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Arts & Culture
11:13 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Finding the Poetry in Pong and Pac-Man

Poetry inspired by the video games of the '80s
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews poet B.J. Best about his newest collection.

If you’re a listener of a certain age, you probably recognize the title of poet B.J. Best’s new collection of prose poetry called But Our Princess is in Another Castle.

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Politics & Government
8:16 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Milwaukee Common Council Approves Pension Changes

The minimum service retirement age for new City of Milwaukee employees will be pushed back to 65 from its current age of 60 under pension changes approved by the Common Council.

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Economy & Business
7:57 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Milwaukee Wave Stays Put

The U.S. Cellular Arena will be the Milwaukee Wave's home field for the next two years.

The Milwaukee Wave, the longest running soccer franchise in North America, will play home games at the U.S. Cellular Arena for the next two years.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Joint Finance Approves Governor's Property Sales Proposal

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Gov. Scott Walker got much of what he wanted Tuesday from the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee. It agreed to give the governor power to sell or lease state property, and without a competitive bidding process.

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Environment
12:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Molybdenum in Well Water Remains a Murky Issue in Southeast Wisconsin

Barb and Clyde Perdzok didn't imagine "molybdenum" would become part of their vocabulary.

A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water.  The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount.  WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.

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