Milwaukee

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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