Political Radar Pulse [Archived] Episodes
No. 23 - LaBaye.org with Bill Meindl and Wendy Coriell
Volunteer reporter, Bill Meindl and professional web designer, Wendy Coriell, join Rhonda to discuss the LaBaye.org fiasco. Topics included: who is involved, the amount of taxpayer money being used, the mayor's beautification committee, the history of the website, the fact that website is unsearchable and unreachable by public schools, the question of the stability of the website due to outdated code, and the activity surrounding the project.
No. 22 - DACA Removal with Gerardo Gonzalez
DACA Recipient, Gerardo Gonzalez, joins Rhonda to discuss the recent revocation of DACA. Topics included: Gerardo's History, what DACA is, how DACA can help unregistered immigrants further their education, the fear and uncertainty put upon immigrants, what it is like being an immigrant, government excuses, and the impact on people and communities.
No. 21 - Ban the Box with Mark Becker and Paul Ballard
Brown County Supervisors, Mark Becker and Paul Ballard, join Rhonda to discuss taking the criminal indicator box off of certain job applications. Topics included: How the checkbox for criminal information is banned in 24 states, why it is a good idea to limit it's use, moral benefits, keeping the box for people who apply to work with kids and money, increasing employment, removing unnecessary obstacles, and the move to take away odd justifications.
No. 20 - Dark Store Theory with Senator Roger Roth
Wisconsin State Senator for District 19, Roger Roth joins Rhonda to discuss bringing back the certainty to the property assessment process on big box stores. Topics included: Owners of big box stores wanting lower property tax assessments, how Roger is looking to do something about the Dark Store Theory, what made him aware of the issue, businesses exploiting loopholes, business deed restrictions, how property assessors assess property, shopping influences, and how online shopping is influencing big box stores.
No. 19 - School Safety with Ed Dorff
Former Principal and current member of the Green Bay Area Public School Board, Ed Dorff joins Rhonda to discuss the state of emergency in the Green Bay Area public schools. Topics included: Ed's background with schools, how an environment can shape a child's behavior, the problems at Washington Middle School, the school board waiting for a fix to the problems, the document in place for emergency situations, how GBAPS is addressing the student behavior problems, keeping student confidentiality, the responsibility of all levels of administration, what an elected person's job expectations are, and listening to the public responses.
No. 18 - Running for Wisconsin State Governor with Andy Gronik
2018 WI Gubernatorial candidate, Andy Gronik, joins Rhonda to discuss why he wants to run. Topics included: the importance of jobs and education, his desire for Wisconsin to be progressive again, the Foxconn deal, growing businesses, healthcare, successful business, budget, and school challenges.
No. 17 - GBAPS Issues with Joseph Prosser
Parent, and Concerned Citizen, Joseph Prosser, joins Rhonda to discuss the ongoing problems in the Green Bay Area Public Schools. Topics included: Washington Middle School behavioral problems, Golden Apple recipient teacher resigning, petition to remove Superintendent, ideas to fix the problems, Joseph's experience with education and his own child, and problems with sticker charts.
No. 16 - Human Trafficking with Dawn Spang
Aftercare Director for Eye Heart World, Dawn Spang, joins Rhonda to discuss the efforts put forth to stop Human Trafficking in Brown County. Topics included: the mission of Eye Heart World, what that outreach team does, who victims usually are, how victims are taken advantage of, social media dangers, how traffickers are being caught, the commitment of law enforcement, the toll being a victim takes on their health, strip clubs and any correlations made between human trafficking, and the areas of frequent occurrence.
No. 15 - 2018 U.S. House Campaign with Randy Bryce
2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin, Randy Bryce, joins Rhonda and guest co-host Mary Ginnebaugh to discuss his campaign. Topics included: his history, Healthcare, secret meetups other candidates are having, how Randy is handling his campaign, being a good representative for the average person, and his plans for the foreseeable future.
No. 14 - Likely Gubernatorial Candidate with Mike McCabe
Founder and President of Blue Jean Nation, Mike McCabe, joins Rhonda to discuss his interest in running for Wisconsin State Governor. Topics included: his philosophy behind his decision, money in politics, redistricting, American Healthcare Act, being an independent, the 2 party system, problems in voting, how the Governor is a servant to the people, and stimulating the economy.
No. 13 - GBASO with Brian Schroeder
Executive Director of Green Bay Action Sports Organization, Brian Schroeder, joins Rhonda to discuss Green Bay Action Sports Organization. Topics included: The history and story behind the creation of Green Bay Action Sports Organization, Brian's vision for GBASO, how the facilities are services to the communities they are a part of, healthy confidence children and young adults can gain from the social atmosphere, Brian's personal battle with an inoperable brain tumor and the benefit of CBD oil, and how working with Green Bay with their public facilities for skateboarding is beyond challenging and trying to rid Green Bay of the “prohibition on skateboards”.
