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- 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 […]
- Gone Grove? Why Many Milwaukeeans Want To Preserve Dan Kiley's Chestnut Trees February 14, 2019It's under a foot of snow right now so no one’s spending any time there. But that doesn’t mean the Dan Kiley -designed grove of chestnut trees along the south side of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is out of the spotlight. A little history: In December, the Marcus Center unveiled renovation plans […]
- Nature Itself Can Help Combat Climate Change, Report Says February 7, 2019The Nature Conservancy, a conservation group with programs spanning the globe, hopes that a report it compiled will help build the case for “natural” climate solutions. The report lays out how forests, wetlands and agricultural lands can significantly drive down greenhouse gas pollution. The Nature Conservancy also developed a carbon mapper to help people visualize […]
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- New WHO guidelines on screen time say babies shouldn’t have any April 24, 2019The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.
- Wrong number leads to love, life-saving kidney donation for Missouri couple April 24, 2019It was a wrong number that led to love and a surprise live-saving donation.Sean Previl
- U.S. measles cases hit 25-year high as misinformation on vaccines spreads April 24, 2019New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year’s nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014.
- Canadian envoy urges stronger relations with Ukraine after comedian voted president April 24, 2019Former Canadian foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy led a team of 160 Canadians who helped monitor the election that saw comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy elected president.
- Longtime friends learn they’re actually brothers after one beats cancer April 24, 2019The men's mothers also sang in the same choir for over a decade, not knowing their sons were related.Laura Hensley
- Woman killed after falling into meat grinder at food processing plant April 24, 2019A woman was killed on Monday after falling into a commercial meat grinder at a food processing plant in Pennsylvania.Adam Frisk
- Beyond Meat launching in Canadian stores amid race to build a better veggie burger April 24, 2019Beyond Meat hopes to win Canadians' hearts at the grocery store with a plant-based burger designed to taste like real meat.Josh K. Elliott
- Saudi Arabia condemned for execution of 37 men after ‘sham trials’ April 24, 2019Amnesty said Saudi Arabia has stepped up the rate of executions in 2019, with at least 104 people put to death since the start of the year.
- Muslim woman smiles, poses in front of anti-Islam protesters: ‘I smiled in the face of bigotry’ April 24, 2019A young Muslim woman said she “smiled in the face of bigotry” after posing for a photo in front of a group of anti-Muslim protesters in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.Adam Frisk
- Boeing pulls 2019 forecast following deadly 737 MAX crashes, global groundings April 24, 2019Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn’t account for 737 Max impacts.