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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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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

William Joyce: A "Vast Story Armada" to Defend Childhood (a little longer, anyway)

Author/illustrator William Joyce shows off his dapper outer space attire in a recent self portrait.
Credit William Joyce

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews William Joyce.

Last weekend’s returns at movie theater box offices were, perhaps, not all that surprising.  The latest installment in the Twilight series remains on top, followed, for a second straight week, by “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Study Examines Dangers of Chemical Compounds in Great Lakes

UWM postdoctoral researcher Matt Dellinger is studying how certain compounds end up in the Great Lakes - and what impact they could have on ecological and human health.

A new study explores the effects of emerging contaminants on the Great Lakes.

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Back in pain? Try these helpful tips.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Doctor of Chiropractic Josh Zumstein.

Sit up straight. Don't slouch. Lift with your knees, not with your back.

We've all heard these tips to avoid wrenching our backs, but given the pervasiveness of chronic back pain among Americans, we clearly aren't following these instructions.

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