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Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Milwaukee Forecast: Phair Ahead

Credit Melanie Vyvyan, via Wiki Commons

Liz Phair chats with WUWM's Mitch Teich.

  Musician Liz Phair talks with Mitch Teich about her newest album, unpredictability, motherhood and Keith Richards's memoir.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Milwaukee's Port at Heart of Commerce, City's Soul

"Soul of a Port" examines the history of and present-day at the Port of Milwaukee.
Credit The History Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews writer Leah Dobkin about the Port of Milwaukee.

Please note: This interview originally aired Jan. 14, 2011.

While the Port of Milwaukee is not in the heart of the city, it may just be the heart of its commerce.

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Civil War
9:30 am
Thu January 13, 2011

The Spur & the Sash

These are the actual spur and sash passed down through generations of Robert Grede's family that inspired his first novel, The Spur & the Sash, about a Civil War love story.

A local author writes about a Civil War-era Romeo and Juliet. Robert Grede's first novel is The Spur & The Sash, published by Three Towers Press. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci last fall. Grede will discuss his book at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Friday.

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Civil War
9:07 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero

Young readers will get a peek into the life of an honest-to-goodness Civil War hero - and former Wisconsin governor. Stuart Stotts is the author of the new biography for young readers called Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. It's part of the Badger Biographies series.

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Life's Voices
3:35 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson inside a home for veterans on Milwaukee's northwest side.

Our “Life’s Voices” series continues on WUWM.

Each year-end holiday season, we chat with ordinary people whose extraordinary actions make them unique in the community. Today, we meet a Vietnam veteran who recently retired from a “blue collar” career that included stints as a crane operator and warehouse worker. His “work- a- day” world now centers on volunteerism and a different kind of heavy lifting. We spoke with him at a northwest side Milwaukee home that his group leases for homeless vets making the transition back to society.

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