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3:28 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Sounds of Faith Performs a Preview of the Milwaukee Gospel Jubliee

David Drinkwater, Marion Oglesby and Levi Davis
Credit Bonnie North

This Friday evening at the Pabst Theatre, the second annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee takes place.

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Arts & Culture
2:58 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Ex Fabula: Brothers and Sisters, Sisters and Brothers...

Connie Moreadith shares a story.
Credit Ellagraph Studios

If you were born in the 1970s, you probably had a pretty solid relationship with Marlo Thomas and her famous Free to Be, You and Me album. 

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Regional
11:05 am
Wed February 18, 2015

19th Century Scandinavian Model of Learning is Finding Success in Wisconsin

Students sculpt together at the Driftless Folk School.
Credit Driftless Folk School / driftlessfolkschool.org

Many of us have an idea in the back of our heads that one of these days we will leave the rat race behind and learn to live off the land a bit more. Grow our own food, or perhaps live off the electric grid, maybe even make our own cloth. Kind of like how our great grandparents lived – but with better plumbing.

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Economy & Business
10:03 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Tax Questions: Identity Fraud & ACA's Impact on Small Businesses

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We're just under two months away from the April 15th deadline for filing your income tax returns for the past fiscal year. 

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Arts & Culture
9:00 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Devil Met Contention: Songs From The Crossroads

Devil Met Contention, pictured left to right: David Schuyler, Ehson Rad, Nez, Max Nemer

“People say, ‘You should sing like you’ and at this point I’m happy saying I sing like myself,” says Ehson Rad, lead singer of Devil Met Contention.

The Milwaukee four-piece celebrates the release of their new EP, American Times, February 26th at Hotel Foster.

Rad was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and has lived in Texas, Michigan and now Milwaukee. The musical heritage of those places and his transient upbringing inform songs like “Snakeskin Blues.”

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Environment
10:51 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Opposition Flares Around Supersize Pig Farm Proposed in Northern Wisconsin

The interior of a hog confinement barn.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE: Wednesday night, a Bayfield County Board vote of 8 to 5 brought the adoption of a one-year moratorium. It creates a study committee made up of six county elected and three community members; the latter will be selected through an application process. The moratorium applies to all facilities with over 1,000 animal units, unless the operation has established vested rights. It remains unclear whether the Iowa-based Reicks group falls in the "vested rights" category, because it submitted applications to both Bayfield County and the Wisconsin DNR before the February 18 county board decision.

ORIGINAL STORY: Wisconsin has plenty of cow CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), but an Iowa-based company wants to start the first huge hog operation in Bayfield County.

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Regional
4:16 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

DOT Unveils I-94/Stadium Interchange Reconstruction Plan

DOT officials show a model of the proposed reconstruction of I-94 near Miller Park.
Credit Erin Toner

The controversial option of double-decking I-94 near Miller Park is off the table.

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Health & Science
2:24 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Researcher: Key to Ending Food Insecurity Lies in Our Crops

One key to ending world hunger is cooperation between governments to keep crop prices stable and food accessible, according to Anna Applefield Gore.
Credit Clemens Koppensteiner / Flickr

Yesterday on Lake Effect, we spoke with the people behind a new book for young people about Milwaukee’s urban agriculture movement.

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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Haggerty Museum Exhibit Displays Hope Amidst Reconstruction In Central Asia

Family house, 2010
Mila Teshaieva

For four years, award-winning Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the central Asian countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

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Regional
12:05 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Walker Watch: Recent National Stories on Gov. Walker

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Ever since Gov. Walker's trip to London the week of Feb. 9 - and an Iowa poll showing him leading the Republican presidential pack, there's been a flurry of national articles spotlighting the governor.

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