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Project Milwaukee
8:46 am
Mon November 15, 2010

The Booming Organic Valley

We travel to Organic Valley to learn how supporting family farms and committing to organic practices made this Wisconsin company very successful – and a national role model. WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence takes us there for our Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? series, and we hear from reporter Joanne Weintraub, who wrote about Organic Valley in the current issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Project Milwaukee
8:43 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Wisconsin's Economy has Deep Roots in Agriculture

A turn-of-the-century book about Milwaukee boasted of the economy's connection to farms.

WUWM begins a week-long look at the state's food economy in our series, Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? The foods that are grown here have always been intertwined with the state's history. Some analysts believe food is also key to the region's future. In our first installment, Ann-Elise Henzl reports on how Wisconsin became so closely associated with food.

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Project Milwaukee
8:40 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Wisconsin's Food History

Wisconsin food history marks the first segment of our Project Milwaukee: What’s on Our Plate? series. John Gurda is a Milwaukee historian, the author of nineteen books, including The Making of Milwaukee and Cream City Chronicles, and he’s our regular Lake Effect history contributor.

Project Milwaukee
8:38 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Milwaukee's Brewing Tradition

Our series on Wisconsin’s food economy wouldn’t be complete without a look at Milwaukee’s brewing tradition. Brewery historian Leonard Jurgensen owns the largest private collection of Schlitz memorabilia in the nation. Kevin Cullen is an archaeologist and educator at Discovery World in Milwaukee. He helps run the museum's "Distant Mirror" archaeology program and blog and teaches the "Ale Through the Ages: The Anthropology and Archaeology of Brewing" courses. Cullen and Jurgensen lead the museum's "Legacies of Milwaukee Brewing" tours around the city. They spoke with Stephanie Lecci.

Project Milwaukee
8:35 am
Mon November 15, 2010

An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State

Our Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? series takes a look at what foods we make in Wisconsin and how it impacts our economy. First, we look at our food history.

Terese Allen is the author of the new edition of The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Tomorrow on our Project Milwaukee series, What’s On Our Plate?, we move into the present and take stock of what’s being produced in Wisconsin today.

Arts & Culture
1:22 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Ingrid Michaelson Takes on a Bigger Sound

Ingrid Michaelson chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.
Credit WUWM photo

Ingrid Michaelson, in concert and conversation in the Lake Effect performance studio.

  Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson was joined by band members Bess Rogers and Allie Moss in the Lake Effect performance studio in August. 

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Arts & Culture
10:46 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Latino Arts Strings

Latino music and traditions are preserved through the Latino Arts Strings Program. Contributor Amy Kiley introduces us to some of the program's students.

Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley produced our report on the Latino Arts Strings Program. The musicians of the program will be performing for the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Day of the Dead Family this Sunday at 1:30 PM.

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Regional
4:32 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Golf Takes Center Stage in Wisconsin

Credit Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Southeastern Wisconsin will play host to five major golf tournaments over the next ten years. The tournaments will give golf fans a unique opportunity to see some of the sport’s best players on a regular basis. There are several reasons why Wisconsin is so attractive to PGA and USGA.

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Vital Signs
2:14 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Floods Worsen Housing Crisis for Some

Marie Irby stands next to her favorite flowers.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Last month's floods made life more desperate for people with limited means. That's according to the latest Vital Signs report the Greater Milwaukee Foundation released Monday. It gauges the level of economic need in the four-county area. WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl visited an older Milwaukee woman who can no longer live in her home, to find out how she's coping.

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Raving About Ravinia

Contributor Amy Kiley takes a look at the three-month Ravinia concert series… held an hour south of Milwaukee, in Highland Park, Illinois. Kiley is a freelance journalist and musician who lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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