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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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Arts & Culture
12:28 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Local A Cappella Group Out to Cause "Treble" (In a Good Way)

The Mil Town Treblemakers (with Lake Effect's MItch Teich) outside the WUWM studios.
Credit Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews A Cappella group Mil Town Treblemakers.

Styles of music rise and fall in popularity.  Remember disco?  Or if you’re too young, do you remember “Reggaeton”?  Or "Emo?"

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Environment
12:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Parting Thoughts From a Natural Resources Advocate

Outgoing chair David Clausen at a recent meeting of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Credit Susan Bence

Environmental Reporter Susan Bence interviews David Clausen.

Unless you’ve “rubbed shoulders with it” – the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may mean nothing to you.

Yet the roots of the seven-member panel created to serve as a bridge between natural resources policy and the good of the people – date back to 1867.

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Environment
12:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Bay View Compost Concept Picks Up Steam

Kompost Kids team - Melissa Tashjian second from right - on compost pile maintenance day.
Credit Susan Bence

Americans create waste. According to the EPA, in 2010 we - cumulatively – generated about 250 million tons of trash. However, we’re also becoming better at keeping garbage out of landfills.

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Regional
11:29 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin charges Los Angeles Dodger Zach Greinke in a game.
Credit Denis Poroy, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Professor Matt Mitten, the director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University.

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin returns from suspension today. He’s eligible to play against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

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Wolf
12:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

On the Hunt for Wolf Tracks

Wolf Tracking
Susan Bence

A few days ago, volunteers and DNR staff tallied how many wolves populate the Wisconsin landscape. Their preliminary count is more than 800, living in 216 packs. Today, officials will use that information to begin to craft this year’s harvest quota.

By June the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will set its quota for the upcoming wolf hunt season, which will kick off October 15. It will mark Wisconin's second wolf hunt season after the wolf was removed from federal endangered protection.

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Environment
12:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Variation on a Theme - Safeguarding the Future of Small Creatures

Barb Agnew advocates for wildlife and plant habitat.
Credit Susan Bence

There is growing international concern about the future of ecosystems – from coral reefs to the arctic circle.


WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence found both local people determined to protect small creatures - one the Monarch butterfly, the other honeybees. Her first stop, was at the Milwaukee County grounds – in Wauwatosa.

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Regional
3:37 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Reaction to UWM Study: Young Black Men Should Focus on Education and Entreprenuership

Wisconsin has the highest black male incarceration rate in the country.

According to a new study by researchers at UW-Milwaukee, more than 50 percent of black males in their 30s in Milwaukee County have spent time in state prison. The report also points out that time in prison is the most serious barrier to employment, which helps explain the excessively high unemployment rate among African American men in Milwaukee.

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