State News Roundup, Trump Judicial Appointments, DNC And Clinton Campaign

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This week, the University of Wisconsin-Superior announced that it’s suspending 25 programs, including nine majors. We get the details on that and other top Wisconsin stories during our state news roundup. A former chair of the Democratic National Committee has detailed financial dealings that gave the Clinton campaign major decision making power in the organization during the presidential primary elections. We learn more about the allegations. We also take a closer look at the judicial appointments that President Trump is making outside of the Supreme Court.

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  • State News Roundup For November 3, 2017

    This week the University of Wisconsin-Superior announced it’s suspending 25 programs. That list includes 9 majors, 15 minors, and one graduate program. Since 2014, the university has now suspended 40 programs. A news editor joins us to talk about this and other top state news.

  • The Trump Administration's Judicial Appointments (Outside The Supreme Court)

    While the U.S. Supreme Court gets most of the spotlight, a lot of the Trump administration’s judicial appointees for lower courts are making their way through the Senate. An expert on the judicial system looks at the potential impact of the latest nominees.

  • Former DNC Chair Alleges Clinton Campaign Took Over Organization, Rigged Nomination Process

    POLITICO Magazine published an excerpt from former-Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile’s new book wherein she alleges that the Clinton campaign gained control of a deeply indebted DNC in 2015. She says the financial arrangement between the organization and the campaign changed the nomination process, which ultimately favored former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. We speak with Susan Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Political Science and Public Policy Research at UW-Whitewater, about the charges and what it could mean for the Democrats.

    What do you think of Brazile’s allegations? What are your takeaways from the 2016 election? What would you like to see change in the future with both political parties?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Kimi King Guest
  • Susan Johnson Guest