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Financial Advice For - And About - Millennials

Tune in for a special edition of On Your Money – for millennials! Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley have advice with regard to choosing a college and a major and holding a job. They also discuss achieving financial independence, deciding where to live and picking a mate.

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Week In Review: Presidential Race, Local Photo IDs And Muslim Worker Firings

Now that the Iowa caucuses are in the books, the focus of the presidential race is on New Hampshire. In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin's guests react to Ted Cruz's and Hillary Clinton's victories and who's poised to finish strong in next week's primaries. They also discuss a state GOP bill to limit local photo IDs, a Wisconsin company firing Muslim workers over a dispute about prayer breaks, and other top state and national political stories.

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Vote Buying, Voter Suppression, And The Corruption Of Democracy

Can a vote be bought for as little as a pork sandwich – or a pack of cigarettes? Joy Cardin's guest, a civil rights expert, documents cases of past and present electoral fraud and points out that electoral reforms, such as voter ID laws, suppress citizens' ability to exercise their right to vote. A look at vote buying and voter suppression, and their impact on democracy.

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Tell Joy Where To Go For Winter Biking

Even though there's snow on the ground, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out on a bike in Wisconsin. Joy and her guest talk about all things winter biking...from commuting to work to taking out a fat-tire bike on frozen Lake Superior...and look at some of the biking events taking place in the coming months.

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Skin Deep: Colorism In The 21st Century

What happens when blacks discriminate against blacks based on how light or dark their skin is? Joy Cardin and her guest sociology professor discuss how colorism operates within the black community. We'll also examine how the social phenomenon is an issue affecting not only blacks in American society but many communities of color across the globe today.

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The Race For Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District Seat And The New Hampshire Primary

The list of potential candidates for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District seat continues to grow following the surprise announcement that Republican Reid Ribble will not seek re-election this fall. This week on the campaign trail, Joy Cardin and her guest political analyst examine the district and who may be poised to represent it next. Then, her guest pollster from New Hampshire looks at the latest in the presidential race ahead of next week's "Granite State" primary.

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How We Can Use Brain Science To Have Stronger, Healthier Relationships

They say that humans are social creatures...and while we can feel alone or isolated from time to time, it turns out that our brains are actually hardwired for close relationships. That's according to Joy Cardin's guest psychiatrist, who says we can actually strengthen the parts of our brains that encourage connection to build better relationships and enrich our lives.

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Like It Or Not, Our Houses Are Filled With Bugs

Like it or not, we share our homes with hundreds of species of bugs. That's according to a new study, and while the results may give you the heebie-jeebies, Joy Cardin's guest entomologist says not to be alarmed. They discuss what kinds of bugs are living amongst us, why most of them are harmless, and what the possible upside is to us humans.

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Big Question: Time To End Personal Exemption For Childhood Vaccinations?

A new bill in the state Legislature would eliminate the personal conviction exemption for childhood vaccinations. Joy Cardin gets opposing perspectives weigh in on this week's Big Question: Should Wisconsin remove people's right to opt their kids out of vaccinations for personal reasons?

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Why Bringing Back Driver's Ed In Milwaukee Public Schools Could Be Good For the City

A pilot program launching this month in Milwaukee will bring back driver's education at four of the city's public high schools. Joy Cardin's guest says that's good news for Milwaukee...and more licenses could mean better job prospects, and a reversal of what he says is a "growing culture of unlicensed and reckless driving" among the city's youth.

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