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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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Health & Science
2:43 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study: Many People Frightened to Enroll in Clinical Trials

A nurse administers light therapy to a patient in a clinical trial. This particular study included 20 cancer patients from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Kathryn Flynn on public attitudes toward clinical trials.

A new study examines why so few people are signing up to participate in medical trials.

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Health & Science
11:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Infant Mortality Down in Milwaukee, Except for African-American Babies

Premature births continue plaguing African-American babies in Milwaukee

African-American babies born in Milwaukee continue dying at substantially higher rates than white and Hispanic infants.

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10:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

MLB Players Share Stories of "Hauntings" at the Pfister Hotel

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ESPN The Magazine collected stories from Major League Baseball players who've experienced strange things while staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. And, Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviewed some players for NPR's Only A Game back in 2010. Listen here: http://bit.ly/pfisterhaunts
What's so scary about playing the Brewers in Milwaukee? Try the Pfister Hotel. By Stacey Pressman | ESPN The Magazine Nathan Fox for ESPN Justin Upton admits to being creeped out by the Pfister. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 10 Taboo issue. Subscribe today!
Politics & Government
8:58 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Majority of Proposed State Tax Cuts Would Help Those Earning More Than $100k

Proposed state income tax cuts would mostly go for higher wage earners.

A new report, released by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, shows the majority of  a proposed state income tax cut would help anyone earning $100,000 plus.

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Politics & Government
8:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Big Decisions Loom For Joint Finance Committee

JFC members today will tackle major budget issues including school aids and Medicaid funding.
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This is the final scheduled day of meetings for the Joint Finance Committee.

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Politics & Government
8:34 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Proposed Changes to Voting Laws Has Some Upset

Wisconsin could soon see an overhaul of its voting laws
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Another move is afoot in Wisconsin to change the state’s election laws. There will be a public hearing in Madison Tuesday at 10 am on the Republican plan.

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Arts & Culture
7:05 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Chef Curtis Stone Mixes Busy Life with a Dollop of Home Cooking

Chef Curtis Stone
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Chef Curtis Stone.

Many cookbooks claim to speak to our busy lives and the need to simplify cooking without compromising quality and flavor.

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Arts & Culture
6:53 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Five Milwaukee Activities for All Hours of the Day...and Night

Need an idea for a daytime activity? Try a walk in Forest Home Cemetery.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Magazine writer Dan Murphy about local activities for any time of day.

While Milwaukee may never gain the reputation of being a city that never sleeps, there is a lot more going on during a full 24 hour day than many of us might expect.

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