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5:24 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

An Experiment In Healing - A Veterans Story

William Sims

Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we take you to an out-of-the-way story. WUWM discovered a group quietly trying to help homeless veterans find grounding in an urban garden.

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Environment
2:47 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

MillerCoors' Sustainable Brewing

Plant Manager Andrew K. Moschea. Some employee entrances feature historical images of the long-ago Miller Brewery.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence visited the MillerCoors plant to find out how deeply “sustainability” runs through the 156-year-old brewery's veins – both in terms of building employee loyalty and in its drive to evolve into a more environmentally-friendly operation.

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Civil War
1:30 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Civil War Letters Home Reveal Horrors of Battle, Opposing Views on Slavery

The words and sentiments of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the Civil War come alive in a new book.

The song that accompanies this interview is called “Do Not Borrow Trouble,” by the Madison-based folk duo Count This Penny. While the tune is original, the words are actually about 150 years old. They’re the sentiments of a Wisconsin soldier, writing home from the battlefields of the Civil War.

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Veterans
4:34 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Wisconsin Woman Army's First Black, Female Two-Star General

Anderson in her office at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Madison.

A Wisconsin woman has become the U.S. Army’s first black, female two-star general. Marcia Anderson, of Madison, was promoted after a military career spanning more than three decades. She recently returned to her hometown, and that’s when she shared her journey with WUWM’s Erin Toner.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Introducing...It's a Material World

Lake Effect's newest contributor, Gianofer Fields, studies material culture, or the meaning behind the objects in our lives.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews our newest contributor, Gianofer Fields, about the field of material culture.

Our new contributor studies Material Culture, or what the objects in our lives say about us.

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Civil War
9:55 am
Fri September 16, 2011

The Irish in America's Civil War

Rock musician-turned-Civil War reenactor David Kincaid, in period clothing, has compiled Irish music inspired by the War Between the States

Rock musician-turned-Civil War reenactor David Kincaid talks about and plays Irish-American Civil War songs. Kincaid performed Irish-American Civil War songs in period costume at the 2011 Irish Fest in Milwaukee. Kincaid is also the co-founder of the New York-based rock band, The Brandos. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci.

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Civil War
9:51 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Civil War Angel

Cordelia Harvey
Credit Wisconsin Historical Society

A Civil War heroine urged President Lincoln to establish a Soldier's Home hospital in Wisconsin. Bob Kann is the author of Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel, part of the Badger Biographies Series published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Kann is a storyteller, juggler, magician and educator and has written several other biographies for young readers. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci.

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Civil War
9:47 am
Fri September 16, 2011

The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans

Civil War veterans faced many challenges as they tried to return to civilian life – including being mythologized. Dr. James Marten is the author of the new book Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America, published by The University of North Carolina Press. Marten is a professor of history at Marquette University.

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Civil War
9:42 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Wisconsin's Civil War Sacrifice

Why exactly does Wisconsin have its own Civil War Museum? Doug Dammann explains that the state gave a lot during the War Between the States. Dammann is the director of the Kenosha Civil War Museum, part of the Kenosha Public Museums complex. He spoke with Mitch Teich. You can learn more about how the museum is marking the war's 150th anniversary here.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

The Art of Ever-Changing Glass

A Wisconsin master of glass work discusses the medium’s artistic appeal. Beth Lipman is an internationally renowned glass artist based in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. She spoke with Bonnie North. Lipman will be leading a Glass + Kiln Weekend Workshop this Saturday and Sunday at the John Michael Kohler Center in Sheboygan.

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