeles Times. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss his Clayton Kershaw profile, covering Justin Turner's COVID mishap, utilizing his bilingual talents and more. Then Jordan and Jimmy discuss the Jalen Johnson blowback and a controversial news story concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Support the show by …
 
S.2 E.3 Human trafficking is one of the greatest threats to freedom. Around the world, millions of people are victims of heinous crimes such as human trafficking and slavery. In this episode, I discuss how we can raise awareness to prevent people from becoming victims and to continue protect human dignity and freedom. WWW.TAWSIFANAM.NET…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom to break down the latest news around the Badgers men’s basketball and football teams. They start with the recapping the basketball team’s disappointing loss to Michigan and the question that has come up since — are the Badgers soft? Jim has thoughts on both sides …
 
Tommy Deas is the SEC and Alabama sports editor for Gannett South Region (part of the USA TODAY Sports Network) and a former APSE President. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss becoming a published sportswriter as a teen, the Tuscaloosa News' Pulitzer Prize-winning tornado coverage from 2011, the legendary APSE arm wrestling competition and more.…
 
"I believe that progressive, 21st century police departments should have body-worn cameras," Chief Shon Barnes tells our podcasters just a few weeks into his new job as Madison's top cop. Madison is one of the few cities of its size without cameras on patrol officers and one of only a third of police agencies in Wisconsin that haven't embraced the …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom and break down the news around the Badgers men's basketball and football teams. UW hoops needs to find its rhythm after an ugly win over Nebraska and a tough stretch of games to end the year. Jim breaks down the team's shooting woes and the guys preview the Michig…
 
Henry Bushnell is a features writer for Yahoo Sports. He joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss reporting his Ara Zobayan feature, covering global soccer competitions from his U.S. home, proper sleep habits and more. Then Jordan and Jimmy talk boneless wings and other Super Bowl snacks.By Jimmy Watkins and Jordan Horrobin
 
On the 10th anniversary of former Gov. Scott Walker's strict limits on public sector unions in Wisconsin, Milfred and Hands talk about Act 10 with the one Republican senator who voted against it a decade ago. Dale Schultz, of Richland Center, once the GOP’s majority leader in the Senate, still faults his political party for the deep division it cre…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin break down the news surrounding the Badgers’ football and men’s basketball programs. They start with UW basketball’s split against Penn State and what the team did better in the win Tuesday before shifting focus to the team’s stretch run against the best of the Big Ten. They also previe…
 
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