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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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Bipartisan effort to reduce robocalls

Our politicians can’t seem to agree on much. Sometimes it seems they can’t agree whether the sky is blue. But now both Republicans and Democrats are working together together to solve a growing problem. The problem is unwanted robocalls. In 2018, nationwide, there were nearly 48 billion robocalls made to Americans. In Wisconsin, there were […]

Still time to cram before tomorrow’s test

Wisconsin voters won’t go to the polls to cast their ballots in the presidential primary until early April, but another vote is scheduled for Tuesday. Voters statewide will be invited to the polls to participate in one statewide contest — a primary race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In some locations, there […]

No money for new youth prisons means more of the same

When it comes to resolving the problems at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison, lawmakers are choosing to kick the can down the road. The Lincoln Hill School for Boys in Irma has been dogged for years by allegations of guard-on-prisoner abuse which was the subject of an FBI investigation. So back in 2018, lawmakers voted to […]

The first boss at the Sawyer didn’t stay long, 65 years ago

In late 1955, Joe Givens resigned as the boss of La Crosse’s Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, claiming that he could not perform his duties as manager under existing conditions.  Givens had only been on the job for five months, and the Sawyer had opened that August with the “Holiday on Ice” skating show.  Givens planned to move to Florida, […]

JFK and HHH had a showdown in Wisconsin, 60 years ago

The April 1960 presidential primary in the Badger State proved to be a turning point for John Kennedy.  The Massachusetts Senator scored 56 per cent of the Democratic primary vote against Minnesota’s Hubert Humphrey.  A documentary about the Wisconsin campaign called “Primary” had scenes of Humphrey meeting voters on the streets of Tomah, and telling […]

O-le-o, oh no, 54 years ago

In 1966, Wisconsin Governor Warren Knowles predicted that the dairy state could repeal its ban on colored oleo-margarine within a few months.  Knowles said oleo is “going to come.”  The ban on oleo had been a Wisconsin law for 70 years.    Lean meaty barbecue ribs were the Saturday and Sunday special at Schmidty’s restaurant […]