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1:37 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Comic Book Script Writing: Vital, And Yet Often Overlooked

Cover art from Jim Krueger's story, "The Foot Soldiers."
Credit Jim Krueger

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jim Krueger.

Illustrators get much of the credit for a successful comic book or graphic novel.  And certainly the visuals are what separate those works from a standard novel or short story.  But the story is the backbone of any novel, graphic or not.  And Jim Krueger is a master at coming up with those stories.

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Rebecca Rego: Songwriting as "Spontaneous Combustion"

Singer-songwriter and Wisconsin native Rebecca Rego.

We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here.  In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers.  Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Inside the Eschweilers

Click to Enlarge PhotoThe former Administration building on the Milwaukee County Grounds is one of four buildings there designed by Alexander Eschweiler. Their fate is in question in the midst of new development.
Credit V'ron, Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reporter Jon Olson of Wauwatosa Now.

Some time in the next few days, the first major physical signs of new development will take place at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa. A parkway will be constructed as the construction of UWM's new Innovation Park gets underway. The first new building will be a business incubator facility.

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Wolves
2:39 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Wolves and Humans: A Deteriorating Relationship?

The state's first wolf hunt is underway.
Credit P McConnell

With the state's first wolf hunt underway, a Wisconsin researcher looks into the animals' relationship with people.

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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Mom's Past is Mother's Milk to Memoirist

Alexandra Fuller's latest memoir examines her mother's life.
Credit Lake Effect

Alexandra Fuller’s 2001 memoir, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, offered a first-hand girl’s view of life in British-run Rhodesia as it transitioned violently into independent Zimbabwe and civil war played out in nearby Mozambique. It won fans around the world. Her mother was not one of them.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat November 17, 2012

A Chair-ful Look at History

It's that time of year when college/university students are experiencing the joy of a short holiday break and the dread of writing their final papers.

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Wisconsin Economic Scorecard
2:37 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

New Poll: Wisconsinites Lukewarm on Current Economy, But Optimistic

One set of data from the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.
Credit UWM CUIR graph

It’s a week-and-a-half since the election, and the nation’s attention has turned to our economic fortunes.  A standoff continues over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” though there is likewise increasing talk of a so-called “grand bargain” to head it off.

In Wisconsin, many are looking both to today’s formal announcement by the governor over health insurance exchanges, but also further ahead to the next proposed biennial budget.

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Civil War
1:20 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Iron Brigade and Beyond: Gettysburg

Barlow's Knoll after the first day of battle at Gettysburg.
Credit Wiki Commons photo

For the past six months, we've been telling you the stories of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the American Civil War through our "Iron Brigade and Beyond" series.

Fighting with the brave regiments of the Iron Brigade to the Old Abe 8th, Battery B to the so-called Western brigades, Wisconsinites saw action in some of the war's fiercest and deadliest battles.

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Health & Science
9:49 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Why Walker Said 'No' to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Walker announced his decision Friday.
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker says he will leave the responsibility to the federal government.

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Health & Science
9:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Timeline: Health Care Exchange Discussion in Wisconsin

States must tell the federal government by Friday whether they'll create a state-run health exchange.

Update: Gov. Walker announces that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange.

Gov. Scott Walker has until Friday Nov. 16 to announce whether Wisconsin will create its own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act. If the state refuses, the federal government will create Wisconsin's exchange.

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