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2:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Encyclopedia Collects City's Hidden History

A UWM student's poster about "baby hammocks" was presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Credit Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Facebook

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews history professor Amanda Seligman.

A team at UWM is working to publish an authoritative compendium of Milwaukee history and firsts.

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Health & Science
2:23 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Forget the Dark Side - Explore the Moon's Red, Blue and Super Sides

Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton concludes our moon series.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

Whether it’s super, or blue, or crescent, the moon has many faces. But what exactly are they?

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

UWM's Dr. Joan Prince Talks About Her U.N. Experience

Tom Luljak and Dr. Joan Prince
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM Today's Tom Luljak talks with Dr. Joan Prince.

When the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual session this past fall in New York, one of the top leaders at UW-Milwaukee was there serving in a very special role as one of the diplomatic representatives for the United States.

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Health & Science
1:57 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Dentist Laments City's Lack of Dental Care Access

A local dentist reflects on the state of dental care in Wisconsin.
Credit Omar Barcena/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews dentist Monica Hebl.

A new report shows 71.5% of Wisconsin children on Medicaid did not see a dentist in 2011.

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Health & Science
1:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Policy Expert: There's a Crisis In Dental Health for Poor Kids

Too few low-income children in Wisconsin are getting proper dental care, a new report says.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Pew researcher Jane Koppelman.

A national report out this week shows Wisconsin near the bottom of the list for access that poor children have to dental care.

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Economy & Business
11:23 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Wisconsin Tied for #31 in Jobs Added in 2012

Wisconsin added 62,000 jobs in 2011 and 2012

Wisconsin ranked 31st in terms of job growth in 2012, tied with Delaware, Maryland and South Dakota, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the agency's tallies for last year, jobs in Wisconsin grew by 1.2%. The national average was 1.9%.

In raw numbers, the state added 62,000 private sector jobs in 2011 and 2012, the first two years of Gov. Walker's term. He had pledged to create 250,000 private sector positions during his term, leaving him a quarter way toward that goal.

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Politics & Government
9:59 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Aldermen: Thousands of Additional Dollars Needed to Maintain Foreclosed Properties

The city expects to own more than 2,000 foreclosed properties by the end of the year.
Credit Bob Bach

Milwaukee may use a sizable chunk of money from its contingent fund, to handle city-owned foreclosed properties.

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Politics & Government
7:40 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Questions in Wisconsin After Supreme Court Strikes DOMA

Chase Hardin hugs Kai Neander outside Supreme Court building after rulings
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When it comes to Supreme Court rulings, this has been a historic week. One day after the country’s highest court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act, it leveled the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

MPS Preparing to Train 700 New Employees

Nearly 700 teachers and staff members in MPS retired this year.
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This coming Sunday will formally mark a huge wave of teacher and staff retirements in Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Walker Declares State of Emergency in 7 Waterlogged Counties

Gov. Walker issued the declaration after touring flooded areas on Wednesday.

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