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Irish Fest
11:08 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Nova Scotian Music Takes Center Stage at Irish Fest

Musician and scholar Glenn Graham explains how Nova Scotian sound reflects a variety of influences.
Credit Glenn Graham

Every year Irish Fest features the music of a particular region or style.

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Irish Fest
10:21 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Milwaukee's Irish "Ma Mary" Cared for Colombia's Poorest

Milwaukeean Mary McCormick created several programs to help the poor in Colombia.
Credit Marquette University Press

An Irish Milwaukee mother’s faith leads her to the slums of Colombia. Her story is being told in the Irish Fest Cultural Village today.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Senate Panel Hears Emotional Drunken Driving Testimony

A committee heard testimony Thursday at the State Capitol on legislation that would toughen drunken driving laws.
Credit bcdixit

A couple legislators continue hammering away at drunken driving in Wisconsin.

They’ve introduced six bills aimed at toughening penalties.

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Environment
5:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

“Dead Zones” Found in Lake Michigan

Parts of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay have areas of low oxygen, which threaten aquatic life.

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Economy & Business
5:25 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Unemployment Rate Remains 6.8 percent

The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in July. But Gov. Walker’s administration sees signs of improvement, using a different metric.

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UWM Today
2:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Dean Provides Updates on UWM's Lubar School of Business

Tom Luljak and Tim Smunt
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM's Lubar School of Business’ proximity to diverse industries, major companies and budding entrepreneurial ventures translates into a host of internship and career opportunities for students.

The Lubar School’s relationships with businesses also enhances the intellectual capital of the business school's faculty. Faculty members regularly collaborate with industries on executive development and management research, further distinguishing the school's reputation and bringing first-hand knowledge and insight back to students.

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Irish Fest
1:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Three Irish Symbols You Didn't Know Had Spiritual Origins

An early Celtic cross
Credit Jibi44/Wikimedia Commons

Milwaukee's Irish Fest starts tonight, and after 30 years it's more than just one of the city's most popular ethnic festivals.

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Education
12:39 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

2,400 Students Apply for 500 New Private School Vouchers

Wisconsin will add 500 students and 25 schools to its school Choice program - outside Milwaukee and Racine

Next week, the Dept. of Public Instruction will pick via a lottery which 500 students get a voucher. Most already attend a religious school.

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Education
8:47 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Voucher Schools May Face New Accountability Standards

State lawmakers are working on new rules for voucher schools.

Private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher program would need to institute measurements to compare their effectiveness with public schools.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

State Lawmakers Look to Reduce Fraud

Lawmakers want to offer incentives to people for reporting fraud and waste
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

State lawmakers have come up with a new way to weed out cases of waste, fraud and abuse.

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