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12:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Musicians Peter Mulvey And Willy Porter Ad Lib In The Spirit of Lamplighter Sessions

Willy Porter (left) and Peter Mulvey (right)

Milwaukee based singer songwriters, and terrific guitarists, Peter Mulvey and Willy Porter are no strangers to Lake Effect

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UWM Today
10:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Major Project Underway in Milwaukee to Create Microgrids

Tom Luljak and guests
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UWM launches an important project called a microgrid. It that will be vital to the region's power, energy and control industry cluster.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Author Bret Anthony Johnston Finds The Answers In Writing

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Bret Anthony Johnston makes his home in Boston these days, but his artistic feet are firmly planted in his real home town of Corpus Christi, Texas; the setting of his best-selling novel, Remember Me Like This.

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Politics & Government
3:48 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Understanding Wisconsin's Looming Right-to-Work Debate

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The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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Regional
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Milwaukee's Best New Restaurants

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There’s been a lot that’s been written and said about the wealth of good new restaurants that have opened around the Milwaukee area in the past few years. 

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Health & Science
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Actor Michael York Embraces His Role As RENEWAL Project Ambassador

Since being diagnosed with amyloidosis, Michael York has served as an ambassador for raising awareness of the rare and destructive disease.
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Actor Michael York is known for heralded roles in films as diverse as Cabaret, Logan’s Run, and the Austin Powers movies.  But today, the actor hopes to stand in a spotlight of a different kind.

York suffers from a condition called amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in your organs. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can be life threatening. Unfortunately there is not yet a cure for the disease, but there are treatments available that can help manage symptoms.

The RENEWAL Project seeks to raise awareness and research dollars for the condition. It is based at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where Doctor Parameswaran Hari is a leading researcher into the disease.

York was in Milwaukee this morning to launch the RENEWAL project, and he recently joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the studio along with RENEWAL Project coordinator Paul McComas over the phone.

"It's primed at a time when significant things are happening all over the world. It's so rare, it's 150,000 people in the United States and Europe combined," says York. "So I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had - finally - the correct diagnosis."

Arts & Culture
11:22 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Ex Fabula: December Spectacular - Surprise/Sorpresa!

Rob Harrington sharing a story.
Credit Art Montes

In honor of our December Spectacular, this week we’re looking back on a story about surprises and a story about language.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Top 10 Books To Gift In 2014

What books make good gifts? According to Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin, the book must have a visual component.

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Regional
7:02 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dontre Hamilton Case: Protesters Crowd into City Hall

Protesters marching down Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.
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One person was arrested for disorderly conduct as demonstrators continued to call for charges in the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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