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10:49 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Roadway Resculpting to Begin Soon Along Milwaukee's Downtown Lakefront

Planners envision easier access and more green space along Milwaukee's downtown lakefront

While Milwaukee awaits construction of a 32-floor Northwestern Mutual office tower, work will begin on new passageways along the downtown lakefront.


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Health & Science
5:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Can Science Explain the Benefits of Meditation?

Early morning meditation
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Richard Davidson, a University of Wisconsin professor who studies the science of emotions.

Among the films being featured at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival is a documentary called “Free the Mind."

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Arts & Culture
4:38 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Milwaukee Filmmaker Guides Child Stars to Rave Reviews in 'Mister and Pete'

“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” from director/producer George Tillman, Jr., will appear Saturday evening at the Milwaukee Film Festival.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews filmmaker George Tillman, Jr.

While known for its array of films, the Milwaukee Film Festival also pays tribute to people who have made significant contributions to film culture as a whole.

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Economy & Business
3:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

4 Reasons to Consider Wisconsin's College Savings Plan

Jim Diulio suggests investing your child's college savings in a 529 college savings account instead of keeping it under your bed.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Jim DiUlio, the 529 College Savings Director for the State of Wisconsin.

Even as savings rates across the country have gone down in recent years, the state of Wisconsin is trying to encourage more people to put away money for college.

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Why Many Black Men in Milwaukee Can't Get Out of Poverty

UWM researcher David Pate says on average black men in Milwaukee carry a disproportionate amount of debt, compared to their white peers.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. David Pate and researcher Anne Price about the debt many black men in Milwaukee carry.

The latest census figures paint a fairly bleak picture for Milwaukee.

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