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3:25 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Challenges Wisconsin Campaign Finance Rule

A federal lawsuit targets the Wisconsin law limiting the amount of money candidates for state office can accept from political action committees.

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Commentary
12:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Super Toddler

Credit Rubén Pérez, Flickr

Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "Super Toddler."

It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Smitten with Smithing: A Modern Milwaukee Blacksmith

Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp in his forge.
Credit Bonnie North

Audio profile of Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp

Blacksmithing brings to mind a lot of images, most of them out history or myth.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Discrimination Claims Against Milwaukee Students With Disabilities Being Investigated

Disability Rights Wisconsin says Milwaukee's voucher schools discriminate against students with disabilities

Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

In Response to Immigration Raids, More Milwaukee Demonstrations Planned

Protesters blocked the driveways to Milwaukee's Office of Homeland Security last week
Credit Joe Brusky

Dozens of Latinos staged a protest last week on Milwaukee’s east side.

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History
5:18 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Ever Wanted to Ride an Old-Timey Tricycle? You Can at Old World Wisconsin

Visitors to Old World Wisconsin's new experience, "Catch Wheel Fever," can ride an old-fashioned, recreation tricycle.
Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Old World Wisconsin director Dan Freas and interpreter lead Ryan Schwartz about "Catch Wheel Fever."

Ever wondered how people got up on those old-timey high-wheel bicycles in the days of yore? Now you can find out how - and try yourself - at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Woodwind Quintet, Avec le Bois, Shares Their Beautiful Music

Avec le Bois is made up of five musicians from Milwaukee: Christina Beaupre on clarinet, Elsa Knysak-Wolfe on bassoon, Angela Krainz on flute, Rita Mitchell on oboe, and Allison Schweitzer on French horn.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM

A woodwind quintet graced our studios this week to perform two pieces, one by Adrien Barthe and another by Darius Milhaud. 

Despite the name “woodwind quintet,” the ensemble is actually made up of four woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; and one brass instrument, the French horn.

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Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Walker Fights Back, Says "I Will Not Back Down"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting in May 2014.
Credit Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Gov. Walker's campaign has released a flurry of responses and an attack ad, a day after a court released documents from a stalled John Doe probe.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musician Grace Weber: 'The Refinery' Came Right From My Heart

Elliott Skinner and Grace Weber in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bruce Winter

Grace Weber performs a few tracks live in WUWM's Performance Studio.

While in town to perform at Lakefront Festival of Art, Grace Weber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about the release of her album, The Refinery.

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UWM Today
2:50 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests

Tom Luljak and Stefan Schnitzer
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tropical forests play a critical role in the health of our environment. About one third of the carbon dioxide in the world is stored in the trees and plant life in the forests.

But research led by a UW-Milwaukee biologist Stefan Schnitzer shows that storage system is at risk because of a serious threat that exists in tropical forests.

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