The 9er Episode 3

16 Aug , 2017  

Is there still a need for Courtroom Sketch Artists?  Should there be a test before you can qualify to be one?  Why are we still having this conversation in 2017?


You name one other podcast that can tie today’s political tribulations to the hit(ish) early 80’s TV show Benson.

Dan, Lisa, and Brian take a crack at these topics and more on today’s 9er Podcast.


Solar Eclipse Madness

Kid Rock can’t get on ballot?

Fleas with the plague

Do we REALLY still need Courtroom Sketch Artists?

Mooch the sitcom star?


Rich SF Residents Shocked that a couple bought their street.

Why Generation X Might Be Our Last, Best Hope

Confessions: Brian’s Fight

Check out this episode!


The Wheelercast: 8/07/2017

7 Aug , 2017  

Not. So. Fast. On this week’s episode of The Wheelercast, we look at some scheduling conflicts that could delay votes on both the State Budget and the Foxconn package. Plus we review last week’s marathon Assembly committee hearing on the massive economic development deal.

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Scaramucci Takes Paternity Leave

31 Jul , 2017  

I joined Steve Scaffidi and Eric Bilstad on WTMJ AM620 in Milwaukee for an impromptu segment mere moments after White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired this afternoon.

Political Staffing 101: If as a staffer you become the story, you are failing your boss.

Click on the audio file below to hear it.


The Wheelercast 7/31/2017

31 Jul , 2017  

The largest economic development deal in Wisconsin state government history has been negotiated, and Gwyn has details regarding the substance of and timeline for legislative action on the Foxconn deal. Things are moving quickly. How quickly, and how could this impact the State Budget impasse? This news and more on the latest episode of The Wheelercast.

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Perspective on Reince Out as White House Chief of Staff

31 Jul , 2017  

John Mercure of 620-WTMJ radio reached out to me to get my thoughts on President Trump letting Reince Priebus go as Chief of Staff, replacing him with retired General (and Homeland Security Secretary) John Kelly.

Listen to the segment starting at 12:00.


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The Wheelercast 7/24/2017

24 Jul , 2017  

After a week filled with developments in the state budget negotiations, Gwyn brings us up to speed and anticipates what could happen in the week ahead. Then, we crack open the archives of the Wheeler Report to examine the history behind a recent key court ruling. All this, plus a tribute to an outgoing member of the Walker Administration, on this week’s episode of The Wheelercast.


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The Wheelercast 7/17/2017

17 Jul , 2017  

Tuesday could see a huge development in the State Budget drama. Wisconsin lawmakers are also working on an incentive package to try to lure Foxconn’s proposed new plant. State Representative Samantha Kerkman took to social media to help her constituents during and in the aftermath of the flood. All this and more in this jam-packed episode of The Wheelercast.

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Wheelercast 7/10/2017

10 Jul , 2017  

You may have taken a few days off last week, but the state budget negotiators did not. Gwyn Guenther brings us up to speed on the latest on the transportation budget gridlock, takes a look at an ongoing dispute between Minnesota and Wisconsin and pays tribute to a former State Senator.


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Playing Up Unemployment Numbers in Wisconsin

10 Jul , 2017  

Over the weekend the Wisconsin State Journal’s Matthew DeFour asked for my thoughts on how Wisconsin’s declining unemployment numbers might impact upcoming elections.

Republican strategist Brian Fraley said for many voters trying to gauge how the broader economy is doing, the unemployment rate provides an easily understood statistic similar to the Dow Jones industrial average: “No one really knows what it is, but if the Dow Jones is high, that’s good, right?”


The latest Marquette Law School Poll gauged public awareness of the unemployment rate in Wisconsin and found 37 percent correctly said it is in the 2 to 4 percent range. Another 35 percent thought it was in the 4 to 6 percent range, 12 percent thought it was higher than 6 percent and 14 percent didn’t know.


Fraley said he expects Republican incumbents next year to play up the state reaching the lowest unemployment level in Wisconsin’s history should it reach that milestone.


“It’s definitely something they will champion,” Fraley said.

Check out the entire article here.