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Fresh Food Served From A Vending Machine

11/23/2017
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There’s something new on Milwaukee’s food scene. A vending machine that doesn’t spew out candy bars, instead it serves up from-scratch meals. Farmer’s Fridge is the brainchild of Chicago-based entrepreneur Luke Saunders. Within the sleek machine is a collection of colorful salads and snacks. Selections shift with the seasons. Saunders says the fridge customers see today looks nothing like his initial prototype. “The first-ever fridge was actually in my apartment. I went to Best Buy and...

Duration: 00:03:54


Wisconsin Republicans Target States Clean Air Regulations

11/22/2017
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Wisconsin could soon eliminate all clean air regulations not mandated by the federal government. On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations held a public hearing on legislation that would allow for those additional regulations to be removed. Lawmakers and the public were split over whether the change would be good for Wisconsin. The state of Wisconsin regulates nearly 300 more air pollutants than required by the federal government, according to Republican...

Duration: 00:02:36


Wisconsin Elections Commission Plans To Increase Security Training

11/21/2017
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Update: Wisconsin's Elections Commission is beefing up its security measures in the wake of Russian hacking attempts in the 2016 presidential election. During a meeting in Madison Monday, the commission disclosed a draft of its plan to ensure all parties involved with elections are aware of proper security measures. State elections officials say the federal government discovered what appeared to be efforts by hackers to get voter information last fall. No voting systems were compromised, but...

Duration: 00:01:32


Proposed Milwaukee Violence Prevention Plan Receives Mixed Reviews

11/21/2017
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After months of waiting, the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention has released its plan to combat crime. The proposal looks to tackle violence as a public health issue. But not all city leaders are convinced the plan is moving Milwaukee in the right direction.

Duration: 00:03:32


Growing Number of Wisconsin Patients Seeing Their Doctor Via Video

11/21/2017
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In the Milwaukee area, Aurora Health Care is jumping into the nationwide effort to treat patients via video. Doctor Rob Frank says he's run into a few initial challenges--one concerns a child's rash. "This is a three year old who's not going to sit still so well, so just in terms of the image coming in and out of frame was an initial challenge." But the Aurora doctor says the solution was easy. "We worked through that in terms of having them move the camera to different angles in order to...

Duration: 00:03:30


Sexual Harrassment of Female Guards Among Latest Problems at Lincoln Hills

11/20/2017
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Problems at the state’s troubled youth prison, Lincoln Hills, continue to come to light. Complaints regarding inmate treatment have surfaced over the last two years while at the same time, reports have also surfaced about teens attacking guards. A federal probe of the facility continues. "Every week or two we learn about some new aspect of Lincoln Hills we didn't know about such as all the sexual harassment that women workers face there from inmates," says reporter Patrick Marley. Just last...

Duration: 00:05:39


Capitol Notes: Senator Ron Johnson Breaks With GOP on Tax Plan

11/20/2017
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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson broke with fellow Republican lawmakers last week. He announced he would not vote for the tax package that many in the GOP are eager to approve. This isn't the first time Johnson has separated himself from the pack. WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wiscpolitics.com to share his thoughts on Johnson's actions, as part of this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation. -- Ross also talks about Gov. Walker's and House Speaker Paul Ryan's responses to sexual...

Duration: 00:03:34


Advocates Hope Resolution Will Better Inform Milwaukeeans About Lead Risks

11/20/2017
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UPDATE: After this story aired, the City of Milwaukee Health Department contacted WUWM to share this information about the department's lead education efforts: Among local communities with lead service lines, Milwaukee is the only one to initiate a filter distribution program ( www.milwaukee.gov/waterfilter ) The City of Milwaukee Health Department promotes, communicates, and educates the community about filter use, including the use of NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified filters. This...

Duration: 00:03:47


What Happened To Old Smoky?

11/17/2017
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First of all, what was Old Smoky? It was steam locomotive Number 265. From roughly 1944 until 1954 it carried load upon load of freight and later folks for the Milwaukee Road – its official name was The Chicago, Milwaukee, St.Paul & Pacific Railroad. But Number 265’s career bumped up against “progress – steam engines were out and diesel was in. In 1956 the retired locomotive jumped the tracks – with a lot of manual labor. The City of Milwaukee “replanted” it off East Conway Street and Number...

