Political Radar Podcast [Archived] Episodes
No. 68 - A Discussion with Heidi Fagre and Laura McCoy
Heidi Fagre and Laura McCoy candidates for the Green Bay Area Public School District school board, join Rhonda and Elliot to discuss their stances on the current state of education. They discuss teacher salaries, the role of principals, changes that need to be made to retain teachers and paying teachers based on performance.
No. 67 - A Discussion with Marian Krumberger
Brown County Republican Chairwoman Marian Krumberger, joins Rhonda and Elliot to clarify the platform of the Brown County Republican Party. They discuss the party's involvement in non-partisan elections, how the party trains new candidates, the values of the Republican party, and marijuana legalization.
No. 66 - A Discussion with Troy Streckenbach
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss what his job entails. Topics covered include the Brown County Library East Branch, Public Health Division on Broadway in Green Bay, and the importance of the STEM Innovation Center to the community.
No. 65 - The State of City Hall Live at Kavarna
Live from Kavarna Coffeehouse, it's Political Radar! Green Bay Aldermen Bill Galvin (district 4) and Chris Wery (District 8), join Rhonda and Elliot for Political Radar's first ever live recording. Topics covered include recent events at Green Bay City Hall, Hotel Northland, team building, homelessness, along with many other questions asked by viewers.
No. 64 - A Discussion with Brenda Staudenmaier
Human Health Activist Brenda Staudenmaier, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss the removal of fluoride in communities. Topics covered include the effects of fluoride when consumed by humans, EPA, Green Bay's history with fluoride, dental bias, the cost, possible options to limit the consumption of fluoride in the Green Bay area.
No. 63 - A Discussion with Jim Schmitt
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss questions from the Political Radar Community relating to Green Bay. Topics covered include Northland Hotel, Immigrants, Student Housing, City Council, and Infrastructure.
No. 62 - A Discussion with Dave Hansen
Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Wisconsin politics. Topics covered include redistricting, SB13, and Education.
No. 61 - A Discussion with Dr. Hector Rodriguez
Dr. Hector Rodriguez, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss immigration policies. Topics covered include productivity, ethics, President Trump, sanctuary cities, and fear imposed on the public from poor media coverage.
No. 60 - A Discussion with Wendy Coriell
Green Bay Sausage creator Wendy Coriell, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss the background of Green Bay Sausage. Topics covered include political satire, Green Bay Politics, and the sole reason why she started political satire.
No. 59 - A Discussion with Jason Wied
Attorney Jason Wied, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss the legal side of many varying topics in the Green Bay. Topics covered include the legal issues surrounding certain elected officials, if Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt was fairly charged, ethics behind charges, what it takes for an elected official to be removed, Green Bay hotel development fiasco, and addiction.
No. 58 - A Discussion with Garritt Bader
Local Real Estate Developer Garritt Bader, joins Rhonda and guest host Brian Danzinger on this episode of Political Radar to discuss what it takes to make a great city through real estate development. Topics that were discussed were: Attractive physical spaces, Tax Increment Financing, tax payer benefits, cultural development, employment base and education, and other amenities used in creating an ideal community.
No. 56 - A Discussion with John Becker
LGBTQ Activist, John Becker joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Donald Trump's Cabinet in regards to LGBTQ rights. Topics that were discussed were: discrimination, military service, public restrooms, marriage equality, and religious freedoms and what it can entail.
No. 57 - A Discussion with Andrew Hetzel III
Andrew Hetzel III joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss his first impressions of local government. Topics that were discussed were: the Colburn Pool veto, what the Green Bay political scene entails, and whether exercising gun rights in government buildings should be allowed.
No. 55 - A Discussion with Allyson Watson
Allyson Watson joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Green Bay community development, and pedestrian and bike safety. Topics that were discussed were: Infrastructure, expanding upon outside ideas from other communities, traffic calming, crosswalk murals, urban living, the Saga of the SOUP Grant, attitude towards bikes, and plastic signs versus human lives.
