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UW-L political scientist Chergosky on state fair food, taco bell lawsuit and jaded young voters



UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio on Aug. 4, 2023, for La Crosse Talk PM.

UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Cherosky in the WIZM studio Friday for La Crosse Talk PM, discussing weird state fair foods — including a million-dollar idea — a taco bell lawsuit that could bring down fast food and political messaging that deters young voters.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show talking about how literal kittens are working at the hardware store in Houston, Minn., which led to Chergosky breaking down Wisconsin’s latest jobs report. After that, we got into the list of foods at the Wisconsin state fair, and whether these vendors are trying to sell great food or weird us out.

Then we got into the oddity that no Republican wants to run against US Sen. Tammy Baldwin in the state, despite Ron Johnson just winning that same seat last election. That led into a conversation about young voters, how much they pay attention to politics and whether they’re turned off by political messaging.

Lastly, we discuss the Taco Bell lawsuit dealing with the picture you see versus the food you get, and Chergosky’s money making idea he may just implement at the La Crosse County corn roast in West Salem on Aug. 30.


Wisconsin state fair foods:

Taco Bell lawsuit:

No Republicans offering to run against Tammy Baldwin

US jobs report:

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. Tom

    August 5, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Mike Hayes has a People Poll question he is asking regarding the two tiered justice system in USA. Please pass this along to him.

    Thank you.

    Two Sets of Laws for Two Americas


  2. Lance

    August 8, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Rick and this guy are absolute genius. They cover the real hot topics of society.OH WAIT.Its called Lacrosse Talk!Mixed in with anything negative about the Right wing folks and nothing more…..

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