News http://wuwm.com en Federal Court Upholds Act 10 http://wuwm.com/post/federal-court-upholds-act-10 <p>A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.</p><p>Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.</p><p>U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:46:55 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 29467 at http://wuwm.com Federal Court Upholds Act 10 Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature http://wuwm.com/post/composer-searches-micro-aural-worlds-nature <p></p><p></p><p>Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.</p><p>That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer <a href="http://www.allwaysnorth.com/" target="_blank">Cheryl Leonard</a> was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:25 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 29383 at http://wuwm.com Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature Life-Long Learning Through The Arts http://wuwm.com/post/life-long-learning-through-arts <p></p><p>The importance of the arts in our community cannot be overstated. They bring vitality and energy to the entire region.</p><p>At UWM, one especially important effort is the commitment to make the arts available and accessible to all generations - including older people suffering from dementia.</p><p>Host Tom Luljak talks with Anne Basting, professor of theater in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and Chelsea Wait, who is a doctoral student in architecture but involved now in a very interesting community arts program.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:01:46 +0000 Tom Luljak 29447 at http://wuwm.com Life-Long Learning Through The Arts What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap http://wuwm.com/post/what-do-about-dots-650-million-funding-gap <p></p><p></p><p>The state is projecting a huge deficit in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 29414 at http://wuwm.com What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap Milwaukee Eagle Scout Candidate Aims to Encourage Bicycling http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-eagle-scout-candidate-aims-encourage-bicycling <p></p><p>As spring starts, more people are thinking about venturing out on their bicycles. Zebedee Summers is on a multi-generational mission to inspire more biking.<br /> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Susan Bence 29330 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Eagle Scout Candidate Aims to Encourage Bicycling