No. 54 - A Discussion with Cassandra Lynn and Tricia Nell
Cassandra Lynn and Tricia Nell join Rhonda and Elliot to discuss he dysfunctional reality of the city council. Cassandra offers input on the origins of the Colburn Pool renovation and how the end result will effect the Colburn community. Also, Trisha offers legal insight into the decision of the council to hire an independent attorney to process Mayor Jim Schmitt.
No. 53 - A Discussion with Joe Moore
Alderman Joe Moore, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Green Bay issues. Topics covered include outdated thinking, development, city drama, voting, homelessness and unemployment, Packer tax, and budget concerns.
No. 52 - A Discussion with Kevin Pranis
Kevin Pranis the Campaign Director at LIUNA one of the main organizations involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss the history of the pipeline and it's controversies. Topics covered include the issue of whether the Sioux tribe expressed their complaints early enough in the process, the chances of a landslide causing the pipe to break and the financial cost of re-routing the pipeline.
No. 51 - A Discussion with Bill Galvin
Green Bay Alderman Bill Galvin, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Green Bay's local government. Topics covered were city planning, lack of infrastructure, the city of Green Bay falling behind on tasks, fixing roads, landlord- tenant issues, lead pipes and biased journalism.
No. 50 - A Discussion with Bill Meindl
Bill Meindl, joins Rhonda and Elliot to discuss Green Bay's local government. Topics covered were Green Bay city development, City Council, East Town Mall, Festival Foods, Brown County Library Branch, and Mayor Jim Schmitt working to make a real difference for Green Bay.
No. 49 - A Discussion with Phil Jennerjahn
Phil Jennerjahn, joins Elliot and guest host Tricia Nell on this episode of Political Radar for a Republican takeover. They discuss Donald Trump's victory and possible reasons for the outcome.
No. 48 - Election Roundup with Jacob Jones
Jacob Jones, one of Political Radar's Producers joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar to discuss the 2016 presidential election. They discuss possible reasons for the outcome, and recap what happened during the election.
No. 47 - A Discussion with Brandon Stevens
Brandon Stevens, a Oneida Nation Council Member joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar to discuss the Standing Rock pipeline. They discuss Brandon's first hand experiences on the front line with protesters against the pipeline, the risks involved with the pipeline, militarization, and the inhumane treatment of human life.
No. 46 - A Discussion with Eric Genrich
State Representative Eric Genrich, join Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss the issues with Green Bay's voting with the following topics: lack of early voting and weekend voting, election costs, residents unable to vote, student voting, voting suggestions, low cost of getting universal access to the electorate, and people leaving the city.
No. 45 - A Discussion with Noah Reif
State Assembly Hopeful for the 88th District, Noah Reif, join Rhonda and special guest host Adam Funk on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss the working class, environmental issues, quality of life in Wisconsin, local political control, importance of school funding and voucher programs, farms, and organizations.
No. 44 - A Discussion with Kyle Cropsey and Nick Faust
Millennials Nick Faust a Hillary Clinton supporter and Kyle Cropsey a Donald Trump supporter, join Rhonda and special guest host Adam Funk on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss the 2016 presidential election and how each candidates views stack against each other. They debate over immigration reform, gun control, student loan debt and economic policy.
No. 43 - A Discussion with Phil Anderson
Phil Anderson, a Libertarian running for the U.S. Senate, joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss many of the questions heard during the debate and why he was excluded. Several key issues brought up include: Gun rights, identity politics, military spending, student loan debt, family leave and abortion rights.
No. 42 - A Discussion with Paul Linzmeyer
Paul Linzmeyer, a board member of the Farmory and a the former chairman of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss what the Farmory Project is and how it can impact communities. Several key issues brought up include: Farm to School Programs, the differences between Hydroponics and Aquaponics, the impact of healthy, local foods on entrepreneurs, the environment, and the quality of life for everyone in our community.
No. 41 - A Discussion with Russ Feingold and Mark Becker
Russ Feingold and Mark Becker, join Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss bipartisan politics and infrastructure. Several key issues brought up include; our crumbling infrastructure, the lack of high speed internet in rural communities, how to entice entrepreneurs to move to Wisconsin, and the 2016 presidential race.
