Lake Effect

2:52 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Partnerships Eyed for Massive Water Infrastructure Improvements

Public-private partnerships are seen as one way to fund renovation of the nation's aging water infrastructure and avert water main breaks like this.
Credit US EPA

Water industry and government leaders will be in Chicago this week to discuss innovative ways to upgrade the nation's waterworks.

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Arts & Culture
10:09 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Heroes of "Hollow Earth" Breathe Life, Adventure Into Art

Brother and sister John and Carole Barrowman are co-authors of "Hollow Earth."
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews John and Carole Barrowman.

Have you ever looked at a painting in an art gallery and wished you could become part of the world the artist created? Certainly, it’d be nice to spend some time in Claude Monet’s world, and it would be an adventure to make your way through an M.C. Esher drawing.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

U.S. Soccer's Unlikely Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin

A montage of what 19th Century soccer looked like. The first-ever soccer game in the United States is believed to have taken place in Waukesha.
Credit archival photo


This afternoon in Waukesha, members of SC Waukesha will play an exhibition soccer game at Saratoga Park.  That wouldn't normally be enough to attract a lot of attention outside the friends and family members of the players themselves.  But this match will look a lot different than the dozens of other soccer games played around southeast Wisconsin on any given afternoon.

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Arts & Culture
1:44 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Radiolab Unplugged: A Conversation with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad take us behind the scenes of the popular pub radio show
Credit Christine Butler, Current

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Radiolab hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad.

Fans of public radio are well acquainted with the show Radiolab. It’s too simple to call it a show about ideas, but that’s a good start. Heard around the country on more than 300 radio station, the show has tackled such topics as falling, music, color and whether exploding atomic bombs affect beer quality.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Real Dirt on Country Living

Author Kristy Athens and friend.
Credit photo

Kristy Athens talks about country living on Lake Effect.

  Many people who live in the city or suburbs have had the somewhat romantic notion of giving up the rat race and buying a place in the country... maybe getting some chickens, growing some of your own food. It's tempting, especially after you've sat in rush hour traffic for a while. But what does it really take to make that pipe dream a viable option?

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