Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Behind the (Funny) Scenes With Hilary Price, a Writer Who Draws

Cartoonist Hilary Price.
Credit image courtesy of the author

Cartoonist Hilary Price talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich on the road in Kenosha.

The page of the country's newspapers can sometimes be rough - stories of crime and mayhem, contentious politics, and - depending your rooting interests - losing sports teams.  But fortunately, there are always the comics to fall back on, some literal comic relief in the midst of everything else.

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Environment
5:38 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

H2O "Rockstar" Says It's Time to Rethink Water

Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District general manager Pat Mulroy talked last week at Water Summit 2012 in Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

Las Vegas Valley Water District head Pat Mulroy casts the country's water challenges in the context of what the arid southwest is dealing with.

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Civil War
2:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Iron Brigade and Beyond: In the Wake of Antietam

With election season in full swing, it's easy to think that today's political environment is more polarized than in the past - that back in the old days, consensus was the norm, politicians didn't calculate with precision their next moves, and war wasn't politicized.

Of course, one has to merely rewind about 150 years to the American Civil War to rejigger that assumption.

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Environment
12:09 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Movement Embraces "Native" Landscaping

Rochelle Whiteman measuring up to her native flowering Compass Plant.
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence brings us the story of native landscaping in the Milwaukee area and the remarkable woman who pioneered it.

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Death and Dying
2:58 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

Conversation Project Facilitates Conversations About End-of-Life Choices

How do you talk about what kind of care you want at the end of your life?

For the past two weeks, we've been running a series on issues related to death and dying. These are topics we as a society generally don't like to talk about, but as Lake Effect producer Stephanie Lecci found out, conversations about end-of-life care have a big impact on the stress that people and their caregivers face as they approach death. Figuring out what kind of end-of-life care you want and communicating those wishes, however, are difficult conversations to have with loved ones and doctors.

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