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Capitol Protests
1:50 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Labor Expert: Ending Collective Bargaining Comes with Costs

Protestors rally in Madison against Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining rights and other cuts.

Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining rights for state employees has sparked protests – a labor relations expert tells us what’s at stake. Cheryl Maranto is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at the Marquette University College of Business Administration. She spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Environment
1:22 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Sprouting Change - with Diapers

Catherine Bolden's labor of love has turned colorful diapers into an environmentally-conscious and successful business.

On this Valentine’s Day, we take a look at a business that’s rooted in love - and diapers. Susan Bence is WUWM’s environmental reporter. She was curious to find out just how colorful Catherine Bolden’s “Sprout Change” diapers are.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

A Win For Jaimy Gordon's Underdog "Lord of Misrule"

"Lord of Misrule," winner of the National Book Award.
Credit courtesy Vintage Books

  Many consider National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule to be the champion for small presses. We talk with author Jaimy Gordon about her remarkable novel, which won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction. 

Gordon, who teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, was in Milwaukee recently for a reading at Boswell Books.

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Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Milwaukee Forecast: Phair Ahead

Credit Melanie Vyvyan, via Wiki Commons

Liz Phair chats with WUWM's Mitch Teich.

  Musician Liz Phair talks with Mitch Teich about her newest album, unpredictability, motherhood and Keith Richards's memoir.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Milwaukee's Port at Heart of Commerce, City's Soul

"Soul of a Port" examines the history of and present-day at the Port of Milwaukee.
Credit The History Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews writer Leah Dobkin about the Port of Milwaukee.

Please note: This interview originally aired Jan. 14, 2011.

While the Port of Milwaukee is not in the heart of the city, it may just be the heart of its commerce.

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Civil War
9:30 am
Thu January 13, 2011

The Spur & the Sash

These are the actual spur and sash passed down through generations of Robert Grede's family that inspired his first novel, The Spur & the Sash, about a Civil War love story.

A local author writes about a Civil War-era Romeo and Juliet. Robert Grede's first novel is The Spur & The Sash, published by Three Towers Press. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci last fall. Grede will discuss his book at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Friday.

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Civil War
9:07 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero

Young readers will get a peek into the life of an honest-to-goodness Civil War hero - and former Wisconsin governor. Stuart Stotts is the author of the new biography for young readers called Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. It's part of the Badger Biographies series.

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Life's Voices
3:35 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson inside a home for veterans on Milwaukee's northwest side.

Our “Life’s Voices” series continues on WUWM.

Each year-end holiday season, we chat with ordinary people whose extraordinary actions make them unique in the community. Today, we meet a Vietnam veteran who recently retired from a “blue collar” career that included stints as a crane operator and warehouse worker. His “work- a- day” world now centers on volunteerism and a different kind of heavy lifting. We spoke with him at a northwest side Milwaukee home that his group leases for homeless vets making the transition back to society.

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Environment
1:09 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

From Birdies to Birds

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust executive director Shawn Graff surveys Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, a former golf course.

WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence takes us to a former golf course where water is no longer a hazard. There’s more information on the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.

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Arts & Culture
2:44 pm
Fri November 26, 2010

Talk Show Legend Dick Cavett, Part One

Dick Cavett
Credit christopherpeterson.com

We turn the tables on one of America’s most famous interviewers when we interview Dick Cavett, who spoke with Bonnie North this summer at Ten Chimneys in Delafield. To hear more of Bonnie's interview, click on Supplemental Audio below.

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