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8:12 am
Tue October 7, 2008

She Aint Heavy

Not content with just carrying their wives across the threshold upon getting married, some couples in northern Wisconsin revisit this momentous occasion by carrying their wives in the second annual Wife Carrying Competition in Minocqua.

WUWM's Susan Bence documents the fun in this feature story.

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Baseball
1:13 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Efforts to Get Black Kids Back to Baseball

Kids play their final T-Ball game of the season on Milwaukee's north side.

The Milwaukee Brewers have one of the best records in baseball this season and could make the playoffs for the first time in a quarter-century. What also makes the team noteworthy is that it has more African American players than most other teams. While Major League Baseball has spent $20 million trying to keep the sport alive in inner cities -- and likes to recall the days of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier -- interest among black children seems to have dwindled. But WUWM’s Erin Toner found players and supporters in Milwaukee working to reverse the trend.

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Regional
1:36 pm
Mon September 1, 2008

Coach Cherishes Waning Days of Summer

Joe Clifford in his Lake Geneva beach domain.

The summer season comes to an end today as we celebrate Labor Day. It also means Coach Clifford’s job at the beach in Lake Geneva is over until next Memorial Day. WUWM’s Susan Bence popped down to the sand to talk with the man who doesn’t have any qualms about being called a beach bum.

I walk past the old snack canteen above this picturesque lake. The water couldn’t be bluer and the sky couldn’t possibly be clearer. It’s one of those perfect late summer mornings. You walk down a set of concrete steps, freshly blown free of the sand from yesterday’s mass of wet little feet. That’s where Joe Clifford reigns. He manages Lake Geneva’s public beach.

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Project Milwaukee
5:26 pm
Sun August 3, 2008

Street Cred - A Dangerous Balance in Violent Neighborhoods

Dr. Elijah Anderson

We continue our series, Project Milwaukee Youth Violence.
We’re exploring the causes and possible solutions to youth violence in our community.
Today we examine the societal reasons that prompt some young people to gravitate to violence.

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Regional
7:38 pm
Fri August 1, 2008

Humane Society Continues Moving Dogs from Mass Breeding Operation

Cluster of Dogs in Outdoor Run at Puppy Haven
Ann-Elise Henzl

The Wisconsin Humane Society recently agreed to buy a mass breeding operation -- described by critics as a "puppy mill" -- in order to shut it down. It will take a couple of months to find homes for the more than 1,000 dogs of 40 different breeds, which were kept at the facility.

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Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Les Paul, The Wizard of Waukesha

Les Paul with Lake Effect's Bonnie North at the Les Paul's House of Sound at Discovery World.
Credit Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Bonnie North and Tom May interview Les Paul, musician and inventor.

Many of the technologies that are used today in the music and broadcast industries can be traced back to Waukesha native Les Paul, musician and inventor. Lake Effect's Bonnie North and Tom May got the chance to meet with Paul at Discovery World's newly opened exhibit "Les Paul's House of Sound."

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Arts & Culture
1:49 pm
Mon June 9, 2008

Small Town Lives and Breathes All Things Norwegian

Stephanie and Jenna Stokes

Many generations ago, Norwegians settled in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Today, its residents continue to celebrate the early immigrants’ rich heritage, especially its dance. WUWM News traveled to the vibrant little city to drink in its biggest celebration of the year. We discovered it’s both an exciting and bittersweet event.

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Project Milwaukee
8:25 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Causes

WUWM Staff: Tom May, Sara Prince, Mitch Teich & Bonnie North

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

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Project Milwaukee
8:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions I

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

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Project Milwaukee
8:15 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions II

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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