Looking for Wisconsin politics Twitter/blogs/podcasts/whatever
July 15, 2018 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Wisconsin mefites -- what are your favorite sources for local politics?

That's pretty much it. I don't feel like there's very much detail on legislative news -- or campaign news either, really -- in our local papers or on WPR. I'm looking for recommendations on people to follow and stuff to read.

Thanks metafilter!
posted by gerstle to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Mr. eirias adores the WPR Politics podcast.
posted by eirias at 8:49 PM on July 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

The Battleground Wisconsin Podcast is pretty solid.
posted by rockindata at 9:55 PM on July 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Check out The Wheeler Report for detailed news on political happenings in Wisconsin.

On Twitter, these folks work in the Capitol press room and their main focus is Wisconsin Politics. Molly Beck, Jessie Opoien, Laurel White, Patrick Marley, Scott Bauer.

Jessie Opoien also has a 2018 election podcast. I haven't listened to it so I can't speak for it's quality but here you go.
posted by sewellcm at 7:30 AM on July 16, 2018 [3 favorites]

While it's not the sole focus of either publication, the Wisconsin Gazette and the Capital Times both often have good higher-level coverage of elections and political issues.
posted by yomimono at 7:46 AM on July 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

I've been listening to the Wisconsin Podcast to get my bearings since moving here. Although it doesn't always release as often as I'd like.
posted by dis_integration at 8:36 AM on July 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

God, I hate the wpr politics podcast.

Battleground Wisconsin is great, but comes from a very clear and openly left perspective. Wedge Issues is new and produced by the cap times. It’s interview-based, so not as newsy as the others.
posted by juliapangolin at 4:00 PM on July 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

Media Trackers is WI-specific and they have a podcast too.
posted by AFABulous at 4:01 PM on July 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thank you so much, you guys, I will check out all of these.
posted by gerstle at 7:48 PM on July 16, 2018

FYI, a bit of research reveals that Media Trackers is an unapologetically partisan (conservative/Republican) site. A quick perusal of its current content suggests that any coverage of Democratic candidates seems focused on tearing them down or seeding negative stories to be picked up by more mainstream sites.
posted by sesquipedalia at 8:50 PM on July 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

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