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Arts & Culture
4:38 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Milwaukee Filmmaker Guides Child Stars to Rave Reviews in 'Mister and Pete'

“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” from director/producer George Tillman, Jr., will appear Saturday evening at the Milwaukee Film Festival.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews filmmaker George Tillman, Jr.

While known for its array of films, the Milwaukee Film Festival also pays tribute to people who have made significant contributions to film culture as a whole.

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Economy & Business
3:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

4 Reasons to Consider Wisconsin's College Savings Plan

Jim Diulio suggests investing your child's college savings in a 529 college savings account instead of keeping it under your bed.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Jim DiUlio, the 529 College Savings Director for the State of Wisconsin.

Even as savings rates across the country have gone down in recent years, the state of Wisconsin is trying to encourage more people to put away money for college.

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Why Many Black Men in Milwaukee Can't Get Out of Poverty

UWM researcher David Pate says on average black men in Milwaukee carry a disproportionate amount of debt, compared to their white peers.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. David Pate and researcher Anne Price about the debt many black men in Milwaukee carry.

The latest census figures paint a fairly bleak picture for Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Governor Issues Declaration to Hasten Repairs on Major Green Bay Bridge

Engineers are calculating ways to fortify the bridge

On Wednesday, the state closed the I-43 Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay, after a section of it sank more than two feet. Engineers say a support pillar settled, causing the dip.

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Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Some Co-Sleeping Deaths in Wisconsin Could Become Felonies

Rep. Samantha Kerkman's legislation would charge adults with a felony, if they fall asleep next to an infant while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the baby dies.

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