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5:18 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Ever Wanted to Ride an Old-Timey Tricycle? You Can at Old World Wisconsin

Visitors to Old World Wisconsin's new experience, "Catch Wheel Fever," can ride an old-fashioned, recreation tricycle.
Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Old World Wisconsin director Dan Freas and interpreter lead Ryan Schwartz about "Catch Wheel Fever."

Ever wondered how people got up on those old-timey high-wheel bicycles in the days of yore? Now you can find out how - and try yourself - at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Woodwind Quintet, Avec le Bois, Shares Their Beautiful Music

Avec le Bois is made up of five musicians from Milwaukee: Christina Beaupre on clarinet, Elsa Knysak-Wolfe on bassoon, Angela Krainz on flute, Rita Mitchell on oboe, and Allison Schweitzer on French horn.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

A woodwind quintet graced our studios this week to perform two pieces, one by Adrien Barthe and another by Darius Milhaud. 

Despite the name “woodwind quintet,” the ensemble is actually made up of four woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; and one brass instrument, the French horn.

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Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Walker Fights Back, Says "I Will Not Back Down"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting in May 2014.
Credit Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Gov. Walker's campaign has released a flurry of responses and an attack ad, a day after a court released documents from a stalled John Doe probe.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musician Grace Weber: 'The Refinery' Came Right From My Heart

Elliott Skinner and Grace Weber in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bruce Winter

Grace Weber performs a few tracks live in WUWM's Performance Studio.

While in town to perform at Lakefront Festival of Art, Grace Weber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about the release of her album, The Refinery.

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UWM Today
2:50 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests

Tom Luljak and Stefan Schnitzer
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tropical forests play a critical role in the health of our environment. About one third of the carbon dioxide in the world is stored in the trees and plant life in the forests.

But research led by a UW-Milwaukee biologist Stefan Schnitzer shows that storage system is at risk because of a serious threat that exists in tropical forests.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Unsealed John Doe Documents: Prosecutors Believe Walker was Part of Illegal "Scheme"

Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice shares insights into the John Doe investigation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

A federal court released 266 pages of documents on Thursday, related to a John Doe probe prosecutors launched into Wisconsin's 2012 recall campaigns.

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Health & Science
1:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Marking the Summer Solstice with Astronomy Contributor Jean Creighton

Saturday the 21st of June marks this years Summer Solstice.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with contributor Jean Creighton.

After a long winter of what felt like Wisconsin’s own “Polar Vortex,” it’s time to escape from under our roofs and enjoy the longest day of the year. 

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Environment
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Milwaukee Start Up Among Global Water Center's New Batch of Entrepreneurs

Thursday afternoon the Water Council announced the second round of start ups chosen to work inside the Global Water Center.

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Economy & Business
12:55 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Brookfield Company Rides Into a Second Century

One of the vintage sewing machines that Walsh uses to produce its high-end harnesses.
Credit Thea Treiber

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich gets a behind-the-scenes tour of Walsh Products in Brookfield.

You've probably never noticed the low-slung, unassuming building on Calhoun Road in Brookfield.

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Economy & Business
11:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Flying Car Seeks to Insert Innovation Chip Into Milwaukee

Flying Car Milwaukee's three day annual event will begin next Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy of Flying Car

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Michael Hostad, Executive Director of Innovation in Milwaukee, and Cathie Madden,a consultant helping organize Flying Car Milwaukee.

Next week, people from across a diverse group of disciplines will converge on UW-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center to talk about innovation - but not necessarily in the sense of invention.

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