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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

The Story of the American Underdog Rowers Who Triumphed In the 1936 Olympics

Daniel James Brown is the author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics." He spoke with Mitch Teich before a recent reading in Milwaukee.

Later this month, some of the top rowers in the country will descend on Wisconsin for the annual Milwaukee River Challenge.

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Education
3:17 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Feds Open the Door to Funding UW System's 'Flex Option'

The U.S. Dept. of Education has agreed to award financial aid to students enrolled in one of the UW System's new competency-based programs.

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Economy & Business
3:15 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Using Public Funding For Pro Sports: A Look At Miller Park's Sales Tax

Miller Park
Credit Bryce Edwards, Flickr

    

Associate editor at Milwaukee Magazine Matt Hrodey spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the Miller Park sales tax.

What does the money collected through the Miller Park sales tax go towards?

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Politics & Government
11:54 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Milwaukee Aldermen Praise Their Late Colleague, Tom Nardelli

Former Milwaukee Alderman and Walker aide Tom Nardelli died suddenly over the Labor Day weekend, at age 70.

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

UW-Milwaukee Experiments with "Greener" Grass

UW-Milwaukee is trying out natural lawn care on its 23-acre Kenwood campus.
Credit S Bence

People are accustomed to seeing UW-Milwaukee's 23 acres of lawn lush and weed-free. This year, UWM eliminated any use of chemicals on its Kentucky Bluegrass.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Politics and Personalities Differ Dramatically in Race for Wisconsin's Open House Seat

Mark Harris and Glen Grothman

The only open house seat in Wisconsin this fall is in the 6th Congressional District, north of Milwaukee. Longtime U.S. Rep. Tom Petri is retiring from the post.

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Politics & Government
4:22 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

President Obama Says America is Moving Forward

President Obama pushes for raising the minimum wage in Milwaukee
Credit LaToya Dennis

President Obama addressed thousands of labor supporters at Milwaukee’s annual Laborfest on Monday.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

50 Years Ago, The Beatles Invaded Milwaukee

The Beatles live in Milwaukee.

Bob Barry, emceed The Beatles Milwaukee concert; and Raul Galvan, documentary producer, director and writer, speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Fifty years ago this Thursday, the Beatles took the stage for the first and only time in Milwaukee. 

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

President Obama to Focus on Economy in Laborfest Speech

President Obama appeared at Laborfest in Milwaukee in 2010

President Barack Obama will visit Wisconsin Monday. He’s making another stop at Laborfest on Milwaukee’s lakefront, just as he did in 2010.

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Politics & Government
4:36 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Public Service Commission Issues Final Decision on Proposed Milwaukee Streetcar

The City of Milwaukee cannot force utilities to cover the cost of relocating power lines, to accommodate a downtown streetcar.

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