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3:43 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Downtown Arena's New Name: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

UWM and the Wisconsin Center District have agreed on a 10-year deal,  renaming the downtown venue and securing it for the men's basketball team.

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Regional
3:08 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Former West Allis Cop Charged with Killing Women; Keeping Corpses for Months

Highway crews in Walworth County discovered the remains of two women inside suitcases, on June 5.

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Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Unplanned Biography Helps Grieving Mother

Riding Through Grief by Barbara Manger.
Credit tower.com

On a Sunday morning in February 2008, Wisconsin native Matt Manger-Lynch was killed after being struck by a van during a bicycle race in Chicago. He was 29 years old. A chef, a cyclist, an outdoorsman, an adventurer, he left behind his parents, his brother, a wife, and family and friends across the globe.

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UWM Today
1:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Creative Process Behind UWM's Student Start Up Challenge

Tom Luljak and Nathaniel Stern
Credit Jon Strelecki

On a previous edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak discussed UWM's Student Start Up Challenge, a program that helps students take their ideas and turn them into businesses. It is a way to give UWM students a real world experience of transforming a concept into a company.

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Politics & Government
11:47 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Real Talk: Is 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Overlooking the Real Issue?

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as young men who participate in the 'Becoming A Man' program in Chicago watch him during an event in the East Room of the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama signed an executive memorandum following remarks on the "My Brother's Keeper"initiative.
Credit Win McNamee, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Dr. Dave Pate along with economists Dr. Darrick Hamilton and Dr. William Darity.

When President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative was first announced in February, it emphasized its goal to improve opportunities for young men of color.

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Education
11:44 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Honey vs. Vinegar: Resolving Conflict by Showing Respect and Respecting Dignity

As the adage says, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Merens suggests that we use a little more honey when tackling conflict management.
Credit tobinelliot.wordpress.com

We all have examples of when conflict resolution goes wrong, we yell at the customer service representative at the credit card company, or the cashier snaps at you for bringing 12 items into the "10 items or fewer" checkout lane.

But we know, or we should know, that unpleasant conflict can be handled more adeptly.  A former Milwaukee radio host is adapting a conflict resolution model for law enforcement to help people in other fields better manage these situations.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rescuing Saz's Excess Summerfest Food to Feed The Hungry

Chris Capper with load of leftovers from Saz's Catering.
Credit S Bence

Five years ago in Milwaukee, Chris Capper met the head of Saz’s Catering and together they launched a "food rescue program" to feed the hungry. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Reduced Wolf Hunt Quota Fails to Assuage Concerns of Critics in Wisconsin

In less than four months, Wisconsin’s third wolf hunt will commence. The quota will be 156; nearly 100 less than last year’s.

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Regional
5:38 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Downtown Milwaukee Signs Offer Parking Guidance

Signs keep tabs of how many parking space are available and where
Credit Scott Wise

New electronic signs refer drivers to real-time openings in nearby parking garages.

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They came in to talk with us beforehand and gave us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date.

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