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4:21 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Milwaukee Venture Savors Soup, Served Up Roadside

Steve Perlstein serves up some of his tomato basil soup on the Lake Effect lanai.
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Simmer Truck co-founder Steve Perlstein chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The food truck phenomenon was a bit late in arriving in Milwaukee, compared to some cities, but there is an apparent renaissance underway.  Buying food from a vendor on the street here is about more than lukewarm hot dogs – it’s gourmet cuisine, ranging from Asian, to pizza, to West African, to now – soup.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Helping Urban Residents See the Forests for the Trees

The Urban Connections program seeks to connect city dwellers with special places, such as Morgan Falls St. Peter's Dome Trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Credit Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Four Urban Connections program managers speak with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness.  But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.

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Regional
1:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Night Life in Milwaukee: Murphy Explores Milwaukee in the Middle of the Night

Milwaukee's Old World Third Street at night.
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New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Could Milwaukee be one in the same?

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Screw Everyone: NPR Host Shares Her Crazy (But Real) Dating Stories

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy is filled with entertaining, funny, but real dating stories.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews NPR's Ophira Eisenberg.

Have you ever dated anyone who has 300 stuffed Garfields? NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg did and she decided to write about it.

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Economy & Business
10:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

National Journal Looks at the New Milwaukee

Sophie Quinton's series in National Journal focuses on the transformation of Milwaukee's economy.
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Reporter Sophie Quinton speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about her series of articles.

Perhaps no story has been reported on in Milwaukee over the past twenty years as much as the transformation of the local economy, away from traditional manufacturing.  It’s had an impact on employment, but that transition is also felt in countless other arenas.

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Politics & Government
9:02 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Bill Would Allow Attorney to Trump Judge's Order

The state Assembly has passed a bill that would enable action by an attorney to block a judicial order.

The Wisconsin Assembly Thursday approved a bill that would allow a lawyer to stay a judge's order by filing an appeal within 10 days.

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Economy & Business
7:34 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Court Settlement Will Impact Local Housing Stabilization Efforts

Wells Fargo will contribute $27 million to housing stabilization efforts in 13 cities including Milwaukee as part of a housing discrimination settlement.

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Project Milwaukee
1:01 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Power Switch: Series will Explore State of Green Energy in Wisconsin

Reports examine green power's growth here and potential. We visit energy producers and users, capturing strong opinions.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

At Long Last, A Venture Capital Bill

The state Assembly approved a measure on Thursday that would allow $25 million in public money to be invested in startups.
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The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would allow taxpayer money as well as private funds to be invested in startup companies.

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Health & Science
2:45 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

New Optics View Stars in the Sky - and in Your Eyes

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee adaptive optics researcher Joe Carroll.

A Milwaukee doctor uses the same technology as astronomers to intervene early on in eye disease.

Credit Medical College of WisconsinDr. Joseph Carroll reviewing the results of adaptive optics imaging with technician Brian Higgins and neuroscience student Melissa Wilk.Edit | Remove

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