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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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Wisconsin should look to Minnesota for guidance on how to respond to pandemic

They are finally talking again, but still there has been no action. Lawmakers in Madison are considering a pandemic relief package put forth by Governor Tony Evers. They have yet to schedule debates and votes, but Republican legislative leaders have signaled they likely won’t just call the meeting to order and adjourn with no action […]

Home for the holidays means stay home for the holidays this year

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It typically involves gathering with family, enjoying a good dinner, but without the pressure of buying the perfect present. But of course, this is 2020, and experts are warning of the dangers of getting together even  with family and close friends. The CDC, departments of Consumer […]

Wisconsin Republicans becoming the party of “no”

They have become the party of “no.” No matter what ideas Wisconsin’s governor proposes to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and to deal with its economic impact have been shot down by the Republican-led legislature. Mask mandate? No. Limits on indoor gatherings? No. In his latest proposal, Governor Tony Evers calls for more money for […]

Look before you leap, 45 years ago

In 1975, hang gliding was becoming a fad in the Midwest, with the bluffs along the Mississippi used as jumping-off spots.  A group called the La Crosse Sky Surfers had spent several months trying to persuade the city to let them take off from Grandad Bluff.  The park board was taking its time studying the […]

We got a lot more Monday holidays, in 1971

The ‘Uniform Monday Holiday Act,’ passed by Congress in 1968, took effect three years later.  Up until ’71, Labor Day was the only holiday in the U.S. always observed on a Monday.  But the new law gave government workers Mondays off for George Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans’ Day.  Martin Luther King […]

Some folks thought the highway plan was a goner, 28 years ago

La Crosse Mayor Pat Zielke predicted in 1992 that the north-south corridor idea was “dead” for the decade after Plan 5 was voted down by the city council.  But another plan, named 5-B-1, got on the ballot six years later.  That referendum was aimed at stopping project funding for two years, but the defeat led […]