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- Reports From The Frontlines Of PTSD Science May 16, 2019Mental 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, 2019Joe 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, 2019Robert 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 […]
- Mark Siddall: In Praise Of Creepy, Crawly Things April 10, 2019Mark Siddall is a specialist in the kinds of things you probably hope stay the heck out of your house. Siddall is the curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and specializes in things like leeches and parasites — and also in the field of poisons and toxicology. But […]
- A Fusion Of Classical Ballet & African Dance: 'Lambarena' Makes Its Milwaukee Debut April 3, 2019Lambarena is an exuberant fusion that makes its Milwaukee debut tonight. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach melds with African drumming; traditional ballet melds with traditional African dance. Lambarena has been wildly popular in the 24 years since its creation, with performances around the world. That's something its creator, choreographer Val Caniparoli, is thrilled about, […]
- Does Milwaukee Have Enough Hotels For The Democratic National Convention? March 26, 2019Since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced it will hold its 2020 convention in Milwaukee , there have been a lot of conversations about what that means for the city . One issue that continues to raise questions is the number of available hotel rooms for delegates and everyone else that will be in town […]
- Alex Lasry Looks Beyond The Democratic National Convention To Milwaukee's Future March 13, 2019It’s official. Earlier this week, the Democratic National Committee chose Milwaukee as the site of its 2020 convention. According to DNC Chair Tom Perez, this is the first time the Democratic Party has held a national convention in the Midwest, outside of Chicago, since 1916. Milwaukee’s success in winning the host bid is due, in […]
- Native American Artists Honor & Provide A Contemporary Take On Their Traditions March 6, 2019Native American art has not often been characterized as such by the non-Native American world. From intricately-beaded clothing to ceramics to jewelry, the artworks that native peoples here created, and continue to create, are often found in the craft or perhaps the folk art areas of museum exhibitions. "Not so fast," says Karen Ann Hoffman. […]
- How Tim Busfield & Melissa Gilbert’s Passion For Theater Led To The Film 'Guest Artist' February 26, 2019Jeff Daniels is most famous for his acting work in movies, but the stage has long been his passion. In fact, he founded the Purple Rose Theater Company in his home state of Michigan. Back in the early 2000s, Daniels commissioned Pulitzer-winning playwright Lanford Wilson to create a new piece for his company. What was […]
- Producers Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods On Translating 'Ear Hustle' Beyond The Podcast February 19, 2019Visual artist Nigel Poor has spent years offering us a glimpse of life behind bars. Poor is not incarcerated, but she has worked with people inside California’s San Quentin Prison to tell the stories of everyday life. Among the ways she’s done that is through curating a remarkable group of large-format photographs taken over the […]
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- Deutsche Bank employees flagged suspicious Trump, Kushner transactions: NYT May 20, 2019The Times said the transactions, some of which involved Trump's now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to the former bank employees.
- Hundreds march to protest Alabama abortion ban at state capital May 20, 2019The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation.Eric Stober
- Tighter gun laws approved by voters in Switzerland, a country known for gun traditions May 20, 2019The Federal Chancellery said provisional results showed nearly 64 per cent of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago after deadly attacks in France, Belgium, Germany and Britain.
- U.S. to unveil economic plan for peace in Middle East May 20, 2019The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories. But the central political elements remain mostly unknown.
- ‘Massacre’ reported at Brazil bar, media says 11 dead after 7 gunmen opened fire May 19, 2019The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says police also report one wounded in the attack.
- Answers to common questions on U.S.’s recent restrictive abortion laws May 19, 2019Can women still get abortions where these laws are passed? How is Alabama's law different? Who's challenging these laws? Read on for answers.
- ‘If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,’ Trump says May 19, 2019The U.S. president's comments come amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.
- B.C. pilot, resort owner killed in Honduras plane crash remembered as ‘great person’ May 19, 2019Friends and family have confirmed that Patrick Forseth was the Canadian pilot killed in a plane crash in Honduras on Saturday along with four American passengers.Sean Boynton
- Farmers still support Trump despite costly trade war with China May 19, 2019A March CNN/Des Moines Register poll of registered Republicans in Iowa found 81 per cent approved of how Trump is handling his job, and 82 per cent had a favourable view of the president, an increase of five points since December.
- U.S. college graduating class stunned as billionaire vows to pay their student loans May 19, 2019Robert F. Smith made the announcement Sunday morning in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors and elicited the biggest cheers of the morning.