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Some Assembly Required
25 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
The Super Bowl of Maps (Feat. Rep. Andraca)
Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay)joins Assembly Democratic Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) to kick off our fall Freshmen series and discuss redistricting.
39 minutes | May 7, 2021
The Chef's Table (Feat. Rep. Francesca Hong)
The month of May is dedicated to recognizing APIDA Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Desi Americans to the history of Wisconsin. Rep. Francesca Hong (D-Madison) joins Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz to discuss action, community and the future of Tottenham Hotspur.
20 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
A Way back to our Wisconsin Way of Life (feat. Assembly Democrats)
Over the last few months, Wisconsin has become a leader in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Tune in as members of the Wisconsin Assembly Democratic caucus share their experiences with getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and what they look forward to do once they are able to talk about the pandemic in the past tense.
41 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Part II feat. Senator Tammy Baldwin
Last week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) to discuss this American Rescue Plan. Senator Tammy Baldwin joins us for the second part of our two part series to continue the conversation on relief for Wisconsinites and the American people.
36 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Part I feat. Congresswoman Gwen Moore
On March 11th, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan. This plan is a game-changer for Wisconsin families and small businesses by providing Wisconsinites with the support that is needed to get past this public health crisis and restore our economy. Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) sits down with Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Tammy Baldwin in this two part series outlining the American Rescue Plan and its impact on Wisconsin.
30 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Youth Rising (Feat. Rep. Kalan Haywood II)
Throughout the month of February, the members of Wisconsin’s Legislative Black Caucus have been at work, hosting and organizing commemorative events to honor African American leaders and historical events. While Black History Month is a time of recognition and celebration, it’s also a time of action. Today, Rep. Kalan Haywood II (D-Milwaukee) joins Representative Gordon Hintz, to give an overview about what the Legislative Black Caucus has been up to, but to also revisit the last 6 months and our state’s commitment to advancing racial justice.
37 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Democracy in the Time of Corona (feat. Congressman Mark Pocan)
Democracy in the Time of Corona (feat. Congressman Mark Pocan) by Wisconsin Assembly Democrats
38 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Fight the Power (Feat. Rep. David Bowen)
Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) joins us to talk about police reform legislation, his experience participating with the ongoing protests, and ways legislators can move the needle forward when it comes to conversations on Black Lives Matter.
42 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Assembly Democrats for Black Lives II (Hosted by the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus)
The Legislative Black Caucus takes over 'Some Assembly Required' for a continuation of last week's conversation on racial equity and the history of Juneteenth.
34 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Assembly Democrats for Black Lives I (Feat. Rep. LaKeshia Myers)
Today, Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) joins us for a quarantine edition of 'Some Assembly Required', to discuss proposals aimed at addressing the underlying issues that have allowed systemic racism to continue permeating our communities. --- Anti-Racism Resources Podcasts: 1619 (by New York Times), Code Switch (NPR), Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw Films & Shows: 13th, Just Mercy, Selma, Fruitvale Station, When They See Us Books: Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD Organizations to Follow: Urban Triage (Madison), Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (Madison), Leaders Igniting Transformation - LIT (Milwaukee), Black Leaders Organizing for Communities - BLOC (Milwaukee), NAACP (National), Color Of Change (National), Sister Song (National)
25 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman
Wisconsinites have never been afraid to roll up our sleeves, put in the hours, and get the job done. And, our state has a tradition of developing our workforce and honoring those who live and work here .Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman joins us to discuss his first year on the job and some of the priorities important to our state’s workforce.
35 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Women's History Month (Feat. Rep. Lisa Subeck)
March is Women’s History Month— and a great opportunity to honor the trailblazers in our communities and their contributions in politics, science, education, social movements, and much more. Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) joins us to kick off Women’s History Month and discuss the importance of reproductive justice in policy making.
27 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Rep. Goyke Runs a Marathon (Feat. Rep. Evan Goyke)
Last week Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr joined us to discuss the goals of the agency and the ways Wisconsin can move the needle forward to address our rising adult prison population. Today, Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) sits with Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) for the second part of our criminal justice and corrections reform special.
31 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
DOC Secretary Kevin Carr
By 2021, Wisconsin’s adult prison population is expected to reach 25,000 inmates, and our state faces the reality of either building new prisons to accommodate the growing population or, reforming the system. Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) sits down with Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr to discuss the ways Wisconsin can move the needle forward to address our rising adult prison population.
28 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar
In 1945, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs was created to consolidate separate veterans programs under one agency. Today, Assistant Minority Leader, Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), sits down with WDVA Secretary, Mary Kolar to discuss her first year as Secretary, and some of the priorities that are important to Wiscosin veterans.
36 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Policy is a Puzzle (Feat. Rep. Jimmy Anderson)
Over the past two decades, the cost of prescription drugs has skyrocketed – putting a financial strain on millions of seniors and families who depend on medication to stay healthy. Today on December 12th, we have with us Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg) to talk about the role legislators play when it comes to helping people afford the medications they need.
27 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
RBV (Feat. Rep. Robyn Vining)
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! We're back with Rep. Robyn Vining to talk about the importance of small businesses in Wisconsin, the role state legislators play in supporting local economies, and her legislative projects.
29 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Assembly Democrats, 90210 (Feat. Rep. Dianne Hesselbein)
Assistant Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) joins us to talk about her work on veterans issues, and the ways we can move the needle forward to support the men and women who’ve worked tirelessly to preserve our liberty and freedom as a nation.
28 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
The Will of the People is the Law of the Land (Feat. Governor Evers)
On November 6th, 2018, the people of Wisconsin ushered in a new era of divided government. Today, we have the privilege of hosting Governor Tony Evers, to discuss his first 10 months in office, and the issues most important to the people of Wisconsin.
26 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Forward Together (Feat. Sen. Jennifer Shilling)
Last week, Legislative Democrats held simultaneous events across the state, to roll out our fall legislative priorities. Today, Senator Jennifer Shilling joins us to discuss the challenges facing Wisconsin families, workers, and communities.
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