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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!

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Honor Hmong soldiers, before it is too late

It is a proposal long overdue. Wisconsin lawmakers are considering creating a new state holiday, Hmong-Lao Veterans Day. It would be celebrated May 14, to recognize their contributions to helping the United States fight the war in Vietnam. It was back in the early sixties when Hmong soldiers in Laos took up arms to help […]

Wisconsin Governor’s State of the State a call to action

What is the state of our state? We will find out one version of that tomorrow, when Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers delivers his State of the State Address. It will be a call to action to the state legislature to deliver on the promises he made to voters on the campaign trial. Clearly, Evers’ vision […]

Politicians move slowly when it suits them

Our politicians can move quickly when they want to. Ask them to name a Post Office, and they’re on it. Doing something to strengthen their hold on power, like restricting the authority of the incoming Governor, and they can get things done in a hurry. But they are also good at dragging their feet. Such […]

Ich bin ein La Crosser? JFK comes to visit, 60 years ago

In the month before the 1960 presidential election, both major candidates campaigned in La Crosse.  Vice President Richard Nixon spoke at the Sawyer Auditorium one day after one of his TV debates with Sen. John Kennedy.  Two weeks later, Kennedy campaigned at the La Crosse airport, claiming he had campaigned in Wisconsin’s 3rd House district […]

Where to put ice, ice, baby, 40 years ago

In 1980, a group headed by former UW-L hockey coach Lloyd Dresen planned to build an ice rink for the campus and community, for just $750,000.  That was not long after a $2 million campaign for a rink at the university fell short of funding.  There were already plans to build an indoor rink at Green Island, […]

Ray Bice was concerned about vice, 33 years ago

In 1987, retired State Senator Ray Bice of La Crosse spoke out about gambling as a guest on the local public radio show “Newsmakers.”  Bice and a minister for the Wisconsin Conference on Churches discussed efforts to bring dog racing and a lottery to the Badger State.  Although Bice said he didn’t think bingo was […]