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4:01 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Establishing Country Roots in Brookfield

Brookfield-native Nora Collins is planting her country roots.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews musician Nora Collins.

Nora Collins began taking music seriously at the age of 14. Now 19, she has been named Wisconsin’s 2013 WAMI Rising Star and 2013 Vocalist of the Year.

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Arts & Culture
2:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Experimenting with Sound on Austin's 'Dive Bar Circuit'

Singer-songwriter Zoe Muth plays in Lake Effect's Studio C1.
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews singer-songwriter Zoe Muth and her band the Lost High Rollers.

Though she emerged from the same surroundings that produced grunge gods Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, singer-songwriter Zoe Muth's doesn't sound anything like them.

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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Riverside Students say No to Metal Detectors

Milton Byers (left) and Yeng Meng Xiong are seniors at Riverside high school. They do not want metal detectors used in their school.

Riverside University High School this week became one of the last high schools in MPS to get metal detectors.

Quite a few students have mounted a protest. They’ve collected more than 1,000 signatures of fellow classmates who don’t want metal detectors in their school.

"We are not criminals, we are scholars," Riverside's senior class president Yeng Meng Xiong says.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Milwaukee County Leaders Disagree Over Extent of Help Needed to Enroll People in Health Exchange

County leaders are deciding how much to commit to help residents enroll in the new federal health care marketplace

Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic wants the county to spend $1.1 million, helping people enroll in the new federal health care exchange.

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Arts & Culture
6:13 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Essay: Lend a Friend Your Ears

Lend your friend an ear.
Credit Orin Zebest/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist George Berdes points out that hearing and listening are not necessarily the same thing.

(Originally printed as "Listening," reprinted with permission from the blog "East of Eagle River.")

Gave away my ears the other day. It was to a friend. No, he had two of his own, so it wasn’t like a transplant. Anyway, while I was doing that I also pretty much zipped shut my mouth. Mostly I just sat there and listened to him.

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