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4:33 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Novice Artists Find Creative Uses of Free Time

Instructor Pat Barry (left) helps a student with a project at one of Fiberwood Studio's open knitting classes.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

If you have young kids in the family, you may open handmade gifts this month – holiday projects little fingers crafted at school. Perhaps adult relatives or friends will also offer their own creations.

WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl found places in town where “grown-ups” are taking time to explore their creative side, or, in some cases, learn crafts of past generations.

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Environment
2:10 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Sussex's Lauterbach Group Named a Sustainable Business 'Master'

We visit the Lauterbach Group in Sussex and learn about their environmentally friendly business practices.

A Sussex printing company is among a select few being honored by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

William Joyce: A "Vast Story Armada" to Defend Childhood (a little longer, anyway)

Author/illustrator William Joyce shows off his dapper outer space attire in a recent self portrait.
Credit William Joyce

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews William Joyce.

Last weekend’s returns at movie theater box offices were, perhaps, not all that surprising.  The latest installment in the Twilight series remains on top, followed, for a second straight week, by “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Study Examines Dangers of Chemical Compounds in Great Lakes

UWM postdoctoral researcher Matt Dellinger is studying how certain compounds end up in the Great Lakes - and what impact they could have on ecological and human health.

A new study explores the effects of emerging contaminants on the Great Lakes.

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Back in pain? Try these helpful tips.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Doctor of Chiropractic Josh Zumstein.

Sit up straight. Don't slouch. Lift with your knees, not with your back.

We've all heard these tips to avoid wrenching our backs, but given the pervasiveness of chronic back pain among Americans, we clearly aren't following these instructions.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Artist Gets Primitive in 'One Tool Challenge'

With just some wood and an ax, Milwaukee artist Joshua Hunt creates this piece.

Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to artist Joshua Hunt.

For the past several months, Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields has been asking artists throughout Wisconsin a simple question: if you had only one tool at your disposal to practice your craft, what would it be? For some artists, who already use only a select few tools in creating their art, it was an easy choice; others simply couldn't - or wouldn't - choose.

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Arts & Culture
1:37 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Comic Book Script Writing: Vital, And Yet Often Overlooked

Cover art from Jim Krueger's story, "The Foot Soldiers."
Credit Jim Krueger

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jim Krueger.

Illustrators get much of the credit for a successful comic book or graphic novel.  And certainly the visuals are what separate those works from a standard novel or short story.  But the story is the backbone of any novel, graphic or not.  And Jim Krueger is a master at coming up with those stories.

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Rebecca Rego: Songwriting as "Spontaneous Combustion"

Singer-songwriter and Wisconsin native Rebecca Rego.

We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here.  In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers.  Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Inside the Eschweilers

Click to Enlarge PhotoThe former Administration building on the Milwaukee County Grounds is one of four buildings there designed by Alexander Eschweiler. Their fate is in question in the midst of new development.
Credit V'ron, Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reporter Jon Olson of Wauwatosa Now.

Some time in the next few days, the first major physical signs of new development will take place at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa. A parkway will be constructed as the construction of UWM's new Innovation Park gets underway. The first new building will be a business incubator facility.

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Wolves
2:39 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Wolves and Humans: A Deteriorating Relationship?

The state's first wolf hunt is underway.
Credit P McConnell

With the state's first wolf hunt underway, a Wisconsin researcher looks into the animals' relationship with people.

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