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5:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Church Group Works to Overcome Racial Divide

Members of Inhabit and Transformation City Church pray at a recently renovated home.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley tells us about the work Transformation City Church is doing in Milwaukee.

A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Consumers, Employers Still Uncertain About Health Care Reform's Impact

What do doctors, patients and businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act's provisions going forward?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews health care attorney Barbara Zabawa.

With the largest portion of the healthcare reform bill not set to go into law until next year, new research indicates the law is already having an impact on one population.

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Economy & Business
10:29 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Dells Attractions: Immigration Reform Could End Use of Foreign College Workers

Owners of tourist attractions in the Wisconsin Dells contend the immigration reform bill making the rounds in Washington, would halt the use of college students from abroad, as summer help.

Resort operators and others in the popular vacation spot have long been bringing in foreign college students to work the busy summer months, under a J-1 Visa program.

Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon June 3, 2013

GOP Legislators Grapple with Budget, Discord

The Legislature’s finance committee is expected to take up contentious issues this week
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Republican legislators have not been walking in lockstep this time, with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milwaukee Housing Authority Works to Create Independence

Berryland Public Housing is owned and operated by the Milwaukee Housing Authority

Public housing was designed to help people fallen on hard-times.

However, in cities including Milwaukee, some people remain in the safety net for significant amounts of time.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

LEGO Used as Building Blocks for Arts Education and Creativity

Andrew Johnson, Lego Master Builder
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews LEGO Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Historic Beer Caves Now a Concert Venue

Miller Brewery's Caves.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Andy Nelson and Kindra Loferski at the Miller Brewery Caves.

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

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Arts & Culture
12:10 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Left Your Phone at Home? Maybe It's a Good Thing

Yost's new book, Tweak It.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci talks with author Cali Williams Yost.

As smartphones keep us ever accessible, email creates instant communication, and work increasingly slips into what used to be known as "after hours," it's no wonder many of us find ourselves wishing there were 25 hours a day.

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Environment
11:46 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Investing in the Great Lakes: The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Zebra Mussels
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Lake Effect's Susan Bence talks with Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA.

The condition of the Great Lakes will receive its fair share of attention over the next few days.

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Regional
4:09 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Lani Hall and Her Musical Endeavors

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Lani Hall is a prominent world class singer whose debut began with the group Brasil 66, who later signed to Herb Alpert’s record label A&M Records, Herb and Lani then began working collectively together to make music.

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