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Books
4:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Four Fantasy Novels That Ask Real Life Questions

Philip Martin's "Purpose of Fantasy" details twelve must-read fantasy books.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews fantasy author Philip Martin.

Every year, awards like the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award honor what many people think of as “serious” fiction - weighty titles wrestling with weighty issues in a way that’s sometimes accessible, sometimes less so.

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Regional
11:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 88,000 Visitors Make Slippery Trek to Apostle Islands' Extraordinary Ice Caves

More than 88,000 visitors have come to the Apostle Islands National Park to see the ice caves.
Ben Habanek

If you're hoping to take advantage of the extended winter season to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves, you certainly won't be alone.

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Health & Science
5:45 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

How Astronomers Conduct Research

Astronomers who stay Earth-bound use telescopes to collect data of objects in space. Here is a telescope at the George Observatory. home to the 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Lake Effect contributor Dr. Jean Creighton.

When the whole universe is out there to explore, how do astronomers decide what questions they want to ask?

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Politics & Government
5:41 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Is Big Brother the Government or Private Companies? Analyst Says Both

American actor Edmund O'Brien is pictured in a scene from the film "1984", based on the book by George Orwell (Stepney, London, England. 1955).
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Jay Stanley.

In a more innocent time, most of us in the United States assumed that unless we were breaking the law, our communications were private.

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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Move Over, Newsman: Media Ethicist Says We're All Journalists Today

Kelly McBride says that we are all journalists in the 21st century.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Kelly McBride.

Do you think of yourself as a journalist? One media ethicist says you should - and you should follow the rules that go along with the title.

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Arts & Culture
5:06 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Man One of Country's Few Harness Makers

Harness maker Richard Savatski in his Waterloo, Wis., workshop

Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews harness maker Richard Savatski.

If you're looking for a true horseman, look no further than Richard Savatski, who lives just outside of Waterloo, Wis.

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Economy & Business
4:49 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Milwaukee Magazine Explores the Economics of Wisconsin's Gay Marriage Ban

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine's Abby Callard.

The cover of Milwaukee Magazine’s March issue features a photo of two brides in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Windhover Hall, to promotes a story on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.

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Dining
4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

3 Places to Taste the Ramen Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Shorewood restaurant Tochi serves ramen with unique toppings, like a deviled egg.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

When you hear the words "ramen noodles," your mind may turn to those 39-cent friends to both college students and the thrifty alike. But the ones you’ll find at Milwaukee area restaurants these days are a cut above.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mentored by The Beatles, Badfinger's Joey Molland Plays On

The British band Badfinger won fans in the early '70s with hits such as "Baby Blue", "Day After Day", and "Come and Get It." The last remaining member of the band, Joey Molland (at right) continues to perform under the Badfinger mantle.
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Joey Molland, the last remaining original member of Badfinger, speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich ahead of a concert at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom.

Once upon a time, the rock group Badfinger was seen as the heirs apparent to the Beatles.  

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Books
3:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Native Puts a Young Adult Spin on 'When Harry Met Sally'

Elizabeth Eulberg's "Better Off Friends" is her first book set in her home state of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Elizabeth Eulberg.

The iconic 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, asked a pretty adult question: “Can a man and a woman be just friends?”

Twenty-five years later, a new novel for young adult is trying tries to take on that very same premise. 

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