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A Matter Of Political Will: High-Speed Rails In Wisconsin

Why isn’t there a high-speed rail line connecting Milwaukee with other cities in Wisconsin and the region? This question has been on the minds of many in the area for decades, including one person who wrote to Bubbler Talk — our series that allows you to ask questions about Milwaukee.

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As we head into the 10th season of Ex Fabula, it’s worth looking back at the year that started it all: 2009. It feels like a different era, culturally and politically. And of course, we’re all a decade wiser! We’ve come a long way, baby – but let’s reminisce.

A year ago, Facebook started using artificial intelligence to scan people's accounts for danger signs of imminent self-harm.

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis is pleased with the results so far.

"In the very first month when we started it we had about 100 imminent response cases," which resulted in Facebook contacting local emergency responders to check on someone. But that rate quickly increased.

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Update Nov. 16: Gov. Scott Walker made his first comments to reporters on Thursday after losing his re-election bid. He promised he wouldn't "retreat." Walker also signaled potential support for a variety of Republican-backed efforts to limit the power of his Democratic successor, including moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary.

Recently, there was a very public debate on Twitter between the National Rifle Association and an emergency medicine doctor. The NRA essentially contended that doctors shouldn’t weigh in on matters of gun policy, while the doctor said it was precisely the place of his profession to weigh in. The incident was a very high-profile example of the willingness of doctors to enter the public discourse.

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President Trump has completed written answers to questions about the Russia investigation from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

The president told reporters on Friday that he wrote the answers, not his lawyers, and that he did so "very easily."

Trump said he suspected some of the questions were designed to be pitfalls and catch him in a "perjury trap" — to induce him to lie about things for which prosecutors might already have contradictory evidence.

Michael Brosilow

Most of us know the titles: Sense and Sensibility. Emma. Pride and Prejudice.

And many of us have seen the Masterpiece Theatre or film adaptations of those novels. Who was your favorite Darcy?

The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal

Nov 16, 2018

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If you do a Google image search for "classroom," you'll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks, with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher.

Maayan Silver

It was Kimberly-Clark’s first chance to appear before lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. The company asked for approval of a $100 million incentive package to keep its Cold Springs plant open in Wisconsin.

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There are a variety of medical centers around the country that get a lot of national and international press for the cutting edge work they do.  Cornell Medical Center in New York, Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, and research centers in Boston, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.  But increasingly, important work is being done in places like Milwaukee.


We are heartbroken to mark the passing of WUWM Program Director Bruce Winter. Bruce spent nearly his entire adult life at this radio station, from the time he was hired as operations manager in 1978. Over the years, Bruce hosted classical music, jazz and the adult alternative music he loved.

Bruce’s voice has been synonymous with this radio station for so long that it will probably be a decade before it disappears from our airwaves. You will probably continue to hear his voice in funding credits throughout the day during our programming.


Remembering Bruce Winter

Longtime Voice Of WUWM Bruce Winter Has Passed Away


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