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Environment
4:13 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

New Documentary Warns Humans Could Be Responsible for Mass Extinction

Sean B Carroll (left) confers with scientist Alan Hildebrand a research site on the banks of the Brazos River in Texas.
Credit Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The film Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink reveals what scientists have learned about two cataclysmic events that extinguished nearly every plant and animal on earth; and rising concerns that humans could cause the next disaster.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Life's Voices: Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook at east end of Three Bridges Park.
Credit S Bence

Melissa Cook manages the Hank Aaron State Trail. The project has been many years in the making.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Push to Shop Local in Full Swing

Storage shelves full of soap and other products at Jill Gilbert's home in Oak Creek
Credit LaToya Dennis

The biggest shopping day of the year means hiring extra workers, not to mention moving tons of merchandise.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Is It Better to Refurbish An Item Or Build An Entirely New One?

Tom Luljak and Anthony Ross

Anyone involved in manufacturing knows how complicated the process of designing, building and shipping a product can be.

At UW-Milwaukee, a great deal of thought and expertise is devoted to the study of those supply chains between a customer and the manufacturer.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Anthony Ross, who is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Lubar School of Business.

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Regional
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Essay: My Favorite National Holiday is Thanksgiving

Credit Inafrenzy, Flickr

On this Thanksgiving holiday, Lake Effect essayist Kyle Cherek has been thinking about access to food.

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Regional
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Essay: We Don't Eat Peacocks - A South American Family's First Thanksgiving

Credit Sackton, Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Alexandra Rosas comes from a more recent immigrant family – having come here from Colombia in the 1960s. She remembers her family’s first Thanksgiving as assimilating Americans.

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Regional
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Wisconsin Writer Shares Austrian Recipes & Immigrant Stories

Serving Wienerschnitzel in Vienna
Credit Genevieve Davis

A Wisconsin woman’s new book of recipes is a tribute to her Austrian grandmother.

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Regional
9:11 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Life’s Voices: Taking a Stand for the Hungry

Duncan Shrout has been volunteering at the St. Ben’s Community Meal for more than 25 years.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Hundreds of Wisconsin Soldiers Deployed for Thanksgiving

First Sergeant Bryan Mohoric and his daughter, Hannah. Mohoric missed two Thanksgivings with his family while deployed with the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
Credit Photo courtesy of Bryan Mohoric

As Wisconsin families sit down for a big Thanksgiving meal today, some will be missing loved ones who are deployed.

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Education
3:10 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Report: Stunning Level of Truancy Among MPS Students

According to the state Department of Public Instruction, more than 70 percent of MPS high school students were considered truant in the 2012-2013 school year.
Credit Seth Sawyers / Flickr

There has been a lot of effort spent in recent years to improve the dropout rate in the state’s largest school district.

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