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Arts & Culture
8:06 am
Sat December 21, 2013

How Did Immigrants Keep Old World Food Traditions with New World Ingredients?

The garden shed of historical plants at Old World Wisconsin
Gianofer Fields

When we put out the spread for our holiday parties, it usually includes one or two traditional dishes - but what did our immigrant ancestors serve?

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Food
5:49 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Say Cheese! Nine Picks for Your Party Plate

Beehive's Barely Buzzed cheese is infused with coffee and lavender.
Credit Beehive Barely Buzzed

If you're planning a holiday or New Year's party in Wisconsin, chances are a cheese plate is in order. But what to put on it?

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Economy & Business
5:37 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Affordable Car Loan Program Helps Milwaukeeans Get to Work

The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is administering the Ways to Work affordable car loan program for Milwaukee parents.
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A new program is helping some Milwaukeeans who struggle to get financing get a car loan - to help them get to work.

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Health & Science
5:15 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Top 5 Science Stories of 2013

Discover Magazine released its top 100 science news stories in 2013 in their newest issue.
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The Waukesha-based Discover Magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 science news stories for 2013.

Editor-in-chief Steve George shares the top 5:

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Wisconsin Abortion Law Remains Blocked

The law would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Books
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PHOTOS: Christmas Mystery Novel Reveals Norwegian Holiday Traditions

Julebukking is a Norwegian tradition in which revelers dress up and conceal their identities, and sing Christmas carols. Once their identities have been guessed, the singers are given treats. Ernst's character Chloe has a fear of julebukkers.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Wisconsin novelist Kathleen Ernst has written numerous historical books for children, but it’s a series of more modern-day mysteries that has adults anxiously awaiting new installments.

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Project Milwaukee
3:34 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Chief Flynn Says Policing Not the Cause of High Rate of Black Male Incarceration

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A policy analyst and Milwaukee's Chief of Police offer sharply differing opinions on how law enforcement figures into why so many of Milwaukee's black men are in prison.

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Politics & Government
11:13 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Could New "Consumption Tax" Replace Wisconsin's State Income Tax?

Governor Scott Walker has directed state officials to hold private conversations across the state about changing the tax code.
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Wisconsin is one of several states contemplating an end to personal and corporate income taxes.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

The Role Driver’s Licenses Play in Black Male Incarceration

Staff at the CDLRE walk clients through the steps necessary to reinstate suspended licenses.
Credit Center for Driver's License Recovery and Employability

One issue that’s come up repeatedly in our Project Milwaukee interviews on the imprisonment of African American males is driving privileges.

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Music
6:39 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Milwaukee High Schoolers to Perform with Master Singers

The Master Singers of Milwaukee will perform with local high school students this Saturday.
Credit Master Singers of Milwaukee

An upcoming holiday choral concert in Milwaukee will be a musical mash-up of the younger and older, the novices and the masters.

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