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Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 14

On this week’s episode of WisconsinEye’s “Rewind,” WisPolitics’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss problems at Milwaukee Public Schools, the effort to recall Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, the state Supreme Court ruling against Racine using a mobile voting van, Milwaukee’s new elections chief, the Dem Party state convention and more.

Talking Trade with Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay

In the latest episode of “Talking Trade,” Port of Green Bay Director Dean Haen discusses the business climate in northeastern Wisconsin and an ongoing expansion project.  “We’re serving the industries of agriculture, construction and manufacturing, so as they need raw materials, the port serves as the conduit for those commodities,” he said, noting the port ships petroleum products, diesel, ethanol, liquid asphalt, limestone, salt, coal, iron, aluminum, forestry products and more.  The port is actively looking for new tenants, Haen said, with a goal of filling gaps in supply chains for the region.  “Getting someone to change their supply chain takes a lot of time and effort, and they don’t happen overnight,” he said. “So port-related new developments take several years to facilitate.”  The podcast highlights an effort to transform a former coal-fired power plant into a port project, which has financial support from various county, state and federal grant