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11:34 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Soldiers' Letters Illustrate Wisconsin's Military History

Soldiers' published letters in newspapers helped maintain and pass on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War.
Credit Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Tumblr

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with John Zimm about the letters of Wisconsin's soldiers from the Civil War.

One family’s scrapbook became a powerful resource for Wisconsin’s involvement in the Civil War.

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Regional
10:57 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Central and Northeast Wisconsin Work to Recover from Severe Storms

The storm tore the roof off of this house in Kaukauna, WI.
Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media (Appleton, WI)

Two tornadoes and powerful winds whipped through parts of Wisconsin late Tuesday and early Wednesday. The storms flattened structures, including barns and a church.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu August 8, 2013

A White Piece of Art Makes Life Colorful: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performs Reza's "Art"

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Yasmina Reza's "Art" is opening tonight, featuring (l-r) Tom Klubertanz, C. Michael Wright & Brian Mani.
Credit Bill Finn

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with actors Tom Klubertanz, C. Michael Wright & Brian Mani about their newest production, "Art."

Would you spend $200,000 on a painting of a white background with white stripes?  How would your closest friends react if you did?

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Health & Science
10:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Exo-Planets Could Hold Key in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The "gap" in this young star's surrounding disc of gas and dust indicates that new exo-planets are being made.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astrophysicist Dr. David Latham.

An astrophysicist says the search for extraterrestrial life is about to get interesting.

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Regional
8:43 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Milwaukee Residents Proclaim Love For Neighborhood

(l-r) Tina Holst, Kathy Blair Koch, and Russell Stamper II say they love city life.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hopes more police on the street will help counteract a recent surge in gun violence in the city.

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