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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Federal Court Upholds Act 10

A panel of federal judges Friday concurred with Gov. Walker's law restricting collective bargaining rights for public unions.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.

U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year. 

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Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature

Composer Cheryl Leonard looks to nature's micro-aural worlds for her music.
Credit Cheryl Leonard, allwaysnorth.com

Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.

That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.

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UWM Today
10:01 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Life-Long Learning Through The Arts

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

The importance of the arts in our community cannot be overstated. They bring vitality and energy to the entire region.

At UWM, one especially important effort is the commitment to make the arts available and accessible to all generations - including older people suffering from dementia.

Host Tom Luljak talks with Anne Basting, professor of theater in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and Chelsea Wait, who is a doctoral student in architecture but involved now in a very interesting community arts program.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap

The Zoo Interchange reconstruction is one huge project consuming the transportation budget.
Credit Bob Bach

The state is projecting a huge deficit in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Milwaukee Eagle Scout Candidate Aims to Encourage Bicycling

Richard Reinhard and grandson Zebedee Summers foreground; background, Evan Pack (seated) and Cohl Wiesbrookp-Peterikat Vulture Space

As spring starts, more people are thinking about venturing out on their bicycles. Zebedee Summers is on a multi-generational mission to inspire more biking.

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