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Health & Science
2:45 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

New Optics View Stars in the Sky - and in Your Eyes

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee adaptive optics researcher Joe Carroll.

A Milwaukee doctor uses the same technology as astronomers to intervene early on in eye disease.

Credit Medical College of WisconsinDr. Joseph Carroll reviewing the results of adaptive optics imaging with technician Brian Higgins and neuroscience student Melissa Wilk.Edit | Remove

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Environment
2:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: Does Technology Really Make Our Lives Easier?

Commentator George Berdes in the Northwoods
Credit George Berdes

Essayist George Berdes has some thoughts on the double-edged sword that is technology.

Joan Chittister has long been one of my favorite writers and always leads me to new insights and heights of understanding. Her most recent effort centered, of all things, on a bathtub. And what she did was hammer home an important fact of life in this speedway, helter-skelter 21st century. This is the way she put it:

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Chancellor's Report
1:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

How the Proposed Cut in State Funding Will Impact UWM

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

WUWM's Dave Edwards chats with UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell.

UW System is dealing with an unprecedented budget situation; going from a proposed increase in state funding to a proposed cut in funding.

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Education
1:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

UW Regents: State Budget Cuts Will Challenge Campuses

Members of the UW Board of Regents expressed regret Thursday, that they did not adequately detail the UW System's finances to legislators.

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Health & Science
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: The Badger State's Junk Food Debate

Some healthy foods, some not-so healthy foods...
Credit Bill Branson

Essayist Young Kim shares his view of what's wrong with Wisconsin's bill on healthy food requirements for food stamps.

Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it.

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Health & Science
12:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

"A Survivor's Journey" by Joel Bergner (2010), located at Brookland Café in Washington, D.C.
Credit Dvawarenessmural.blogspot.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Neighborhood News Service reporter Brendan O'Brien.

A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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Health & Science
12:27 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Milwaukee Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Prompts Warnings

The Milwaukee Health Dept. is advising residents to beware of bats. One captured in a household here has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is nearly always fatal in humans, if they don't quickly obtain treatment. An adult, in this case, was exposed.

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Economy & Business
8:45 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Report Pegs Wisconsin Economic Growth 49th in U.S.

Wisconsin is among a handful of states that received a gloomy economic outlook in a report by a federal reserve bank.

The state of Wisconsin ranks next to last among the 50 states for economic growth over the next six months.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republicans Celebrate Recall Anniversary

State GOP remembers recall victory

It was one year ago, that Gov. Walker survived the historic recall against him. Republicans gathered Wednesday evening in Pewaukee to celebrate the anniversary of his victory.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Public Speaks Out on Proposed Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Lawmakers heard public testimony on legislation that would require an ultrasound before an abortion could be performed
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

Some GOP legislators want to require women seeking an abortion, to first, undergo an ultrasound.

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