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1:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Milwaukee Doctor from Syria Hopeful for Diplomatic End to Civil War

A Syrian refugee family from the Deir el Zour, Syria pauses in their doorway in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.
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A Syrian expatriate in Milwaukee is optimistic about a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in his native country, after President Obama agreed to consider a plan by Russia.

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Historian: Northern Free Blacks 'Spearheaded' Lead Up to Civil War

As we mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we've heard a lot about the battles, the heroes, the death tolls.

But what we don't hear often enough is about the people who had the biggest stake in the war's outcome: African-Americans - both slaves and free persons.

University of Wisconsin historian Steve Kantrowitz argues that we often overlook the role of Northern free blacks in the lead up to the civil war. 

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Health & Science
2:54 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Book: Dark Side of Biotechnology Is in Our Own Food

Is there a dark side to the biotechnology industry?
Credit UWM

Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus.

Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America.

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Education
2:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Amid Sagging Enrollment, High Schools Turn to Self-Promotion

How are schools marketing themselves to prospective students?
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon speaks to Larry Sussman about schools' ad campaigns.

What's driving the heated competition for new high school students in Milwaukee?

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Arts & Culture
2:06 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Boutique, Artist Celebrate Creative Fabric of Third Ward

Lela Boutique in the Third Ward celebrates 10 years of business.
Credit Lela

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lela boutique owner Carrie Arrouet and artist Reggie Baylor.

A renowned artist is helping a Third Ward clothing boutique mark its 10th birthday - in a unique way.

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