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As I See It is Wisconsin’s only daily radio editorial, a staple on WIZM since 1971. Hosted by WIZM’s Scott Robert Shaw, the feature has won numerous awards from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association as the best editorial in Wisconsin. Feel free to share your comments. Tell us how you see it!

Contact Scott Robert Shaw at:  scott@wizmnews.com

Wisconsin legislators need to comply with open records law

Wisconsin’s open records laws are quite clear. The public is entitled to see things like agendas and minutes from government meetings, unless there is a compelling reason to withhold them. The law has been very effective for many years, documenting instances of sexual harassment of police misbehavior. The law applies to all government bodies in […]

Clearly anti-hate signs are needed in La Crosse

There are things that are clearly political. Whether we should spend tax money on defense or domestic issues. Whether to raise taxes or cut them. Whether we choose to vote Republican or Democrat. But there should still be things we can all agree on. That should be universal, not political. Among them is love triumphs […]

Costs of voucher schools becoming too much

We just can’t afford it anymore. Spending on voucher schools in Wisconsin is like an out of control freight train. Costs for Wisconsin’s private school voucher program is poised to hit $350 million per year as more and more students enroll in the program. The program used to be in effect only in Milwaukee, but […]

They did the “Mash” on the radio in ’62

The #1 song on the week before Halloween of 1962 was “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett.  In 1991, Pickett performed the song at an outdoor concert at the Trempealeau Hotel, and joked that Elvis Presley didn’t like “Monster Mash,” but he (Pickett) was still around, and Elvis was not. Micky Dolenz of the Monkees […]

The original “October surprise,” 47 years ago

A cease-fire in Vietnam could happen before the end of ’72. That’s what a group of wealthy contributors to President Nixon’s re-election campaign was being told in October, just weeks before the election. Later in the month, Nixon adviser Henry Kissinger announced “peace is at hand” in southeast Asia. That declaration led to the coining […]

We interrupt your Sunday night to bring you Martians!

It happened the night before Halloween, 1938. “The Mercury Theatre on the Air” on CBS Radio broadcast a new version of “The War of the Worlds,” starring 23-year-old Orson Welles, 7 p.m. La Crosse time.  Welles used fake news bulletins to make it sound like Martians were landing in New Jersey, and one actor playing […]