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Capitol Protests
1:55 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Madison Protests & AWOL Senators

We examine the possible short and long term fallout of the protests in Madison and the subsequent hiding of Democratic state senators. Mordecai Lee is a professor of Governmental Affairs at UW-Milwaukee and an occasional political analyst for Lake Effect.

Capitol Protests
2:05 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Madison Protests Not Expected to Make Difference in Passage of Budget Repair Bill

Protestors are expected to gather for third day.

The Joint Finance Committee late last night approved legislation that would strip the public sector of most of its collective bargaining rights. All 12 Republicans on the committee voted in favor of the bill, while the four Democrats opposed the controversial legislation that has drawn thousands to the state Capitol this week. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis joins us in the studio with the latest developments.

Capitol Protests
2:03 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Wisconsin Capitol Continues to be Staging Ground for Opposition

Protestor draped in a flag.

More protests are planned in Madison on Thursday. The state Capitol has become the center of opposition to Walker administration plans to virtually abolish state labor unions. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson is in Madison and has been speaking with some of the thousands of protesters as well as supporters of the governor's plans.

Capitol Protests
2:00 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Protestors Take to State Capitol for Third Day

Protestors at state Capitol.

The halls of the state Capitol are expected to be packed again today as the state legislature prepares to vote on a proposal to strip state employees of most collective bargaining rights. Marti Mikkelson is in Madison and file this report.

Capitol Protests
1:58 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Protesters Settle in for a Second Night at the Capitol

Protesters crowded into the Capitol building.

For the second day in a row Wednesday, thousands of people converged on the state Capitol, many of them upset with Gov. Walker’s proposal to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Capitol Protests
1:50 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Labor Expert: Ending Collective Bargaining Comes with Costs

Protestors rally in Madison against Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining rights and other cuts.

Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining rights for state employees has sparked protests – a labor relations expert tells us what’s at stake. Cheryl Maranto is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at the Marquette University College of Business Administration. She spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Environment
1:22 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Sprouting Change - with Diapers

Catherine Bolden's labor of love has turned colorful diapers into an environmentally-conscious and successful business.

On this Valentine’s Day, we take a look at a business that’s rooted in love - and diapers. Susan Bence is WUWM’s environmental reporter. She was curious to find out just how colorful Catherine Bolden’s “Sprout Change” diapers are.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

A Win For Jaimy Gordon's Underdog "Lord of Misrule"

"Lord of Misrule," winner of the National Book Award.
Credit courtesy Vintage Books

  Many consider National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule to be the champion for small presses. We talk with author Jaimy Gordon about her remarkable novel, which won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction. 

Gordon, who teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, was in Milwaukee recently for a reading at Boswell Books.

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Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Milwaukee Forecast: Phair Ahead

Credit Melanie Vyvyan, via Wiki Commons

Liz Phair chats with WUWM's Mitch Teich.

  Musician Liz Phair talks with Mitch Teich about her newest album, unpredictability, motherhood and Keith Richards's memoir.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Milwaukee's Port at Heart of Commerce, City's Soul

"Soul of a Port" examines the history of and present-day at the Port of Milwaukee.
Credit The History Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews writer Leah Dobkin about the Port of Milwaukee.

Please note: This interview originally aired Jan. 14, 2011.

While the Port of Milwaukee is not in the heart of the city, it may just be the heart of its commerce.

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