Duration: 00:04:05


Milwaukee Leaders Want State to Shutter Lincoln Hills And Copper Lake

11/16/2017
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Milwaukee community leaders are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities in northern Wisconsin. The state-run prisons have been plagued by accusations of abuse – from both inmates and guards. Many inmates are from Milwaukee. It’s unclear whether the governor will comply with the request. About two dozen community leaders gathered Thursday at Project Excel, a youth services center on Milwaukee’s north side, to talk about the ongoing problems...

Duration: 00:03:21


Democratic Lawmakers Continue To Push Medical Marijuana Legalization in Wisconsin

11/16/2017
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Some Democratic lawmakers are renewing a push to legalize medical marijuana. They say the move could keep people from using -- and perhaps becoming hooked on -- opioid painkillers. The fate of the proposal is uncertain, though, as long as Republicans control the Legislature.

Duration: 00:03:19


Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About Foxconn in Wake of Contract Signing

11/15/2017
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The huge Foxconn plant appears to be moving forward, now that Gov. Walker and company officials have signed a contract. Under the deal, Wisconsin will provide $3 billion in incentives, to help the Taiwanese electronics giant build a huge LCD screen factory in Racine County. There’s still a long way to go until groundbreaking, but some of Foxconn’s neighbors are already thinking about how the factory will impact their business. Gov. Walker and Foxconn officials signed the contract in Racine...

Duration: 00:03:54


Wisconsin Lawmakers Revisit Mandatory Minimums

11/14/2017
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Mandatory minimum prison sentencing have been a hot topic as of late amongst Wisconsin lawmakers.

Duration: 00:04:10


Does Army Corps Invasive Species Strategy Go Far Enough To Protect Great Lakes & Mississippi Basins

11/14/2017
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The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a plan to stop silver and bighead carp from the Mississippi into the Great Lakes. Cheryl Nenn with Milwaukee Riverkeeper calls the proposal a starting point, not a solution, because aquatic invasive species are threatening both the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basin. The Army Corps plan aims to addresses risks heading toward Lake Michigan. According to The Nature Conservancy , there are ten species lurking in the Mississippi that threaten the...

Duration: 00:03:28


Yoga: A Breath of Fresh Air At Milwaukee County House of Correction

11/13/2017
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Behind the locked doors of the Milwaukee County House of Correction for two hour-long classes every week, an unlikely message emanates. It's yoga instructor Ali Szarzynski, speaking gently, "Again, allow the morning light to touch your face. Its warmth and radiance expanding to envelope all of you. Allow your mind to clear and open, to see this light in its great expanse. Before and all around you. Light of healing, of love, of the sacred moment of which you’re a part. And to allow yourself...

Duration: 00:07:48


Wisconsin-lllinois 'Rivalry' Seems A Bit...One-Sided

11/10/2017
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Certainly, Wisconsin and Illinois have storied rivalries in the sports arena: the Green Bay Packers vs. the Chicago Bears, the Brewers and the Cubs, the Bucks and the Bulls. But a few of our listeners have been wondering if that competitive spirit runs deeper than the action on the field.

Duration: 00:11:53


State Assembly Passes Bill That Would Restrict Access to Police Body Videos

11/9/2017
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The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would restrict public access to police body camera footage. Those videos often are used in trial to help determine guilt or innocence.

Duration: 00:01:19


Three Efforts That Showcase Wisconsin's Solar Energy Expansion

11/9/2017
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Pewaukee-based developer Matt Neumann admits he might appear to be an unlikely advocate for solar energy. His political roots are deep, and conservative. “When I got into solar, I found myself in the extreme minority of Republicans or conservatives who thought solar was a good idea. As a matter of fact, a lot of people thought I was crazy," Neumann explains. "Now we’re cost-competitive, and Republicans and Democrats agree that they want to do the right thing for the environment.” Tyler...

Duration: 00:04:08


WEDC Board Approves Foxconn Contract

11/8/2017
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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board Wednesday approved key provisions of a contract for Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to build a huge LCD screen manufacturing facility in Racine County.

Duration: 00:04:21


Milwaukee Common Council Overrides Veto, Would Have Power to Fire Police Chief

11/8/2017
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Update: The Milwaukee Common Council voted 10-5 Tuesday to override the mayor's veto of a resolution that would give aldermen the authority to fire the Police Chief. The move doesn't give the council a green light to remove Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn from office. Rather, they would have to approve his firing, with a two-thirds vote. And, before that could take place, state lawmakers would also need to take action. Alderman Bob Donovan was in the majority. And, before the vote, he...

Duration: 00:03:16

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