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Arts & Culture
1:41 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Almost a Pianist, Virtuoso Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Impresses with Signature Style

Virtuoso guitarist Pierre Bensusan
Credit Pierre Bensusan

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews musician Pierre Bensusan.

For a virtuosic guitarist, Pierre Bensusan almost ended up a piano player. He started his formal music study in piano at the age of seven, not long after his family moved from his native Algeria to Paris.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Students Reflect on the Same Sex Marriage Debate

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act.
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Lake Effect’s Amy Kiley discussed the Supreme Court hearings with two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, Johanna Beran and Baraq Stein.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama Administration has declined to defend.  A ruling on DOMA could impact federal benefits for same-sex couples.  The Proposition 8 case before the court yesterday could have a broader impact.  The justices could use it to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage – though they signaled hesitation to issue such a broad determination.

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Arts & Culture
1:46 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Move Over, Bach - There's a Lot of New Classical Music to Hear

Yehuda Yannay, former composition professor from UWM
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Yehuda Yannay.

At some point, all music is new. Bach was new in his day as was Beethoven. However, their “new” seems old and traditional to us. Throughout the 20th Century, classical music took a different turn; composers began writing atonal music and began using nontraditional instruments, such as wine glasses and radios. American-Israeli composer and performer, Yehuda Yannay, was well into his career in the late 20th Century, making him a contemporary of John Cage and Phillip Glass.

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Health & Science
9:57 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Baby "Sleep Pod" Could Prevent Death from Co-Sleeping

The Infant Sleep Pod is designed to keep babies safe in co-sleeping situations.
Credit Peter Jakubwski, courtesy of UWM

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professors Jennifer Doering and Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan.

Both public health and private campaign efforts have aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths in Milwaukee due to co-sleeping. But the problem hasn’t gone away – babies still die, and research by UW-Milwaukee nursing professor Jennifer Doering indicates at least a quarter of the women she studies are still co-sleeping with their infants.

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Politics & Government
10:36 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Experts Weigh In on Possible State Income Tax Cut

Lake Effect’s Amy Kiley interviewed UWM economist Scott Drewianka and Marquette University political scientist John McAdams.

As President Barack Obama begins his second term on Monday, taxes and the economy are sure to be key issues. At the end of the year the country dodged the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But another round debt ceiling talks looms in the near future.

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Regional
9:14 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Don't Panic! The World Won't End Tomorrow

What does the Mayan calendar really say? And what does our interpretation of it say about us?
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Lake Effect's astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

It may be the end of our calendar year, but for the Mayans', tomorrow is the last day on their calendar...period.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Inside the Eschweilers

Click to Enlarge PhotoThe former Administration building on the Milwaukee County Grounds is one of four buildings there designed by Alexander Eschweiler. Their fate is in question in the midst of new development.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reporter Jon Olson of Wauwatosa Now.

Some time in the next few days, the first major physical signs of new development will take place at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa. A parkway will be constructed as the construction of UWM's new Innovation Park gets underway. The first new building will be a business incubator facility.

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Arts & Culture
2:53 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Laurence Juber: Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso

Guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Laurence Juber.

Laurence Juber never intended to a rock and roll star. The London-born guitarist, composer, arranger, and session musician had his sights set on a studio career. And he had a very nice one going in London until he got a fateful call from Sir Paul McCartney and ended up joining Sir Paul’s band Wings in 1979. But that wasn’t the first change in musical direction for Juber. He had studied classical guitar as well as music theory at college, but quickly decided the commercial possibilities were limited.

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