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11:06 am
Tue June 17, 2014

After Loss of Grandsons, Wisconsin Musician Turns to Poetry

Poet Mary Jo Balistreri memorializes her grandsons in her collection of poetry, Gathering the Harvest.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Wisconsin author, musician and poet Mary Jo Balistreri.

Wisconsin writer Mary Jo Balistreri’s poetry collection, Gathering the Harvest, is as much about contradictions as it is about allusions to nature and the cycles of life.

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Regional
10:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Thriving Cities Revisited: Milwaukee Wraps Up Phase One

David Flowers, Katherine Wilson and Pastor Willie B. Davis
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WUWM's Susan Bence talks with David Flowers, Pastor Willie B. Davis and Katherine Wilson.

A few months ago, Milwaukee joined four other cities in the Thriving Cities Project. Each explored “what it means and what it takes to thrive in” their city.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

After Violent Weekend, Mayor Barrett Says Young Black Men Must Make Better Choices

Fourteen people were shot in Milwaukee between Friday and early Monday morning
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This past weekend, 14 people were shot in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett calls the situation insane.

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Politics & Government
2:48 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Four Members of Congress Urge Feds to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Wisconsin

Democrats, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind, want the Justice Dept. to recognize the marriages for federal purposes.

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Politics & Government
2:23 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Final Court Ruling: Elmbrook Schools Cannot Hold Graduation in a Church

For years, Brookfield Central and Brookfield East high schools held their graduation ceremonies in Elmbrook Church, because of its large size.

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Mon June 16, 2014

20 Years and Counting: Singer Corky Morgan is a Milwaukee Staple

Corky Morgan in the WUWM studios.
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Corky Morgan joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio. Jon Strelecki engineered the session.

Do you get nervous about public speaking? Well, if you think that’s nerve-wracking, try singing the national anthem at a Brewers' game. Despite a bad case of nerves, that’s exactly what Corky Morgan did, and did beautifully. More than that, he wants to do it again. 

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Environment
9:57 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Pipeline to Increase Crude Oil Flow Across State, Jefferson County Residents Concerned

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The Wisconsin DNR granted the Canadian firm Enbridge the final permit needed to carry three times as much oil south, in its newest pipeline, last Thursday.

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Politics & Government
6:36 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Judge Halts Same-Sex Marriages in Wisconsin, While Appeals Continue

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On Friday, June 6, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage. Late last Friday, she put her ruling on hold.

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Regional
4:52 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Milwaukee Pub Sticks with Brazilian Favela Decor for World Cup

Volunteers and artists created the favela-themed patio at Nomad
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Nomad, on Brady Street, has dressed up its patio for the World Cup games, as a favela. Those are slums embedded in Brazil’s cities.

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Dining
4:22 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Craft Brews Get Their Due at Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

An attendee at last year's Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival samples a craft brew from a local brewery.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Sprecher Brewery president Jeff Hamilton about the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival.

Milwaukee has long been known as Brew Town, and though many big beer brands have left in the last several decades, the city still represents when it comes to craft beer.

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