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Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Voucher Program Could Expand Statewide

State Republicans trying to reach consensus

Republican negotiators are considering a plan to expand Wisconsin's Choice or voucher program statewide, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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UWM Today
1:32 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Studying the Impact of Nursing Home Noise Levels on Residents with Dementia

Tom Luljak and Laura Joosse
Credit Jon Strelecki

As our county's population ages, the number of people with dementia continues to rise. On previous editions of UWM Today, we've talked about some of the many challenges facing those who suffer from dementia and those who care for people with the condition.

On today's program, we consider a new aspect of helping those with dementia and Alzheimer's, and it involves something as simple as lowering the level of noise during mealtime in nursing homes.

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Health & Science
12:49 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

A Botanist Walked into a Bar: Stewart Reveals What is Really in Alcoholic Beverages

Most alcoholic beverages are made from distilled plants.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Amy Stewart.

The next time a bartender asks you what you’re having, you could say you’re in the mood for that heady combination of juniper, grains of paradise, wormwood, and olive.

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Health & Science
11:35 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Does a Full Moon Control Us? Creighton has Answers

Is the full moon the reason why so many crazy things happen?
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Jean Creighton.

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

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Politics & Government
11:32 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Milwaukee County Exec Picks New Parks Director

John Dargle is in line to become Milwaukee County's next parks director. Dargle has headed the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia.

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Environment
11:15 am
Thu May 30, 2013

How Much Weight Can Public Carry in Promoting Great Lakes' Health?

Restoration initiative designed to leave healthier Great Lakes for next generation.

The condition of the Great Lakes will receive its fair share of attention over the next few days.

Tonight in Milwaukee, the EPA is asking for public input on the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – or GLRI.

Over the last four years, the federally funded program has funneled more than  $1 billion into projects such as cleaning up polluted estuaries and combating invasive species.

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Arts & Culture
11:09 am
Thu May 30, 2013

LEGO as an Educational Tool for Arts and Creativity

Andrew Johnson, one of the ten Lego Master Model Builders in the world.
Credit DePaul University

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews LEGO Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

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Politics & Government
10:41 am
Thu May 30, 2013

State Appeals Court Upholds Photo ID Requirement

Wisconsin has not yet enforced its photo ID requirement because of court challenges

Wisconsin's 4th District Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's photo identification requirement for voters, is constitutional.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

State Lawmakers Listen to Heated Debate on Abortion Bill

Dozens of people packed a hearing room at the State Capitol on Wednesday.
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Thousands of workers in Wisconsin could soon find their health insurance plans dropping an item: abortion or contraception.

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Venture Capital Plan would Exclude Troubled Job Creation Agency

State lawmakers who back the creation of a venture capital fund have changed their original proposal.

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