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12:19 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

3 Ways to Make Cycling as Easy as, Well, Riding a Bike

A decked out bicyclist takes to some urban trails.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author and former bike racer Grant Peterson.

Before you go out and buy a ton of  gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Peterson has some advice - chill out. 

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Health & Science
11:44 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Barriers to Mental Health Services Could Remain Despite Budgetary Help

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Walter Laux, the director of Behavioral Health Services for Community Advocates.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

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Politics & Government
8:01 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session

Budget committee members wrapped up work on the new state budget early this morning in Madison.

State income taxes would be cut by nearly twice as much as proposed by the Walker administration following approval of a new state budget earlier today by the Joint Finance committee.

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Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Joint Finance Rejects Federal Money to Expand Medicaid

The Legislature's budget panel Tuesday rejected federal money to fully expand Medicaid programs in Wisconsin.
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Republican budget leaders are sticking with Gov. Walker’s plan for BadgerCare.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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Health & Science
2:43 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study: Many People Frightened to Enroll in Clinical Trials

A nurse administers light therapy to a patient in a clinical trial. This particular study included 20 cancer patients from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Kathryn Flynn on public attitudes toward clinical trials.

A new study examines why so few people are signing up to participate in medical trials.

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Health & Science
11:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Infant Mortality Down in Milwaukee, Except for African-American Babies

Premature births continue plaguing African-American babies in Milwaukee

African-American babies born in Milwaukee continue dying at substantially higher rates than white and Hispanic infants.

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10:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

MLB Players Share Stories of "Hauntings" at the Pfister Hotel

Lead in text: 
ESPN The Magazine collected stories from Major League Baseball players who've experienced strange things while staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. And, Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviewed some players for NPR's Only A Game back in 2010. Listen here: http://bit.ly/pfisterhaunts
What's so scary about playing the Brewers in Milwaukee? Try the Pfister Hotel. By Stacey Pressman | ESPN The Magazine Nathan Fox for ESPN Justin Upton admits to being creeped out by the Pfister. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 10 Taboo issue. Subscribe today!
Politics & Government
8:58 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Majority of Proposed State Tax Cuts Would Help Those Earning More Than $100k

Proposed state income tax cuts would mostly go for higher wage earners.

A new report, released by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, shows the majority of  a proposed state income tax cut would help anyone earning $100,000 plus.

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