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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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Arts & Culture
5:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Surveillance, Privacy Debate Gets Spotlight in Next Act's Season Opener

"Perfect Mendacity" explores the limits we put on personal privacy.
Credit Next Act Theatre.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews David Cecsarini of Next Act Theatre.

It turns out that the debate between governmental surveillance and individual privacy isn't just dominating our political system and news coverage lately; now it's making its way into theater.

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Politics & Government
5:14 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

ACLU Rep: 'False Dichotomy' Exists Between National Security, Privacy Rights

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Alex Abdo, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project.

Earlier this week, the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court upheld the U.S. government’s program that allows it to collect all the telephone records it desires from American phone companies.

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Health & Science
12:32 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

List of Health Insurance Plans Available in Wisconsin Exchange

Thirteen companies will sell health insurance to individuals, while nine will sell plans to businesses. People and groups can enroll, starting Oct. 1.

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