No. 12 - Medicaid with Tyler Luedke
Recovery Support Specialist and Case Manager, Tyler Luedke, joins Rhonda to discuss the importance of Medicaid. Topics included: Tyler's history with drug and alcohol addiction, the importance of treatment and facilities, Congressman Reid Ribble's work towards healthcare reform for mental health, and working on ending the stigmas of mental disorders.
No. 11 - Hotel Northland with Mark Steuer
Green Bay alderman for District 10, Mark Steuer, joins Rhonda to discuss the current situation with the Hotel Northland project. Topics included: mention of Mark's article published in Voyageur magazine, brief Green Bay history surrounding the time Hotel Northland was erected, maintaining the integrity of the hotel via historic preservation, a cancelled tour, workers working without pay, and the ongoing seats at the table per the proposal of the project.
No. 10 - Brown County Sales Tax Increase with Mark Becker and Paul Ballard
Brown County Supervisors, Mark Becker and Paul Ballard, join Rhonda to discuss the recent approval of a 0.5% sales tax in Brown County. Topics included: $225 Million Proposal for Brown County, Proposal includes Green Bay adding a Medical Examiner, funding projects, how Green Bay City Council can halt projects, and doing research to be well informed.
No. 9 - Medicaid and Health Insurance with John Jahnke
Operation Desert Storm veteran and an advocate for people with disabilities, John Jahnke, joins Rhonda to discuss health insurance, Medicaid and the current political legislation. Topics included: John's history with family and health insurance, coverage of healthcare, what it means to be self insured, how he works to assist people to be independent on receiving services, the affordability of medicaid, institutionalized mental healthcare, and how he met Mike Gallagher and discussed the current state of healthcare.
No. 8 - Open Carry in Green Bay Municipal Buildings with Ed Foral
Firearms Advocate Ed Foral, joins Rhonda to discuss the decision Green Bay City Council could make regarding a weapons ban in City Hall. Topics included: Ed's history with firearms, the situation during a Green Bay City Council meeting that brought the issue of open carrying a guns in municipal buildings to a head, compromises that could be had, the definition of a well regulated militia within the 2nd amendment of the constitution, and to provide a rational conversation from differing points of view.
No. 7 - Current Presidential Administration with Harvey Kaye
Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Harvey Kaye, joins Rhonda to discuss some of the reasons that could have led up to President Donald Trump being elected. Topics included: a brief history of presidential administrations, democracy, corruption, inequality, and theories based on historical events affecting current American mindsets.
No. 6 - UntitledTown with Alex Galt and Wendy Wimmer Schuchart
UntitledTown Directors, Alex Galt and Wendy Wimmer Schuchart join Rhonda to discuss their book and author festival in Green Bay. Topics included: the origin of the event, bringing the community together, the impact of sponsors, star power, and the positive impact literacy has on life.
No. 5 - Concealed Carry at City Council with Barbara Dorff and Randy Scannell
Green Bay Alders, Barbara Dorff and Randy Scannell join Rhonda to discuss the City Council agenda item for concealed and open carry consideration in government buildings. The topics included: heated Colburn pool discussions, getting involved in city politics without fear, and banning open carry of weapons in city hall.
No. 4 - Green Bay Development with Kevin Vonck
Development Director for Green Bay, Kevin Vonck joins Rhonda to discuss economic project planning. The topics included: TIF and TID, different types of land and their uses, the Whitney School project, costs versus benefits, and how property taxes can be efficiently implemented.
No. 3 - Wisconsin Governor Campaign with Bob Harlow
Bob Harlow joins Rhonda to discuss his campaign to be the next Wisconsin Governor. The topics included: why he is running, how to bring people back to Wisconsin, expanding broadband internet coverage through public utility, infrastructure, protection of natural places, high speed rail, funding for public schools, districting.
No. 2 - Broadway Development in Downtown Green Bay with Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson, the Executive Director of On Broadway Inc., joins Rhonda to discuss the upcoming events and plans for the Broadway district. The topics included: The Shipyard, outside entertainment venue, the farmers market, development, and fun/quirky events for the community to enjoy.
No. 1 - Green Bay Area Public School Referendums with Brenda Warren
Brenda Warren, the Board President for the Green Bay Area Public School District, joins Rhonda to discuss the upcoming Green Bay Area Public School Referendums. The topics included the following: overcrowding, safe and secure entrances, space for programs, increase in revenue, and revenue limits.