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UW-L political science prof. Chergosky on $500 salads, DeSantis candidacy, and Solem’s newest conspiracy theory



UW-L political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio on May 26, 2023, for La Crosse Talk PM.

UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio Friday for La Crosse Talk PM discussing stealing a $500 salad, MLB threatening Brewers leaving town, Ron DeSantis presidential run and another Solem conspiracy theory — this one with Wisconsin politics.

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Began the show talking about a couple of nonsense stories that we just don’t have enough details about and crave more. One out of Illinois, where a man stole a backhoe to get to the airport. The other was a Georgia woman breaking into a restaurant and getting arrested after making a $500 salad.

After that, stemming from an Eric from Sparta call, we discussed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis running for president.

The second half of the show hovered around the politics of sports, where MLB’s commissioner, more or less, threatened the Milwaukee Brewers could leave town if they don’t get hundreds of millions in stadium funding.

All that talk began when Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers preempted the GOP state Legislature on a Brewers funding proposal that has since been canned. This led to a conspiracy theory about Wisconsin Republicans and a Democratic governor in how a budget deal will never happen again.

Also, with sports politics, the NFL is hosting the draft in Green Bay, and legislators there want millions to help the area prepare for the onslaught of people that come with that.

Ended the show, potentially solving the mystery of the $500 salad.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Richard Lepsch

    May 27, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Considering the current news from Durham it seem conservative are batting a 1000 and conspiracy theories seem to be coming true.

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