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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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Once again, Wisconsin Legislature fails to act

It may be a new year, but things remain much the same in Madison. Our state legislature has continued the trend of ignoring the Governor’s call for action. Governor Tony Evers called the legislature into a special session to take up unemployment reform. After the pandemic hit, Wisconsin’s unemployment claims became backlogged, and there has […]

Virus not “magically” going away, but some progress

Today is January 20th, a day many pointed to as they predicted the coronavirus would “go away.” Their theory is that the virus wasn’t really a threat, just made out to be one for political reasons. As Joe Biden takes the oath of office today, there is no magic putting an end to the virus. […]

Finally, a goal and a plan

Can it be done in 100 days? That is the goal for President-elect Joe Biden, who vows to administer 100 million doses of the vaccine in his first 100 days in office. That is an ambitious goal, much more expedient than what we have seen. States are accusing the current administration of sitting on doses […]

A history-making inauguration, 80 years ago

In January of 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first, and so far only U.S. president to be sworn in for a third term.  Roosevelt went on to get a fourth term in 1944, and then the constitution was changed to impose a two-term limit on presidents.  America was still coming out of the Depression in ’41, […]

A new boss at the Chamber of Commerce, 60 years ago

In January of 1961, D.J. Petruccelli was introduced to the Thursday Rotary Club as the new manager of the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce.  The 32-year-old Petruccelli spoke about a campaign to create a more positive attitude in La Crosse, called “Operation Pride.”  Petruccelli became known for bringing famous speakers like Ann Landers and Ronald […]

What do you remember from LAST January?

It may seem like 12 years ago, but it was only 12 months.  In January of 2020, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat gave a ‘state of the city’ message, predicting progress on the Trane All-Abilities Park, and 6 miles of road repair in La Crosse.    The January meeting of the La Crosse park board […]