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Environment
3:28 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

How Green Can Ribbon Be?

A sampling of Cream City Ribbon

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a local entrepreneur adding color and a sustainable flair to the art of ribbon making.

Eric Crawford has reinvented himself several times over his 53 years. The Milwaukee native has done everything from working as a cruise director in Florida to earning a master’s in human resources.

The green thread wove its way into his psyche during boyhood summers spent at wilderness camp.

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Politics & Government
10:09 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Council Approves TIF Plan to Help Pay for $400 million Northwestern Mutual Office Tower

The new office tower will replace the brown building from the 1970s
Credit Northwestern Mutual

The insurance giant Northwestern Mutual wants to build a $400 million office tower, that would be at least 30 stories tall, on the corner of Cass and Mason, in downtown Milwaukee. It would replace a 16-story building from the 1970s.

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Education
5:26 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Milwaukee's First TEDx Conference Will Feature Local Technology and Arts Gurus

Ted events showcase local dynamic speakers

Next week, Milwaukee will host its first TEDx event – TED, standing for technology, entertainment and design. TED conferences are motivational gatherings that have been taking place across the country since 1990, but seem to be growing in popularity, lately.

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Education
11:09 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Wisconsin Not Alone in Spotting Perceived "Surplus" in University System

Analysts say there is a need to understand university budgeting

Wisconsin is not the first state to question its universities’ books according to Kevin Kiley, a reporter with the online publication Inside Higher Education. Kiley says other states have also assumed they’ve stumbled upon a surplus, then learned otherwise.

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Regional
4:20 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

$14.6 Million in Milwaukee County Parks Improvements Underway

A new picnic shelter will be built this summer at Johnsons Park on Milwaukee's north side.

You will soon see a lot of yellow in Milwaukee County Parks. Dandelions sure, but also a whole bunch of construction equipment. Dump trucks and graders are just some of the gear workers will use to make much-needed repairs. The county plans to spend $14.6 million this year improving its parks, chipping away at a list of deferred maintenance needs totaling $300 million.

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Politics & Government
3:42 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Grapple With Huge Transportation Deficit

The Joint Finance committee will take up the state transportation budget on Tuesday.
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

One of the big budget items coming before the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Tuesday will be transportation.

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Arts & Culture
10:37 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Paint By Nature: Capturing Door County's Beauty

"Autumn Twilight," Alaniz's piece that is part of the Channel 10 auction.
Credit Courtesy of Arnold Alaniz

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews artist Arnold Alaniz.

Wisconsin has picturesque scenery - rolling hills and pastures, farmland, Lake Michigan, and the North Woods. So it makes sense that they'd be painted.

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Regional
11:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Influential Modern Gospel Composer Leads Milwaukee Workshop

Liturgist and composer Rawn Harbor will lead a workshop this weekend in Milwaukee.
Credit courtesy Capuchin Franciscans

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Rawn Harbor.

An acclaimed composer of modern Gospel music will be in Milwaukee this weekend. Rawn Harbor helped compile the African-American Catholic hymnal, “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

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Environment
10:14 am
Fri April 26, 2013

A Floating Fish Habitat - An Experiment on Milwaukee's Rivers

A crew moves along the Milwaukee River fastening floating aquatic plant baskets to sheet piling.
Credit Susan Bence

This Earth Week, Environmental Reporter Susan Bence has been relaying the voices and stories of people who steward our habitat in their own, unique way.

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This is WUWM
6:12 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

WUWM Recognizes Volunteers

Cynthia with all of the volunteers who attended event
Matthew Goldenberg

WUWM hosted it's first-ever Volunteer Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Fourteen volunteers attended and were thrilled to tour the station, meet the on-air staff and meet each other. Volunteers had the opportunity to meet Bruce Winter, Marge Pitroff, LaToya Dennis, Susan Bence, Ann-Elise Henzl, Marti Mikkleson, Dan Harmon, Jason Mohr, Maria de Jesus Dixon and Cheryl Locher.

General Manger Dave Edwards gave a speech recognizing our volunteers' efforts - from working concerts and events to assisting with office operations - every bit makes a difference.

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