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These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.

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Holiday Shopping

Jerry O'Brien

Executive director, The Kohl’s Center for Retailing Excellence

O'Brien, an expert on retail industry trends, can discuss the holiday shopping season and the impact on consumers.

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Kenneth R. Mayer

Professor, political science; affiliate faculty, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Mayer, an expert on presidential powers, can discuss President Obama's use of an executive order to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Net Neutrality

Barry Orton

Professor, telecommunications, professional development and applied studies

Orton, an expert on telecommunications policy, can discuss President Obama's announcement that Internet providers should be regulated more like phone companies as the FCC nears a decision on deals between broadband providers such as AT&T and content companies like Netflix.

Shubha Ghosh, a professor of law, Lucas Graves, an assistant professor of journalism & mass communication, and Jesse Stommel, an assistant professor of digital studies, can also discuss net neutrality.

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