Lake Effect

Regional
4:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Bob Evans CEO Honored With UWM Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven Davis
Credit Bob Evans Farms

Steven Davis has come a long way since he grew up holding part-time jobs in Milwaukee supermarkets.  

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World
3:19 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Essay: ISIS and Other Fanatics Overshadow Long-Term Democratic Trends

As people begin to look at the leading storylines from the past year, the rise of the so-called Islamic State movement – and its attacks on western interests – will surely be one of the international stories at the top of the list.

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Regional
3:08 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

O'Donnell Park's Future Remains Unclear

O'Donnell Park punctuated by sculpture - Northwestern Mutual in background.
Credit S Bence

It’s public knowledge that Northwestern Mutual would like to buy O’Donnell Park and its parking garage from Milwaukee County. 

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World
4:23 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Why an Art Exhibit in Milwaukee is Important to Italy & Italians

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, made a quiet visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum late Monday afternoon.

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Regional
12:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Execution of Mentally Ill Wisconsin Native Halted

Late Wednesday morning, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted the state of Texas' scheduled execution of Wisconsin native, Scott Panetti.

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Environment
11:57 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Milwaukee's East Side Home To Extremely Green Apartments

This photo was taken in October as finishing touches were being completed at Sage on Jackson.
Credit S Bence

Any day now, the 'Sage on Jackson' apartment complex is expected to be dubbed LEED Platinum Certified Building by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Author Michael Perry Appeals To Children In New Middle Grade Novel

Credit HarperCollins Children's Books / sneezingcow.com

We've talked with writer Michael Perry on the show quite a few times about his nonfiction - memoirs of life lived in rural western Wisconsin. 

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Regional
2:05 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Rear Admiral Margaret Rykowski Found Her Love of Nursing At UW-Milwaukee

Margaret Rykowski

Margaret Rykowski always wanted to serve her fellow human beings. 

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Economy & Business
1:54 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Essay: Dollar Bill

Credit Richard Cahan / Flickr

The next time you open your wallet to pay for something with cash, it’s likely you will have a couple of 'ones' in there. They are the lowest denomination that US paper money comes in, and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank hopes we keep it that way.

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Economy & Business
10:56 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Local Coalition Opposes 'Jock Tax' to Fund New Bucks Arena

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

A Milwaukee-based community organization is speaking out against the use of a so-called "jock tax" that could, potentially, foot part of the bill for a new downtown basketball arena.

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