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3:41 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Helpful Do's and Don'ts For The Start Of Gardening Season

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Did you spend any time working in your yard over the weekend?  We’re in that great period of time right now when we can enjoy the warm weather without yet worrying about mowing the lawn.

But Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers says that doesn’t mean we should ignore our yard as the last piles of snow disappear.

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Arts & Culture
3:05 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Milwaukee Magazine's Tools For The Common Chef

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This month’s Milwaukee Magazine is billed as the Food Lover’s Guide – or the Epicure’s Guide – to Milwaukee.  But if you think that means a list of great restaurants, you’re mistaken.  It’s a guide to all-things-food related, such as preserving food, top tools, raising animals, and even knife lessons.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

The Struggle To Save Long Term Care

The State's Department of Health Services program called IRIS, which serves adults with long-term care needs, is at risk of being eliminated from the 2015-2017 Biennial Budget.
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Battle lines are being drawn over portions of Governor Walker’s proposed budget for the coming two years.  A lot of attention has been paid to its potential impact on higher and K-12 education and state parks. However, there are many other programs that aren’t as well known that stand to be dramatically shaped by the measure as well.

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Arts & Culture
2:52 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Feeling Nostalgic For The '80s? Here's A List Of Must-See Films

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People who came of age in the 1980s often think back fondly on those days of skinny knit ties, shoulder pads, and Brat Pack movies.  It’s a period that people coming of age today might think of as, well, thirty years ago. 

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Arts & Culture
2:52 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

"Five Presidents" Offers A New Perspective Of The Oval Office

"Five Presidents" is a new play about the meeting of America’s presidents (George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, and Bill Clinton) on the day of Richard Nixon’s funeral.
Credit Tim Fuller / The Milwaukee Rep

Rick Cleveland cut his teeth as a playwright working in Chicago – he went on to big things, like winning an Emmy for his writing on the political drama, The West Wing.  Later it was the TV series Six Feet Under, and more recently, the new political drama House of Cards.

Despite his success on the small screen, Cleveland’s latest work combines his interest in Presidential politics with his love for writing for the stage.

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Regional
3:03 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Waukesha Girls Must Stand Trial in Adult Court on Attempted Homicide Charges

Waukesha Judge Michael Bohren decided the trials belong in adult court, even though the girls were 12 at the time they allegedly stabbed a friend.

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Economy & Business
2:47 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Why Your Well-being and the Economy Need Advocates of the Arts

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A report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that the leaders of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force are calling for a regional tax to support cultural institutions in the area.  That is reportedly in the draft of the final report the task force plans to issue.

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Arts & Culture
2:35 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Local Performance is Letting the Audience Decide the Outcome

The poster for the newest Cooperative Performance Milwaukee production "MKE Carries"
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A world premiere on a slightly less grand scale opened Friday night in a space located in the historic Third Ward.  MKE Carries is the work of a two-year-old group called Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, and it is born from the improvisation tradition.

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Regional
2:10 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Madison Police Shooting: Biracial Teen Was Shot in Head, Torso and Arm

Visitors look over a memorial to 19-year-old Tony Robinson near the home where he was killed in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The Dane County Medical Examiner has released preliminary autopsy reports in Tony Robinson’s death.

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Arts & Culture
12:57 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The Florentine Opera Revisits The Tale Of "Elmer Gantry"

The Florentine Opera performs "Elmer Gantry" with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra this weekend at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
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Sinclair Lewis’s 1927 novel, Elmer Gantry, is considered one of the masterpieces of early 20th Century American literature.

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