The Right Angle

The Right Angle
A conservative take on Wisconsin politics. The Right Angle features conversations between Republican lawmakers and issue experts to shed light on policies that can keep Wisconsin moving Forward.

Finding a Stable Home: Improving the Adoption Process with Reps. Dittrich and Snyder
Jan 17 • 23 min
After 7 statewide hearings and countless hours of testimony, the bills generated by the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption came the the Assembly floor this week. As they got ready to vote, we caught up with two members who have been especially integral to…
Ensuring Water Quality with Majority Leader Steineke and Chairman Novak
Jan 8 • 9 min
Today, the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality released a major report on its findings, along with an innovative, bipartisan package of bills aimed at ensuring clean water for future generations. Majority Leader Jim Steineke sits down with the Chairman…
“But Wait, There’s Myrrh” - Looking Back on a Year in Politics with Speaker Vos and Leader Steineke
Dec 20, 2019 • 13 min
As Santa reviews his naughty and nice list, Majority Leader Steinke sits down with Speaker Vos to talk about the year that was in Wisconsin politics.
Getting It Done & Getting to Know Rep. Loudenbeck
Dec 12, 2019 • 14 min
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck leads the Assembly in bills passed so far this session. On this episode, she joins Speaker Vos to chat about where she gets bill ideas from, how technology is improving many facets of life in Wisconsin, and shed some light on…
Born in the USA: Good Bills, Bad Vetoes, and Political Beginnings with Rep. Born
Dec 5, 2019 • 25 min
As we enter the Christmas holiday season, Speaker Vos sits down with Rep. Mark Born to talk about the importance of citizen engagement in the bill process, how Governor Evers ended up in Politifact, and how he went from “not quite Alex P. Keaton” to a…
O Tannenbaum? Discussing Bible Week and More with Rep. Tittl
Nov 22, 2019 • 13 min
With Thanksgiving coming up next week and the Christmas season upon us, Rep. Tittl joins Speaker Vos to talk about National Bible Week, the kerfuffle over the Capitol Christmas Tree, and the importance of religion today.
Addressing OWI with Rep. Ott
Nov 15, 2019 • 15 min
Days after Democrats refused to take up a bill that would have stiffened penalties for 5th and 6th OWI offenses, the bill’s author Rep. Jim Ott sits down with Speaker Vos to talk about Wisconsin’s drinking culture and how he approaches the issue of drunk…
Restoring HOPE: Battling the Opioid Crisis with Reps. Nygren and Plumer
Nov 8, 2019 • 24 min
This week, Rep. John Nygren released the next set of HOPE Agenda bills — another package of bills designed to continue the fight against opioid addiction in Wisconsin. This week, he joins Rep. Jon Plumer, Chair of the Committee on Substance Abuse and…
Combatting Suicide with Majority Leader Steineke and Rep. Ballweg
Nov 1, 2019 • 17 min
As the Assembly goes to the floor next week to vote on a package of bills aimed at curbing the suicide epidemic in Wisconsin, Rep. Ballweg joins Majority Leader Steineke to discuss what she’s learned as Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide…
Keeping Speech Free on Campus with Rep. Murphy
Oct 24, 2019 • 17 min
As the campus left continues to use no-platforming as a tactic to shut down conservative speech on campus, Rep. Murphy joins Speaker Vos to talk about how Republicans are fighting to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. They talk about the Wisconsin Idea,…
Fighting Homelessness with Majority Leader Steineke and Rep. Snyder
Oct 17, 2019 • 20 min
As Milwaukee declares Homelessness Awareness Week, Rep. Snyder joins Majority Leader Steineke to look back on Republican engagement on homelessness, lessons learned from other states, and how Wisconsin is moving forward with the first comprehensive plan…
F-35 Basing with Rep. Tony Kurtz
Oct 11, 2019 • 12 min
The Right Angle is back! Host Robin Vos, Assembly Speaker, talks with Rep. Tony Kurtz about basing the next-generation F-35 fighter plane in Madison.
Rep. Tauchen on June Dairy Month with Tom Crave of the Dairy Business Association
Jun 21, 2019 • 24 min
June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin, and in this episode, we celebrate our dairy heritage - we learn about how Wisconsin became a dairy state, how our farms have evolved, and what the future might hold.
Rep. Neylon on Renewable Energy with Scott Coenen of Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum
Jun 7, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s conversation takes a look at where energy technology has been, and where it’s going - and how government policy can help get bureaucracy out of the way of the market forces that will make our future less focused on carbon-based energy. Rep.…
Rep. Quinn on Rural Economic Development w/ Dave Armstrong of the Barron Co Economic Development Corp
May 24, 2019 • 28 min
Rep. Quinn helped start the Rural Wisconsin Initiative in 2016, to bring focus and attention to issues of rural development. Since then, rural legislators in Wisconsin have united to bridge the gap on issues of education, health care, workforce…
Rep. Kurtz on Hemp Legalization w/ Larry Konopacki
May 10, 2019 • 29 min
Before he came to the legislature, Rep. Kurtz was already looking into the new possibilities offered by hemp legalization. Meanwhile, Larry Konopacki was helping to draft the first set of legislation that would make growing industrial hemp legal in…
Rep. Felzkowski on FabLabs w/ Josh Zalewski of Merrill FabLab
Apr 26, 2019 • 29 min
Fabrication labs sit at the intersection of STEM education, workforce development, and rural demographic challenges. Rep. Felzkowski talks with Merrill FabLab director Josh Zalewski about the development of the FabLab model and how they bring educators,…
Rep Summerfield on Healthcare w/ Ben Ippolito of AEI
Apr 12, 2019 • 33 min
The Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform & Oversight talks with Ben Ippolito of the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss the true costs of “Medicare for All,” & how states can take a more active role in reigning in costs and…