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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milwaukee Housing Authority Works to Create Independence

Berryland Public Housing is owned and operated by the Milwaukee Housing Authority

Public housing was designed to help people fallen on hard-times.

However, in cities including Milwaukee, some people remain in the safety net for significant amounts of time.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

LEGO Used as Building Blocks for Arts Education and Creativity

Andrew Johnson, Lego Master Builder
Credit NPR

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews LEGO Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Historic Beer Caves Now a Concert Venue

Miller Brewery's Caves.
Credit Jordan Fischer, via Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Andy Nelson and Kindra Loferski at the Miller Brewery Caves.

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

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Arts & Culture
12:10 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Left Your Phone at Home? Maybe It's a Good Thing

Yost's new book, Tweak It.
Credit Amazon.com

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci talks with author Cali Williams Yost.

As smartphones keep us ever accessible, email creates instant communication, and work increasingly slips into what used to be known as "after hours," it's no wonder many of us find ourselves wishing there were 25 hours a day.

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Environment
11:46 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Investing in the Great Lakes: The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Zebra Mussels
Credit NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Flickr

Lake Effect's Susan Bence talks with Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA.

The condition of the Great Lakes will receive its fair share of attention over the next few days.

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Regional
4:09 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Lani Hall and Her Musical Endeavors

Credit FLICKR

Lani Hall is a prominent world class singer whose debut began with the group Brasil 66, who later signed to Herb Alpert’s record label A&M Records, Herb and Lani then began working collectively together to make music.

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Politics & Government
2:35 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Walker Signs Law, Weakening Milwaukee County Board

Gov. Walker signed changes into law Friday, for the Milwaukee County Board.
Credit Whitney Curtis

Gov. Scott Walker signed historic legislation Friday at Serb Hall, changing Milwaukee County governance.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

"Bollywood is not real cinema": Gopalakrishnan and Indian Cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film writer, producer, and director.
Credit University of Wiscosnin-Milwaukee

The Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee just established a new film archive and research fund for their nationally-known film department.

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

MPS and Teachers Collaborate on Handbook to Replace Contract

Staff handbook will be MPS employee guide, starting in July

Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association released a joint statement Friday, announcing passage of a handbook for MPS employees.

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Arts & Culture
12:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Supermen, Heroes, Aliens, and Monsters: This Summer's Movies

One of the great summer pastimes in America is to go cool off in the movie theater.  But is there anything good to see this year?

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