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Baseball
12:41 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Little League Icon James Beckum to Throw Ceremonial Pitch on Opening Day

James Beckum on the field in 2008.

Just before the Brewers begin their 2013 season Monday at Miller Park, James Beckum will take the mound. The team has selected him to toss the ceremonial first pitch.

Beckum played in the former Negro Leagues, but he’s known in Milwaukee as the man who started Little League on the north side back in 1964 and - devoted himself to it ever since.

WUWM’s Erin Toner visited Beckum on his ball field in 2008 – here is the report she prepared.

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Regional
11:54 am
Mon April 1, 2013

For Christians, Easter Is More than Just One Day

Father Edward Foley

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Father Edward Foley.

It's Easter Monday, the day after Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. To Christians, Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the religious year because the faithful believe Jesus confirmed the religion’s claims by rising from the dead.

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Economy & Business
1:18 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Community Leaders Unveil Business Startup Partnership

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) discusses partnership with community leaders.

Milwaukee leaders plan to engage in an exercise to spur entrepreneurship. Dozens of people packed into a room at the new UWM School of Public Health Thursday, to hear about the plan. Milwaukee would be the first city in the U.S. to test the initiative.

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Politics & Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Evers vs. Pridemore: Where Do the DPI Superintendent Candidates Stand on Big Education Questions?

Tony Evers and Don Pridemore

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews education journalist Erin Richards.

With election day coming up next Tuesday, education activists on both sides of the aisle are anticipating the outcome of one of the biggest races - that for state superintendent of public instruction.

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Environment
12:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Snow Melt Impact on Wisconsin Rivers and Streams Yet to Unfold

Just when and how intensely snow melt will affect rivers and streams remains an unknown.
Credit Susan Bence

What’s up with this weather? Last spring was warm and the summer extremely dry. Although this year’s cold snap “appears” to have broken across Wisconsin, temperatures remain below normal, and our mounds of snow are only slowly shrinking.

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