Milwaukee

Regional
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Milwaukee Makes the List - of Cities On a Lot of Lists

Could an appearance on the list of "Most Photogenic Cities" be in Milwaukee's future?
Credit Amy Puzia, Flickr

Howie Magner chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Committee Opposes Food License for Bronzeville Dollar Tree

A Dollar Tree store is hoping to open in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood, at North and MLK, but a Common Council committee dealt the project a setback Thursday.

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Regional
1:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Night Life in Milwaukee: Murphy Explores Milwaukee in the Middle of the Night

Milwaukee's Old World Third Street at night.
Credit computerjeramy, flickr

New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Could Milwaukee be one in the same?

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Arts & Culture
6:53 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Five Milwaukee Activities for All Hours of the Day...and Night

Need an idea for a daytime activity? Try a walk in Forest Home Cemetery.
Credit (Brian Zalewski/Flickr)

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Magazine writer Dan Murphy about local activities for any time of day.

While Milwaukee may never gain the reputation of being a city that never sleeps, there is a lot more going on during a full 24 hour day than many of us might expect.

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Economy & Business
12:52 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Milwaukee Delegation Making Deals at Retail Convention

Milwaukee businesses are making deals at ICSC
Credit kylemac, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Stacy Vogel Davis of the Business Journal of Milwaukee about a retail convention.

Milwaukee retail and civic leaders have spent the last several days in Las Vegas attending an event they hope will leave a mark on the city's retail scene.

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Regional
11:31 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Food Lovers Guide to Milwaukee: Finding that Unique Taste

Milwaukee Public Market is a great place to find a variety of unique flavors.
Credit Flickr

Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Commentary: Wisconsin's "Insular Smugness" Doesn't Foster Growth

Where are you from?  Ask that to the next person you meet on the street in Milwaukee, and they’ll probably look at you funny.  So, instead, take our word for it – the answer is probably someplace local.

Writer and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank says where we are from says a great deal about where we are going:

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present

Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara J. Miner

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barbara J. Miner.

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

MPS-Morehouse Partnership Builds Bridge to College for Young Black Men

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton with one of last year's class of MPS students who received scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Credit Milwaukee Public Schools

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Morehouse College president John Wilson, Jr.

In the last several weeks, the news cycle has been filled with stories of young men - many African-American - signing letters of intent to play sports at various American colleges and universities.

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Regional
12:13 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Three Pop-Up Dinners You Should Know About

The Sensorium Gallery was the site of the city's latest pop-up dinner featuring the culinary creations of two renowned chefs.
Credit Kyle Cherek

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews “Wisconsin Foodie” host and Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek.

Tucked away above the Starbucks on Water Street is the Sensorium Gallery. It’s an art gallery and the workspace of designers and artists Neille Hoffman and Ken Kornacki.

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