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10:49 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Poet & Former Inmate Jimmy Santiago Baca on the Power of Language

Jimmy Santiago Baca
Credit Esai Baca

By most accounts, Jimmy Santiago Baca shouldn’t be alive, let alone an award winning poet.

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Regional
10:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Weeks After Streetcar Vote, Some Business Owners Along Route Still Have Concerns

Artist's rendering of the Milwaukee streetcar
Credit TheMilwaukeeStreetCar

    

Opponents of Milwaukee's streetcar project have until Thursday to turn in at least 31,000 signatures if they hope to put the issue on the ballot.

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Environment
8:52 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Young Shorewood Entrepreneur Returns to Sustainability Summit

Zack Hepner (left) says Cole Compton's product fits well with Outpost's locally-sourced criteria.
Credit S Bence

As a high school freshman, Cole Compton introduced his Green Earth Terrariums at Milwaukee's 2014 Sustainability Summit. This year, he was a presenter.

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Environment
5:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Drawing Students into Sustainability Summit Conversation

Growing Up Green organizers Lisa Conley and Bohdan Nedilsky.
Credit S Bence

Organizers of the annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of climate change and the need of sustainable innovation. Now in its 12th year, two educators are trying to draw high school students more deeply into the conversation. 

“Growing Up Green” sprouted from their collaboration and will pilot Thursday during the summit. 

The track features two breakout sessions: Building Sustainable Communities and Rethinking Educational Settings.

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Politics & Government
4:48 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

WI DOT Secretary Defends Borrowing $1.3B but says State will Eventually Need to Raise Revenue

Wisconsin would borrow, at least to cover transportation needs for the next two years, under the governor's budget.
Credit Scott Feldstein

DOT Sec. Mark Gottlieb told the Legislature’s budget committee Wednesday that he understands Gov. Walker's desire to hold down taxes, by borrowing.

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Arts & Culture
3:53 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Ex Fabula: Oops!

Drew Brhel shares a story on-stage.
Credit Art Montes

Oops, we did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. Our February Story Slam, Degrees of Separation, was our second sold out show of 2015! 

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

In Tandem Explores the Poignancy & Humor of Death in New Play

Tiffany Vance (Erin) and Sara Zientek (Sky) in "Come Back."
Credit Ross Zentner

What happens when you combine the loss of a loved one with a road trip? At In Tandem Theatre, you get the new play Come Back by local playwright Neil Haven.

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Regional
10:28 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Report: Ways to Enhance Speed & Efficiency of Milwaukee County Buses

Credit flickr, Milwaukee County Transit

The Milwaukee County Transit System has made changes to routes and technology in recent years, but questions about its stability remain. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Walker Budget Would Restructure Long-Term Care Programs

Family Care provides long-term care for about 50,000 low-income older adults and people with disabilities so they can remain in their homes.
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Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would change the way thousands of Wisconsin families get care for an elderly loved one, or a member with disabilities.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on ACA Would Impact Thousands in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Thursday in a case that challenges the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Thousands of low-income Wisconsin residents who get federal subsidies for their health coverage could be impacted by a case the U.S. Supreme Court is considering.

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