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12:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

In Disparate Community, Local YWCA Works to Make Racial Justice Within Reach

Participants in the YWCA's "Unlearning Racism" program learn about privilege and inequality during an activity.
Credit YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the YWCA's racial justice director Martha Barry.

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one Milwaukee organization consistently works to keep issues of racial justice front and center.

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Economy & Business
12:03 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Optimism, Harleys Rumble into Milwaukee

Harley celebrates their 110th anniversary this week in Milwaukee
Credit Larry Darling/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich Talks with John Schaller

The rumble of motorcycle engines is already echoing through downtown Milwaukee, ahead of this week's festivities celebrating Harley-Davidson.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Report: Walker Says Capitol Protesters Should Get a Permit

Singers have been gathering at noon for nearly two years, to protest Republican policies. The singers say they don’t need a permit, because they’re exercising their right to free speech
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An expert on police procedure is criticizing Capitol police for arresting protesters, but Gov. Scott Walker says protesters should “follow the rules.”

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Politics & Government
11:28 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Essay: State Should Embrace Singer-Protestors

Singing protestors at the State Capitol in Madison have recently been arrested.
Credit Light Brigading/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank reflects on the protest songs being sung at the State Capitol.

Recently in Madison, singing protestors have been making themselves heard in the State Capitol building, and that has Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank thinking.

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Regional
10:55 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Expected to be Heavier than Usual

Holiday travelers will share the road with thousands of bikers and baseball fans Thursday through Monday.

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