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2:20 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

State GOP Fanning Out to Register Voters

For the first time in more than ten years, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is dispatching hundreds of volunteers across the state, to register residents to vote.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Weird Al Yankovic: From Poking Fun at Pop Culture Icons to Becoming One

Weird Al Yankovic, from a 2008 concert tour. He'll be in Brookfield on Tuesday.
Credit courtesy Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic talks about music, children's lit, and his place in pop culture with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

For more than three decades, whenever a pop song has reached the status of iconic, Weird Al Yankovic has been there to parody it.

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Regional
10:49 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Confronting the Challenges in Rebuilding After a Tornado

This tornado touched down in Oakfield, Wisconsin, in 1996.
Credit courtesy National Weather Service

Sue Scifo speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

June is, historically, the busiest month for tornadoes in Wisconsin.

But the state's severe weather can vary wildly from year to year.  Only four tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin in 2012.  The year before, there were forty.  

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Environment
10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mine Protests Continue

A drill rig in place in the Penokee Hills
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Organizers plan to continue protests in northern Wisconsin mining site as Gogebic Taconite officials increase security at the site of an iron ore mine.

Machinery is rumbling in parts of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills as protestors gather nearby.

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Regional
10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Disaster Volunteering: "It Makes You a Changed Person"

Krachel Greenwood was deployed from Milwaukee to Oklahoma, following the tornado that devastated the city of Moore.
Credit courtesy Krachel Greenwood

Krachel Greenwood and Tom Thuecks talk about disaster recovery work with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It’s been almost six weeks since an EF5 tornado ripped through the city of Moore, Oklahoma.  The tornado was more than two miles wide, with winds estimated at 210 miles per hour, and it killed 23 people and injured almost 400.

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Health & Science
8:46 am
Mon June 24, 2013

State's Juvenile Incarcertation Rate Drops

The number of juveniles locked up in the state has fallen dramatically in the last 12 years.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Wisconsin Couples Watch for Court Decision on Gay Marriage

Denise Cawley, Anne Hefter and their son. The couple got married in Massachusetts, because Wisconsin law prohibits same-sex marriage.
Credit David Lauersdorf

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on questions regarding same-sex marriage.

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Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Camping in the Backyard Offers First Step to Nature Novices

New to camping? Why not start in your own backyard?
Credit Michael McCullough/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

Our outdoor adventure contributors share some compelling reasons to camp out in your backyard this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Chinese Pianist Brings A Little Chopin to Milwaukee

Pianist Xiayin Wang
Credit Xiayin Wang

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianist Xiayin Wang.

Pianist Xiayin Wang performs in concert Sunday with Milwaukee’s Fine Arts Quartet.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Getting More Men to the Doctor: What's in the Way

Local efforts are trying to get more men to take an active part in their health care.
Credit Alex Proimos/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews city health commissioner Bevan Baker, Alderman Willy Wade and men's health website founder Eric Von.

Men, by and large, are not as vigilant about getting their health concerns checked as women.

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