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8:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Increased Freight Rail Traffic Slowed Due to Old Lines

Freight Rail lines once discontinued in Wisconsin, are being returned to service.
Credit Randen Pederson, Flickr.com

You may not often see them, but plenty of trains crisscross Wisconsin these days carrying freight. The state and rail companies have been bringing old lines back to life because of increased demand, but much work is needed.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Center Offers to Shelter Children from Abuse

The La Causa center gives children a safe place to stay for a couple of hours or a couple of days.

La Causa’s Crisis Nursery and Respite Center, on Milwaukee’s near south side, offers parents a free place to leave their children, in emergency situations.

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Environment
9:02 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Town of Jackson Still Working to Solve Contaminated Water Crisis

This Town of Jackson farm falls within the special casing area set up by the DNR. Property owners would have to adhere to new and more expensive drilling requirements if choosing to dig a new well.

The Town of Jackson in rural Washington County is approaching an anniversary its residents would rather forget.

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In-Studio Performance
4:41 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha Stop by WUWM before Summerfest

Members of the band Ivan & Alyosha.
Credit Bruce Winter

Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.

I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.

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Politics & Government
2:54 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Van Hollen Unhappy with Several GOP Budget Items

AG dislikes bail bond program and withholding DNA collections

Wisconsin Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is not pleased with several provisions fellow Republicans tucked inside the proposed 2013-15 state budget.

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Politics & Government
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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