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9:24 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Marquette Lecturer: Eventually, Only Fringe Element Will Scorn Health Care Reform Act

Government researcher perceives opposition to ACA dwindling.

While Wisconsin remains among the states yet to take formal steps toward creating a health care exchange, Chris Murray, a lecturer at Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, describes opposition to the Affordable Care Act as waning.

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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Partnerships Eyed for Massive Water Infrastructure Improvements

Public-private partnerships are seen as one way to fund renovation of the nation's aging water infrastructure and avert water main breaks like this.
Credit US EPA

Water industry and government leaders will be in Chicago this week to discuss innovative ways to upgrade the nation's waterworks.

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Arts & Culture
10:09 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Heroes of "Hollow Earth" Breathe Life, Adventure Into Art

Brother and sister John and Carole Barrowman are co-authors of "Hollow Earth."
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews John and Carole Barrowman.

Have you ever looked at a painting in an art gallery and wished you could become part of the world the artist created? Certainly, it’d be nice to spend some time in Claude Monet’s world, and it would be an adventure to make your way through an M.C. Esher drawing.

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Health & Science
9:12 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Advocates and Others Await Walker Decision on Health Care Exchange

The president's health care overhaul is being implemented, one step at a time.

Although the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it this year, the fate of the president’s health care overhaul was uncertain until the election. Governors, such as Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, put off implementing portions of the Affordable Care Act until after the vote, hoping the law would fall, if the president did. However, despite Obama’s victory last week, Gov. Walker has not yet made public his plans for meeting a key demand of the law. As WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl reports, interested parties are waiting, as a deadline approaches.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

U.S. Soccer's Unlikely Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin

A montage of what 19th Century soccer looked like. The first-ever soccer game in the United States is believed to have taken place in Waukesha.
Credit archival photo

 

This afternoon in Waukesha, members of SC Waukesha will play an exhibition soccer game at Saratoga Park.  That wouldn't normally be enough to attract a lot of attention outside the friends and family members of the players themselves.  But this match will look a lot different than the dozens of other soccer games played around southeast Wisconsin on any given afternoon.

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Arts & Culture
1:44 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Radiolab Unplugged: A Conversation with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad take us behind the scenes of the popular pub radio show
Credit Christine Butler, Current

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad.

Fans of public radio are well acquainted with the show Radiolab. It’s too simple to call it a show about ideas, but that’s a good start. Heard around the country on more than 300 radio station, the show has tackled such topics as falling, music, color and whether exploding atomic bombs affect beer quality.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Real Dirt on Country Living

Author Kristy Athens and friend.
Credit Goodreads.com photo

Kristy Athens talks about country living on Lake Effect.

  Many people who live in the city or suburbs have had the somewhat romantic notion of giving up the rat race and buying a place in the country... maybe getting some chickens, growing some of your own food. It's tempting, especially after you've sat in rush hour traffic for a while. But what does it really take to make that pipe dream a viable option?

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Environment
3:21 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Envisioning Milwaukee's Inner Harbor

Jim Wasley has ambitious plans for the plaza around UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences.
Credit Susan Bence

We meet UWM Architecture chair Jim Wasley, and learn about his vision for the area around the School of Freshwater Sciences.

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Environment
3:05 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Home Gr/Own Could Bring Urban Ag Innovation Dollars to Milwaukee

Gretchen Mead spearheaded Victory Garden Initiative and came up with winning concept that's being considered for a national innovation prize.
Credit Troye Fox

Local Victory Garden initiative hatches idea that captured attention of national innovation competition.

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Civil War
1:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Clara Barton: More Than the Red Cross

Clara Barton, in a 1906 photograph.
Credit Wiki Commons photo

It's hard to place enough significance on how the American Civil War would go on to shape our country and its people - or to overestimate the extreme loss of life it caused.

Beyond the battlefields, however, the War Between the states also brought forth many firsts, such as the first Army ambulance corps, the first use of conscription of soldiers, the first black U.S. Army officer - the list goes on and on.

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