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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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Double secret probation for students who break rules?

Turns out there is something they can do. Like at many Wisconsin universities, UW-Whitewater has seen a surge in coronavirus cases among its student population. At UW La Crosse the outbreak has been so bad they cancelled classes for a couple days, are going to virtual learning for two weeks, and ordering students to quarantine […]

Meet in middle to solve impasse?

Republicans want a skinny package. Democrats want a hefty package. What about meeting in the middle, say something in the medium size? Congress remains in a stalemate over another economic stimulus package. There has been no action for months, even as millions of Americans remain out of work. Both sides continue to dig in their […]

Wisconsin Legislature in no hurry to debate police reform

What do politicians do when they don’t support legislation, or don’t even want to have to vote on legislation? They appoint a task force. That is what the Wisconsin Legislature did amid growing calls for police reform measures. Governor Tony Evers proposed a series of reform measures back in June. Things like eliminating no-knock warrants, […]

Sudden sickness among Cuban refugees, 40 years ago

In the summer of 1980, Fort McCoy had accepted many of the refugees from Cuba who had arrived in the U.S. in a massive boatlift.  That June, at least three refugees were taken to Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse after drinking anti-freeze.  They had consumed ethylene glycol, shutting down their kidneys and forcing them to go […]

VIP’s on campus, 45 years ago

UW-La Crosse hosted a couple of notable people in September of 1975.  One of them was already world-famous…anthropologist Margaret Mead.  She spoke to overflow audiences at both the North Hall building, and Cartwright Center.  Dr. Mead was best known for her studies of primitive cultures, but by the 70’s, she was popular at colleges for her […]

Was the city about to legalize prostitution, in 1976?

In September of 1976, the La Crosse city council approved plans to regulate massage parlors.  The ordinance was a compromise between versions introduced by Mayor Pat Zielke and council member Sharon Imes, addressing concerns such as background checks and V-D tests for employees of the parlors.  Alderman Deak Swanson said the ordinance would make prostitution legal in […]