Campaign Finance Laws In Wisconsin, The Dismissal Of Jill Abramson, State News Round-Up

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On Wednesday the New York Times dismissed its first-ever female editor-in-chief, Jill Abramson, after 33 months on the job. Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett talk to an expert on women in the media about what this news could mean for female journalists everywhere. They also discuss the latest developments in changes to campaign finance laws in Wisconsin and get a round-up of the week’s top Wisconsin news stories from WPR’s assistant news director.

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  • Weekly News Roundup: Walker Makes Out-Of-State Endorsements

    Here’s a round-up of some of the top news stories from around Wisconsin this week:

    • Walker Endorses Candidates In Out-Of-State Elections: Gov. Scott Walker is making endorsements in primary races outside of Wisconsin, yet another sign that he’s thinking beyond this year’s elections. His latest endorsement is in the Republican primary for the Arizona governor’s race, where he expressed support for the state’s treasurer Doug Ducey.
    • UW-Superior Considers Outsourcing Grounds And Custodial Staff: The school gave all its custodial and grounds crew staff “at risk” letters saying they may be laid off. This marks the first time any four-year University of Wisconsin campus has taken such a measure. It represents one possible reaction to the budgetary pressures the UW System is facing.
    • Stevens Point Struggles With Regulations For Vaping Bars: With a vaping bar looking to relocate to Stevens Point, the city is mulling over regulations on where “e-cigarettes” can be consumed. The growing trend toward smokeless cigarettes has the city council poised to take action on the matter.
  • The Latest Developments On Campaign Finance In Wisconsin

    On Thursday Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Republican lawmakers in his house have been seeking to change campaign finance laws for a year and will pursue changes in 2015. A political scientist gives the context for this news and explains how these laws could change in Wisconsin.

  • Jill Abramson Dismissedl From NY Times: What Does It Mean For Women In Media?

    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper Wednesday, less than three years after she was appointed the first woman in this top job. What does this say about women in top media positions?

  • State News Round-Up For May 16th, 2014

    WPR’s assistant news director joins us for a look at what’s making news this week in Wisconsin, from a proposal to outsource the work of custodians at the UW System to the death of former governor Patrick Lucey.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Dennis Riley Guest
  • Rachel Larris Guest
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest