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Outside the Bubble: Jessie Opoien

23 Jan , 2018  

Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. At our invitation, she left the comforts of Madtown and ventured into Waukesha County to sit down for an interview with me on Outside the Bubble.



The Wheelercast: Episode #30

22 Jan , 2018  

The sleepy Spring Session is sleepy no more. The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther talks with Governor Walker about his new health insurance reform package. We also talk about the federal government shutdown, the forthcoming State of the State address and more.

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My take on tonight’s looming government shutdown

19 Jan , 2018  

The folks at WTMJ’s Milwaukee studio called the Edge Messaging production facility in Brookfield and we discussed tonight’s looming federal government shutdown. Who wins? Who loses? Who’s to blame? Will anyone blink?

Listen, here:



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Wake Up Call in SD10?

17 Jan , 2018  

What happened Tuesday night in Northwest Wisconsin? What lessons can be learned from the results of the special election in the 10th Senate District? My thoughts….


The Wheelercast: Episode #29

16 Jan , 2018  

This special Tuesday episode is jam-packed with information from Madison. We have breaking news on efforts to close Lincoln Hills, a preview of the Spring Legislative session and details on the new Sparsity Aid school funding compromise.


The Wheelercast: Episode #28

8 Jan , 2018  

With temps finally breaking 20 degrees for the first time in several weeks, it’s time for the Spring Legislative Session! Gwyn previews the upcoming floor period. We also examine the Governor’s plans to move juvenile offenders out of the troubled Lincoln Hills facility. All this and more in the latest episode of The Wheelercast.

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Fire and Fury, Cheesehead Edition

5 Jan , 2018  

I had the pleasure of joining Steve Scaffidi this week on his WTMJ 620 radio show. We talked about the new Trump White House expose, Fire and Fury and Wisconsin politics, including the US Senate and Governor’s race.

Click on this link to listen to the segment.

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Fraley’s 2018 Predictions

1 Jan , 2018  

crystal ball
No, I didn’t make more than 2,000 predictions. These are some of the predictions for this year of 2018, as submitted last week to Right Wisconsin.
Some of these hunches are based on instinct and experience. Others are wild-ass guesses. For what it’s worth, here they are…


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Outside the Bubble: WISN’s Jay Weber

19 Dec , 2017  

Milwaukee talk radio veteran Jay Weber sits down with me in this latest episode of OTB. He discusses the changing landscape of talk radio in the market and how the medium in general has evolved in the age of Trump. He also offers a glimpse into his daily show prep routine and what he thinks makes a good color into his program.

Check out the episode here. 


The Wheelercast: Episode #27

18 Dec , 2017  

A lot of Foxconn news to share. Gwyn breaks it down and foreshadows several possible emerging developments. She continues her series on Women in the Capitol with a conversation with Representative Katrina Shankland, and takes a look at a new alternative energy group.