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3:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life: A Poetic Memoir

The cover of Dr. Barry Blackwell's Memoir: Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life.
Credit Photo courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

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Arts & Culture
3:02 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Napa Auction Offers Model for Community Fundraising

Donors bid on big ticket lots at this year's Auction Napa Valley, held at the end of May and beginning of June.
Credit Napa Valley Vintners site

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews wine contributor Ray Fister.

We get an inside peek among the paddles and big bids at Auction Napa Valley.

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Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bounty Hunting

Zip ties can be used by bounty hunters to restrain fugitives.
Credit Mark Zwolenek/Flickr

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews bond agent and bounty hunter Derek Nelson.

What would bounty hunting look like if made legal here in Wisconsin?

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Judge Blocks State Capitol Rules

Administration adopted protest rules, following huge demonstrations in 2011
Credit Peter Gorman

Federal Judge William Conley has at least temporarily prevented the Walker administration from enforcing some rules it enacted at the state Capitol, following massive protests there in 2011.

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Politics & Government
8:26 am
Tue July 9, 2013

County Meetings Planned Despite Courthouse Closure

The Milwaukee County Board and committees will meet at substitute locations unless the Courthouse reopens.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Recommendation: Limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to One Term

A proposal by a local task force is gaining steam in Wisconsin. It would limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to one 16 year term. Right now, justices serve 10 year terms with no limits.

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Politics & Government
7:57 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Federal Judge Temporarily Delays State's New Abortion Law

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge will temporarily delay implementation of Wisconsin's new abortion law passed last month by the legislature and signed by the Governor.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Campaigns Continue Despite Absence of Gubernatorial Candidates

The gubernatorial election isn't until November of 2014, yet both parties are mobilizing voters.

Wisconsin’s political parties are spending the summer gearing up for the 2014 governor’s race.

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Politics & Government
6:13 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Abele Wants Courthouse Reopened Quickly, Yet Safely

County Executive Abele (right) updated reporters on the repairs underway at the courthouse Monday
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Workers are making repairs and cleaning up after a weekend fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex.

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Politics & Government
3:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Governors Group to Meet in Milwaukee Next Month

Governors from around the country plan to share best practices and talk about issues affecting states during their meeting in Milwaukee
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The National Governors Association will convene its summer meeting August 1-4 in Milwaukee.

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