Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Skylight's New Take On 'The Wizard of Oz'

The Skylight's production of "The Wizard of Oz" is showing now through January 4th, 2015
Credit skylightmusictheatre.org

There’s not much we probably need to tell you about The Wizard of Oz.

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Regional
3:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Essay: From One Mom to the Eyes that are Watching

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Lake Effect essayist Lane Pierce – the mom of a toddler – would urge you to look at public temper tantrums a little differently in the future.

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Health & Science
11:43 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Perspective Of The World

Credit chrishadfield.ca

In the days since the Apollo missions, few astronauts have attained icon status the way Chris Hadfield has.

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Shakespeare Like You've Never Seen Before At The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

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When you hear the word “Shakespeare," do you start twitching – memories of long ago English classes dancing in your head?

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Arts & Culture
3:48 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

"Harvey" Appears at The Milwaukee Rep

Harvey
Credit Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

When actors Jonathan Daly, Jim Pickering, and Richard Halverson came over to the studio to talk with us about the Milwaukee Rep’s production of Harvey, we knew we were in for a lot of fun. We weren’t disappointed. 

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

New Report Raises Concern about Quality of Southeastern Wisconsin's Drinking Water

"New sampling done by Clean Wisconsin as part of this study also confirms the water contamination in Yorkville Elementary School (Racine County), where coal ash was used in a construction project. " from Don't Drink the Water.
Credit Clean Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin is the state’s largest and oldest environmental organization. Today it releases “Don’t Drink the Water”. The reports explores the correlation of coal ash and water contamination.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: Student Performance

Aiden Peters wears his school's 'presidential tie'; the gold indicates he has straight A's
Credit Marge Pitrof

Program advocates insisted competition would raise student achievement citywide. Generally, test scores of Milwaukee voucher and public school students remain low.

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Environment
4:39 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Two Mines, Two Countries, Shared Concerns

Miriam Pixtun Monroy during her Milwaukee visit.
Credit S Bence

Miriam Pixtun Monroy lives an hour from Guatemala's capitol and is fighting a gold mining operation she say threatens her indigenous Maya Kaqchikel community. Pixtun Monroy says the struggle is similar to that of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. The tribe is resisting a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Reporter Digs into Tragic Kickboxing Death

Kickboxer Dennis Munson, Jr. (at right), fighting in the third and final round of his bout at the Eagles Club in March 2014. Munson died following the fight.
Credit screen capture from MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel video

The story of Dennis Munson, Junior, was one of those news stories that many of us probably noticed briefly and then forgot about.  A young kickboxer from Milwaukee who died only hours after his first official match.

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Health & Science
1:09 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

On The Ground With Jim Locke, NASA Flight Surgeon

International Space Station
Credit NASA

The Rosetta mission - the first probe ever to land on the surface of a comet - had no people aboard.  

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