Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene

The brass and percussion of Stubby Chubbz Brass Band.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Throughout most of the country, funerals are a time of grieving for family members, mourning the loss of a loved one. New Orleans is the exception: they celebrate the life of the loved one, often accompanied by loud brass instruments playing down the street.

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Politics & Government
10:24 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Sheldon Lubar On Milwaukee: Then, Now, and the Future

Sheldon Lubar is a Milwaukee native, founder and chairman of the private investment firm, Lubar and Company.
Credit www.lubar.com

Philanthropist Sheldon Lubar made headlines in the last few years for his outspoken views on reforming Milwaukee County government.  Many of the changes at the board of supervisors level influenced by Lubar are going into effect - though their effects are yet to be measured.

Despite Lubar's public political stances, he never pursued elected office for himself - though he served in the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter.

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Politics & Government
10:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee Magazine Feature on "A Different Kind of Democrat"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will face Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming November election.
Credit burkeforwisconsin.com

The start of July means we are roughly four months away from Election Day, the first Tuesday in November.  Wisconsin’s race for Governor will be among the most closely watched in the country, with Scott Walker facing his second challenge since he was elected four years ago.

Walker, who dispatched a recall challenge in defeating Tom Barrett two years ago, will likely face businesswoman and former state Commerce Secretary Mary Burke.

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Arts & Culture
1:32 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives

Casebook: A novel by Mona Simpson was released in April.
Credit Boswell Books

When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out.  And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.

That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age.  He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, Casebook.  Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.

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Politics & Government
12:59 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Numbers Help Police Predict Upcoming Crimes

Crime analysts can help determine where and when crimes will take place.
Credit Raymond Boyd, Getty Images

Over the last few months, there have been periodic outbreaks of violence in Milwaukee during the weekends, or other several day stretches, with sudden increases in shootings or other criminal unrest.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Goat's Floats Company Run By Kids Who Want To Help Other Kids

Noah Godsell (second from right), president, and CEO of Goat’s Floats, and his Goat's Floats team
Credit www.facebook.com/GoatsFloats

Noah Godsell, creator of Goat's Floats, and Tim Greinert, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, spoke with Mitch Teich on their shared learning experiences running a root beer float stand.

Did you have a summer job when you were a kid? 12-year old Noah Godsell has a summer job, and as a result, so do about a dozen of his friends and peers.

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Regional
8:54 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Library Represents Today in Time Capsule for People of Tomorrow

The items that are in the East Library time capsule.
Beth Gabriel

Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.

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Environment
12:44 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fiber Artist Folds Nature into Lynden Sculpture Garden Exhibit

Kyoung Ae Cho with Garden
S Bence

Kyoung Ae Cho is the third artist featured in Lynden’s Women, Nature, Science series.

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Dining
5:39 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Cheese Stands Center, But Not Alone At 'Cheese Dinners'

A cheese dinner isn't just plates of cheeses, like the one pictured. Instead, it's a culinary experience in which cheese is incorporated into elegant dishes.
Credit Dan Tentler/Flickr

Lake Effect cheese contributor Jeanette Hurt takes us to a cheese dinner in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese, but even local cheeseheads would likely draw a blank at the mention of a "cheese dinner."

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Arts & Culture
1:33 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Wine for a Cause: Napa Valley Auction Could Offer Model for Community Fundraising

Wine contributor Ray Fister says Auction Napa Valley (pictured here) could offer a model for community fundraising.
Credit AuctionNapaValley.org

Wine blogger Ray Fister spoke with Stephanie Lecci about Auction Napa Valley.

$18.7 million is a lot to raise in a single auction – but it was the total raised earlier this month by the Napa Valley Vintners Association in its annual Auction Napa Valley.

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