No. 40 - A Discussion with Matthew Rothschild
Matthew Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss campaign finance and political corruption. Several key issues are brought up such as gerrymandering, political disclosure, and corruption in the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
No. 39 - A Discussion with Shae Sortwell
Shae Sortwell, the architect of the Jim Schmitt Resign campaign joins Rhonda and Elliot on this episode of Political Radar. They discuss the current political climate in Green Bay. Several key issues such as how much transparency there needs to be for campaigns and who might be running for mayor are discussed.
No. 38 - A Discussion with David Nennig
David Nennig, Green Bay Alderperson for District 5 joins the Political Radar crew to discuss several issues. They discuss the fate of Green Bay Mayor, Jim Schmitt, Colburn Pool, quadracycles, and short term home rentals (AirBnB).
No. 37 - A Discussion with Eric Wimberger
Eric Wimberger, who is running for the Wisconsin State Senate for District 30 joins the Political Radar crew to discuss several key issues that are emerging in Wisconsin. They discuss the viability of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin and its challenges. They also discuss voter ID laws and how effective they can be at stopping fraud as opposed to the number of people that are negatively impacted. Then they debate how connected marriage and government should be.
No. 36 - A Discussion with Colleen Gruszynski
Colleen Gruszynski, formerly of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, joins the Political Radar crew to discuss the charges brought against Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt. Colleen explains in great detail the three counts in the criminal complaint, why the charges were plead down from felonies to a misdemeanors, why other charges were not included. Additionally, they discuss such topics as: Should donors be held accountable for giving over campaign limits? Why are unions able to fund candidates? Are campaign finance laws too difficult to understand?
No. 35 - A Discussion with Lynn Utesch
Lynn Utesch, candidate for Wisconsin's 1st State Assembly District, joins the Political Radar crew to discuss many topics including why he is running for office, environmental issues effecting his district and issues with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' enforcement of regulations. Additionally they discuss the Republican's attempt to change the open records laws of the state of Wisconsin, drug testing for recipients of government benefits, the legalization of marijuana, who is funding Lynn's campaign and much more.
No. 34 - Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt Pleads Guilty - A discussion with Randy Scannell
Randy Scannell, Green Bay Alder for District 7, joins the Political Radar team for the second time to discuss major controversies in Green Bay. They discuss Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt pleading guilty to several misdemeanor counts of campaign finance law breaking and what it will mean for the city's future. They also discuss Scott William's opinions on partisan versus non-partisan politics caused by Mark Becker's letter published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
No. 33 - A discussion with Mark Steuer
Mark Steuer, Vice President of the Green Bay City Council and representative for District 10 joins Elliot and special guest host Lisa Hanson to discuss economic development in Green Bay. They discuss the importance of historic preservation, celebrations and festivals, Green Bay's change from being a car first community to supporting more bike lanes and trails, and more.
No. 32 - A discussion with Pat Evans
Pat Evans, Brown County Board Supervisor for District 9 joins Elliot and Rhonda to discuss several controversies happening at the county level. They discuss #breastgate and the payout to corporation counsel, employees who may have been unjustly fired and the appointment of a county board member for a spot some feel should be Alex Galt's.
No. 31 - A discussion with Chuck Rybak
Chuck Rybak, an Associate Professor of English and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay and owner of the Sad Iron blog (http://chuckrybak.com/) joins Elliot and Rhonda to discuss happenings at the University of Wisconsin. Chuck explains how the UW system receives funding, the plights of UW faculty members and how budget cuts to education affect the community.
No. 30 - A discussion with Thomas De Wane
Thomas De Wane, Alderman for District Two of Green Bay's City Council and the council's president joins Rhonda and Elliot for this episode of Political Radar. They discuss how the stadium tax refund might be spent by Green Bay; whether it be on economic development or given back to taxpayers. They also discuss Green Bay's infrastructure and the proposed stadium.
No. 29 - A discussion with Koby Schellenger
Koby Schellenger the Regional Field Coordinator for Planned Parenthood for Wisconsin joins Rhonda and Elliot for this episode of Political Radar. They discuss sexual education, abstinence only programs, stigmas about discussing sex. Additionally they talk about how Planned Parenthood is funded and programs Planned Parenthood offers to help adults learn how to help young adults with sexual education.
