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4:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Film Offers Glimpse of a Man Who Preserved Circus History

"A Circus Life" will screen at the Oriental Theater on Tuesday evening.
Credit Repertoire Films

Gene Gamache speaks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

Of all the states, Wisconsin has perhaps the greatest connection to the history of the American circus movement.  

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Project Milwaukee
4:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Expert: The Market Will Dictate What Renewable Energy Source Has The Most Promise

Todd Myers says the Toyota Prius is the perfect example of how the free market can help drive environmental decision-making.
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Listen to Mitch Teich's interview with Todd Myers.

What is green energy's potential? It’s a question that’s being asked on a national scale - especially in the wake of some highly publicized missteps, such as the failure of the solar company Solyndra, which had significant funding from federal sources.

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Project Milwaukee
3:58 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Expert: Wisconsin Lags Behind Other Midwestern States When It Comes to Sustainable Energy

Solar panel installation in Walworth County.
Credit Susan Bence

George Stone speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

From solar power to wind energy to biomass, natural gas, and more – sustainable energy is in the Wisconsin portfolio.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Elections Committee Backs Away From New Photo ID Rules

Assembly panel advances bipartisan plan to encourage voting

An Assembly committee advanced just one new rule for Wisconsin voters on Monday. The change would allow people to register to vote, online.

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Politics & Government
12:59 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Committee Advances Abortion Rules

A state Senate committee on Monday approved new rules for abortion providers. If state leaders adopt the bill, Planned Parenthood says it would close its abortion facility in Appleton.

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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

A Love Triangle in a Three-Ringed Circus: Jensen Reveals the Troubled Circus Entertainers

Lillian Leitzel, the diva entertainer with a tragic ending.
Credit Read It Forward

Author Dean Jensen speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Saved papers, posters, and pictures found in one family’s basement became another man’s treasures.

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Project Milwaukee
6:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

How Green Energy Sprouted in Wisconsin

Mark Klein is one of the founders of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
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Green energy captured interest decades ago - yet it remains a polarizing topic. Debate continues churning around how much wind and sun should figure into our energy supply. Fossil fuels – gas and oil and coal, still dominate.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence kicks off our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series by exploring the “birth” of the renewable movement in Wisconsin. She unearthed some of its passion and serendipity – on a road trip to rural Portage County.

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Food
4:21 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Milwaukee Venture Savors Soup, Served Up Roadside

Steve Perlstein serves up some of his tomato basil soup on the Lake Effect lanai.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

Simmer Truck co-founder Steve Perlstein chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The food truck phenomenon was a bit late in arriving in Milwaukee, compared to some cities, but there is an apparent renaissance underway.  Buying food from a vendor on the street here is about more than lukewarm hot dogs – it’s gourmet cuisine, ranging from Asian, to pizza, to West African, to now – soup.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Helping Urban Residents See the Forests for the Trees

The Urban Connections program seeks to connect city dwellers with special places, such as Morgan Falls St. Peter's Dome Trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Credit Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Four Urban Connections program managers speak with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness.  But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.

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Regional
1:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Night Life in Milwaukee: Murphy Explores Milwaukee in the Middle of the Night

Milwaukee's Old World Third Street at night.
Credit computerjeramy, flickr

New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Could Milwaukee be one in the same?

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