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10:26 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Legendary Drummer and Bad Boy Ginger Baker is Still Making Music

Ginger Baker album cover for "Why?"

Ginger Baker talks with Bonnie North ahead of his Milwaukee concert.

When most people think of drummer Ginger Baker, they think of his work in Cream.

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Project Milwaukee
10:02 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Former Milwaukee Inmates: 'I Am More Than My Record'

Carl Fuller of Milwaukee is a father of six, including two “lovely boys” and four “beautiful, beautiful” daughters. His necklace is a picture of a young Carl, and represents his attempt to return to “that innocence.” Fuller was found guilty of felony and misdemeanor cocaine possession, felony firearm possession, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, and misdemeanor battery, and spent time behind bars.
Credit Cynthia Hoffman

WUWM's Mitch Teich talks with Ann-Elise Henzl, Stephanie Lecci and Michelle Maternowski about More Than My Record and hears a few men's stories.

Tens of thousands of black men living in Milwaukee have criminal records. In many people’s eyes, the men’s records define them. We asked how they define themselves. 

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Environment
9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Heavy Rains Slam Milwaukee Area, More Coming

The view out of a window at WUWM at 9:35 a.m.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Sudden, hard-hitting storms dumped nearly four inches of rain on some parts of the metro area overnight.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Area Veterans Sad, Angry Over Rising Insurgency in Iraq

Capt. Dan Buttery served in Iraq in 2003-2004. Part of his mission was to win the "hearts and minds" of local Iraqis.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dan Buttery

Some Milwaukee-area veterans are watching with heavy hearts as sectarian violence spreads throughout Iraq.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Update: Full Common Council to Vote on Regulating "Rideshare" Drivers

Peter Burgelis says he makes several hundred dollars a week, driving part-time for Lyft
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Milwaukee Public Works Committee approved an ordinance Wednesday, which would make drivers for Lyft and Uber follow the same licensing rules as taxis.

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Regional
12:56 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Tornadoes, Storms in Wisconsin Injure Five, Damage Scores of Homes

Powerful winds and heavy rain rattled southern Wisconsin overnight. Storm experts concluded Tuesday afternoon that three tornadoes also touched down.

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Regional
12:37 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Early Morning Raid in Milwaukee Targets Violent Street Gang

Early morning raid on Milwaukee's north side
Credit Milwaukee Police/Riemann

Teams of Milwaukee police and FBI agents swarmed into the city’s Amani neighborhood early Tuesday and arrested at least 17 people.

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Poetry
11:06 am
Tue June 17, 2014

After Loss of Grandsons, Wisconsin Musician Turns to Poetry

Poet Mary Jo Balistreri memorializes her grandsons in her collection of poetry, Gathering the Harvest.
Credit Mary Jo Balistreri

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Wisconsin author, musician and poet Mary Jo Balistreri.

Wisconsin writer Mary Jo Balistreri’s poetry collection, Gathering the Harvest, is as much about contradictions as it is about allusions to nature and the cycles of life.

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Regional
10:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Thriving Cities Revisited: Milwaukee Wraps Up Phase One

David Flowers, Katherine Wilson and Pastor Willie B. Davis
Credit S Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence talks with David Flowers, Pastor Willie B. Davis and Katherine Wilson.

A few months ago, Milwaukee joined four other cities in the Thriving Cities Project. Each explored “what it means and what it takes to thrive in” their city.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

After Violent Weekend, Mayor Barrett Says Young Black Men Must Make Better Choices

Fourteen people were shot in Milwaukee between Friday and early Monday morning
Credit Photos.com

This past weekend, 14 people were shot in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett calls the situation insane.

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