Susan Bence

Milwaukee Group Launches Fruit Tree Harvest Initiative

Before the cold snapped us from summer to fall weather in late October, four people were busily tending a tree laden with ripe, red apples. It was the Glean Team at work on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds.

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Search Google for bats and headlines from around the country include: “Man Touched Bats Because They Were Kind of Cute. His Death Is a Warning, Family Says,” “Video Shows Bat With Rabies, Like The One That Killed a Utah Man” and “People Are Decorating For Halloween With Dead Bats. The CDC Says That’s a Bad Idea.”

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While the percentage of women on the boards of Wisconsin companies has increased, women still only comprise 19 percent of those boards. And that’s a concern, according to the authors of a recent study called Power of 3.

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A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of several dozen high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute before their junior prom last year.

The Baraboo School District says it only became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media — drawing widespread condemnation.

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Veterans Day is still celebrated in other parts of the world as Armistice Day, which originally marked the cessation of the first world war. Most of what we read and see about that war are from battles on farm fields in places like France and Belgium. But the war actually started well to the east, and much of the fighting was fought in mountainous terrain in Austro-Hungary, Russia, and Poland.

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Last week, Tony Evers cleared a huge hurdle, winning the race for governor. But the Democrat’s biggest challenges are to come. The first is within a few months when Evers will have to present his first biennial budget proposal. According to a Wisconsin Policy Forum report, he'll have to find $2 billion just to keep current programs in place.

Susan Bence

The Kohler company is keen to create a world-class golf course along Lake Michigan. But the project has faced obstacles. Critics fear the 18-hole course bordering Kohler-Andre State Park will impact a unique sand dune-wetland system.

An organization called the Friends of the Black River Forest formed to try to put a stop to the project.

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Wisconsin boasts one of the largest German populations in the country, and in the early 1900s, Milwaukee was considered one of the most German cities in America. "Milwaukee was known as the Midwest Munich," Steve Schaffer says. "It was, ya know, a German town."

This week’s Bubbler Talk question comes from listener Bruce Campbell, who wanted to know: How were Germans treated in Milwaukee during World War II?

A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov 12, 2018

American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died Monday at the age of 95.

Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man — superheroes we could identify with, characters that allowed us to suspend our disbelief because they reacted to bizarre situations like you or I might.

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Devah Pager died late last week. The Harvard University sociologist did groundbreaking work on the intersection of race, incarceration and employability. It was work that began while she was in graduate school at UW-Madison. Her doctoral thesis became a book, called Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration.

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Teran Powell

Milwaukee's Midnight Basketball League is wrapping up its latest season. But the program's impact on the lives of the players is much bigger than having a safe place to play basketball.

On a recent Wednesday night, groups of young men filed into Bradley Technology and Trade High School on Milwaukee’s south side for the Midnight Basketball League. The first game of the night was set to begin at 8, followed by games at 9, 10 and 11.

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