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There are a lot of factors, scientists say, that feed into climate change. Carbon emissions are high on the list, of course. But another culprit is increasingly sharing the blame. 

Even if you drive an electric car, even if you have solar panels on your house, even if you compost, recycle and reuse, your food consumption habits play into the climate change dynamic.

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The activist was in Milwaukee last week to kick off UWM's Women Leaders Conference. Brockovich told its 500 attendees that she's gathering data to spur a national conversation about environmental and public health concerns.

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When you vote next month, you’ll notice two items on the ballot related to the Supreme Court. One will be the race for a seat on the court. The other – a referendum. 

Today, we examine the dynamics of the race. It pits Incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley against Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley. High court elections seem to generate a lot more electricity these days, than in years past.

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Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s passage. Experts and politicians continue assessing the law’s impacts. WUWM’s Erin Toner caught up with UWM Prof. Owen Thompson, who studies the economics of health care. Thompson says some dire predictions, such as insurance premiums would skyrocket, have not come to pass.

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The appeals hearing for former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney will continue on Monday, a fifth day. He shot and killed Dontre Hamilton.

Manney is appealing his dismissal. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney for the way he confronted Hamilton in a downtown park, last April.

Three members of the Fire and Police Commission are acting as jurors and must decide whether Manney deserved to lose his job.

Wisconsin cannot require abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, according to U.S. District Judge William Conley.

A hearing into a fired Milwaukee Police officer's quest to be re-instated continued Friday afternoon. Christopher Manney fatally shot Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed, mentally ill black man, in Red Arrow Park last April.

Milwaukee Opera Theatre

The Milwaukee Opera Theater might not be on the same scale as the Metropolitan Opera – and is certainly a bit cheekier, but they still take their work seriously… even if their productions are often tongue-in-cheek.

Their latest production is no exception.  Funny to begin with, The Mikado is a classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, with some significant tweaks, courtesy of our next guest.

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This month, the leaders of a task force studying arts, culture and recreation funding in Milwaukee County said a regional approach – including a limited-term sales tax – was the ideal way to build support for public and some private cultural assets.

These are places like the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Marcus Center and others.

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At first glance, you wouldn’t think the subject matter covered by The Snow Dragon would make a compelling opera.

But the world premiere production at Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre takes a difficult topic - child abuse - and transforms it into a mesmerizing piece of theater.

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