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Experts: Walker And Other Candidates Have Undergone Intense Preparations for Debate

On Monday night, many of the GOP candidates for president answered questions at a forum in New Hampshire. It was not a debate; rather, each candidate took a turn. The first debate is set for Thursday night.
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Keith Hayes was among the first to recognize the potential of a former rail corridor where the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods intersect.

He started an organization called beintween “which is about adopting leftover places," Hayes adds, "I think this is a really crucial one. It’s eight acres. It’s 100 feet wide so it could be programmed with different kinds of park space. We’re hoping we can really get youth a safe place to play (because there) isn’t much park space in Harambee.”

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Lauren Fox's third novel, Days of Awe, is a first person narrative that sends it's protagonist, Isabel, on a very difficult journey.

Throughout the course of a year, the character loses her best friend and her marriage. Isabel also metaphorically loses her daughter, a fairly typical teenager with the mood swings.

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The airing of a Precious Lives story about the success of Minneapolis’ youth violence prevention program has had Milwaukee leaders talking.

Precious Lives executive producer Brad Lichtenstein sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker to discuss what needs to be done to end youth gun violence in our city.

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As summer winds down, practice may be far removed from the minds of music students. But practice does make perfect, and it is the art of repetition and fine-tuning a sound that adds up to a great musician.

Cellist Robert Cohen says, "Feeling of having done more than you've expected to do...you somehow are able to be more expressive than the effort you're putting in to it. It just seems to pour out of you."

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Anticipation is building among Republican activists and voters. This week, Fox News will host the first 2016 presidential debate featuring GOP candidates.

 As of Monday, there are 17, but the network plans to include only the ten with the highest polling numbers. Gov. Walker has consistently ranked as a top tier candidate, so he is assured a spot on the stage.

Ex Fabula: Game On!

Aug 1, 2015
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Hello August! Can you believe it? Only one month until our first Ex Fabula Story Slam of Season Seven. That’s right, this year we’ve added a seventh StorySlam in September. Lucky Number 7 indeed!

The weekend tournament at Milwaukee County's Brown Deer Golf Course includes Carly Werwie, Gabby Curtis and Jessie Gerry. While they may have the benefit of family and friends attending the event, Gerry always has a piece of home with her - her dad Dave serves as her caddy, cheerleader and unofficial coach.

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Starting next week, Milwaukee will be host city to the 33rd JCC Maccabi Games - one of the largest youth athletic competitions in the world. The competition will have roughly 1,000 Jewish youth from around the world competing in over 15 various sporting events over five days.

"It’s about an exciting, engaging event for five days, with kids from all over the world," says director of the Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games, Jesse Rosen.

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Every month, Lake Effect's Bonnie North chats with the director of UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium, Jean Creighton. From viewing constellations to what it takes to land on a comet to exoplanets, they've talked about a wide range of astronomical topics.

Rather than taking place in the studio, this month's AstroChat segment was recorded at the planetarium in front of an audience of WUWM listeners.

Creighton shared her experience of traveling to the Stratosphere, spending 20 hours there to observe young and middle aged stars with an infrared telescope.

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Standing close to the spot where Waukesha’s proposed pipe would discharge treated water, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee biologist Tim Ehlinger worries about the impact it could have on the Root River.

“The Root is a fabulous treasure. I think what’s gorgeous about it down here is you’ve got all this riparian wetland and wooded wetland that floods frequently and it provides for the life of the amphibians and the birds and the water quality,” he says.


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The Milwaukee Art Museum on Thursday unveiled one of its most controversial exhibits. It’s called "Eggs Benedict" and it’s the portrait an artist made of Pope Benedict XVI, out of 17,000 high end condoms.
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