7:25 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Escuela Verde Nurtures Project-Based Environmental Thinkers in Milwaukee

Student Andrea Alvarez talks with Advisor Kim Theisen on her chalk-making project.
S Bence

Recycling and repurposing are fundamental to Escuela Verde, a charter school in the Walker's Point neighborhood.

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1:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Why Chinese Teens are Coming to Wisconsin for High School

Pius XI on Milwaukee's west side is one of several parochial schools hosting students from China.
Courtesy of Jian Sun

A growing number of teenagers from China are living in the Milwaukee area, while they attend all four years of high school here.

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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,

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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