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Environment
7:58 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Family Business Fashioned from Love of Sailing & Repurposing

Olli and Melissa Marban in their new space in Hartland.
Credit S Bence

Olli and Melissa Marban’s business revolves around sailing. The funny thing is, although she grew up near a lake in Washington County, sailing held no great attraction for Melissa.

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Regional
7:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Chinese High Schoolers in Milwaukee: How the Program Works

Dominican’s Lindsey Dineen with some of the school’s WIA students
Credit Lindsey Dineen

Like many American teenagers, some Chinese high schoolers think they’re pretty independent – and don’t need parents around.

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Education
3:12 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

UWM Names Interim Chancellor

Mark Money has been named Interim Chancellor of UWM
Credit UW Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee has a new interim chancellor. Mark Mone will take over for Chancellor Mike Lovell on May 31. Mone is a professor of management with the Lubar School of Business. For the last two years he’s served as the Chancellor’s Designee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate. Mone says he’s ready to jump right in.

“This is no time to take our foot off the gas pedal. In fact, if we let off at all, we will fall behind. We will not be able to stay in the all competitive race that we have today on research, on our student success on a number of different fronts,” Mone says.

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Environment
10:58 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Four Area Nature Centers Team Up to Bring Acclaimed Ecologist to Town

Mequon Nature Preserve's Kristin Gies (left) and Jessica Jens of the Riveredge Nature Center say the collaborative Earth Day event is the beginning of more joint ventures.

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has traveled the globe and made it his mission to preserve the remaining quiet places. Tuesday evening he’ll share his experiences at the Mequon Nature Preserve.

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Environment
10:36 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Milwaukee Reengineers Streets To Soak Up Storm Water

Ghassan Korbun points out a prime spot for the City's porous pavement program.
Credit S Bence

A longer conversation with DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korbun about Milwaukee's green infrastructure strategies.

The City of Milwaukee recently received a $1 million grant from the EPA to build rainwater absorbing streets.

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