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4:23 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Why an Art Exhibit in Milwaukee is Important to Italy & Italians

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, made a quiet visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum late Monday afternoon.

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World
4:31 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

An Update From The Ongoing Fight to Eliminate Global Nuclear Arsenals

Credit PLOUGHSHARES FUND

An expert in global nuclear disarmament says we are making great progress in reducing the numbers of atomic weapons globally, but we still have a long way to go to get the number to zero.

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Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
Credit London Permaculture/Flickr

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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World
3:57 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ESSAY: Ukraine Turmoil Reflects Russia’s Influence

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

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World
2:28 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

ESSAY: Good World News for the New Year

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, Vice President in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

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World
4:35 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Catch Up on These Top Three Global News Headlines

Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea has been making headlines around the world.
Credit Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Sport

It's still early January and already it's been a busy year on the international news front.

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World
2:40 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership

Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week (pictured here at the WUWM studios) to discuss educational collaborations with UWM.
Credit Bonnie North

Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Interview Highlights: Author Amy Tan Explores Courtesan Culture & Her Grandmother's Past

This picture of Amy Tan's grandmother inspired the author to explore the world of courtesans in the early 20th century, one she's not sure her grandmother was a part of.
Credit Amy Tan

Human trafficking and the sex trades are modern-day tragedies, but writer Amy Tan finds tragedy, as well as hope and redemption, in the upscale brothels of early 20th Century Shanghai. 

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World
2:22 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Aid Trickles into Devastated Philippines

Young Filipinos receive food aid from soldiers in Taclabon after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country last Friday.
Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The United Nations says the typhoon that struck the Philippines has killed 4,460, a number confirmed by government officials.

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World
2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Ambassador: U.S. Could Take Economic Lessons from Iceland

U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Luis Arreaga (far left) speaks with students from the University of Iceland.
Credit Luis Arreaga

Like its American ally, Iceland has been recovering from a devastating economic situation in the last several years.

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