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Arts & Culture
1:44 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Radiolab Unplugged: A Conversation with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad take us behind the scenes of the popular pub radio show
Credit Christine Butler, Current

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad.

Fans of public radio are well acquainted with the show Radiolab. It’s too simple to call it a show about ideas, but that’s a good start. Heard around the country on more than 300 radio station, the show has tackled such topics as falling, music, color and whether exploding atomic bombs affect beer quality.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Real Dirt on Country Living

Author Kristy Athens and friend.
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Kristy Athens talks about country living on Lake Effect.

  Many people who live in the city or suburbs have had the somewhat romantic notion of giving up the rat race and buying a place in the country... maybe getting some chickens, growing some of your own food. It's tempting, especially after you've sat in rush hour traffic for a while. But what does it really take to make that pipe dream a viable option?

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Environment
3:21 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Envisioning Milwaukee's Inner Harbor

Jim Wasley has ambitious plans for the plaza around UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences.
Credit Susan Bence

We meet UWM Architecture chair Jim Wasley, and learn about his vision for the area around the School of Freshwater Sciences.

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Environment
3:05 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Home Gr/Own Could Bring Urban Ag Innovation Dollars to Milwaukee

Gretchen Mead spearheaded Victory Garden Initiative and came up with winning concept that's being considered for a national innovation prize.
Credit Troye Fox

Local Victory Garden initiative hatches idea that captured attention of national innovation competition.

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Civil War
1:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Clara Barton: More Than the Red Cross

Clara Barton, in a 1906 photograph.
Credit Wiki Commons photo

It's hard to place enough significance on how the American Civil War would go on to shape our country and its people - or to overestimate the extreme loss of life it caused.

Beyond the battlefields, however, the War Between the states also brought forth many firsts, such as the first Army ambulance corps, the first use of conscription of soldiers, the first black U.S. Army officer - the list goes on and on.

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