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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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Gov. Walker announced Friday that his Corrections Secretary Edward Wall resigned on February 5, as the public learns of possible criminal activity at Lincoln Hills School for Boys four years ago.  

In a press release, Walker thanked Secretary Wall "for his years of dedicated service to the Department of Corrections and the State of Wisconsin" and wished him "all the best as he continues his service in law enforcement."

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What do two black holes sound like when they collide? Not much. But just detecting it is the first step in unlocking some of the biggest mysteries of our universe.

A century ago, Albert Einstein predicted the presence of gravitational waves - ripples in spacetime created by catastrophic events. Yesterday, researchers from UWM and around the world confirmed their existence with the help of LIGO, a gravitational wave detector that senses those ripples as they pass.

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The Academy Awards are fast approaching. And aside from the controversy over the diversity – or lack thereof – among the award nominees, there are several films generating a great deal of Oscar buzz.

One of those movies is the latest Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Revenant, based on the 2002 Michael Punke book.  It’s received 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. 

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.

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.

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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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