Badger in the News

Map reveals states with most single-parent households.

June 7, 2024 – Newsweek


DPI revamps academic standards to obscure students’ lack of skills. Pat McIlheran joins Vicki McKenna to analyze. (Segment begins around 5:50.)

June 7, 2024 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Conservative thought is increasingly rare at UW-Madison. Mike Nichols and Meg Ellefson discuss.

June 3, 2024 – WI Morning News


Meg Ellefson asks, “What gives with Democrats” and DEI? Pat McIlheran answers.

May 14, 2024 – WI Morning News


What would happen in icy-cold Wisconsin if lawmakers banned the use of fossil fuels for home heating? Pat McIlheran goes on air to break down the cost.

May 13, 2024 – WCLO: Your Talk Show with Tim Bremel


How productive were state lawmakers in the last two years? Here’s a look at the data.

May 8, 2024 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Jay Weber discusses energy regulations, heat pump technology, and Badger Institute’s latest research on what it would cost Wisconsin. (Segment begins around 26:20.)

May 3, 2024 – The Jay Weber Show


Pat McIlheran and Meg Ellefson start by talking Brewers baseball, then they get to the bruising costs of a ban on fossil-fueled home heating.

May 3, 2024 – WI Morning News


Banning fossil fuels for home heating would prove costly in Wisconsin’s cold climate. Pat McIlheran joins Vicki McKenna to discuss the latest research. (Segment begins around 20:20.)

May 1, 2024 – The Vicki McKenna Show


From Gophers to Badgers: Mike Nichols and Meg Ellefson discuss the surge of people leaving Minnesota to call Wisconsin “home.”

April 25, 2024 – WI Morning News


Red, Blue, Purple and the state of Wisconsin’s Capitol gridlock

April 23, 2024 – WI Morning News


Careers, college and exorbitant costs are the topic of conversation with Pat McIlheran and Vicki Mckenna. (Segment begins around 40:38.)

April 19, 2024 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Student debt can’t be “forgiven,” only transferred. Pat McIlheran joins Meg Ellefson to discuss.

April 17, 2024 – WI Morning News


Pat McIlheran dissects the educational fallout of pandemic-era school lockdowns

April 4, 2024 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Nearly 100 school referenda are on the ballot today. Mike Nichols and Meg Ellefson discuss.

April 2, 2024 – The Meg Ellefson Show


Mike Nichols discusses the Badger State’s problem with chronically absent school students (Segment begins around 52:40.)

April 1, 2024 – The Jay Weber Show


Vicki McKenna welcomes Mark Lisheron to discuss his reporting on MPS and comments made by former superintendent Bill Andrekopoulos

March 1, 2024 – The Vicki McKenna Show


Mark Lisheron relays his research into a proposed plan that would give every Wisconsin newborn $25 for college savings

February 26, 2024 – WI Morning News


Pat McIlheran describes the bill that’s simplifying the state’s strange three-card monte with choice and charter school funding

February 21, 2024 – WI Morning News


Mike Nichols talks gubernatorial vetoes and the constitutional recourse to reform them

February 16, 2024 – WI Morning News


Meg Ellefson and Pat McIlheran discuss school choice as a common-sense measure to empower parents as the foremost guardians of their children’s interest

February 8, 2024 – WI Morning News


Wisconsin Supreme Court’s New Majority Could Cost Taxpayers Billions

January 4, 2024 – Forbes


Pat McIlheran on air to discuss Wisconsin’s social mobility ranking

January 3, 2024 – WI Morning News


Mark Lisheron joins Meg Ellefson to discuss the village of Chaseburg and his project featuring small-town communities in rural Wisconsin

January 2, 2024 – WI Morning News

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