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"UpNorthNews Radio with Pat Kreitlow" is Wisconsin's new home for daily conversations about the state's latest headlines and stories. It's a radio extension of what UpNorthNews founding editor Pat Kreitlow premiered in January 2020 as a website, social media posts, and a daily newsletter—a place for fact-based news coverage that is informative, conversational, and not afraid to stand for something. While dedicated to Wisconsin hometown radio, the daily UpNorthNews Radio program can also be heard live on multiple online platforms. Pat is a longtime Wisconsin journalist and former state legislator who lives in and produces the show from along Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls.

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Finding Partners To Protect Our Climate (Hour 2)

November 28, 2023 at 08:00:00 AM UTC

It’s going to take people from all walks of life and funding from all types of sources to tackle the world’s pollution problem and its impact on our climate—but it can be done. Recently, a philanthropic partnership announced the latest in a series of grants to local nonprofit and community groups to take on projects […]

Lights And Wire In A Box (Hour 1)

November 28, 2023 at 07:00:00 AM UTC

The way that right wing media handled a recent incident at a US-Canadian border checkpoint illustrates how far television can stray from its potential as a trusted information source. We’ll review how Fox and its sycophants managed to be even “wronger” than usual.

How Cyber Is Your Monday? (Hour 2)

November 27, 2023 at 08:00:00 AM UTC

Is Cyber Monday still a thing? Or is online shopping so ubiquitous now that there’s nothing novel about internet purchases right after Thanksgiving? We’ll talk about ways to do your online browsing at places that also benefit Wisconsin merchants. Plus Terry Bell has 3 Things You Need to Know to start the week.   Guests: Salina […]

Politicians And Pardons (Hour 1)

November 27, 2023 at 07:00:00 AM UTC

We review the many events of a busy Thanksgiving weekend. We also look at the latest round of pardons from Gov. Tony Evers. He’s not the only governor with a big increase in pardon activity—a move that shows a clear contrast with someone like former Gov. Scott Walker whose claimed piety was overshadowed by putting […]

Thankful for a Clearer Look at the Past (Hour 2)

November 22, 2023 at 08:00:00 AM UTC

Time cannot wash away any sins of the past—it’s not supposed to. But time can allow us to look at past deeds with a wider perspective and apply lessons to how we act today. We’ll talk to a widely-acclaimed Eau Claire teacher about the importance of telling Wisconsin students about the Indigenous roots of our […]

A New Future Is In Sight (Hour 1)

November 22, 2023 at 07:00:00 AM UTC

Justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court engaged in oral arguments Tuesday over a case that could restore more balanced elections to the voters in the near future. Democrats in the Legislature are preparing for a future that embraces the ideas that will create jobs while reducing pollution. And we’ll begin the seasonal debate for those […]

BadgerCare Unleashed (Hour 2)

November 21, 2023 at 08:00:00 AM UTC

Wisconsin remains one of the very few states yet to make affordable health insurance coverage more available through a beefed-up Medicaid system. We’ll talk to Robert Kraig of Citizen Action about how things could be better in our state if BadgerCare could live up to its full potential—especially by adding a public option to give […]

The 5,000-Day Gerrymander (Hour 1)

November 21, 2023 at 07:00:00 AM UTC

Nothing is certain, but oral arguments at the Wisconsin Supreme Court today could put an end to rigged legislative maps that have allowed one party—in a 50-50 state—to have up to two-thirds of the Senate and Assembly for around 5,000 days. The bill they just passed in the fall session shows why the voters might […]

A Gratitude Attitude Starts Here (Hour 2)

November 20, 2023 at 08:00:00 AM UTC

Our friends from Motherhood for Good tell us about the leaders and the ideas that inspire gratitude as we enter the holiday season and review the people who gave us hope in 2023. Salina Heller highlights recents stories from UpNorthNews. And Civic Media news director Terry Bell has 3 Things You Should Know. Guests: Danielle […]

Who’s Slowing Down High Speed Internet? (Hour 1)

November 20, 2023 at 07:00:00 AM UTC

There’s a growing list of communities around Wisconsin doing the work that could lead to higher speed internet service. We have the latest figures on what it would take to get the job done—and we’ll tell you who’s responsible for the job not getting done as quickly as it could be. We remember former First […]