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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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Amid outbreak, Wisconsin lawmakers continue their vacation

The current pandemic has disrupted the lives of most Americans. We are working from home, or for businesses considered essential, still coming to work, but taking lots of precautions. But it remains business as usual for members of the Wisconsin Legislature. Our state lawmakers haven’t been in session for a month, and their calendar calls […]

When to give the all clear should be decided by medical experts, not politicians

We all wish this would be over soon. Unfortunately, wishing doesn’t make it so. If it did, this pandemic would have been over on day one. We all want to return to our normal lives, to socialize, to go out to eat, even to go to work. But it seems clear we are in this […]

Wisconsin election should be absentee only

Wisconsin’s elections are now less than two weeks away. But the plans for how to conduct an election amid a virus outbreak remain up in the air. Officially, Governor Tony Evers says he has no plans to postpone the election. He rightly argues that we could postpone it for a month, but may still be […]

The idea of public TV wasn’t too popular, 66 years ago

In 1954, long before Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, there was opposition to the idea of a government-run public television channel in Wisconsin, with a task force report recommending voters turn down a fall referendum on the plan.  The report came from the Wisconsin Committee on State-Owned Tax-Supported Television, a small study group with 34 […]

Kenny was still that “First Edition” guy, 44 years ago

After the “First Edition” band from the 1960’s broke up, singer Kenny Rogers launched a solo career, hitting the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975 with the song “Love Lifted Me.” Rogers was an opening act in May of 1976 when he appeared at the Sawyer Auditorium in La Crosse, on the same bill as headliners […]

The city had an airport, but was in danger of losing some air service, 91 years ago

In March of 1929, Uncle Sam was threatening to take away La Crosse’s airmail service, if something wasn’t done about the airport.  Northwest Airways had the airmail contract between the Twin Cities and Chicago, and it seems the La Crosse airport wasn’t keeping its runway sufficiently clear during the winter.  But, a little shoveling by […]