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Wisconsin People & Ideas – Spring/Summer 2013

Volume: 
59
Issue Number: 
2

Wisconsin, like other states, faces serious challenges in the climate and energy arena. But we also boast more than our fair share of leaders who are employing creative and practical solutions for a brighter, cleaner future.

 

Academy Fellow and atmospheric scientist Steve Ackerman shares the story of how the era of weather satellites began here in Wisconsin—and how we can use satellite technology to address climate change.

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Your newest collection of prose poems references the classics—classic video games, that is.

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Systems for Abstraction is an exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery featuring three Wisconsin artists who use abstraction as a way to organize and present their views of the world.

Systems for Abstraction is an exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery featuring three Wisconsin artists who use abstraction as a way to organize and present their views of the world.

Systems for Abstraction is an exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery featuring three Wisconsin artists who use abstraction as a way to organize and present their views of the world.

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It's shaping up to be a thirsty century.

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Willy presses the glowing doorbell and waits, hops from left to right on the thick, jute mat, balls his fingers into fists inside his gloves, trying to stay warm.

LaDeDa Books & Beans is nestled on a quiet residential street a few steps from Citizen’s Park in Manitowoc.

My favorite passage from Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi is the part in which Twain writes about learning from his river boat pilot how to “read the water.”

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Willy presses the glowing doorbell and waits, hops from left to right on the thick, jute mat, balls his fingers into fists inside his gloves, trying to stay warm.

The new book by veteran reporters Jason Stein and Patrick Marley is likely to be the definitive chronicle of the first two years of Scott Walker’s term as Governor of Wisconsin.

What if you had to relive the last year of your life? Would you make different choices the second time around?

Containing arguably the best collection of historic and contemporary Wisconsin art in the world, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend recently went through a move and expansive rebuild project to create a stu

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