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Josh Kaul

9/14/2018
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Josh Kaul, Wisconsin's Democratic candidate for attorney general, talks about his campaign with Cap Times reporter Katelyn Ferral. Wedge Issues host Jessie Opoien catches up on the week's news with news editor Jason Joyce.

Duration:00:33:35

Charles Franklin

9/7/2018
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Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School poll, chats with Jessie Opoien about how he conducts the poll, why he likes it when other firms poll in Wisconsin and what pollsters missed in 2016.

Duration:00:57:31

When politics meets religion

8/31/2018
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Cap Times reporter Katelyn Ferral talks about her latest cover story, which features conversations with Christian voters in three different Wisconsin communities.

Duration:00:33:19

The kids are all right

8/24/2018
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To learn more about the political attitudes and beliefs of young voters, Jessie left the Madison bubble on a road trip to Oshkosh and Eau Claire.

Duration:00:24:23

A primary election recap

8/17/2018
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Primary election season has ended, but the race for the Nov. 6 elections has only just begun. Jessie talks with Erik about what happened last in the primaries, and the general election is already shaping up.

Duration:00:18:58

Tony Evers

8/10/2018
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It's less than a week until the state primary election day. This week, Jessie talks to the Democratic frontrunner in the race for governor: Tony Evers, the state superintendent of public instruction.

Duration:00:38:08

Mike McCabe

8/3/2018
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Mike McCabe, the former head of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and founder of Blue Jean Nation, joins Jessie Opoien to talk about his campaign for governor.

Duration:00:32:13

Kathleen Vinehout

7/27/2018
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State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, joins us this week to discuss her campaign for governor.

Duration:00:37:45

Randy Bryce

7/20/2018
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On this episode we're joined by Randy Bryce, also known as the Ironstache. Bryce is a Democrat and a union ironworker who's running for Congress in Wisconsin's 1st District.

Duration:00:30:38

Cathy Myers

7/13/2018
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On this episode we turn our attention to Janesville, where Democrat Cathy Myers, a teacher and school board representative, is mounting a congressional campaign in Paul Ryan's old district.

Duration:00:31:43

Matt Flynn

7/6/2018
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Matt Flynn, a Milwaukee attorney and former head of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, discusses his campaign for governor with Jessie Opoien.

Duration:00:30:26

A tale of two Wisconsin operatives

6/29/2018
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Democratic operative Joe Zepecki and Republican operative Stephan Thompson talk to Jessie Opoien about winning, losing and bipartisanship.

Duration:00:29:52

Bonus Episode: Tammy Baldwin on her mother's opioid addiction

6/27/2018
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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks with Jessie Opoien about why she's sharing the story of her mother's struggle with addiction with voters.

Duration:00:26:25

Dana Wachs

6/22/2018
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State Rep. Dana Wachs, D-Eau Claire, sat down with Jessie Opoien to discuss his campaign for governor on May 24. About a month later, on the day the interview was set to air, he ended his campaign and endorsed state Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers -- but here's his interview, anyway.

Duration:00:30:34

Paul Soglin

6/15/2018
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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, 73, talks with Jessie Opoien about why he's running for governor.

Duration:00:29:30

Here's what happened at the state Democratic convention

6/8/2018
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From Kathleen Vinehout getting fired up to Paul Soglin going on a Twitter rant, here's a rundown of everything you need to know about from the 2018 state Democratic convention.

Duration:00:19:32

Andy Gronik

6/1/2018
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This week, Jessie speaks with yet another Democratic candidate for governor. This time, it's Andy Gronik, a Milwaukee businessman who has mounted a campaign as a relative outsider to politics.

Duration:00:30:51

Kelda Roys

5/25/2018
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Kelda Roys, 38, the CEO and founder of the real estate tech company OpenHomes, talks with Jessie Opoien about why she's in the race for governor.

Duration:00:34:40

So what happened at the state GOP convention?

5/18/2018
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The danger of a "blue wave" eroding a Republican majority in state government, the Democratic agenda, the Trump presidency, and garter snakes: These were the things on the minds of the Republican leaders who spoke at the 2018 state GOP convention last weekend.

Duration:00:19:30

Mahlon Mitchell

5/11/2018
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On the first episode of the Cap Times' 2018 election podcast, Jessie Opoien speaks with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell.

Duration:00:30:22