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10:56 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Wisconsin ACT Scores Remain Above National Average, MPS Lags

Wisconsin and Iowa are tied for second, with Minnesota on top.

The average composite ACT score of Wisconsin's 2013 graduating class was 22.1. The national average was 20.9.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Getting a Chance to Answer Those 'What Ifs'

Though his new novel involves time-traveler, author Andrew Sean Greer says he doesn't write science fiction, but rather historical fiction.
Credit Harper Collins

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Andrew Sean Greer.

Most of us have "what-ifs" fogging up our lives.

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Economy & Business
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Game Shows Air as WTMJ, Time Warner Feud Enters Lightning Round

WTMJ-TV's offices, circa 2006
Credit mechanikat/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Business Journal of Milwaukee's Rich Kirchen over the feud between Time Warner Cable and WTMJ 4.

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Milwaukee area have been missing a key local part of their cable lineup for nearly a month now.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Making an Impression Next to Proposed Penokee Mining Site

Mel Gasper wows his young listener at harvest camp.

Wisconsin’s heated debate over mining iron ore continues to flare. We visit the harvest camp the Lac Courte Oreilles band has set up on the edge of the proposed mine.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Leaders Hope to Rise Above Rhetoric to Curb Violent Crime in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) shows up unexpectedly at a neighborhood walk organized by Ald. Bob Donovan.
Credit Erin Toner

Politicians have been pointing fingers in recent weeks, as they look to place blame for a rash of shootings in Milwaukee.

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