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2:32 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Report: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Needs $5 Million to Avoid Shutdown

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs several million dollars in order to stay open.
Credit Marcus Center

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs an immediate $5 million to avoid a shutdown, according to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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UWM Today
1:57 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Impact Obesity Has On Our Psyche

Tom Luljak and Christy Greenleaf
Credit Jon Strelecki

Nobody wants to be overweigth, but it is a fact that many of us are carrying around more pounds than we should. Studies show that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The number of children who are overweight is even greater among some population groups.

While we know there are serious physical risks to being overweight, on this edition of UWM Today we talk about the impact obesity has on our psyche. 

Host Tom Luljak interviews Christy Greenleaf, associate professor of Kinesiology at UWM's College of Health Sciences.

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Economy & Business
9:16 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Bucks' Low Attendance and Losing Record Make Difficult Sell for New Arena

The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the worst attendance rates in the NBA.
Credit LaToya Dennis

The Milwaukee Bucks have the NBA's second worst record so far this season, as well as the fourth lowest attendance record in the league. But some in their hometown hope a new arena could open a new chapter for the team.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Elderly Residents Cope With Feeling Shut-In During Frigid Weather

People with disabilities board the bus at the Kelly Senior Center in Cudahy.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Cold weather for some Milwaukeeans equals immobility and isolation.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Survey: Most Wisconsin Voters Support Higher Minimum Wage and Kenosha Casino

Wisconsin is one of twenty-two states where the minimum wage is set at the lowest possible level allowed by federal law, $7.25 per hour. Over three-fourths of registered voters in the state would support a minimum wage hike.
Credit Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

More than three quarters of Wisconsin voters favor a hike in the minimum wage, so do business owners, according to the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.

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Health & Science
7:51 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Milwaukee Researcher: New Test Diagnoses Deadly Sepsis 10 Times Faster

New tests are helping doctors prescribe the right antibiotics to treat sepsis.
Credit Photos.com

A Milwaukee researcher says new testing for an often fatal blood infection can diagnose the issue and find the right treatment days faster than the previous method.

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Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Baseball Souvenirs Were Invented in Milwaukee

Merchandise sold at Milwaukee Brewers game
Eyton Z/Flickr

Everybody wants a piece of baseball history, but it turns out, souvenirs are a unique part of the game's story in their own right.

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Economy & Business
5:42 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Milwaukee Magazine Colleagues Remember Publishing Icon Betty Quadracci

Milwaukee Magazine president Betty Quadracci has died. She was 75.
Credit Kevin J. Miyazaki/Milwaukee Magazine

Milwaukee Magazine president and publishing icon Betty Quadracci died on Monday night. She was 75.

Quadracci co-founded the printing company Quad/Graphics with her late husband Harry in 1971.  The company purchased Milwaukee Magazine in the 1980s, and Quadracci served as its publisher until earlier this year.

Milwaukee Magazine's chief editor Kurt Chandler says Quadracci wanted to make sure her publication wasn't just another city magazine.

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Essay
5:08 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Essay: Visiting a Psychic in Search of Mom

An essayist, in search of why her late mother hasn't given her a sign, goes to a psychic.
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The holidays can be tough for those who have lost a loved one. Essayist Mel Miskimen lost her mother in the spring and is facing her first Christmas without her:

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Essay
4:30 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Essay: Milwaukeeans Aren't Winter Storm Wimps

Snow piled along the street in downtown Milwaukee
Credit Dave Reid, Flickr

You’d think the residents of Wisconsin’s north woods, who are used to copious snowfall, might look with some amusement at our relatively modest snow depth. Not so, says Lake Effect essayist George Berdes:

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