Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
8:05 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Lynden Sculpture Garden Highlights 'Mingei-sota' Style of Pottery

These pots, by Minnesota artist Warren McKenzie, reflect the Japanese "Mingei" style of pottery, from the early 20th century. They're part of an exhibit at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews Lynden Sculpture Garden executive director Polly Morris.

In today's globalized world, it's easy to spot the culture of another nation infused into that of our own. But it's also true that past cultural changes in one country can shape current trends in ours.

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: Governor Will Pursue 'Bold' Tax Reform in Next Wisconsin Budget

Could Wisconsin get rid of income taxes?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says voters should expect to see "something big, something bold" in the upcoming 2015-17 biennial budget: tax reform.

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Federal Agencies in Milwaukee Partner to Connect Artists with Health Insurance

A new government partnership helps artists access health insurance through ACA.
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A conversation with HHS and SBA representatives about Health Insurance for artists

A first-of-its-kind partnership started here in Milwaukee between two federal agencies is working to help artists and other sole-proprietors figure out their health insurance options.

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Arts & Culture
12:41 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

LISTEN: Madison Man's Vintage Telephone Collection Still Works

Pat Carew's favorite piece in his telephone collection is his Western Electric candlestick phone circa 1900 (left).
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews telephone collector Pat Carew.

Most of us want the latest and greatest in technology and so consign our old telephones to the recycle bin once the newer models come out - but not Madison's Pat Carew.

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Arts & Culture
12:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

POEMS: Milwaukee Writer Explores 'Addicts & Basements'

Robert Vaughan's first full-length book features poems, short stories and prose-poems about the darker side of human nature.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and poet Robert Vaughan.

Milwaukee author and poet Robert Vaughan - known to WUWM listeners as the editor of our Flash Fiction Fridays editor - has just published his first full-length book, Addicts and Basements.

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