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11:58 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Camping Out With Some Imagined Friends

Cartoonist Tim Decker's latest creation is a cartooning adventure camp for kids.
Credit courtesy Tim Decker

Listen to Bonnie North's interview with Tim Decker.

School is out - or just about out - for thousands of Milwaukee-area students.  What will they do with their summers?  One local illustrator suggests a camp experience.

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Arts & Culture
11:28 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Not All Song Lyrics Are Poetry, But Cold Satellite's Are. For Real.

Cold Satellite performs in Studio C1.
Eric Vandeveld

Listen to Jeffrey Foucault's interview with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

For non-musicians, the skills of an accomplished singer-songwriter are almost too much to reconcile - the idea that smart words and evocative melodies would both come to the mind of the same person.  Both skills require a ton of hard work, of course, but the finished product often sounds effortless.

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Project Milwaukee
10:45 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Clean Energy Gets a Mixed Reception From State Legislatures

Inside Wisconsin's State Capitol building.
Credit bcdixit, Flickr

Reporter Maria Gallucci speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

As we've heard on our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch coverage, Wisconsin utilities are required to generate ten percent of their electricity from sustainable sources, such as solar, wind, or biomass.  They're standards that were created by the state legislature.

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Project Milwaukee
10:09 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Understanding Wisconsin's Renewable Energy Standards

Blount Generating Station in Madison, WI.
Credit Michael Leland, Flickr

The Public Service Commission's Bob Norcross talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The regulatory body in Wisconsin charged with making sure utilities are meeting the state's sustainability mandate is the Public Service Commission.  

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Project Milwaukee
8:42 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Wisconsin's Power Grid

The Oak Creek coal plant is one of the last to come online in the U.S.

The majority of energy the U.S. produces comes from coal. The same holds true for Wisconsin. However, natural gas has been gaining, because producers have found a cheaper way to extract it, using sand.

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Economy & Business
8:40 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Home Sales Rise Again

Home Sales Rise Again
Credit Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Home sales continued double digit increases in May.

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Economy & Business
8:31 am
Tue June 11, 2013

One in Four Firms May Add Staff in Next Quarter

Construction is one of the areas of projected job growth in the third quarter according to a new outlook survey.

The third quarter could be a good one for area job seekers.

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Film
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.
Credit greekgeek, Flickr

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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