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a.MKE: Three of A Kind, Earn & Learn, Milwaukee Environmental Sciences, Cheeseheads and IRS resignation 5.16.13

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IRS Commissioner Steve Miller has resigned amid the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's selective targeting of conservative groups. In a brief speech from the White House, President Obama said it's "important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence" in the IRS.

The cable channel TBS will air a reality comedy show called "Cheeseheads" set in Green Bay, WI. From producer Jason Carbone (The Bachelor/Bachelorette) comes a show about "citizens that don't just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast". No start date has been announced.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett kicks off the city's annual summer jobs program today. Earn & Learn employs nearly 3,000 young people each summer. Employers have until July 1st to join the program, and the deadline for youths to apply is 4 p.m. today.

As reported by the Neighborhood News Service, a new charter school is set to open in the 65the Street School building. Milwaukee Environmental Sciences will be a year-round Expeditionary Learning school, using hands-on projects to teach kids. More than 150 schools in 31 states use this model. 

THREE OF A KIND = PHOTOGRAPHS!!

A.  "Turning Japanese" from The Vapors
In the first versions, asphalt varnish was applied on the copper or the glass plate to create an image. 
 
B. "Girls On Film" from Duran Duran
Back in 1990, a well known company introduced cuddly collectible toys that were used to promote this in an effort to get kids into it. They toys were called Kolorkins.
 
C.  "Wishing" from Flock of Seagulls
Kodak, who invented the first digital one, went bankrupt because they didn't convert the companies focus to digital.