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Health & Science
6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Fingernail Clippings and Blood Samples are Being Used to Help Treat Repeat Drunken Drivers

Wisconsin’s drinking culture sometimes leads to tragedies on the road - when impaired drivers get behind the wheel.

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Environment
5:30 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Public Can Weigh In on Future of I-94 East West Corridor

A proposed reconfiguration of the Stadium Interchange (looking west along I‐94).
Credit Wisconsin DOT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has whittled down a pile of options to upgrade the freeway between 16th and 70th streets in the Milwaukee metro area.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Mental Health Group Honors Family of Dontre Hamilton

A memorial left at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee, where a police officer shot and killed Dontre Hamilton.

A local mental health group will present an award Wednesday to the family of Dontre Hamilton.

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Health & Science
5:12 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Three Wisconsin Hospitals Designated to Care for Ebola Patients

The Dept. of Health and Human Services has declared 35 U. S. hospitals prepared to treat Ebola victims, including two medical centers in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Author Michael Perry Appeals To Children In New Middle Grade Novel

Credit HarperCollins Children's Books / sneezingcow.com

We've talked with writer Michael Perry on the show quite a few times about his nonfiction - memoirs of life lived in rural western Wisconsin. 

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Regional
2:05 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Rear Admiral Margaret Rykowski Found Her Love of Nursing At UW-Milwaukee

Margaret Rykowski

Margaret Rykowski always wanted to serve her fellow human beings. 

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Economy & Business
1:54 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Essay: Dollar Bill

Credit Richard Cahan / Flickr

The next time you open your wallet to pay for something with cash, it’s likely you will have a couple of 'ones' in there. They are the lowest denomination that US paper money comes in, and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank hopes we keep it that way.

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Economy & Business
10:56 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Local Coalition Opposes 'Jock Tax' to Fund New Bucks Arena

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

A Milwaukee-based community organization is speaking out against the use of a so-called "jock tax" that could, potentially, foot part of the bill for a new downtown basketball arena.

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Politics & Government
10:19 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Wisconsin Assembly Creates Committees to Reform Mental Health Care and Public Benefits

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the two new standing committees reflect Republican priorities for the legislative session that begins January 5.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Atheist Group Introduces Billboard Designed to Provoke Christmas Believers

A national atheist group debuted this billboard in Milwaukee on Monday.
Credit American Atheists Inc

A billboard debuted in Milwaukee on Monday that might raise eyebrows. It’s called “Skip Church” and is intended to coincide with the holidays.

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