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1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
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Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Author Bret Anthony Johnston Finds The Answers In Writing

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Bret Anthony Johnston makes his home in Boston these days, but his artistic feet are firmly planted in his real home town of Corpus Christi, Texas; the setting of his best-selling novel, Remember Me Like This.

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Politics & Government
3:48 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Understanding Wisconsin's Looming Right-to-Work Debate

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The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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Regional
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Milwaukee's Best New Restaurants

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There’s been a lot that’s been written and said about the wealth of good new restaurants that have opened around the Milwaukee area in the past few years.  There are restaurants that appeal to people with many tastes, at different times of day, and with a lot or only a little money to spend.

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Health & Science
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Actor Michael York Embraces His Role As RENEWAL Project Ambassador

Since being diagnosed with amyloidosis, Michael York has served as an ambassador for raising awareness of the rare and destructive disease.
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Actor Michael York is known for heralded roles in films as diverse as Cabaret, Logan’s Run, and the Austin Powers movies.  But today, the actor hopes to stand in a spotlight of a different kind.

York suffers from a condition called amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in your organs. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can be life threatening. Unfortunately there is not yet a cure for the disease, but there are treatments available that can help manage symptoms.

The RENEWAL Project seeks to raise awareness and research dollars for the condition. It is based at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where Doctor Parameswaran Hari is a leading researcher into the disease.

York was in Milwaukee this morning to launch the RENEWAL project, and he recently joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the studio along with RENEWAL Project coordinator Paul McComas over the phone.

"It's primed at a time when significant things are happening all over the world. It's so rare, it's 150,000 people in the United States and Europe combined," says York. "So I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had - finally - the correct diagnosis."

Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Top 10 Books To Gift In 2014

What books make good gifts? According to Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin, the book must have a visual component.

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Regional
7:02 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dontre Hamilton Case: Protesters Crowd into City Hall

Protesters marching down Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.
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One person was arrested for disorderly conduct as demonstrators continued to call for charges in the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
6:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

As County Committee Backs Couture Project, Supervisor Vows to Fight It

A rendering of the Couture Project.
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  A 44-story development proposed for Milwaukee’s lakefront got a boost this week.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Protesters Demand Action in Dontre Hamilton Case

A protest this week in Milwaukee organized by a Marquette University student mirrored recent demonstrations around the country.
Credit Erin Toner

As they’ve done for months, protesters gathered Tuesday in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee to demand action in the Dontre Hamilton case. They're calling for former police officer Christopher Manney to be charged in Hamilton’s death.

The incident occured in April in Red Arrow Park downtown. Manney says he shot Hamilton after he became combative with the officer and struck him. Hamilton, who was 31, had schizophrenia.

Manney has since been fired from the Milwaukee Police Department for failing to follow protocol leading up to the shooting.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

After-School Programs in Milwaukee Lose 2015 Grant Funding

Running Rebels serves thousands of children and teenagers in Milwaukee through after-school programs and other activities
Credit LaToya Dennis

Children in Milwaukee may have fewer after-school options next year after an organization cut funding for the programs.

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