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Education
4:09 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Proposal would Include Voucher Schools in State Report Card

Some critics of school choice argue the schools in the program are not measured for quality.

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Genesis Guitarist Pays It Forward to Future Rock Musicians

Milwaukee native and rock star Daryl Stuermer will judge young rock guitarists.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews long-time member of the band Genesis Daryl Stuermer.

Milwaukee’s Daryl Stuermer made it big – as the lead guitarist for Genesis.  But he still lives here, and he’s helping young guitarists live their rock-and-roll dreams. 

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Arts & Culture
3:05 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Grab Your Bowling Shoes & White Russians! Lebowski Fest Returns

Milwaukee has the rare honor of hosting Lebowski Fest for the second consecutive time.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lebowski Fest’s founder Will Russell.

This weekend in Milwaukee, festival-goers will celebrate a culture of laziness, drinking, and the sometimes unfocused thoughts that go along with both.

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Arts & Culture
2:17 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Minnesotan Murder Mansion Inspires 'Gothic Suspense Novel'

The site of a real-life, infamous double murder inspired the setting in Wendy Webb's new novel.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Wendy Webb.

With a dark history full of shipwrecks and shoreline mansions with murderous tenants, Lake Superior is a perfect albeit eerie setting for ghost stories.

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Politics & Government
12:51 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking with reporters in Dec. 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Larry Sandler about Republican Senator Ron Johnson's rise in prominence.

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin.

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