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Politics & Government
6:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Senate Approves Budget by One Vote

The state Senate has sent Governor Walker a $68 billion spending plan for Wisconsin for 2013-15.

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Politics & Government
5:42 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

County Board Fires Attorney, Continues Discussing County Ads

Divisiveness seems pervasive

The Milwaukee County Board made several controversial decisions Thursday. The majority voted to dismiss county attorney Kimberly Walker. There was no discussion, but several supervisors stated afterward that they had lost confidence in her neutrality. She was appointed by County Executive Abele. He lobbied to reduce the board’s power.

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Regional
4:02 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Longtime Music Store Considers Its Place on National Music Day

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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Nathan Honore of Melk Music.

Tomorrow is national music day and at least one local musical institution is getting into the act.

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UWM Today
4:00 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

A Chat with UWM's New Athletic Director

Tom Luljak and Amanda Braun
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Host Tom Luljak talks with UW-Milwaukee's new Athletic Director, Amanda Braun.

Environment
2:22 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Renewable Energy Group's Message 'Fairs' Well

A training turbine on MREA grounds
Susan Bence

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews founders and current members of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

We travel to central Wisconsin to learn about the history of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair.

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Regional
12:13 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

MPD Investigates Police Killing

Milwaukee police shot a man early Thursday, after officers say he fired a gun and refused to drop it.

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Politics & Government
11:57 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Won't Reimburse Company for High-Speed Rail Work

The Wisconsin Claims Board is denying a $160,000 claim from Wisconsin & Southern railroad company. It says it began preparing its tracks for a high-speed rail extension in 2010 - without a contract, because former Gov. Jim Doyle wanted to move ahead quickly with the project. When Scott Walker became Governor in 2011, he rejected the money the federal government had awarded Wisconsin to expand high-speed rail, killing the plans.

The claims board has decided the state is not liable for reimbursing the railroad firm for the work it performed, because no contract existed.

Politics & Government
8:51 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Health Dept. Secretary Takes Medical Leave

Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary, will be on medical leave for at least a month while she recovers from hip replacement surgery.

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Lake Effect
12:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We travel to central Wisconsin to learn about the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. Then, Milwaukee Magazine surveys all the national lists Milwaukee shows up in, and finds some contradictions. A local music shop prepares to celebrate National Music Day by letting you try any instrument you want, and the 5th annual Okka Fest celebrates free jazz.

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Arts & Culture
6:09 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings A Cappella South African Sound to Milwaukee

The internationally renowned, South African all-male a cappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Albert Mazibuko of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

They say music can bridge cultures and languages, and even bring harmony among discord. Ladysmith Black Mambazo can vouch for that.

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