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2:39 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Milwaukee Rotary Marks 100 Years, Looks to Next Century

An aerial view of the future Rotary Centennial Arboretum.
Credit Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Rick White and JoAnn Anton speak with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee is celebrating its centennial anniversary this month.  The local branch of the service organization was founded just eight years after the international organization was begun, making it one of the longest operating chapters in the world.

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Books
2:31 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Why Are We So Fascinated With the Apocalypse?

Theologian Elaine Pagels
Credit Jerry Bauer

Listen to Mitch Teich's interview with Elaine Pagels, recorded on stage at MPL's Centennial Hall.

A massive tornado sweeps through an Oklahoma suburb.  A bomb causes mayhem at the Boston Marathon.  A gunman kills children at an elementary school, while another kills worshippers at a Sikh temple.  They’re all tragedies.  For some adherents to the bible’s New Testament, they are indications of a world moving in an apocalyptic direction.

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Budget Committee Puts Off Votes on Governor's Voucher and Charter Plans

Republican leaders not yet in agreement on school issues

GOP lawmakers and Gov. Walker don't yet see eye-to-eye on expanding Wisconsin's school Choice or voucher program and creating a charter school board, so the Legislature's budget committee has delayed action on the items.

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Politics & Government
10:36 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Wisconsin Weighs In on Drones

Tech students in Madison develop drones
Credit Madison Area Technical College

While the U.S. debates the use of drones for military purposes, a bipartisan group of Wisconsin legislators is proposing rules for civilian and police use here. A committee is gathering public input Wednesday.

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Education
10:18 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Delays Vote on Special Needs Vouchers

Aaron and Sandy Krause are proponents of the special needs vouchers. Aaron has autism, and says he’s been able to perform much better in a small, private school than in a public school
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Joint Committee on Finance was expected to vote on the school vouchers on Wednesday; however, lawmakers adjourned without taking action on the item.

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