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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.
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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.
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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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Ex Fabula
2:08 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ex Fabula: Secret Stories from Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

John Dye
Credit Art Montes

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

In addition to their popular monthly StorySlams, Ex Fabula hosts occasional, members-only Secret Fabula events that take attendees behind the scenes of Milwaukee institutions to hear stories and secrets.

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Politics & Government
1:25 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Milwaukee May Sell Certain Vacant Lots For $1

Next door neighbors could buy that empty lot for a buck
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The program would start in the 15th Aldermanic District on the north side and expand, if successful.

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Regional
11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Fog covered Northwestern Mutual building and Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area.

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Economy & Business
5:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Big Utility Merger Proposed for Wisconsin and Neighboring States

The parent of We Energies wants to buy the parent of a Green Bay area utility.
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The wheels are spinning on a $9 billion utility merger.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Rethinking Farm to Table

According to Barber, we've lost 100,000 farms in the last five years, and “1.1 % of farms in the United States account for nearly 45 percent of farm revenues.”
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'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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