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Arts & Culture
2:57 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Mukwonago Waiting for Court to Decide Indian Logos Case

Mukwonago High School Principal Shawn McNulty stands near the sign on the lawn.

The subject of Indian school mascots will pop up again on Wednesday. The former Legislature approved a law requiring school districts to remove Indian logos, if they offend any residents. To keep the logo, the district must prove to the Department of Public Instruction that the name and caricature are not offensive. On Wednesday, a Waukesha County judge is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the mandate. Two Mukwonago residents are contesting it. They claim it’s vague and that the state violated their rights by not giving notice of a hearing. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson visited Mukwonago High School, which has been given more time to remove its Indians logo and nickname.

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Environment
3:10 pm
Sat July 9, 2011

Buzz Surrounds Beepods

Beepods co-founder Charlie Koenen shows off his "workers."

Advocates of living a green life, as well as making money doing it, are gathering this weekend at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, in Elkhorn Wisconsin. Organizers of EcoFair360 hope to lure attendees to workshops ranging from building an electric motorcycle to designing a green roof. A local businessman is “buzzing” out there to share his creation.

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Veterans
10:11 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Program Offers Guitar Lessons, Therapy for Military Veterans

Army veteran Mark Duran

Here in Milwaukee and in cities across the country, military veterans are on waiting lists for a type of therapy to treat war-related mental health problems. But they’re not waiting to see doctors or counselors at VA hospitals. These vets are lining up to take part in a growing program that uses music instruction and free guitars to soothe symptoms of trauma.

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Politics & Government
1:48 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Presidential Scandal, Grover Cleveland-style

President Grover Cleveland.
Credit Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) [Public domain]

Matthew Algeo discusses "The President Is A Sick Man."

We learn about the secret surgery Grover Cleveland underwent and the daring reporter who tried to expose it. 

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Environment
3:04 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Transforming Oak Creek's Lakefront

DuPont site looking northeast from atop the temporary clay mountain.

WUWM's environmental reporter, Susan Bence, spoke with people in Oak Creek who are looking to begin a new chapter in that community’s history books by transforming the lakefront from its current state of industrial blight.

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