Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Milwaukee Rep's 'An Iliad' Takes Audience on Odyssey of War's Horror

Jim DeVita as the Poet in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2013/14 Quadracci Powerhouse production of "An Iliad"
Michael Brosilow

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews actor James DeVita and cellist Alicia Storin of the Milwaukee Rep's "An Iliad."

You may have read Homer's "The Iliad" in high school, but you've never seen it quite like this: as an atmospheric one-man play exploring humanity's relationship with war.

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Books
4:22 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

'The Rosie Project's' Moral Dilemma: Can You Laugh at Someone with a Disability?

Author Graeme Simsion’s new novel features a protagonist with Aspberger's.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Graeme Simsion, author of “The Rosie Project."

Of all the leads in romantic comedies, the hero of Australian author Graeme Simsion’s novel "The Rosie Project" is probably among the least likely: Don Tillman is a science-minded geneticist who likely has Asperger's.

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World
3:57 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ESSAY: Ukraine Turmoil Reflects Russia’s Influence

Lake Effect essayist Art Cyr discusses the events in Ukraine.

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

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Environment
11:02 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Cross Pollination Potential of New Herbicide-Resistant Seeds Worries Organic Farmers

Theresa Podoll (right) grows organic seeds and grain on Prairie Road Organic Farm with her husband (not pictured) as well as Ginger and David Podoll.

The USDA might OK new  herbicide-resistant corn and soybeans.  This is one of the issues upon which conventional & organic growers disagree.

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Health & Science
1:31 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

UWM Hosts Forum to Address Affordable Care Act's Challenges

US Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks during a press conference about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014.
Credit Saul Loeb, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka.

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.

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