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Politics & Government
11:57 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Won't Reimburse Company for High-Speed Rail Work

The Wisconsin Claims Board is denying a $160,000 claim from Wisconsin & Southern railroad company. It says it began preparing its tracks for a high-speed rail extension in 2010 - without a contract, because former Gov. Jim Doyle wanted to move ahead quickly with the project. When Scott Walker became Governor in 2011, he rejected the money the federal government had awarded Wisconsin to expand high-speed rail, killing the plans.

The claims board has decided the state is not liable for reimbursing the railroad firm for the work it performed, because no contract existed.

Politics & Government
8:51 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Health Dept. Secretary Takes Medical Leave

Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary, will be on medical leave for at least a month while she recovers from hip replacement surgery.

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Lake Effect
12:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We travel to central Wisconsin to learn about the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. Then, Milwaukee Magazine surveys all the national lists Milwaukee shows up in, and finds some contradictions. A local music shop prepares to celebrate National Music Day by letting you try any instrument you want, and the 5th annual Okka Fest celebrates free jazz.

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Arts & Culture
6:09 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings A Cappella South African Sound to Milwaukee

The internationally renowned, South African all-male a cappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Albert Mazibuko of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

They say music can bridge cultures and languages, and even bring harmony among discord. Ladysmith Black Mambazo can vouch for that.

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Arts & Culture
5:45 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Since When Do Running Races Include Mud, Costumes and Monkey Bars?

Races aren't just for elite runners anymore - many have become now social and community events.
Credit Ryan Litwiller/Flickr

A writer and runner chronicles the evolution of competitive running, from races to events.

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