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a.MKE The List: The Warp Tour, give blood to get bacon, Happy Birthday MTV!, Northside Moms making a difference and school supplies for kids

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What are the kids listening to today? The Vans Warped Tour makes their stop today in Milwaukee down by the lakefront at the Marcus Amphitheater. The all day party showcases hip-hop, ska, alt rock, electronica and more. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

How can you save three lives and eat your favorite food on a stick? Take a few minutes of your day and donate blood at one of the Blood Centers of Wisconsin and you will receive a free one-day pass to the Wisconsin State Fair, opening tomorrow. 

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY: August 1st, 1981 the launch of MTV. The first words spoken? “Ladies and Gentlemen: Rock & Roll”. The first video played? The Buggles with Video Killed the Radio Star.

It’s back to school time! Help kids in need by dropping off school supplies at the Boys & Girls Club Mardak Administration & Training Center: 1558 N. 6th St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  For a list of supplies in need, check out the Boys and Girls Club website.

Olympic medal update: The US is leading with 25 total metals, China in second place with 23 and Japan in third with 13.

Women making a difference: Young moms on Milwaukee’s North Side are organizing to strengthen their community by taking the initiative to work for a safer community and better lives for their children and other children in their neighborhood. Check out a video here to learn more about their accomplishments.