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5:15 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants Public Assistance Agencies to Help People Register to Vote

Board plan would make voter registration more convenient for some residents.

Under the board's plan, social service offices would provide voter registration forms, assist applicants and send the forms to election officials.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Racial Inequality is Still Strong in American Cultural Reality

Tyreik Jackson protests outside Barney's flagship store, accusing the store of racial profiling, on October 30, 2013 in New York City. On April 29, 2013 Trayon Christian, 19, was detained and then arrested by undercover police after buying a $349 belt at Barney's.
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We have discussed some of the myriad causes of racial discrimination.  And some have spoken about what they see as racially discriminatory practices at several levels.  While some lump that concept in under the umbrella term, “racism,” our first guest this morning would urge you to understand the distinction between the two concepts.

Doctor Imani Perry is professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies – she was one of Marquette University’s three Metcalfe Chairs this semester and talked about the persistence of racial inequality last week in Milwaukee.

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Health & Science
12:39 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Milwaukee Doctor Collaborates on Neuroprotective Drug Research for Back Health

Spinal cord compression is one of the many common back injuries.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Shekar Kurpad.

Earlier in the week, we featured an interview about the history of Superman.  For many of us of a certain age, the first Superman we remember was actor Christopher Reeve, who portrayed the Man of Steel in movies in the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Environment
11:02 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Growing Up Green: Eco-Friendly Child Care Center Opens on Milwaukee's South Side

Belinda Kenwood starts snack time with song.
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Thousands of kids spend their weekdays in childcare. On Milwaukee’s south side, a new child care center has opened with an eco-twist.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Pros And Cons of Democratic Primary for Governor

The primary election will take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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A Democratic primary is shaping up for Wisconsin governor. So far, four Democrats have declared their intention to run.

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