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10:33 am
Thu July 31, 2014

State Fairgoers Can Vote for Their Favorite New Foods

The judges sample eight final food entries
Credit Scott Wise

As Wisconsin State Fair opens Thursday in West Allis, a main attraction - besides farm animals, will be unique food concoctions.

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Education
10:28 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Forgotten History: Stenographer Witnesses Lincoln's Death, Impact Changed His Life Forever

Marquette professor James Marten’s book that tells the story of a little known witness to President Lincoln’s death.
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The history of the Civil War is filled with familiar names, military leaders who planned and executed battles, war heroes, and political leaders from the Union and the Confederacy. But the war altered the lives of thousands of otherwise ordinary Americans. 

James Tanner was a teenager who fought, briefly, in the Civil War, and was seriously injured. But it was his career in civil service after the war that was extremely well-known at the time, but almost entirely forgotten today. 

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Politics & Government
8:15 am
Thu July 31, 2014

WI Supreme Court Upholds Voter Photo ID, Act 10, Domestic Partner Registry

The state Supreme Court handed down decisions Thursday on three issues that have divided Wisconsinites.

The state’s highest court ruled Thursday morning on three divisive issues.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Voices of Support for Proposed Penokee Mine

Where the Kakagon Sloughs meet Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay north of the proposed mine.
Credit S Bence

As vehemently as some residents of far northern Wisconsin oppose the proposed iron ore mine south of Lake Superior, others staunchly support it.  We talk with several people who want mining now.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Ex Fabula: Wacky Love

Lisa Gatewood sharing a story at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

Ah, love. Romantic, sweet… and sometimes wacky. Ex Fabula brings you two true, personal stories about love gone weird – both from brave Milwaukeeans who took the stage at Ex Fabula StorySlams.

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Regional
5:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Group Calls For Federal Probe of Alleged Abuse at Wisconsin's Waupun Prison

The group WISDOM, wants Gov. Walker to call for a federal investigation of alleged inmate abuse at Waupun.

Allegations of abuse have surfaced at the Waupun State Prison. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections calls the claims, baseless.

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Economy & Business
4:24 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Cargill to Close Milwaukee Beef Plant Friday, Lay-off 600 Workers

The company blames the closure on the country's low beef cattle herd, the lowest, Cargill says, since 1951.

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Arts & Culture
1:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

James Magruder: A Multifaceted Artist

James Magruder, a multifaceted artist.
Credit Miriam Berkley

Author / playwright James Magruder was recently in town to talk about his collection of linked stories.

Magruder began his professional life in the theater and, went on to become a playwright and teacher at Swarthmore College and the University of Baltimore.

The talented James Magruder is currently wearing his novelist and short story writer hat. 

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Regional
1:06 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy a Nice Milwaukee Breakfast

Eggs benedict.. yum.
Credit Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin, Flickr

One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

And as Lake Effect dining contributor Ann Christenson tells Dan Harmon, the greater Milwaukee metro area offers some wonderful options, even for weekday breakfasts.

Some restaurants on Christenson's breakfast list are:

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Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

New York Writer Takes Us Back To The Heyday Of 78 RPM Records

New York Writer Amanda Petrusich's book on the early 20th Century 78RPMs.
Credit Amazon

If you're older than, say, 35, you probably have heard of the 78 RPM record, even if you haven't actually heard one. 

The 78s heyday was in the first half of the 20th Century, before they gave way to LPs, and 45s, and later eight-track tapes and cassettes, and then CDs and mp3s. If you see 78s today, it's likely in a thrift store, a rummage sale, or your grandparents' attic.

But there are some who see great value in the 78, both for the audio it produces and for the artists whose work might be lost forever, if not for the handful of copies of their songs that still exist.

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