Federal Judge Orders Probe into Whether Wisconsin DMVs are Denying Temporary Voting IDs

U.S. District Judge James Peterson on Friday ordered Wisconsin to investigate whether some transportation employees have been failing to give people temporary identification for voting, if they lack a supporting document for a regular ID, such as a birth certificate.
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The Milwaukee Show is an integral part of the Milwaukee Film Festival. It’s a program that includes short films made by local filmmakers, and it is very popular with festival audiences.

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If you watched this election season's first Presidential debate, or any of the debates over the course of the campaign season, you may agree these events do not represent the ideal of measured, respectful political discourse. This election cycle is not unique in the direction that political debate has taken. But a Milwaukee initiative is trying to change the tone, one dinner party at a time.

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Can’t get enough of the Milwaukee Film Festival? Neither can we. We love film (and stories) so much that we’re an MFF Community Partner for “Shorts: Stories We Tell,” again! Like those you hear on the Ex Fabula stage and WUWM radio, the stories featured in "Stories We Tell" are funny, relatable, and thought-provoking.

This week we feature fun stories from early adulthood - the ones you relive with your old friends over dinner and drinks thinking, “Ah to be young again.”

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For the majority of Major League Baseball teams (including the Brewers), the season comes to an end this weekend. Players will go home to their families, and sports fans will turn their full attention to the playoffs, or to football. Many people will miss watching the games on television, but Lake Effect essayist Jim Spangler is not among them. 

“Why don’t you come up stairs and watch the baseball game on TV?” my wife asked during a recent Milwaukee Brewers broadcast.

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Milwaukee has a growing problem with prostitution. It appears to have gotten out of control on the near south side. That's according to residents who testified at the Common Council's Public Safety Committee meeting on Thursday.

Ald. Bob Donovan chairs the panel and represents part of the near south side. He says prostitution there is nothing new.

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Stepping out of one's comfort zone is an ingredient for growth, a concept apparent in the film Halfway.

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All year, Milwaukee singer-songwriter John Sieger has joined us in the studio for a segment called The Monthly Beatdown.

This month, harmonica player Steve Cohen joined Sieger in the studio to play, "The Royal Flush."

Siegar notes that he has a guitar in his powder room, where he's written several songs. This song, despite being written in a bathroom is "not about what you think it is," Sieger jokes. "It's about the card hand, and I'm thinking that possibly I'll be able to sell it to Kenny Rodgers because he did 'The Gambler,' so maybe he'll like this."

Noel Spirandelli

In an 8 month series, WUWM looked closely at the issues surrounding mass incarceration of African American men in Milwaukee. The problem affects the community at large, but probably nowhere more so than the people who live in one particular Milwaukee zip code.

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This year's Milwaukee Film Fest will feature the documentary Almost Sunrise, which chronicles the journey of two Milwaukee area natives as they struggle with deep emotional scars after tours of duty in Iraq.

Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson set off from the Milwaukee County War Memorial on October 30, 2013 to walk across the country.

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Saturday one thousand baby sturgeon will be released along the shore of Lake Michigan. The event is a part of a 25 year partnership between Riveredge Nature Center and the Wisconsin DNR.

The ancient fish was once plentiful here, but by the turn of the last century its numbers had plummeted.

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