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Environment
1:31 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

A New Era on the Horizon - Hunting in Wisconsin State Parks

Act 168 will widen scope for deer hunting enthusiasts.

As 2013 begins, Wisconsin will enter a new chapter of hunting and trapping. The DNR is proposing rules regulating outdoor activities in 64 percent of state parks and trails. The Legislature approved Act 168 to boost participation in traditional outdoor sports.

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Arts & Culture
1:21 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

'Yellow Birds' Proves Writing War Isn't Just for Generations Past

The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
Credit Little, Brown

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Kevin Powers.

War is hell. Even those of us who haven’t fought in one know that to be true. Communicating the experience of war in a truthful and authentic way is hard enough. Telling the story of war is even harder.

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Civil War
1:12 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Iron Brigade Gets Some Michigander Help at Battle of Fredericksburg

At the outset of the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Army of the Potomac crosses the Rappahannock, under the command of Generals Burnside, Sumner, Hooker & Franklin. (Kurz & Allison)
Credit Image courtesy of Library of Congress

As the country heads to the fiscal brink amid political posturing, it's easy to think that our current political environment is more polarized than it was in the past - that back in the old days, consensus was the norm, politicians didn't calculate with precision their next moves, and war wasn't politicized.

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Arts
4:33 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Novice Artists Find Creative Uses of Free Time

Instructor Pat Barry (left) helps a student with a project at one of Fiberwood Studio's open knitting classes.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

If you have young kids in the family, you may open handmade gifts this month – holiday projects little fingers crafted at school. Perhaps adult relatives or friends will also offer their own creations.

WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl found places in town where “grown-ups” are taking time to explore their creative side, or, in some cases, learn crafts of past generations.

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Environment
2:10 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Sussex's Lauterbach Group Named a Sustainable Business 'Master'

We visit the Lauterbach Group in Sussex and learn about their environmentally friendly business practices.

A Sussex printing company is among a select few being honored by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

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