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In Wisconsin visits Milwaukee, as the largest city in Wisconsin it's on track to get low speed rail but not everyone is on board, explores what's next for six homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and we interview a teenager about his personal quest to research stem cells. You will also see how robotic decoys are helping the DNR catch illegal hunters in Wisconsin.

Streetcars
Thursday, January 27, 2011

There has been a lot of talk about a controversial high speed train between Milwaukee and Madison. At the same time another form of rail service is flying under the radar. Kenosha has been operating retro street cars for a decade, Madison's Mayor has talked about the idea, but now Wisconsin's largest city is on track to get low speed rail. Contributing producer Fred Wessel found there is support but not everyone is "on board."

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home Restoration
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mike Lilek heads up a house restoration project on Milwaukee’s south side. Lilek is a member of a group called the 'Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program.' The group bought a house--built in 1916-- because it's a very rare example of one of Wright's American System-Built Homes. These designs were Wright's way of making architect-designed houses affordable for the working class. This week, In Wisconsin's Liz Koerner takes you inside to see the completed restoration of this unique home.

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Stem Cell Camp: Cody Gensen
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Every summer UW Madison invites high school students to attend a summer camp in its state-of-the-art labs for some hands on experience working with stem cells. The goal is to help them understand the promise and controversies surrounding this emerging medical science. One of the students attending was Cody Gensen of New Richmond High School. In Wisconsin Reporter Art Hackett shows you why Gensen is on a very personal quest.

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Robot Decoys
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some hunters give the sport a bad name by shooting from their cars or hunting out of season. So the DNR is cracking down on poachers as Bambi's big brother goes hi-tech. Brian Wolslegel and his company, Custom Robotic Wildlife, have built a better decoy by adding movement through robotics. Reporter Andy Soth shows you how game wardens, armed with remote controls, can make a stuffed decoy seemingly come to life to better enforce hunting laws.

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Bats White Nose Syndrome
Thursday, January 27, 2011

A threat of historic proportions takes aim at Wisconsin's bat population and it will arrive sooner than expected.  Yes, those flying critters some people love to hate... but keep in mind they are vital to our eco-system and to our agriculture... not to mention they feast on mosquitoes.  In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett has been tracking new developments as bats nationwide face an unprecedented ecological calamity. See what Wisconsin researchers are doing on the frontlines as the battle lines are drawn in Dodge County.

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Check out the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. There are more than 500 species of plants and it's a nice break from winter to stroll inside where the temperature is kept between 65 and 80 degrees.

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What's up next on In Wisconsin
Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Wisconsin taps into some rich Wisconsin traditions with a visit to the National Brewery Museum, a look at Wisconsin’s unique tavern life, the founding of the Green Bay Packers and author Michael Perry’s whimsical look at winter in our state.

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright Tour

The Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Tourism program owns three of the six Wright buildings all located on a single block on Milwaukee’s south side. This home remains privately owned and was designed in 1915. It has more than 88 windows throughout. Although it was once a duplex the building has seen minor restorations with its conversion to a single home, most of the home is Wright’s original design. To get a personal tour from the homeowner click here.

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