October 25, 2011

On Your Money - October 25 edition

Join Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley for this week's edition of On Your Money. Kevin will answer your personal finance questions, share some tips on changes in light bulbs, and talk about a unique stock offering with a green and gold twist. Listen here.

Guest: Kevin McKinley,
Certified Financial Planner and Managing Member of McKinley Money, LLC.

Rebuilding the Middle Class

Joy Cardin's guest discusses his keys to rebuilding Wisconsin's middle class, including buying Wisconsin and American-made products, creating a highly trained and skilled workforce, and investing in infrastructure. Listen here.

Guest: Phil Neuenfeldt,
President, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.

October 11, 2011

Global financial crisis

Financial journalist Michael Lewis joins Kathleen Dunn to discuss examples of the global financial crisis in places like Iceland and Greece. Listen here.

Guest: Michael Lewis, financial journalist.
Author, "The Big Short," "Moneyball," "The Blind Side," and "Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World."

On Your Money - October 11 edition

Join Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley for a special edition of On Your Money. Kevin has advice on making the most of your mortgage, a great pledge drive opportunity, and answers to your personal finance questions. Listen here.

Guest: Kevin McKinley, Certified Financial Planner and Managing
Member of McKinley Money, LLC.

September 7, 2011

Job Line

Whether you are looking for workers or work, join the discussion for the September Job Line. Ben Merens starts the hour discussing an update on job numbers and continue the show by taking calls from those looking for work or offering work. The show ends with a career counselor offering job search tips. Listen here.

Ernie Goss, MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University. Tim Tritch, Associate Director of the Career Services and Academic Advising Center at UW-La Crosse.

Jobs and labor unions

Kathleen Dunn and her guests discuss the latest on jobs and labor unions. Listen here.

Sheila Cochran, Chief Operating Officer, Milwaukee Area Labor Council AFL-CIO. Fred Gegare, International Vice President of the Teamsters Union and current candidate for General President. Sandy Pope, President of Teamster Union, Local 805 in New York City and current candidate for General President.

On Your Money - September 6 edition

In this week's edition of On Your Money, Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley will talk about personal finance, smart asset management, and advice on getting, spending, and saving cash. Listen here.

Kevin McKinley, Certified Financial Planner and Managing Member of McKinley Money, LLC.

Dismal jobs report

August's jobs report was the worst in a year, according to the U.S. Labor Department; no net jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. Joy Cardin's guest discusses reasons for the dismal announcement, President Obama's upcoming jobs speech to Congress, and when the job climate may improve. Listen here.

Guest: Bill Rodgers,
Professor of Public Policy and chief economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. He served on President Obama's Department of Labor transition team and was the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2000-2001.

Raise the minimum wage?

Joy Cardin talks with a state lawmaker who wants to increase the minimum wage in Wisconsin. Listen here.

Guest: Cory Mason, Democratic
State Assembly Representative, Racine.

Youth unemployment

As bad as employment numbers are nationwide, they're even worse for young people. Joy Cardin's guest says youth unemployment should be a major political issue. Listen here.

Jarrett Moreno, co-founder of Our Time, which advocates for economic empowerment for young people.

August 22, 2011

Money Matters: Shared revenue

This week's edition of Money Matters focuses on shared revenue in the state budget and how local governments are responding.

August 15, 2011

Money Matters: Wisconsin technical colleges

In this week's edition of 'Money Matters,' anchor Frederica Freyberg spotlights Wisconsin's biennial budget and its impact on the state's technical college system..

August 8, 2011

Money Matters: Environment

This week's edition of Money Matters looks at ways the biennial budget touches on Wisconsin's environment and natural resources.

August 1, 2011

Money Matters: Jobs in Wisconsin

In this week's edition of Here and Now's 'Money Matters' budget series, anchor Frederica Freyberg discusses the impacts of the state budget on the Wisconsin job market.

July 25, 2011

Mike Huebsch discusses debt default, potential impacts in Wisconsin

Department of Administration Sec. Mike Huebsch spoke with Here and Now on the potential impact a federal debt default could have on Wisconsin.

Money Matters: Kaukauna school district post-collective bargaining reform

In the third installment of Here and Now's 'Money Matters' segment, Anchor Frederica Freyberg examines the state budget's impact on education and the effect collective bargaining reform has had on one Wisconsin school district.

July 21, 2011

Debt ceiling latest

Join Joy Cardin and her guest for the latest developments in the debt ceiling and deficit debate... and whether a bipartisan compromise plan in the Senate could be part of the solution. Listen here.

Marc Goldwein, Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Econ 101 - July edition

Join Ben Merens and his guest economist for another edition of At Issue Econ 101 - to ask your questions about our economy. Listen here.

Guest: Kevin Quinn, Professor of Economics at St. Norbert College,
and Associate Dean of the Social Sciences division.

Large companies = job growth?

John Munson and his guests examine the truth behind the conventional wisdom that large companies can directly create the massive numbers of jobs needed to put Americans back to work. Listen here.

Daniel Gross, Economics Editor and Columnist for Yahoo! Finance. Robert Scott, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research for the Economic Policy Institute.

July 19, 2011

Wisconsin house market still struggling

The latest figures on home sales in Wisconsin show a drop of 17 percent from last June. Many realtors say new bank regulations are making it harder for the industry to start growing again. Gilman Halsted reports.