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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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Small steps to reducing gun violence

I’ve heard it said many times since Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas. There is nothing we can do to prevent these tragedies. Some friends of mine feel that way, but I can’t endorse such hopelessness. There are several steps that could be taken to reduce gun violence and hopefully prevent the next mass shooting. In […]

Certainly, something can be done to prevent gun violence

Can we at least agree that it is unacceptable for innocent, young children to be killed by a crazed gunman? Or is even that without common ground? We are divided politically on just about everything, but in the United States of America we should not have to continue to mourn slaughter after slaughter of innocent […]

It’s the economy, stupid

Whose fault is it? And more importantly, what can be done about it? Inflation continues to take more of our hard-earned pay, in everything from gas to groceries. The Consumer Price Index rose 8.3% in April compared to a year earlier. Poll after poll show American’s number one concern today is rising prices. Many factors […]

No 29th this February, but Leap Day has had memorable music

It may be an Olympic year, but it’s not a leap year.  February 29th in history has been memorable on occasion.  On that day in 1940, “Gone With the Wind” won the Oscar for best picture…and a big band hit was number 1 on the charts:     On February 29th, 1940, ”In the Mood” […]

Central High at the state basketball tournament was low-scoring, 97 years ago

In 2017, Central High School won its first state basketball championship since 1925. The final score of that game was 55-53, against Cedarburg — a very high-scoring contest compared to March of 1925, when the La Crosse High School defeated Shawano at Madison in what one newspaper described as a game with ‘cautious playing’ on […]

Where you could find a good restaurant, 32 years ago? How about the airport?

In early 1990, Amelia’s restaurant opened on the upper level of the new terminal at the La Crosse Municipal Airport.  Owner Jerry Kulinski said nothing on the menu was over $5.  The name Amelia’s might remind people of pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart…while some of the sandwiches served there included an “Orville and Wilbur burger” and […]