Children

Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Reviving Simbas Soccer Club a New Goal

Efforts to revive the old Simbas youth soccer club in Milwaukee are underway.
Credit Chip Griffin/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer James Carlton about the Simbas soccer club.

Thousands of kids in the Milwaukee area play youth soccer, but the vast majority of the sport is played by kids who live outside the city itself.

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World
2:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

UNICEF CEO Zeroes in on Preventing Children's Deaths Globally

I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children, written by UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.
Credit UNICEF

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.

Children everywhere are among the most vulnerable parts of the population, but no more so than in the developing world. 

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Education
5:12 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Why Boys and Girls Clubs Still Matter

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been serving children for more than 100 years.
Credit Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Erin Hareng.

For more than 150 years, the organization that would become the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been giving our country’s children a safe place to learn, play and grow.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
Credit Martin Cathrae, Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Book's Plucky Tractor Plows His Way into Kids' - and Some Adults' - Hearts

Long's new book, "Otis and the Puppy."
Credit Loren Long

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Loren Long.

Inspired by his favorite picture books from childhood, like The Pokey Little Puppy and The Little Engine that Could, Loren Long has tried to pass on that inspiration to children through his books. He has a series about Otis the Tractor and he is the illustrator of President Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing.

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