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8:17 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Step Back in Time and Into the Shoes of an American Civil War Enlistee

A soldier teaches students the basic drill.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson speaks with Ryan Schwartz from Old World Wisconsin

As fall approaches, many Badger fans are heading out to Camp Randall to support their football team. However, about 150 years ago, the land didn’t house a football stadium. 

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Arts & Culture
7:54 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Real or Replica?: How Old World Wisconsin Preserves Wisconsin History Through Its Artifacts

Jennifer Van Haaften demonstrates activities that families can do when they come to Old World Wisconsin, a living history museum.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Jennifer Van Haaften is the Associate Director of Program and Historical Resources at Old World Wisconsin and oversees the events that take place at the museum. She spoke with Lake Effect’s Eleanor Peterson.

History is increasingly becoming accessible to users online. 

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Coming Upon An Unexpected Treasure in Oneida County

S Bence

You might think you’ve stumbled upon a movie set where County Trunks B and Z come together. It’s a general store from the dawn of the 20th century - painstakingly restored. Prussian immigrants built it from scratch.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Some Vietnam Vets Left to Wonder Whether Agent Orange Made Them Sick

Jim Gumm of Milwaukee served in Vietnam, and believes his exposure to Agent Orange caused a skin condition.
Credit Erin Toner

More than four decades ago, the U.S. military blanketed Vietnam with Agent Orange and researchers continue to find ways the toxic herbicide has sickened the nation's veterans.

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Politics & Government
4:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lower Tax Collections Create $281 million Shortfall in State Budget

It appears lawmakers will have to find a way to close an unexpected hole in the budget
Credit Flickr/Althouse

The State Department of Revenue has released tax collection totals for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

President Obama to Return to Labor Fest

President Obama during a previous stop at Milwaukee's lakefront

Barack Obama will be back in Milwaukee on Monday.

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UWM Today
1:42 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Researching Water Borne Toxins At UWM

Rebecca Klaper and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

The pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.

While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.

On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.

This interview originally aired on May 29, 2014.

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Politics & Government
11:03 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Kenosha Casino Decision

An artist's rendition of the proposed Hard Rock Cafe and casino complex in Kenosha
Credit WATG

Gov. Scott Walker said he won’t cave in to pressure, as southeastern Wisconsin leaders called on him to immediately approve a huge tribal casino.

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Politics & Government
8:51 am
Thu August 28, 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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Environment
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Will Cash Infusion Revitalize Polluted South Shore Beach?

A summer's day at South Shore Beach
Credit S Bence

MillerCoors presented Milwaukee County with $500,000 to help revitalize Bay View's South Shore Beach on Wednesday.

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