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5:13 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Senator Johnson Pioneers 'Tele-Town Halls'

Sen. Ron Johnson hosting constituents visiting Washington, DC. His efforts to use "tele-town halls" are featured in a new Milwaukee Magazine article.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks to Milwaukee Magazine's Larry Sandler about his article "The Red Phone" in September's Issue.

For years, local town hall meetings have been a venue enabling people to have access to their elected officials. But politics and technology are changing the town hall dynamic for at least one Wisconsin politician.

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Arts & Culture
4:56 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

5 Must-See Sites at Doors Open Milwaukee

Federal Courthouse in Downtown Milwaukee
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Amy Grau, program manager for Doors Open Milwaukee.

Some of Milwaukee best-known buildings – and some lesser-known places will welcome visitors this weekend.

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World
4:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Marquette Program Connects International Students, Milwaukee Friends

The International Friendship Program at Marquette University helps international students get off campus to learn about American culture.
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Mitch Teich talks with The International Friendship Program

The Milwaukee area’s colleges and universities draw students from around the country – but increasingly, they’re attracting students from around the world.

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Regional
3:33 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Humane Society Offers Free Services to Low-Income Pet Owners

Dog owners in the 53206 zip code are being offered free vaccines and spay/neutering surgeries through the Wisconsin Humane Society and the "Pets for Life" program.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Wisconsin Human Society executive director Anne Reed about the Pets for Life program.

Milwaukee's 53206 zip code has one of the highest poverty rates in the city. And according to the Wisconsin Humane Society, it also has one of the highest rates of stray and impounded animals.

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Politics & Government
3:07 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Dallas Company Could Soon Run Milwaukee Transit

Milwaukee County buses on Wisconsin Avenue
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Carter Pate, of MV Transportation, which would run Milwaukee County Transit if the board of supervisors approve.

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will soon take up a proposed contract with MV Transportation to run the county’s transit system. 

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