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10:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Thriving Cities Revisited: Milwaukee Wraps Up Phase One

David Flowers, Katherine Wilson and Pastor Willie B. Davis
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WUWM's Susan Bence talks with David Flowers, Pastor Willie B. Davis and Katherine Wilson.

A few months ago, Milwaukee joined four other cities in the Thriving Cities Project. Each explored “what it means and what it takes to thrive in” their city.

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Dining
4:22 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Craft Brews Get Their Due at Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

An attendee at last year's Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival samples a craft brew from a local brewery.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Sprecher Brewery president Jeff Hamilton about the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival.

Milwaukee has long been known as Brew Town, and though many big beer brands have left in the last several decades, the city still represents when it comes to craft beer.

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Arts & Culture
9:17 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Jon Kolb's Appropriately Named "Summer of Rain"

Whitefish Bay author Jon Kolb's new book is "The Summer of Rain".

Jon Kolb speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

If you just can't get enough of this week's heavy rain and fog, a new mystery by a local author might be just the meteorological ticket.  

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Environment
5:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Local Naturalist: An Ozaukee County Treasure

Kate Redmond prepares to guide Treasures of Oz visitors through the Cedarburg Environmental Study Area.
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Kate Redmond has been given the title of “anchor docent” for the Treasures of Oz.  That means she’s willing and able to guide people through a featured preserve.

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Essay
12:16 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

If You Had Dementia, What Songs Would Be on Your Playlist?

Wisconsin's Music and Memory program is providing personalized music playlists for dementia patients in 100 nursing homes across the state to aid with memory retrieval and behavioral issues.
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Lake Effect essayist Dr. Jung Kwak talks about her research into the use of music therapy with dementia patients, and describes what playlist she would create for herself.

A UW-Milwaukee gerontologist looking at the impact of music on patients with dementia finds an unexpected connection:

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

5th Graders Leave Something Tangible & Growing Behind at Hawley Elementary

5th graders Caroline Vandervest and Eli Ross feel sense of accomplishment in bringing Hawley's aquaponics club and system to life.

Thursday will be bittersweet for some Hawley Environmental students. They’ll celebrate completing 5th grade, but leave behind a fledgling club and a project they helped create.

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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

What Is It Like to Grow Up Living in a Work of Art?

Carousel, 2011 Courtesy of the Artist
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Artist Leo Saul Berk, INOVA Director Sara Krajewski, and Third Coast Percussion member Robert Dillon talk with Bonnie North.

“Can a house make you who you are?” That’s the central question of The Uncertainty of Enclosure, the newest exhibit from Seattle-based artist Leo Saul Berk. 

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Arts & Culture
11:26 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Young Pianists Vie for Top Prizes at Milwaukee Competition

Pianist Lydia Artymiw is a judge for this year's PianoArts competition for young musicians.
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Pianist and PianoArts juror Lydia Artymiw talks with, and plays for, Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

Piano Arts is bringing together the cream of the crop of young pianists this week for its biennial North American Piano Competition, one of the most prominent competitions for these musicians.

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Politics & Government
6:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

PHOTOS: Remembering Milwaukee's General MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur visits Milwaukee in 1951.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Chas Mulcahy, Deanna Alexander, and David Black about the General MacArthur Statue rededication ceremony.

While today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 2014 also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of another World War II icon – with strong ties to Milwaukee.

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Dining
6:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

5 Great Milwaukee Spots to Imbibe the Perfect Summer Drink

Refreshing alcoholic drinks can be found around Milwaukee this summer. Claire Hanan has the scoop on the drink that hits the spot.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Claire Hanan.

Each summer, Milwaukee Magazine compiles its list of what’s what in town, and among this year’s offerings is a guide to the best places for a refreshing – and alcoholic – drink this summer.

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