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Arts & Culture
10:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

2014 'Games to Gift' List

King of New York

A favorite Lake Effect tradition at this time of year is our annual "Games to Gift" segment, helping you to find the perfect present for the board game enthusiast and casual player on your list.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Milwaukee's British Brass Band Tradition

Credit Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

BBC Documentary on Stolen (and Recovered) Stradivarius Violin in Milwaukee

The Lipinski Stradivarius
Credit A Violin's Life

This Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CT, BBC Radio 4 in London will broadcast a documentary called The Lipinski. 

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Health & Science
2:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Why One Local Health Network is Ready to Participate in the Affordable Care Act

A worker helps an applicant register during a healthcare enrollment fair.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Around nine million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's first year.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

UWM Poll: Majority Say State Headed In Right Direction, Split on Kenosha Casino

Credit UWM Center for Urban Initiatives & Research

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

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Education
12:56 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Quantifying K-12 Education Across Milwaukee

Credit US Department of Education / Flickr

Among the issues before the state legislature in the coming session will be potential expansion of school choice programs to other parts of the state. 

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kathleen Ernst's New Novel: A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Mysteries

Credit kathleenernst.com

Chloe Ellefson encounters more mayhem than you might imagine for a curator at Old World Wisconsin. Fortunately for all of us, Chloe is a fictional character, and the murders she helps unravel are also fictitious.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Musicians Peter Mulvey And Willy Porter Ad Lib In The Spirit of Lamplighter Sessions

Willy Porter (left) and Peter Mulvey (right)

Milwaukee based singer songwriters, and terrific guitarists, Peter Mulvey and Willy Porter are no strangers to Lake Effect

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Author Bret Anthony Johnston Finds The Answers In Writing

Credit bretanthonyjohnston.com

Bret Anthony Johnston makes his home in Boston these days, but his artistic feet are firmly planted in his real home town of Corpus Christi, Texas; the setting of his best-selling novel, Remember Me Like This.

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Politics & Government
3:48 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Understanding Wisconsin's Looming Right-to-Work Debate

Credit Kelsea Groves / Flickr

The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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