No. 28 - A discussion with Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith, Green Bay's newly appointed Police Chief joins Rhonda and Elliot for an episode of Political Radar. (Spoiler Alert: He is not there to arrest them.) Chief Smith shares his unique view on how a small city like Green Bay compares to Los Angeles, where he was previously the LAPD's top spokesman. He also shares his ideas on how police/community relations can be improved.
No. 27 - A discussion with Ned Dorff
Ned Dorff, former Alderman for District 7 on the Green Bay City Council joins the Political Radar team this episode. As a progressive educator, Ned brings unique perspective on how politics are perceived by children in our public schools. Ned also shares what it means to be vegan.
No. 26 - A discussion with Alex Galt
Alex Galt, business owner, and former candidate for the 15th district of the Brown County Board of Supervisors joins the Political Radar team this episode. They talk about the experiences of running for office. They also discuss Alex's opponent's resignation shortly after winning the election.
No. 25 - A discussion with Barbara Dorff
Barbara Dorff joins Elliot and Rhonda on this episode of Political Radar to discuss local issues to the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. They discuss the importance of bike lanes and maintaining roads and what it means to be a female Alder on Green Bay's City Council.
No. 24 - A discussion with Terri Warner
Terri Warner joins Elliot and Rhonda on this episode of Political Radar to discuss race relations and how they affect black youth as they grow up. While discussing the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, they also discuss how much of a nerd Terri is.
No. 23 - A discussion with Devin Gatton
Republicans, Conservatives and Libertarians who all support gay rights? Rhonda and Elliot are joined this episode by Devin Gatton, the President of the Wisconsin Log Cabin Republicans. Together they discuss the Log Cabin Republican's beliefs and the inclusion of conversion therapy in the Republican platform.
No. 22 - A discussion with Cordero Barkley
How do race relations affect the city of Green Bay? That's the question asked today by Eliot, Rhonda, and special guest Cordero Barkley. Cordero is a self proclaimed community activist who loves to help those in need. They discuss what it is like growing up as a black youth.
No. 21 - A discussion with Kim Klein Dorchester
When it relates to sexual education, what should public schools teach? That's the question asked today by Eliot, Rhonda, and special guest Kim Klein Dorchester. Kim is a concerned mother, community activist and a Political Radar fan. They discuss what messages and information children should receive in public schools.
No. 20 - A discussion with Frank Lasee
Frank Lasee, Wisconsin State Senator for District 1 who is now running for the United States House of Representatives for Wisconsin's District 8 joins Eliot and Rhonda. They discuss what it is like running for Congress, federal budgets, gun control and more.
No. 19 - A discussion with Nick Wautier
Nick Wuatier, Media Specialist at Camera Corner Studios and Elliot's partner on the Ideas By Elliot Podcast joins the Political Radar team to discuss the 2016 presidential election. Nick shares his feelings over being a Bernie Sanders supporter and even shares his thoughts on Political Radar itself!
No. 18 - A discussion with Phil Jennerjahn
On this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Phil Jennerjahn, who ran for Brown County Board Supervisor for district 4 and was a nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 28th Congressional District in 2012. They discuss the 2016 presidential election and the Brexit movement.
No. 17 - A discussion with Noah Reif
On this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Noah Reif who is running for the Wisconsin State Assembly District 88 seat currently held by John Macco. They discuss many issues including why Noah is running, Wisconsin's Private School Choice Programs, and the Green Bay Area Public School District policies on sexual education.
No. 16 - A discussion with Adam Funk
On this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome gemologist, fashion blogger and member of the On Broadway, Inc. board, Adam Funk. Together, they discuss the tragic shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, FL and how it relates to terrorism and gun control. They also discuss the house democrat "sit in" that followed this event.
No. 15 - A discussion with Tom Sieber
On this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Brown County Supervisor Tom Sieber. Together they discuss many issues that affect Brown County including Colburn pool, closed session hearings and term limits for local and county government.
No. 14 - A discussion with Scott Furlong
In this episode of Political Radar, Elliot and special guest host Lisa Hanson who sits on the Green Bay, Wisconsin Plan Commission, welcome Scott Furlong, the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Political Science for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. They discuss gun control issues, personal security and The 2016 presidential election.
