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  • Rick Steves' Climate Program Aims To Make Travel Carbon Neutral July 16, 2019
    Rick Steves is known for his PBS travel show and for booking 30,000 people on his European tours each year. And while he claims to be neither environmentalist nor particularly environmentally savvy, Steves is trying to balance his success by reducing the carbon footprint of all of those travelers he leads on holiday. "I want […]
  • Wisconsin Native Works To Save Lions & Livestock In Tanzania July 9, 2019
    Ruaha National Park in Tanzania may seem like a world away from Wisconsin. But Wauwatosa-native BenJee Cascio calls both of these places home. As the human-wildlife conflict manager for the Ruaha Carnivore Project's Lion Defenders program , Cascio is working to shift cultural attitudes around lions. The Maasai and Barabaig tribes are nomadic pastoralists living […]
  • Historian John Gurda Opens Up About His Personal History June 25, 2019
    Historian John Gurda is the go-to source for all things Milwaukee history. He has authored several books on the city’s history, including Milwaukee: A City of Neighborhoods , Cream City Chronicles , and The Making of Milwaukee , which became a Milwaukee PBS series of the same name. Gurda is also a regular feature on […]
  • Writer David Sedaris On 'Calypso' & Getting Older June 17, 2019
    If you listen to public radio, you’ve probably heard David Sedaris. The writer has been a staple on This American Life and before that, Morning Edition , for many years. He has also authored a number of bestsellers, including Me Talk Pretty One Day , Barrel Fever , and most recently Calypso . Like his […]
  • CNN's 'United Shades Of America' Highlights Injustices Facing People Of Color In Milwaukee June 7, 2019
    The CNN documentary series United Shades of America is nearing the end of its fourth season, and the second to last episode is all about Milwaukee. The Emmy Award-winning series follows host W. Kumau Bell, a black standup comedian, who travels across the country. He goes to places he says the audience may not expect […]
  • A Look Inside The Soul: On The Wing Exhibit Features Sketchbooks From Milwaukee Artists May 30, 2019
    Sketchbooks offer an intimate look at the soul of an artist. An exhibit currently at the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee’s Third Ward is putting some souls on display. The exhibition features sketchbooks from the gallery's On The Wing Project , which gives sketchbooks and art supplies to Milwaukeeans at the House of Peace community […]
  • Report: Married Mothers Are Doing More Housework Than Single Mothers May 21, 2019
    Married mothers — and mothers with live-in partners — are doing more housework than their single counterparts. That’s according to a new study, which found that married mothers do around 32 minutes more of daily housework than single mothers. But why? Researchers Joanna Pepin and Noelle Chesley say the differences may be based in gender […]
  • Reports From The Frontlines Of PTSD Science May 16, 2019
    Mental health experts believe about 6 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s a mental condition that wasn’t even officially recognized by science until the 1980s. It now represents a significant public health issue, among people as varied as combat veterans and small children growing up […]
  • Milwaukee Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta Dies April 23, 2019
    Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, died in his sleep, the restaurant group shared Tuesday. He was 60 years old. For the past 25 years, Bartolotta's name has been synonymous with fine and quality dining in southeastern Wisconsin. He oversaw some of the area's most successful eateries, including Ristorante Bartolotta, Lake Park Bistro, Harbor […]
  • Secretary Robert Wilkie Outlines Cultural Changes At The Department Of Veterans Affairs April 16, 2019
    Robert Wilkie was appointed as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last July. Wilkie grew up at Fort Bragg in a military family and still serves as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. As secretary of the cabinet level department, he’s responsible for ensuring the VA serves veterans’ physical, mental, and emotional […]


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