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5:05 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

State Supreme Court Upholds Act 10 and Photo ID

The state Supreme Court upheld Gov. Walker's landmark Act 10 legislation as well as Voter ID
Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld two divisive state laws on Thursday.

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UWM Today
4:07 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Using Drone Aircrafts and Aquatic Robots To Gather Under Water Data

Tom Luljak and Tom Consi
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the great challenges for researchers studying the health of freshwater lakes and rivers is seeing under the waves and around the mud and sand that are part of the environment. It takes a lot of hard work, ingenuity and special tools to get the job done.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the role that drone aircraft and aquatic robots play in gathering data under water.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Second Annual Breadfest Comes to Riverwest

"I found it easy," says Myles Coyne of organizing this year's Breadfest in Riverwest. "A lot of people were cooperating and into the idea." 

About 50 acts, ranging from punk to Americana, will take to 10 stages in Riverwest this weekend. Garden Park, Jackpot Gallery, Linneman's Riverwest Inn and Bremen cafe are among the venues hosting Breadfest bands. 

The DIY festival, which started as an alternative to bigger productions like Summerfest, strives to be "apart of the neighborhood."

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Musician Zachary Scot Johnson Returns Home to Wisconsin

Racine native Zachary Scot Johnson performs in WUWM Studio C1.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

    

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with musician Zachary Scot Johnson.

Singer/songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson has been touring non-stop since 2006. 

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Regional
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.
Credit ugapress.org

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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