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4:18 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

As Poll Shows Big Support for Kenosha Casino, Lawmakers Urge Walker to Approve Plan

An artist’s rendering of the proposed $810 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Kenosha
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State and local leaders from southeastern Wisconsin met Wednesday to ask Gov. Scott Walker to allow the Menominee tribe to build a casino at the former Kenosha greyhound track.

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Economy & Business
3:43 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

High Hopes for Seed Accelerator Linking Universities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Alison Bauter covers technology and innovation, among other things, for the Milwaukee Business Journal.
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Milwaukee Business Journal reporter, and occasional Lake Effect innovation and technology contributor, Alison Bauter spoke with Mitch Teich about a new seed accelerator program.

Two local organizations focused on innovation and the Milwaukee economy are teaming up with nearly two dozen colleges and universities to create a seed accelerator.

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Regional
1:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Arguments For and Against Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals listened to each side make its case Tuesday and sometimes responded with questions.

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Politics & Government
1:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Late August Poll: Walker and Burke Still Neck and Neck in Governor's Race

The race between Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke remains neck and neck.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Noh Print Collection on Display at Villa Terrace Art Museum

Tsukioka Kōgyo, "Kumasaka" from "Nogaku Hyakuban," Woodblock print, 15x10 in.
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The Noh prints on display are from the collection of Richard and Mae Smethurst; Annemarie Sawkins is one of the curators of the exhibit. The three of them spoke with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

An exhibit at Milwaukee’s Villa Terrace Art Museum casts a spotlight on one of the world’s oldest forms of theater -- Noh.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Waukesha Author Embraces Lessons Learned in Wilderness

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Waukesha author Jim Landwehr spoke with Stephanie Lecci in July about his new book, "Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir."

Summer, waning as it may be, is a time for things like hiking, swimming, canoeing, family vacations – and sometimes all of the above.

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Arts & Culture
1:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Musician Peter Mulvey Back In Milwaukee

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Musician Peter Mulvey joined Lake Effect for a solo set in Performance Studio C1 back when the album "Silver Ladder" first came out in May.

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey’s first fifteen albums have spanned a range of styles, from introspective, quiet acoustic songs to more fully produced rock songs. 

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Arts & Culture
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
Credit Marti Mikkelson

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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Regional
2:22 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

How James Foley's Death Could Influence U.S. Policy in Syria

Marquette University will hold a public vigil for the 1996 graduate James Foley tonight at the Church of the Gesu, at 11th and Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's foreign policy contributor Art Cyr spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the meaning of Foley's death and the turmoil in Syria.

Hundreds gathered at Marquette University Tuesday night to remember slain journalist James Foley. 

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