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How do you think about the objects around you? What do they do for you? What do they want? Are they art? These are some of the ways that local artist and author Nathaniel Stern wants us to think about our surroundings, our planet and the art within it.

His new book, “Ecological Aesthetics," argues that all things — all matter in fact — argues for itself. 

Bonnie North

Lake Effect producer and co-host Bonnie North is away from the WUWM station for a few weeks, but she's still working. Bonnie is participating in a journalism fellowship through the RIAS Berlin Commission that will take her to several European countries.

"The Commission was set up when reunification happened in Germany to, basically, give German and American journalists a chance to meet each other and learn how we do our jobs in different countries," North explains.

Max Thomsen

Several Milwaukee institutions and organizations are coming together to bring attention to the interconnection of race, trauma and recovery in the community. 

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, is generally considered the holiest day of the year in Judiasm. Years ago, it was a day that might have gone by unnoticed by poet DeWitt Clinton, who was raised a Methodist in Kansas. 

Marti Mikkelson

About 100 people packed into a room at the Washington Park Senior Center on Wednesday night, to voice their concerns about relations between Milwaukee police and the communities they serve.

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Mitch Teich

More than 170 Milwaukee area buildings will open their doors to tourists this weekend. Historic Milwaukee’s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event also includes more than 30 tours of historic or otherwise notable places that the public can’t always access.

Courtesy of Dawn Springer

Percussion has always had a happy marriage with dancing. No matter the type of dance — social or artistic — we often find ourselves moving to the rhythm of the beat.

Scott Walker/YouTube, Tony Evers/YouTube

Election day is more than six weeks away, but one thing is almost assured: the war of attack ads will continue to heat up in the coming days. And that’s where we start our Informed Voter series  — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

Beatrice in Washington County wants to know:

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Update 1:57 p.m.: The man who allegedly entered a Middleton, Wis., office building Wednesday morning and opened fire has died after being shot by police. The suspect injured three people who are being treated at area hospitals. 

Officials have lifted the lockdown at the office building where the shooting occurred around 10 a.m.

Maayan Silver

Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers had a heavy hitter stumping with him in Milwaukee on Tuesday.

President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, came to town to throw his support behind the candidate and his running mate, Mandela Barnes.

All three showed up at Coffee Makes You Black, a coffee shop in Milwaukee’s 53206 neighborhood, to speak on a panel for criminal justice reform with Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Valarie Hill. Before that, they faced reporters for a press conference.

The new Marquette Law School Poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers has pulled ahead of Republican incumbent Scott Walker. At the same time, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has a sizable lead over her challenger, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, according to the survey.

Mitch Teich

The display of remarkable sculptures along Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee will wrap up Sculpture Milwaukee's second season in October. While residents and visitors alike can take a self-guided tour of the art, the complimentary Sculpture Milwaukee lecture series adds even more depth to the outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Ross Zentner

The musical "Pippinpremiered on Broadway in 1972. The music was written by Stephen Schwartz (the composer behind "Wicked" and "Godspell"), the production was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, and it starred Ben Vereen.

"Pippin" tells the story of a young prince's search for meaning and breaks the fourth wall as it describes his drive for existential significance. Although the characters are based on royals from the Middle Ages, the fictionalized story is perennial, and the show continues to find success decades after its premiere. 

Maayan Silver

New Census Bureau estimates came out recently for both Wisconsin and the nation with numbers on 2017 poverty rates, median income levels, and a host of other topics.

Emily Files

State education chief and gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers wants to put an additional $1.4 billion into public education over the next two years. The proposal is part of the Department of Public Instruction’s request for the 2019-2021 state budget.

Evers, a Democrat, heads the agency as state superintendent. The spending plan comes in the middle of a tight race between Evers and incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican.

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