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Economy & Business
5:35 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Poverty Appears to Have Grown Among Wisconsin Public School Students

43% of Wisconsin public school students poor enough to qualify for lunch assistance

For the ninth year in a row, Wisconsin has counted an increase in the number of public school students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches.

According to the Dept of Public Instruction, 43.2% of students qualify, up from 42.5% a year ago. In raw numbers the total is now 359,000 Wisconsin public school students.

Approximately one-third come from households earning less than $30,000 a year.

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Arts & Culture
5:23 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Nigella Lawson's Italian Romance: New Cookbook Flirts with Traditional Recipes

Nigella Lawson's newest book explores the home cook's approach to Italian food.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews cook, author and TV host Nigella Lawson.

Nigella Lawson may be a household name, bestselling author and TV show host, but she describes herself quite simply as "a food enthusiast."

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Arts & Culture
4:42 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Jazz Musician Stretches Creative Limbs as Yoga Instructor

Yoga instructor Erica Mather
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews yoga instructor and musician Erica Mather.

A popular Wisconsin jazz musician stepped back from the piano to become a New York yoga instructor.

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Politics & Government
3:40 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Report: Walker Proposal Could Reduce Food Stamp Participation

The state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released a report on the possible impact of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to require food stamp recipients to work.

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Politics & Government
2:56 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature

Marley and Stein with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Journal Sentinel reporters Jason Stein and Patrick Marley.

A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.

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