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11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Marquette Economist: Simply No Economic Reason to Argue for Right-to-Work in Wisconsin

Back in February of 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Madison to protest changes to collective bargaining and union rights.
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GOP Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today that the state Senate will hold an extraordinary session next week to vote on a right-to-work bill. A spokesman for Gov. Walker says that Walker would sign such a bill into law.

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World
11:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

UWM Student Reflects on Her Trip to Cuba

Habana Vieja. Decaying but beautifully bright.
Credit S. Tripp

UWM student Samantha Tripp traveled to Cuba before starting her internship at WUWM in late January. Here are a few of her notes and photos:

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Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

The Delta Routine Stay Positive On New LP

The Delta Routine, From Left to Right: Mike Hoffmann, Nick Amadeus, Kyle Ciske, Evan Paydon

“I really put myself on the page,” says Nick Amadeus of the songs on the Delta Routine’s latest album, You and Your Lion. The band celebrates the release of their 11-track album Sunday, February 22nd.

The touring atmosphere Amadeus immersed himself in provided a new lens to write from. “Gone Again” and “Home With You” chronicle the transient life Amadeus and band have faced since releasing their last album, Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares.

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Politics & Government
9:23 am
Fri February 20, 2015

UPDATE: If Wisconsin Legislature Passes a Right-to-Work Bill, Walker Will Sign It

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald expects colleagues to approve right-to-work legislation next week.
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State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald made a surprise announcement Friday, calling the Senate into extraordinary session to take up right-to-work.

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Education
3:20 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Dementia & Music: Can Listening to One's Favorite Song Improve One's Memory?

Tom Luljak and Jung Kwak
Credit Jon Strelecki

Can simply listening to one’s favorite songs improve memory, mood and quality of life for the 5 million people with dementia in the United States alone? 

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Regional
12:53 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Tomah Will Host Congressional Hearing to Probe Reports of Overmedication at VA Hospital

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Congressional leaders announced Thursday that a hearing into reports of overmedication at the local VA Center will be held in Tomah.

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Economy & Business
12:40 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Business is Sprouting for Cudahy's Angelic Bakehouse

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Angelic Bakehouse President and CEO Jenny Marino didn't come to her profession with a long background in food.  But her learning curve has taken off impressively - along with the size of her customer base.

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Health & Science
11:16 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Researcher: People Oversimplify Things When It Comes to Weight Loss

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Obesity is what many people tackle first when it comes to the effort to lead a more healthy life. 

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Health & Science
11:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Cause for Concern: Women More Likely to Shrug Off Heart Attack Symptoms

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While we can all agree that the prospect of a heart attack is serious, there is evidence that one group of people doesn’t take their own risk for heart attacks seriously.  And it’s a pretty big group.

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Education
5:27 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Chicagoans Offer Milwaukee Ideas about Boycotting or Opting Out of Standardized Tests

While Wisconsin debates whether districts should administer the Smarter Balance Test, some voices insist schools are over-testing students.

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