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6:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

How Green Energy Sprouted in Wisconsin

Mark Klein is one of the founders of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
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Green energy captured interest decades ago - yet it remains a polarizing topic. Debate continues churning around how much wind and sun should figure into our energy supply. Fossil fuels – gas and oil and coal, still dominate.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence kicks off our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series by exploring the “birth” of the renewable movement in Wisconsin. She unearthed some of its passion and serendipity – on a road trip to rural Portage County.

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Food
4:21 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Milwaukee Venture Savors Soup, Served Up Roadside

Steve Perlstein serves up some of his tomato basil soup on the Lake Effect lanai.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

Simmer Truck co-founder Steve Perlstein chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The food truck phenomenon was a bit late in arriving in Milwaukee, compared to some cities, but there is an apparent renaissance underway.  Buying food from a vendor on the street here is about more than lukewarm hot dogs – it’s gourmet cuisine, ranging from Asian, to pizza, to West African, to now – soup.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Helping Urban Residents See the Forests for the Trees

The Urban Connections program seeks to connect city dwellers with special places, such as Morgan Falls St. Peter's Dome Trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Credit Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Four Urban Connections program managers speak with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness.  But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.

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Regional
1:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Night Life in Milwaukee: Murphy Explores Milwaukee in the Middle of the Night

Milwaukee's Old World Third Street at night.
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New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Could Milwaukee be one in the same?

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Screw Everyone: NPR Host Shares Her Crazy (But Real) Dating Stories

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy is filled with entertaining, funny, but real dating stories.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews NPR's Ophira Eisenberg.

Have you ever dated anyone who has 300 stuffed Garfields? NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg did and she decided to write about it.

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