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6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Summer Camp Aims to Help Children Impacted by Gun Violence in Milwaukee

Camp attendee practices praise dance for Project Ujima talent show.
Credit Aaron Heffernan

For thousands of kids in Milwaukee, violence is a constant threat.

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Regional
5:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Feds Place 50 'Border' Children in Wisconsin; GOP Lawmakers Object

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports placing 50 children, who arrived at the southern border without parents, at undisclosed locations in Wisconsin.

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Politics & Government
5:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Ryan Rolls Out Poverty Plan, Critics Skeptical

There was mixed reaction Thursday to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan
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Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled a huge anti-poverty agenda Thursday.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Spat in Racine Over Removal of School Library Books

School libraries regularly cull their collections, getting rid of ragged books and those students don't need.

School librarians in Racine are upset because the district orchestrated the removal of thousands of books from school libraries.

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Health & Science
4:08 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Another Galaxy is Visible This Time of Year

Dr. Jean Creighton describes what we can see in the night sky this time of year.
Credit Ryan Wick, flickr

Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton joined us to talk about what stars and constellations are visible to us in the night sky this month. 

"It’s going too fast and the isotope ratios are different; this one came from elsewhere," says Creighton. "That means that you can look up at a really bright star. Arcturus is really bright, and pretty, and you’re looking at a piece of another galaxy."

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Politics & Government
3:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community?

Chicago, like Milwaukee, is one of the many cities in America who is trying hard to curb gun violence. Meanwhile, family and friends are still affected by the turmoil and pain of gun violence.
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The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.  Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.

There are also people and organizations working to make change.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events

On July 18, 2014, President Putin's meeting on economic issues began with a moment of silence in honour of victims of plane crash over Ukrainian territory
Credit Presidential Press and Information Office

Late yesterday afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.  The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week.  

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Politics & Government
2:59 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book

Dr. Julia Azari analyzes the presidential mandate in her new book.
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There’s no doubt we live in a highly politicized, highly polarized time.  As we enter the mid-term elections, there are a number of Republican candidates who are running with the promise of trying to impeach President Obama in the last two years of his term.

A variety of challenges, both foreign and domestic, have President Obama’s popularity at a low point, even among people who have historically supported him.  It’s a far cry from the mandate that the President and his political allies cited after his re-election two years ago.

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Arts & Culture
2:08 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Canadian Band, The Trews, Breaks into the US Music Market through Summerfest

Canadian rock group, The Trews, performed in WUWM's Studio C1 before Summerfest.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

    

The last time the award winning Canadian rock band The Trews were in Milwaukee a couple of years ago, it was January and there was a blizzard. It didn’t stop them from playing in our studio then, but we were happy that on this visit the weather was nicer to them.

They arrived on the first day of Summerfest to play at the big gig for the first time. They also arrived with a brand new album, the eponymously named The Trews.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UWM Scientists Working to Reintroduce Mayflies into Green Bay

Tom Luljak and guests

One of the legacies of heavy industrial work along parts of the Lake Michigan shoreline in the 1950s is the pollution it left behind. In the waters off Green Bay, that pollution has had a profound impact on the production of flies. Why does that matter? Just ask a fisherman looking for walleyes in Green Bay.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet Jerry Kaster and Chris Groff, two UWM scientists involved in a fascinating research project that explores the world of mud and muck at the bottom of Green Bay.

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