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6:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Free Breakfast & Lunch Now Available For All MPS Students

All MPS students will now get free lunch.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Starting this school year, the federal government will pay for meals for all Milwaukee Public Schools students.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

MPS Teacher: There’s Good Days, There’s Horrible Days & There’s Everything In Between

Dan Graves in his second grade classroom last year. He described his job as a new MPS teacher as “great” because he loved his students, but “brutal” because of the high stress and long hours.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

As the new school year approaches, we check in again with Fratney teacher Dan Graves.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Mixed Reactions to Estimates of Wisconsin's Medicaid Decision

Numbers swirl around Wisconsin's decision not to fully expand its Medicaid program

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Wisconsin would have saved $206 M, if Gov. Walker had expanded Medicaid or BadgerCare coverage.

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Regional
2:55 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Shot Fired on Milwaukee Freeway During Morning Rush Hour

Sheriff David Clarke attributes the incident to road rage, over who would enter the freeway first on U.S. 41, just north of I-94 Monday morning.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Maria Callas: Compelling On and Off the Stage Yesterday and Today

Maria Callas, soprano, was recently the focus of Milwaukee Chamber Theater's "Master Class."
Credit Peter Proadisch, wikicommons

    

Maria Callas may have died in 1977, but she remains a compelling figure in opera and the wider world even today.  Callas was known for her musical and acting skills that span styles, and her complete dedication to her art.

"You feel so much when she sings a simple phase," says Patrick Byrne. "She infuses each word of the text with passion or appropriate emotion."

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Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Scoop: When Life Gets Stressful, Make Ice Cream

Author, lawyer, dairyman, and bed and breakfast owner Jeff Miller met with Mitch Teich at Milwaukee's Purple Door Ice Cream (sponsored by Boswell Books) to give him the scoop about his new book.

  

A recently-released book tells the story that tells a remarkable Wisconsin story of dairy success.

If there is a typical road to ice cream success, Jeff Miller’s story is perhaps not that typical story.  He didn’t graduate from the dairy science program at Madison and he’s not even a Wisconsin native.  

What he is, is a Minnesota native who pursued a career in international law and was living with his partner Dean in London, before making a sudden radical career shift inspired by a metaphor that he stumbled into. He found that ice cream was the solution.

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Economy & Business
11:46 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Business Looks into Getting Locally-Grown Produce During the Winter

How can Wisconsin get its local produce during the middle of winter? Innovation Kitchen is looking into a solution.
Credit USDA, flickr

    

If you’re looking for fresh produce, this is the right time in Wisconsin.  Local farmers and small-scale growers have a bounty of fresh produce that they sell through everything from CSAs to farmer’s markets to your local supermarket.

But as you know, it’s a much different story here in November.  Or February.  And when you’re a large-scale kitchen, producing meals for many people, it’s an especially major issue.

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Economy & Business
10:55 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Growing List of Housings Options For Milwaukee Area Seniors

Developers are building new senior housing throughout the metro area, including in out of the way locations such as this complex near 116th St. in Wauwatosa.
Credit Bob Bach

There are numerous choices of new housing for older adults throughout the metro area, including specialized units.

Senior citizens have lots of options these days when it comes to where to live. The list might even overwhelm some.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Gear Up for 2015 Budget

Milwaukee City Hall
Credit Casey Eisenreich, Flickr

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday will outline the budget planning process for 2015 while also taking suggestions from residents.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

The Joy of Learning to Sail Lake Superior

Ben and Laura Paulsen on Chequagemon Bay in Ashland.
Credit S Bence

 

On the shores of Chequamegon Bay,  Ben and Laura Paulsen seem oblivious to the fact that – at least for now - there's barely a wisp of a breeze.

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