Nicole Beilke

UWM Students' Take on Thursday Night's Democratic Debate

When PBS announced it would host a Democratic presidential candidates’ debate at UW-Milwaukee, students rushed to find tickets - only to find they weren’t being sold at all. Although somewhat disappointed, students remained proud to host the event and eager to watch it, even through a live screening across the street in the university Union.
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Bonnie North

Today is the second installment of the monthly music series The Monthly Beatdown featuring Milwaukee singer-songwriter John Sieger.

Once a month on Lake Effect, Sieger brings friends and fellow musicians into WUWM's performance studio to play and chat.

Essay: Love Lost

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If you needed reminding, Sunday is Valentine’s Day. And Lake Effect essayist Joanne Nelson uses the occasion to think about her Milwaukee girlhood and loves gone by.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders sparred over a variety of issues last night at UW-Milwaukee. It was their first debate since Sanders’s big win in the New Hampshire primary.

The debate covered issues ranging from mass incarceration to regime change. But throughout, Sanders tried to stick to his message about taking on Wall Street, while Clinton pointed to her broad agenda as the more fiscally responsible one.

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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Gov. Walker has announced the resignation of his Corrections Secretary Edward Wall, as the public learns of possible criminal activity at Lincoln Hills School for Boys four years ago.  

In recent months, federal and state authorities have launched a massive investigation at the detention facility, amid reports that children there have been assaulted, abused and neglected. Now a former judge acknowledges sending Walker a letter in 2012 warning of possible mistreatment of youth there.

Mitzi Keel, Schools That Can Milwaukee

School choice is an extremely divisive issue in Milwaukee, and across the state.

Public and private education advocates are passionate about their respective sectors – and their students, yet not always about each other.

But with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, educators from public, charter and voucher schools decided to embrace the spirit of the holiday this week.

They tucked politics away for one night to show each other some "cross-sector love." 

PBS Newshour

During Thursday night's debate in Milwaukee, Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were asked how they would address Wisconsin's high black male incarceration rate.

Marti Mikkelson

    

UW-Milwaukee was buzzing on Thursday night. Hundreds of supporters came to get a glimpse of their favorite presidential candidates.

PBS hosted the debate between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the Zelazo Center. We asked attendees for their impressions, following the event.

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The Zika virus outbreak has been at the forefront of health coverage recently, as Ebola, AIDS and influenza have been in the past. But controlling infectious disease isn’t the only global health concern. Inequality of access to health care is a prevailing problem in many parts of the world, and setting up the legal structures needed for countries to create equitable public health policies can be complicated.

CARTHAGE COLLEGE

Tonight’s debate between Democratic contenders may well include a conversation about the upturn in global terror, especially as carried out by ISIS. The recent attacks in Paris and on a social service center in San Bernadino, California has thrust the issue of America’s response to terror attacks by religious extremists back into the forefront.

Richard Clark

Love it or hate it, this Sunday is Valentine’s Day. And if you celebrate the holiday, the pressure is on to be, well, romantic. Shakespeare wrote that if music be the food of love, play on. And that’s exactly what the Florentine Opera Studio Artists will do this weekend.

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Wisconsin Voucher Students Might Not Count for Public School Tax Collection

This is not a budget year for the state legislature, but lawmakers are still making changes to the way schools are funded. The Assembly Education Committee passed an amendment Wednesday that would limit school districts’ taxing authority.
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