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10:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Field Report Finds Hope and Sobriety on Marigolden

Album cover for Marigolden, out Oct. 7 on Partisan Records.

Christopher Porterfield of Field Report stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Trapper Schoepp about the release of his new album, Marigolden.

Porterfield likens his songwriting craft to that of a fashion designer. “It’s not a pair of jeans that’s going to look good on everybody but you got to try it on and figure out if it does look good on you,” he says. “It’s not for the masses.”

Porterfield discussed Marigolden’s diverse sound, his newfound sobriety, and why Field Report is not a bar band.

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Regional
9:06 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Marquette to Remember James Foley

Hundreds remember James Foley at a memorial vigil at Gesu Church Tuesday evening
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Several hundred people packed into Gesu Church at Marquette University Tuesday evening, for a memorial service in honor of slain journalist James Foley.

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Politics & Government
1:26 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Political Observer: John Doe Documents Won't Move Needle Much in Wisconsin Governors Race

Most Wisconsin voters have solidified opinions of Gov. Walker, according to Christopher Murray, a political science lecturer in Washington D.C.

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Environment
12:29 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Advocates Hope to Build Support for Access to Local, Healthy Food

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With the tag line of “Wisconsin’s Right To Real Food”, leaders will speak tonight at Turner Hall.

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Regional
11:38 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Milwaukeeans Come Together to Talk Race Relations and Moving Forward

Milwaukee area residents discuss ways to address issues concerning race relations
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Amante Gray, Kenneth Harris, Tracy Johnson, Keith Stanley, Claire Van Fossen and Angela Walker say too many Milwaukeeans face the devastating consequences of segregation and poverty.

Milwaukee often makes the list of most segregated cities in the U.S. with the city being majority minority and suburban areas largely white.

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Regional
9:36 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Local Kids Get New Looks for the Start of School Year

Barber at Gee's cutting hair for start of new school year

For school age kids, Labor Day means the end of free time, and the return of homework.

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Regional
5:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Friends And Family of Dontre Hamilton Call For Answers

Friends and family members of Dontre Hamilton held a rally Monday in Red Arrow Park
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Several dozen people rallied late Monday in downtown Milwaukee. They demanded justice in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

The protest was held at Red Arrow Park, the place where a Milwaukee police officer show Hamilton more than a dozen times in April.

One person attending the rally was Curtis Sails, a friend of the Hamilton family.  He says he finds many aspects of the case alarming.

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Education
3:06 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Hope Against Hope: Questions About Education Reform

Sarah Carr is an education reporter based in New Orleans, and formerly wrote about education for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Sarah Carr spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich last year about education reform and the many questions and tensions associated with the topic.

The atmosphere of school choice in Wisconsin is the subject of study by people on many sides of the education reform debate in this country.  

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Education
3:01 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Local Seniors Go Back To School To Help Kids Read

The Tutoring Program is a volunteer driven tutoring program designed to improve the academic performance of MPS students.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich spoke with Heather Aschoff, volunteer coordinator for MPS; Samantha Garrett, director of RSVP, for Interfaith; and tutors Keith MacGaffey, Rosalie Greco, and Evelyn Ray-Cowan.

As students head back to school, so to are a team of volunteer literacy tutors.

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Arts & Culture
2:43 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Essay: Rodeo Pants

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So we’ve covered the academic aspect of education, the sustainability goals of one institution, but we’ve neglected another key area – back-to-school fashion, as it’s reflected in that all important kindergarten demographic.  Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist picks up the story from there:

It’s often said that every generation is different.

That’s only partly true.

Because here’s another expression.

What goes around comes around.

Let me explain.

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