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10:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Riveredge Nature Center Hits Stride at 45

Executive director Jessica Jens (left) and development director Julia Courtright outside sturgeon rearing trailer.

We travel to Riveredge, northwest of Milwaukee, to learn about the energy and vision of the place, starting with its new executive director.

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Politics & Government
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Deadline Today in Assembly Special Eelection

The first phase of a special election in southeastern Wisconsin ends today.

Nomination papers from candidates seeking the 21st Assembly District seat a due today.

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Politics & Government
5:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Legislators Want to Force MPS to Sell Unused Buildings

Voucher school has been seeking to purchase a vacant MPS building

Plan from GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would make Milwaukee Public Schools sell vacant buildings to other 'education operators.'

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Politically Charged License Plates

Louisiana has a "Choose Life" license plate. Wisconsin lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on whether to offer one here.
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Wisconsin produces nearly 40 special license plates. If you don’t want the standard “America’s Dairyland,” you can choose options such as “Packers” or “Ducks Unlimited” or “Marine Corps Veteran.”

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Brit Singer Billy Bragg: Protest Music is 'Not an Agent' of Change

Billy Bragg performing his unique blend of folk, punk and protest music.
Credit El Humilde Fotero del Pánico/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews acclaimed singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

Over the past 30 years, one of the enduring voices of protest to emerge from Britain has been singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. In turns angry, reflective, and funny, Bragg has developed a following in the U.S., as well.

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