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11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Republican Senators Question Walker's Call to Replace Common Core Standards

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Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Listening to Mitchell: South Side Story

Mitchell Street
Credit Listening to Mitchell

Listening to Mitchell voices in the order of appearance: Jocasta Zamarripa, Jim Witkowiak, Peggy Romo West, Milt Pivar, Jorge Lopez, Jesse Rodriguez, Edgar Mendez, Jose Lopez

Listening to Mitchell is a public art project by Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr.

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Regional
10:48 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Zoo Interchange: Crews to Work 24/7 During Weekend Full Freeway Closure

Map of the I-94 East/West full freeway closure taking place July 18-21, 2014.
Credit Wisconsin's Department of Transportation

A portion of I-94 will be closed from 11:00 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

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UWM Today
4:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Is It Better to Refurbish An Item Or Build An Entirely New One?

Tom Luljak and Anthony Ross

Anyone involved in manufacturing knows how complicated the process of designing, building and shipping a product can be.

At UW-Milwaukee, a great deal of thought and expertise is devoted to the study of those supply chains between a customer and the manufacturer.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Anthony Ross, who is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Lubar School of Business.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

B-9!: How Two Oneida Women Dabbed Bingo into the Tribe's History to Save Community

Mike Hoeft's "Bingo Queens of Oneida" tells the history of the tribe and how two women brought Bingo into the tribe to save its community.
Credit Wisconsin History Press

    

The Potawotomi tribe recently announced it has dropped the word "bingo" from its casino complex in Milwaukee, which will soon include a hotel. 

While gambling is a huge industry for several Native American tribes in Wisconsin, it was bingo that for years was the heart of Indian gaming here.  And its origins had relatively modest goals. 

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Regional
10:25 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the New East Library, The Standard at East Library

The new East Library and The Standard at East Library plan to open its doors in November 2014.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Last month, librarians of Milwaukee Public Library's East Library put a time capsule in the wall of the new building so that a future generation can find artifacts about what was used in libraries when the library was built. Since then, construction workers of Stevens Construction have put up the dry wall, adding definition to the new library's interior.

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Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Milwaukee Man Starts Mentoring Program for Black Youth in 53206

Young men working to clean up their neighborhood this summer
Credit LaToya Dennis

People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different.

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Ex Fabula
9:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Ex Fabula: Faking It

Marge Eiseman at Ex Fabula’s January 2012 StorySlam.
Credit Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

Everyone fakes it from time to time. At Ex Fabula’s January 2012 StorySlam at the Bay View Brew Haus, attendees heard lots of examples, including the following two stories.

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Regional
5:18 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Night Market Opens Wednesday in Downtown Milwaukee

The NEWaukee Night Market
Credit Troy Freund Photography

There are lots of farmer’s markets to visit during summer, but the one debuting in a parking lot on 4th and Wisconsin offers different twists.

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