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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

U.S. should adopt paid parental leave

Having a child is a life-changing event. Caring for that child is time consuming and expensive, and many new parents would like to be able to take time off work to do so. Yet the United States remains the only developed country in the world without a national paid parental leave program. A bipartisan bill […]

Wisconsin all in on going green

Wisconsin has long been known for its pristine natural beauty. But breathing our clean air and drinking our pure water are hardly guaranteed. That is why it is good that Wisconsin is finally joining the fight for a healthy environment. Governor Tony Evers has set the goal of ensuring the state becomes carbon-free by 2050. […]

No more free thinkers in Madison

This is the state of today’s politics. Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything. Even if they agree with the goal, they can’t agree on how to get there. Case in point is a debate in Madison this week about birth control. Surprisingly, Republican lawmakers find themselves in the unusual position of advocating for greater […]

Playing “Twenty-One” with the King

This month marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Elvis was just 21 when he played his only concerts in La Crosse, two shows in one night at the old Mary E. Sawyer auditorium in 1956. Twenty-one years later, in August of 1977, Presley died at his Graceland mansion in Memphis. Twenty-one years after the […]

Should high school bands play at partisan events? A big debate, 59 years ago

In 1960, Vice President Richard Nixon was coming to La Crosse for a rally on the day after one of his televised debates with Sen. John Kennedy. Local Nixon volunteers asked the La Crosse School Board if band students could perform at the rally. The board said if the students wanted to play, that would […]

What do you know about Ed Gein? We learned more about him 37 years ago

Judge Robert Gollmar, who sent Ed Gein to a mental hospital for grisly murders he committed in central Wisconsin, wrote a book about Gein in 1982. The book was called “Edward Gein: America’s Most Bizarre Murderer.” Gein was born in La Crosse County, and lived for a time on the north side of La Crosse. […]