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Education
5:11 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

UWM to Unveil New Styles of Teaching Math

UWM will incorporate more real world applications of math

The university hopes its new method accommodates students struggling to pass math.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Milwaukeeans Talk About Lessons Learned from Ferguson, Missouri

Milwaukeeans come together to tackle issues of race relations.
Credit Susan Bence

    

Two weeks ago a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer in Ferguson, MO. We put a call out to Milwaukeeans to take part in a roundtable discussion about race relations and what we could learn in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Politics & Government
3:16 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

It’s Official: State Sen. Glenn Grothman is the GOP Nominee for Tom Petri’s House Seat

Longtime state lawmaker Glenn Grothman hopes to take over for Congressman Tom Petri, who’s retiring after more than three decades in the House

Glenn Grothman won last week’s Republican primary in the 6th CD by just more than 200 votes, prompting some to predict a recount was likely.

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Arts & Culture
2:57 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Creating An Art Exhibit: A Closer Look At MAM's Kandinsky Installation

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944) Fragment I for Composition VII (Center), 1913 Oil on canvas 34 15/16 × 39 7/16 in. (88.74 × 100.17 cm) Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1958.12 Photographer credit: Larry Sanders #169; Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Credit Milwailee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum's chief curator and co-curator of the Kandinsky exhibit Brady Roberts and exhibit designer David Russick took Bonnie North on a tour of the exhibit.

The Wassily Kandisnky exhibit is entering its final weeks at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Possible Rate Hikes Cast Cloud on Future of Milwaukee's Solar Program

Mayor Barrett, Milwaukee Shine's Amy Heart along with the Eichman family.
Credit S Bence

One bright spot the City of Milwaukee points to in its move to achieve environmental sustainability is its solar program.  

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Milwaukee NAACP Leader: Police Need Better Training to Weed Out Prejudice, Bad Practices

Milwaukee NAACP President James Hall says poverty, unemployment and segregation are the root of much of the violent crime in society.
Credit photo courtesy of Marquette University

As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, a black leader in Milwaukee says serious work is needed to mend relations between police and citizens across the country.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Performances to Mark 30 Years of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Mezzo Soprano Leslie Fitzwater, rehearsing with the One Voice Community Choir
Credit John Paradowski

Dozens of Performers will take the stage Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

UWM Course Teaches Students How to Invest - Using Real Money

Tom Luljak, Kevin Spellman and Paige Radke
Credit Jon Strelecki

Finding a job that allows you to make money is one of the biggest rewards for finishing college. But, many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to save and invest the money we earn.

At UW-Milwaukee, a group of students in the Lubar School of Business are getting valuable experience learning about how to do just that and they are using real money - $300,000 - that is on the line every day they come to class.

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Arts & Culture
11:55 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Taking Wisconsin to Luxembourg Through New Artist-In-Residence Program

A new partnership between the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend and the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg will provide a three-month artist-in-residence program at Bourglinster Castle funded by Wisconsin’s Ansay Development Corporation.
Credit Museum of Wisconsin Art

A quick geography quiz – where’s Luxembourg?  Okay, we’ll settle for “someplace in Europe.”  Many of us might have a difficult time precisely placing the small country on a map – it’s wedged in between Belgium, Germany, and France. 

Its population is about 500,000 – less than the city of Milwaukee, and it is 200 square miles smaller than Milwaukee County. But why are we telling you this? 

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Arts & Culture
10:24 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Unicorn's Origins Found In Milwaukee

“Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th
Credit Timothy Westbrook

Between now and late September, Milwaukee’s Charles Allis Art Museum is almost entirely given over to a major – and unique - exhibit by an emerging artist on the local scene.  “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn” is the work of Timothy Westbrook, who moved to Milwaukee just a few years ago, and has since made a name for himself both locally and nationally.

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