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Economy & Business
5:13 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Why Does Milwaukee Have So Few Minority-Owned Businesses?

Gordon Nameni rents an office inside the Granville Business Development Center.

Over the past 15 years, the number of black and Hispanic businesses in Milwaukee has doubled. However, only 10,000 of the more than 112,000 companies in metro Milwaukee are minority-owned.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Behind the (Funny) Scenes With Hilary Price, a Writer Who Draws

Cartoonist Hilary Price.
Credit image courtesy of the author

Cartoonist Hilary Price talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich on the road in Kenosha.

The page of the country's newspapers can sometimes be rough - stories of crime and mayhem, contentious politics, and - depending your rooting interests - losing sports teams.  But fortunately, there are always the comics to fall back on, some literal comic relief in the midst of everything else.

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Environment
5:38 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

H2O "Rockstar" Says It's Time to Rethink Water

Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District general manager Pat Mulroy talked last week at Water Summit 2012 in Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

Las Vegas Valley Water District head Pat Mulroy casts the country's water challenges in the context of what the arid southwest is dealing with.

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Wolves
5:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Scientific Eye on Opening Day of Highly Contested Wolf Hunt

Monday marks day one of a hunting season some thought would never come: Wisconsin's first wolf hunt.

The Legislature set it into motion months ago, right after the federal government removed the wolf's endangered status.

Tim Van Deelen is one of the people who will watch the hunt scientifically.

The wildlife biologist has been studying the creature throughout its gradual return to Wisconsin, and now will monitor the impact the wolf harvest could have on the stability of its population.

The DNR doled out 1,160 permits for the wolf hunt that begins today.

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Civil War
2:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Iron Brigade and Beyond: In the Wake of Antietam

With election season in full swing, it's easy to think that today's political environment is more polarized than in the past - that back in the old days, consensus was the norm, politicians didn't calculate with precision their next moves, and war wasn't politicized.

Of course, one has to merely rewind about 150 years to the American Civil War to rejigger that assumption.

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Environment
12:09 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Movement Embraces "Native" Landscaping

Rochelle Whiteman measuring up to her native flowering Compass Plant.
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence brings us the story of native landscaping in the Milwaukee area and the remarkable woman who pioneered it.

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Environment
12:02 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Collaboration and Innovation Touted at Water Conference

Members of Oostburg and Ozaukee high schools team share their international underwater robotics story at Water Summit 2012.

People from around the world pour into Milwaukee to take on pressing water issues and promise of science and technology.

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Environment
11:55 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Waukesha's Evolving Quest for Clean Water Turns Attention to Root River

Susan Greenfield wants to make sure Root River restoration isn't dampened by Waukesha water deal.

Waukesha seems to have moved a step closer to solving its contaminated drinking water issue.  With the city's apparent deal with Oak Creek, some people are left with more questions than answers.

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Death and Dying
2:58 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

Conversation Project Facilitates Conversations About End-of-Life Choices

How do you talk about what kind of care you want at the end of your life?

For the past two weeks, we've been running a series on issues related to death and dying. These are topics we as a society generally don't like to talk about, but as Lake Effect producer Stephanie Lecci found out, conversations about end-of-life care have a big impact on the stress that people and their caregivers face as they approach death. Figuring out what kind of end-of-life care you want and communicating those wishes, however, are difficult conversations to have with loved ones and doctors.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat October 6, 2012

'Rooms of Wonder' Exhibit Offers Curiosities of the Past

Madison artist Martha Glowacki brings the curiosities of the past to life in a permanent exhibit at the MAM.
Credit Courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum

Contributor Gianofer Fields interviews Madison artist Martha Glowacki.

Knick-knacks, tchochkis, collectibles...whatever you want to call them, there are objects we love to collect.

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