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5 Takeaways From Wisconsin's 2018 Primary Results

The Wisconsin partisan primary is over and the results have set the stage for the general election in November. To help put those results into perspective, Lake Effect's Joy Powers chatted with Lilly Goren, professor of political science at Carroll University.

'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Analyzes Conservative Influence On America's Dairyland

The last eight years have represented a sea change in the Wisconsin political environment. The election of Scott Walker as governor in 2010 ushered in an era of Republican dominance at many levels, including the 2016 Presidential election. Donald Trump won Wisconsin, a result that surprised many national political observers. The story of Wisconsin's transformation is familiar to those who live in the state, but writer Dan Kaufman believes it also holds relevance to the rest of the country.

'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Analyzes Conservative Influence On America's Dairyland

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community

There are more than 100 specialties in the field of medicine. However, few providers and clinics focus their care on the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer) community. LGBT Community Health Centers operate in only 37 of the 50 states, and many of those do not offer comprehensive services. A lack of access to care, or a previous negative experience, can keep people of the LGBTQ community from seeking medical treatment, which can cause long term health consequences. A

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community

'Young Washington' Changes the Historical View of First President

After the brats and popsicles and before the fireworks, many families might spend some of their Fourth of July recounting the bravery and selflessness of America's first president. Author Peter Stark tells a slightly different story, one of a young and naïve George Washington, who only later became the fearless leader as we remember him. Stark's new book, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father , follows a 20-something Washington crashing his way through the

With Suicide Rates Trending Upward, What Can We Do To Help?

The recent deaths of food writer and host Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have cast the issue of suicide into the public eye. But while those high-profile cases generated headlines, suicide has been a significant public health issue for years. In fact, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death both in Wisconsin and nationally. The suicide rate is also climbing. According to a recent report from the CDC, there was a 25 percent increase in the rate of death by suicide around the country

Gill v. Whitford Ruling Leaves Open Questions for Future of Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling on Gill v. Whitford came down Monday . But the court didn't rule on the constitutinality question surrounding the claims of illegal partisan gerrymandering in the Wisconsin redistricting cast. Instead, the court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to bring the suit. The justices threw the case back to lower courts, where the plaintiffs could adjust their case accordingly. "The new argument is going to have to be that the entire map

Gill v. Whitford Ruling Leaves Open Questions for Future of Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project Digs Into Area's Past

From 1882 until 1974, the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery served as the burial site of many of Milwaukee's marginalized citizens. The cemetery became the final resting place for many of the community's poor, as well as those who died as a resident of one of the county institutions or were unidentified or unclaimed from the coroner's office.

Marquette University Introduces New Program to Assist Students With Autism

As the current academic year wraps up at colleges and universities around the country, one area school is already preparing to make college life a success for a particular group of students in the fall of 2019. Students with autism spectrum disorders can have particular challenges in a college environment, away from the safety net of relatives and friends. A Marquette professor and researcher who specializes in autism spectrum disorders are behind the innovative program, called " On Your Marq ,"

Marquette University Introduces New Program to Assist Students With Autism

A Mother's Influence: It Reaches More Than Just Her Own Kids

Mother's Day is Sunday. While it's a time where we traditionally give thought to the influence our own mothers have had on our lives, a UW-Milwaukee researcher is studying the broader impact of motherhood. Leslie Harris is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at UW-Milwaukee and president of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication . She joined Lake Effect's Mitch Teich to talk about how motherhood has shaped our society - from today, all the way back to the

'We're Not Reading Our History': The Disappearance of Small Farms

Small farms represented 46 percent of production in the United States in 1991. But by 2015, that share had fallen to under 25 percent, according to the US Department of Agriculture . Among dairy farms in Wisconsin, the numbers are striking - the state topped out at 167,000 in 1940 and now has just 9,000. While the average farm size grows, the total amount of land in farming has remained the same and small farms are feeling the pinch as agribusiness dominates. "Small farms are dying, and this is

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