No. 13 - Gun Control Laws and Mass Shootings
In this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot discuss gun control following the horrific mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. They discuss how gun control relates to mass shootings. They also share ways that Political Radar fans can help support the show.
No. 12 - A discussion with Mike Gallagher
In this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Dr. Michael Gallagher, who is running for the 8th congressional district seat currently held by retiring Reid Ribble. They discussion many national issues including the recent terror attach in Orlando Fl, gun control laws, what the US should do about ISIS and other radical Islamist groups and more.
No. 11 - A discussion with Wisconsin State Representative Eric Genrich
In this episode of Political Radar Rhonda and Elliot welcome Eric Genrich, Wisconsin State Representative for assembly district 90. They discuss many topics including gerrymandering in the Wisconsin legislative branch, The legalization of marijuana, and correctional facility reforms in Wisconsin.
No. 10 - A discussion with Erik Hoyer
In this episode of Political Radar Rhonda and Elliot welcome Erik Hoyer, Brown County Supervisor for District 4. They discuss many local topics including safety issues at Fonferek Glen park, possible health risks facing the Brown County area such as windmills, coal piles, the Sanimax plant and more.
No. 9 - A discussion with Alderperson Randy Scannell
In this episode of Political Radar Rhonda and Elliot welcome Randy Scannell, City of Green Bay Alderperson for District 7. They discuss many local topics including the City of Green Bay Code of Conduct for Elected Officials, Big Top Baseball's stadium proposal, wine licenses and more.
No. 8 - A discussion with Alderperson Chris Wery
In this episode of Political Radar Rhonda and Elliot welcome Chris Wery, City of Green Bay Alderperson for District 8. They discuss many local topics including Colburn Pool, the Lambeau Field sales tax funds, local road repair issues and more.
No. 7 - A discussion with "The People's Watchdog" Scott Williams
In this episode of Political radar Rhonda and Elliot welcome "The People's Watchdog" Scott Williams. Scott is a political activist in Brown County and a former candidate for the Brown County Board. They discuss many local topics including the Sanimax Plant in Howard WI, the payout to former Brown County corporation counsel Juliana Ruenzel, Shirley wind farm health concerns, and much more.
No. 6 - A discussion with Green Bay Alderperson Joe Moore
In this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Joe Moore, City of Green Bay Alderperson for District 6. They discuss many local topics including Colburn pool, lead pipe replacement, Lambeau Field sales tax funds, and much more.
No. 5 - A discussion with Brown County Supervisor Mark Becker
On this episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot welcome Brown County Supervisor Mark Becker. They cover many local topics including the payment of $61,000 to former Corporation Counsel Juliana Ruenzel, the Lambeau Field sales tax, and the Shirley Wind Farm. Additionally, they discuss national political issues including Donald Trump, the Republican presidential primary process and more.
No. 4 - Poolgate - A Conversation with Debbie Jacques
In this episode of Political radar Rhonda and Elliot discuss Green Bay's “Poolgate” with Debbie Jacques. Debbie, who ran against Alderman Chris Wery for his council seat for District 8. They discuss Tundra Lodge's proposal to build an Olympic sized swimming pool and key political leaders stances on the issue.
No. 3 - Presidential Politics Review for the Week of May 9, 2016
Rhonda and Elliott take a detailed look at the current presidential election process, candidates and their supporters. They cover many topics including: Do people really support Donald Trump? Can Bernie Sanders win? Will Bernie Sanders supporters support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? should Larry Wilmore use the N-word? and many more.
No. 2 - A Discussion With Green Bay Alderman William "Bill" Galvin
Rhonda and Elliot welcome William "Bill" Galvin, who ran against Rhonda, for the Green Bay City Council seat representing District 4. Rhonda, Elliot and Alderman Galvin discuss many topics effecting the city of Green Bay including the City of Green Bay Code of Conduct for Elected Officials, Colburn Pool, the outdoor events center proposal and more.
No. 1 - Swimming Pools, Baseball Stadiums and Beer!
In the first episode of Political Radar, Rhonda and Elliot discuss many local political issues including fixing lead water pipes, building sports venues, single beer sales bans and more. On the national level they look at political party candidate selection processes, the Electoral College, voter ID laws and more.