Lake Effect http://wuwm.com en St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth http://wuwm.com/post/st-charles-repurpose-says-yes-milwaukee-youth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Helping youth get that critical experience is at the heart of the mission of the Youth Employment Services, or YES, program. It’s run by the Milwaukee nonprofit St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc., a social service agency that serves at-risk youth and their families.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:36:42 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Stephanie Lecci 36863 at http://wuwm.com St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future http://wuwm.com/post/how-low-income-parents-decisions-influence-their-childrens-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>We all know that children who grow up in disadvantaged homes face unique challenges to their well-being and their chances for success later in life. But growing up in low-income circumstances isn’t a blanket predictor of a child’s future; some may do well, some may struggle.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:36:10 +0000 Eleanor Peterson, Stephanie Lecci & David Pate 36859 at http://wuwm.com How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future Northern Wisconsin Native Writes of Biking, Relationships, and Bumps in the Road http://wuwm.com/post/northern-wisconsin-native-writes-biking-relationships-and-bumps-road <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His first book under his belt, Brian Benson &nbsp;is completing the last stretch of a Minnesota, Wisconsin, &nbsp;Illinois &nbsp;book tour – by bike.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:45 +0000 Susan Bence 36853 at http://wuwm.com Northern Wisconsin Native Writes of Biking, Relationships, and Bumps in the Road Another Galaxy is Visible This Time of Year http://wuwm.com/post/another-galaxy-visible-time-year <p></p><p></p><p>Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton joined us to talk about what stars and constellations are visible to us in the night sky this month.&nbsp;</p><p>"It’s going too fast and the isotope ratios are different; this one came from elsewhere," says Creighton. "That means that you can look up at a really bright star.&nbsp;Arcturus is really bright, and pretty, and you’re looking at a piece of another galaxy."</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:48 +0000 Eleanor Peterson, Jean Creighton & Bonnie North 36807 at http://wuwm.com Another Galaxy is Visible This Time of Year Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? http://wuwm.com/post/aftermath-gun-violence-what-happens-family-friends-community <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.&nbsp; Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.</p><p>There are also people and organizations working to make change.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36792 at http://wuwm.com Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events http://wuwm.com/post/putin-tight-spot-cyr-analyzes-current-events <p></p><p></p><p>Late&nbsp;yesterday&nbsp;afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine. &nbsp;The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36791 at http://wuwm.com Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book http://wuwm.com/post/influence-and-credibility-presidential-mandates-are-analyzed-new-book <p></p><p>There’s no doubt we live in a highly politicized, highly polarized time.&nbsp; As we enter the mid-term elections, there are a number of Republican candidates who are running with the promise of trying to impeach President Obama in the last two years of his term.</p><p>A variety of challenges, both foreign and domestic, have President Obama’s popularity at a low point, even among people who have historically supported him.&nbsp; It’s a far cry from the mandate that the President and his political allies cited after his re-election two years ago.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:59:32 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36788 at http://wuwm.com The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book Canadian Band, The Trews, Breaks into the US Music Market through Summerfest http://wuwm.com/post/canadian-band-trews-breaks-us-music-market-through-summerfest <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The last time the award winning Canadian rock band <a href="http://www.thetrewsmusic.com/" target="_blank">The Trews</a> were in Milwaukee a couple of years ago, it was January and there was a blizzard. It didn’t stop them from playing in our studio then, but we were happy that on this visit the weather was nicer to them.</p><p>They arrived on the first day of Summerfest to play at the big gig for the first time. They also arrived with a brand new album, the eponymously named <em>The Trews</em>.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:21 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36785 at http://wuwm.com Canadian Band, The Trews, Breaks into the US Music Market through Summerfest Say Cheese!: Wisconsin is a Subject for Photography Project, 'Postcards from America' http://wuwm.com/post/say-cheese-wisconsin-subject-photography-project-postcards-america <p></p><p>For the past year and a half, a group of photographers from the photographic cooperative Magnum Photos has fanned out across America.&nbsp; The project, <a href="http://postcardsfromamerica.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"><em>Postcards from America</em></a>, aims to capture the essence of specific places across the country from multiple points of view.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:49:11 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36776 at http://wuwm.com Say Cheese!: Wisconsin is a Subject for Photography Project, 'Postcards from America' Journal 'Great Lakes Review' Gathers Local Authors, Editors http://wuwm.com/post/journal-great-lakes-review-gathers-local-authors-editors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Even in an increasingly digital world, there is still a place for the printed page.&nbsp; Two years ago, a group of writers and editors from around the Great Lakes region pooled their resources to found a new literary journal.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://greatlakesreview.org/" target="_blank">Great Lakes Review </a>began in Ohio, through the efforts of Rob Jackson, but the magazine, which comes out twice a year, now encompasses editors and writers from the United States and Canada.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:53 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36775 at http://wuwm.com Journal 'Great Lakes Review' Gathers Local Authors, Editors