Wisconsin http://www.kunc.org en While Others Underfunded Pensions, Milwaukee Held Firm http://www.kunc.org/post/while-others-underfunded-pensions-milwaukee-held-firm After more than two decades in city government, Bill Averill has a pretty impressive mental inventory of Milwaukee real estate. He started in the city assessor's office when he was 34, after leaving a private sector job that paid better but had no retirement benefits.<p>"That was one of the main reasons I went to work for the City of Milwaukee," he says. "And so I knew the pension at some time, way out in the future, would be a benefit to me."<p>Well, that future is now. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Erin Toner 50337 at http://www.kunc.org While Others Underfunded Pensions, Milwaukee Held Firm Remembering A 'Brave,' 'Lucky' Hero In The War Of 1812 http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-brave-lucky-hero-war-1812 Two hundred years ago today, a young U.S. naval captain named Oliver Hazard Perry penned the words, "We have met the enemy and they are ours ..."<p>Perry's remarkable victory over the British changed the course of the War of 1812, and a full-scale re-enactment — the largest sailing re-enactment ever attempted in the U.S. — recently commemorated the anniversary of the win in the Battle of Lake Erie.<p><strong>A Bit Of History</strong><p>America had brashly declared war in 1812 to stop the British from kidnapping U.S. sailors to man the Royal Navy and to settle trade issues. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:04:00 +0000 49393 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering A 'Brave,' 'Lucky' Hero In The War Of 1812 Area Man Realizes He's Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years http://www.kunc.org/post/area-man-realizes-hes-been-reading-fake-news-25-years Before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert became establishments in news satire, there was <em>The Onion</em>. Thursday, "America's Finest News Source" turns 25.<p>Two college students founded the fake news organization, which began as a newspaper in Madison, Wis. "It really started as something very local that was intended mainly to ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:28:00 +0000 48941 at http://www.kunc.org Area Man Realizes He's Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details http://www.kunc.org/post/outfielder-ryan-braun-issues-apology-skimps-details One month after he accepted a 65-game suspension that ended his season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has issued a statement in which he apologizes for his actions. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48724 at http://www.kunc.org Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details Demystifying Saffron: Mark Bittman Explains The Pricey Spice http://www.kunc.org/post/demystifying-saffron-mark-bittman-explains-pricey-spice In the latest installment of NPR's <a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Cook Your Cupboard</a>, <em>New York Times</em> columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman sheds a little light on saffron — a spice that has been stumping <a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/post/48852166527/i-won-saffron-as-part-of-a-raffle-prize-at-a" target="_blank">Lennet Radke in Wisconsin</a>. Radke, who received a little jar in a contest, says she's never really used it. The stuff isn't cheap. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:57:00 +0000 48411 at http://www.kunc.org Demystifying Saffron: Mark Bittman Explains The Pricey Spice