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12:44 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Myles Coyne is 'Taking Things as They Come'

Myles Coyne at WUWM
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Musician Myles Coyne was obsessed with comic books when he was growing up in Escanaba, Michigan, feasting on the creativity of the images. Music came a little later, when Coyne and his family moved to Green Bay while in he was high school. He became friends with fellow students who were in a band and never looked back.

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Economy & Business
12:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Report: How Healthy is Milwaukee's Non-Profit Sector?

While philanthropist giving has increased with the number of charities, charities still split funds.
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Last week, Milwaukee’s non-partisan Public Policy Forum released its newest report. Under the microscope this time was the health of the area’s non-profit sector. The report looked at levels of growth, both in terms of numbers of not for profit organizations, as well as trends in contributions and revenue.

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Arts & Culture
11:44 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom'

Wisconsin native Linda Balgord is touring as Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera.'
Credit Marcus Center

    

Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the home venue for many local performing arts organizations, from Milwaukee Symphony to the ballet and the Florentine Opera. 

But it also hosts performances by any number of national touring companies.  Each year, the center unveils its Broadway at the Marcus Center series schedule, featuring performances of big Broadway musicals that people might not see, unless they traveled to New York or London.

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Arts & Culture
10:53 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Serene Door County Becomes Setting for Gruesome Murders in New Mystery Series

Patricia Skalka's 'Death Stalks Door County' is the first in a new mystery series set in Door County.
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Wisconsin is fortunate enough to have one of the most popular destination areas in the country. Door County is known for its rustic elegance, its natural beauty, its jams and jellies. It is also known for its peace and serenity.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Ex Fabula: Shenanigans

Deepal Doshi sharing a story at the Hi Hat Garage.
Credit Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

Ex Fabula shares two stories involving shenanigans. They say that bad behavior makes for good stories, and that is certainly the case for these two tales, both of which were told at Ex Fabula monthly StorySlams.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Walker Administration Says It Can No Longer Force Employers to Provide Contraception Coverage

According to the Insurance Commissioner's office, the Hobby Lobby decision leaves the state unable to enforce its mandate, if there's religious objection.

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Commentary
1:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Essay: A New Father’s Tenderness

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Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "A New Father’s Tenderness."

When I was pregnant with my son I was lucky enough to work with many new moms. We would take short breaks to grab a cup of joe, in my case, decaf, and I would ask countless questions about what was to come.

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Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker and Burke Remain Neck and Neck

The likely November match-up remains tight

The school's latest poll shows Gov. Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke among registered voters, while Burke has the edge among likely voters.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants to Put Non-Binding Referenda on Ballot

Milwaukee County residents could weigh in on a number of topics in November
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Thousands of Wisconsin voters will find referenda on their ballots in November, including in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Council Lifts Cap on Taxicab Permits in Milwaukee, Allows Lyft and Uber to Operate Legally

Taxi drivers celebrated the council vote in Red Arrow Park on Tuesday
Credit Scott Wise

Milwaukee residents and visitors may soon have more options to get around town.

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