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Economy & Business
1:34 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Spices to Send You On a Flavor Safari

Yollande Tchouapi Deacon's company, Afro Fusion Cuisine, produces a variety of spices used in West African cooking.
Credit photo courtesy Afro Fusion Brands

  Earlier on today's show, essayist Kyle Cherek reflected that the word foodie is not just for trendy east or west coasters.  It’s a word that can – and is – used to describe people right here in the heartland that are passionate about food, especially locally sourced and prepared food.  But eating local doesn’t necessarily mean eating from a culinarytradition that is local.

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Environment
1:16 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Farm Bill Also Heads Toward a Deadline

A lot is at stake for Wisconsin farms such as this one from the fate of the Farm Bill up for renewal by Congress.
Credit chefranden photo / Flickr

As fiscal cliff negotiations continue, the Farm Bill is also set to expire at the end of 2012.

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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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