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1:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank

Wisconsin Policy Research Institute researches policies at the state level.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews new WPRI director Mike Nichols.

As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.

So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that.

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Economy & Business
11:54 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Wisconsin Has Recaptured Some Manufacturing Losses

Some parts manufactured in metro Milwaukee are sold worldwide

When it comes to creating manufacturing jobs, Wisconsin ranks near the top, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. The state is number five, below only Michigan, Texas, Indiana and Ohio.

The statistics are for December, 2009 - March, 2013 and are contained in story posted by CNBC.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Supper Clubs are More Than Just Food: They're About the Stories

Smoky's Club in Madison
Eleanor Petrson WUWM-Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Dave Hoekstra.

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

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Economy & Business
8:56 am
Fri June 28, 2013

State Job Growth Lags

Job growth in Wisconsin during 2012 lagged behind the U.S. and virtually all of the Midwest.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Double Unless Congress Acts

Decisions needed regarding federal role in student loans

The interest rate on student loans is set to double Monday, if Congress fails to act. Right now, the rate on federal Stafford loans is 3.4 percent, but it would jump to 6.8 percent.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

City Might Fight to Retain Residency Rules

Gov. Walker could wipe out Milwaukee’s long-standing residency requirement this weekend.

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Environment
12:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

The Rose Guy

Will Radler oversees rose boot camp

Perhaps this month flew by without you realizing that June is National Rose Month. One person who did not forget is William J Radler. We visit him in his rose boot camp in Greenfield.

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Arts & Culture
2:53 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Klement's Famous Racing Sausages!

All five of the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages race around the bases at Miller Park Stadium. Originally there were only three mascots.
Credit David Fulmer/Flickr

Lake Effect airs a tribute in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages.

As the Brewers and their fans take on the Chicago Cubs this afternoon, they'll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Encyclopedia Collects City's Hidden History

A UWM student's poster about "baby hammocks" was presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Credit Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Facebook

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews history professor Amanda Seligman.

A team at UWM is working to publish an authoritative compendium of Milwaukee history and firsts.

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Health & Science
2:23 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Forget the Dark Side - Explore the Moon's Red, Blue and Super Sides

Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton concludes our moon series.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

Whether it’s super, or blue, or crescent, the moon has many faces. But what exactly are they?

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