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Sheboygan’s Longest Running Show Has a New Host

Posted on: November 20th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

Legislative Update has been part of Sheboygan’s community media programming for decades.  After more than 20 years as the host of the public affairs series, Jim Baumgart made the decision to turn the hosting duties over to Nanette Bulebosh.


(L-R) Nanette Bulebosh, Jenni Estrada, Chris Rahlf, and Liz Sumner in the WSCS studio to produce “Legislative Update”

Monday, November 18, 2018 Bulebosh recorded her first episode as the solo host.  She did co-host several episodes last season easing the transition for viewers, guests, and hosts.  Bulebosh is excited about the new role and the possibilities that it brings.  While the show will remain focused on public affairs, some changes are in store to bring a fresh look and feel.  She had this to say about Monday’s production,


Local television can be provocative, inspiring and illuminating when you are lucky enough to have outstanding guests.

Just listen to Chris – a Navy vet who makes her living as a strategic thinker, Jenni – an advocate for farm laborers, and Liz – who owns her own business – as they discuss what they learned on the campaign trail, and what they think about the future of progressive politics in Wisconsin. Listen to them discuss what conservatives get wrong about Democrats, and what it’s like to run for office with young children in tow.

This program is a work in progress, and so, alas, is my hair (Note to Nanette: Do something about that, okay?) but I’m proud of what we did today.

I’m grateful to these three impressive women, first for running, and second for sharing what it taught them.

City of Sheboygan Offers New Transparency and Benchmarking Center

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

Sheboygan is part of a growing movement of Wisconsin municipalities taking transparency in government to a higher level. Sheboygan utilizes the ClearGov platform, which showcases basic profiles of every municipality in the state. Sheboygan added detailed revenue and expenditure breakdowns of its account data as well as debt information. This site features benchmarking comparisons to all Wisconsin municipalities in a concise and informative format. Please note, comparable information may reflect up to a two-year delay based on the availability of statistics from the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
The municipal transparency and benchmarking site helps local governments communicate and operate more effectively and efficiently through a unique fiscal clarity and insights platform. The site serves as a valuable tool to clearly communicate their performance in an effort to build citizen trust and participation through transparency. Our partnership with ClearGov provides valuable municipal benchmarking intelligence to help the City of Sheboygan’s leaders quickly compare their finances against similar communities to make more informed and data-driven policy and budgetary decisions.
The site may be accessed at This tool provides users an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of Sheboygan’s finances, as well as insights into the city’s demographics. The site informs visitors as to how each budget item compares to neighboring communities.
Please contact Budget Analyst Carrie Arenz at or 920-451-2367 with any questions or comments.

FCC Action Threatens Existence of Community Access Channels

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

FCC action threatens the existence of community access channels

Community Access Television is under an unprecedented attack from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC, chaired by Ajit Pai, is considering ways to whittle away the public interest obligations cable companies have under federal law by charging cities for anything that does not earn the companies revenue.

City expenses will go up, cable company expenses will go down, and cable subscribers will pay the same price for cable but without the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access channels that air locally-produced programs. Community access channels will disappear because many cities will no longer be able to afford to equip, staff, and pay for them.

Reposed from Wisconsin Community Media,