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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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Ignoring sensitive issues doesn’t make them go away

Our schools often have to provide instruction about sensitive and controversial topics. We teach today’s youth that there was a Holocaust. We teach them there was such a thing called slavery, often prompting a healthy discussion about issues involving race. And in many schools there are discussions about issues involving gender identity. But some Wisconsin […]

Rally not warranted for insurrectionists

That’s the great thing about this country. People have freedom of speech, the right to essentially say what they want. That doesn’t mean they should. A protest is planned in the nation’s capitol tomorrow, and it must rank as one of the most misguided protests in the nation’s history. A group called Look Ahead America […]

Don’t get the shot, quit your job, and get free tax money

They can’t have it both ways. Some Wisconsin lawmakers called for an early end to the federal unemployment insurance benefit, an extra $300 per week. They claimed that what they saw as lucrative benefits were keeping people from working, because some could earn as much by not working than they could punching a clock. Those […]

Making the roads safer in Minnesota, 18 years ago

In 2003, the Minnesota DOT had a public meeting in the La Crescent area to discuss long-range transportation plans. One project high on the local list was a plan to make the Dresbach interchange safer. Some deadly crashes had occurred over the years at the intersection of Highway 61 and I-90, near the bridge that […]

Holy Moses! Fighting over the 10 Commandments, 36 years ago

In the summer of 1985, Madison’s Freedom from Religion Foundation launched its first effort to have a 10 Commandments marker removed from La Crosse’s Cameron Park. It was the most prominent complaint anyone had made about the stone monument since it was installed in to honor volunteers who battled the 1965 flood. About 800 people […]

Pig races were a big attraction at Riverfest, 11 years ago

During La Crosse’s Riverfest in 2010, a Missouri company called Swifty’s Swine featured hogs racing around a track.  Race watchers could cheer for their favorite animals, with names like Brad Pig and Kevin Bacon.    The Puttin’ on the Lips competition at Riverfest was back, after a year off.  The lip-synch event based on a popular TV show […]