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Economy & Business
4:51 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Management Tends to Have Upper Hand in Negotiations

Caterpillar and USW Local 1343 are involved in tough negotiations

Caterpillar and its South Milwaukee Union are engaged in tough talks.

Last week, the United Steelworkers Local 1343 voted down a contract that called for allowing the company to temporarily close the plant if needed during downturns, along with wage freezes.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Commentary: Wisconsin's "Insular Smugness" Doesn't Foster Growth

Where are you from?  Ask that to the next person you meet on the street in Milwaukee, and they’ll probably look at you funny.  So, instead, take our word for it – the answer is probably someplace local.

Writer and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank says where we are from says a great deal about where we are going:

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Manual Controller's Electronic Sound Mashes Microwaves

Electronic band Manual Controller's new album is called "Salutations.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews musician Paul Schwarzkopf.

It’s been a while since the name Paul Schwarzkopf showed up in the Lake Effect credits.  But he's back, using audio waves in a whole new way.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

National Forests Face Threats from People, Politics - and Bugs

Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Chris Johnson about his new book on the creation of national forests.

As the weather gets nicer, millions of Americans will take to hiking in national forests, trading in the company of man for the company of trees. But as more people take advantage of forests, the increased foot-traffic may actually pose a threat to these natural resources.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Music of King Louis XV: The Masques at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Jean-Philippe Rameau, a leading 18th Century French composer
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tuomo Suni.

The Montreal-based ensemble, Masques, brings you back to a time of powdered wigs and elaborate costumes. The Masques’ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night will bring audiences back to the court of King Louis XV through the performance of the music of Rameau and his contemporaries.

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