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Synopsis

Civil Discourse is the most informative Progressive Radio Show in Wisconsin. A grassroots radio program featuring Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. 30 years separate these two co-hosts, offering a unique dynamic to the program. Learn about current events from a historical angle. Hear from state senators, representatives, local politicians, activists, and historians to better understand our current political environment. Gain a better understanding of how political decisions affect everyday working Americans!

Episodes

  • Civil Discourse | Mike McCabe joins us to discuss his new book!

    Civil Discourse | Mike McCabe joins us to discuss his new book!

    29/06/2014 Duration: 57min

    Civil Discourse is a local podcast hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Tune in to hear from state senators, representatives, and local polticians. A great show this week! We are joined by Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Mike discusses his new book, "Blue Jeans in High Places." John Boehner threatens to take Obama to court over the president's Executive Orders, but just how many has Obama issued? How does it compare to other presidents? The Tea Party attacks the establishment GOP in Mississippi.

  • Civil Discourse | State Senate Candidate Mike Sheridan | Walker - Criminal

    Civil Discourse | State Senate Candidate Mike Sheridan | Walker - Criminal

    22/06/2014 Duration: 59min

    Civil Discourse is a local podcast hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Tune in to hear from state senators, representatives, and local polticians. A great show this week! We are joined by former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker and current candidate for the 15th State Senate District, Mike Sheridan. Scott Walker has been pinpointed as the center of a criminal scheme.

  • Civil Discourse | Is Scott Walker trying to cut a deal in the John Doe Probe?

    Civil Discourse | Is Scott Walker trying to cut a deal in the John Doe Probe?

    01/06/2014 Duration: 57min

    Civil Discourse is a local podcast hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Tune in to hear from state senators, representatives, and local polticians. We are back after a two week hiatus! Eric will talk about his recent trip to Greece! Is Scott Walker trying to cut a deal in the John Doe probe? Is Judge Randa in the pocket of the Koch brothers? All of this and much much more!

  • Interview with Mary Burke | Scott Walker Investigation

    Interview with Mary Burke | Scott Walker Investigation

    11/05/2014 Duration: 58min

    Civil Discourse is a local podcast hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Tune in to hear from state senators, representatives, and local polticians. A great show this week! Mary Burke joins us to discuss her run against Scott Walker for Governor of Wisconsin! Scott Walker's allies in the legal system are trying very hard to shut down an investigation into his 2011-2012 recall campaign! Finally, even the wealthy agree that it is time to raise their taxes!

  • Civil Discourse | Scott Walkers Voter ID Law Struck Down Judicial Review

    Civil Discourse | Scott Walker's Voter ID Law Struck Down; Judicial Review

    04/05/2014 Duration: 59min

    Civil Discourse is a local podcast hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Tune in to hear from state senators, representatives, and local polticians. On this episode we discuss Scott Walker's Voter ID law that has been ruled unconstitutional. Learn the details of this case and how it actually relates to the presidency of John Adams and the election of 1800!

  • Civil Discourse | Rob Zerban and Amar Kaleka Join Us as they Challenge Paul Ryan

    Civil Discourse | Rob Zerban and Amar Kaleka Join Us as they Challenge Paul Ryan

    20/04/2014 Duration: 59min

    Our Best Show Yet! Civil Discourse is a locally run Progressive Radio Show which is hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Great show this week! Rob Zerban joins us at 11:00 to discuss his run in the Democratic Primary for Paul Ryan's seat. At 11:30, Rob's primary opponent, Amar Kaleka, joins us to discuss his run in the primary. What seperates these candidates from each other and from Paul Ryan? Be sure to check out this week's episode of Civil Discourse to compare and contrast both Democratic candidates for Wisconsin's first Congressional District!

  • Civil Discourse | Mike McCabe Joins us to Discuss New GOP Scandals in Wisconsin

    Civil Discourse | Mike McCabe Joins us to Discuss New GOP Scandals in Wisconsin

    13/04/2014 Duration: 58min

    Civil Discourse is a Progressive Radio Show hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. We lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with our own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. An awesome-jam-packed episode this week. The GOP is continue to purge any hint of moderation from their party. Tom Petri and Mike Ellis both announce that they will not seek re-election in 2014. In the second half of the show, we are joined by the Executive Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Mike McCabe. Mike joins us to discuss the video that was release this week exposing State Senator Mike Ellis (R) talking about illegal campaign activities. What does this mean for Ellis? What does it mean for 2014? What does it mean for Scott Walker when the 2nd ranking Senate Republ

  • Civil Discourse | Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach joins us Obamacare Marijauna, Paul Ryan Budget

    Civil Discourse | Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach joins us; Obamacare; Marijauna, Paul Ryan Budget

    06/04/2014 Duration: 58min

    Civil Discourse is a local radio show hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant. Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter. This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America. Excellent show this week! We are joined by Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach to discuss Badgercare, marijuana laws, voter suppression, and more! Paul Ryan submitted a new budget, find out the specifics on this week's episode of Civil Discourse!

  • Wisconsin State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein | Gerrymandered Districts and Tax Cuts vs. Higher Wages

    Wisconsin State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein | Gerrymandered Districts and Tax Cuts vs. Higher Wages

    09/02/2014 Duration: 57min

    A great episode this week! Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant are joined by Wisconsin State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein who has proposed new rafting regulations in Wisconsin after the death of a young woman on the rapids. Hear our discussion on the push for redistricting reform. How does gerrymandering undercut democracy? How does it effect the way your legislators vote on laws that effect you? Scott Walker says that a raise in the minimum wage is "political grandstanding" as he promotes a tax cut on the wealthy. Mary Burke supports giving the working poor a wage increase of over $5,000.00 per year, but Scott Walker believes that a $150.00 tax cut for "the average homeowner" will be better for the economy. Learn about all of this and much more on this episode of Civil Discourse.

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