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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, Water Tech Cert from MATC, CIA sends weapons to Syria, IL companies move to WI and cheesy winter roads 9.12.13

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As reported by the MBJ, MATC will offer a new Water Technician Certificate to serve increased demand for water industry professionals. The program was developed in partnership with Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment board and The Water Council. The Water Council is working to establish the Milwaukee region as the world hub for freshwater research, economic development and education.

Lean On Bill

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As we continue to explore the music of Bill Withers, today we listened to Bill's biggest hit; "Lean On Me." Written and recorded by Bill Withers, it was released in April 1972 as the lead single from his second album, Still Bill. It was his first and only number one on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100.  This song has been covered by many artists over the years, but today, we looked at how this track was sampled.

Treetop Flyers on World Cafe | September 11, 2013

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We welcome British band Treetop Flyers to the World Cafe. They are a folk-rock five-piece that initially turned heads on the main stage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. They won the spot through an "emerging artist" competition. From there, they were signed to Loose Music in the U.K. and to Partisan Records in the U.S. and put out their debut full-length record, The Mountain Moves, in June of this year. Their music is very much inspired by California in the '70s, so it was not much of a stretch to decamp to Malibu to record their debut.

5 O'Clock Shadow 9-11-13 "Don't You Want Me"

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I'm a bit floored it took me so long to discover this French Horn Rebellion track. Released just a few weeks ago, it's definitely spreading wildly across music sites on the internet. Why not? It's a fantastic cover of a great 80's staple, "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League. They do a killer job with it. We miss the guys, but they're doing well out in New York.

 

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