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Bubbler Talk
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What's got you scratching your head about the Milwaukee area? WUWM News reporters and Lake Effect producers investigate your questions.
 
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WUWM News
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Capitol Notes
Weekly
 
There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Marti Mikkelson and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
 
Lake Effect, WUWM’s locally-produced magazine program, covers a lot of ground, focusing on your neighbors and your issues. Join the Lake Effect team as they open a window onto life in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin.
 
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UWM Today
Weekly
 
Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
 
What does it take for an entrepreneur to go from an idea to a successful startup? Hosts Kathleen Gallagher and Tim Keane talk with Wisconsin entrepreneurs about how - and why - they've succeeded. Kathleen Gallagher is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the executive director of the Milwaukee Institute. Tim Keane is the director of Golden Angels Investors and an entrepreneur who led his own startup to a profitable acquisition.
 
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Project Milwaukee
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In-depth reporting, extensive coverage on issues vital to southeastern Wisconsin. WUWM's latest series — Great Lakes, Troubled Waters — dives in to the topic of clean water, or the lack there of.
 
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Environment
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Precious Lives
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Precious Lives , created by 371 Productions , is a weekly podcast about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. Who are the victims and the shooters? How are the weapons obtained? Explore the impact on the community at large and how to stop the violence.
 
Follow the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute in the news.
 
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Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the names of some buildings and streets and even cities you encounter? A lot of you have written to Bubbler Talk asking about the origins of West Allis. Whether there was ever an east, north or south Allis. And why the city is called West Allis if there is, in fact, no Allis to be west of.…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : 55 years ago today, 89.7 WUWM went on the air. We look at some of the many things that have changed at the station since September 9th, 1964. The station's first general manager, Dr. Ru Hill, talks about where the station started and what it has become. Then, a chat with WUWM’s long time news reporter and Morning Edition ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : A look at the obstacles facing the proposal to save the Mitchell Park Domes. Then, we learn about the state’s early gay history. Bubbler Talk finds out how West Allis got its name, and we hear about the scourge of the KK Can Opener. Guests: Tom Daykin, reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dick Wagner, author, We've ...…
 
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers unveiled a proposal for a "red flag" bill Thursday. The bill would allow judges to seize guns from someone they determine to be a threat. Democrats say the bill should be nonpartisan and is about saving lives. Republicans say the bill is a non-starter. The red flag bill was announced on the hee ...…
 
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the names of some buildings and streets and even cities you encounter? A lot of you have written to Bubbler Talk asking about the origins of West Allis. Whether there was ever an east, north or south Allis. And why the city is called West Allis if there is, in fact, no Allis to be west of.…
 
Hip-hop and chess may seem like an unlikely pair. But a new club has combined the two in a way that’s educating young people about the art of chess and the art of making music. The Hip-Hop Chess Club celebrated its grand re-opening Tuesday at Flip 'N' Styles , a barbershop on Milwaukee's south side. Even from the rear of the shop, you could hea ...…
 
People around the world, including in Milwaukee, concerned about climate change will take part in the Global Climate Strike , which starts Friday. Ahead of Friday's Milwaukee rally, a corner of the cavernous basement beneath a UWM art studio building is filled with clusters of people chatting, munching on pizza. But mostly, they’re focused on t ...…
 
People around the world, including in Milwaukee, concerned about climate change will take part in the Global Climate Strike , which starts Friday.By Susan Bence.
 
Thursday on Lake Effect: Comedian Rachel Bloom brings her stage show to Milwaukee this Sunday. She talks with us about life after Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and how her comedy and love of musical theatre combine. Then, we mark the end of The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee after 110 years. And singer-songwriter Marielle Allschwang explains what it was lik ...…
 
Have you wondered what will become of the iconic Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as The Domes , on Milwaukee’s near south side? A task force hopes to convince county leaders and residents that both The Domes and the green space around it can be restored by building partnerships and raising funds. Bill Lynch has seen fello ...…
 
Have you wondered what will become of the iconic Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as The Domes , on Milwaukee’s near south side? A task force hopes to convince county leaders and residents that both The Domes and the green space around it can be restored by building partnerships and raising funds. Bill Lynch has seen fello ...…
 
Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday that his office will be hiring more than 60 new assistant district attorneys to address a statewide shortage of staff. District attorneys have spent years lobbying for more positions. But until now, the staffing level throughout the state has been stagnant for a decade, limiting the ability of district attorney ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : A National Science Foundation grant is supporting the Milwaukee Public Museum’s participation in a coordinated national project to digitize its records. We learn more from the museum’s research curator. Then, as sports betting becomes more common in the U.S., we look at the possible repercussions and the history of ga ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Before the proposal to save the Domes is publicly presented to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, we look at the obstacles it faces. Then we learn about the state’s early gay history from the author of We’ve Been Here All Along . We hear about the scourge of the KK Can Opener, and Beats Me explains what it means ...…
 
One of President Trump’s most controversial Cabinet members visited Milwaukee Monday to celebrate and call for the expansion of school choice. It was Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ first stop on her back-to-school tour promoting "education freedom." DeVos spent a few hours at St. Marcus Lutheran School, a private voucher school in the Brewer' ...…
 
A standoff persists between Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and Republican members of the Joint Finance committee. Kaul said last week he would not join a multi-state settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic. He says he'll continue to pursue Wisconsin's case against the company, whi ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : We meet the founder of the Milwaukee non-profit Future Urban Leaders and learn what the organization does. Then, why college students can be particularly susceptible to mental health issues. Later, how prostate health is something all men should take seriously, and we meet the Skylight Music Theatre’s new artistic direct ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : A look at homicides in the City of Milwaukee with Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Then, gardening expert Melinda Myers gives tips for planting your lawn this fall. A new documentary highlights the enduring appeal of Fiddler on the Roof . Plus, we learn about the mosaics in Mitchell Airp ...…
 
Computer power and artificial intelligence technology are officially ramping up in Milwaukee — that's with Friday’s opening of the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. A specially-designed supercomputer in the building will be able to help local businesses and community groups with data proj ...…
 
Milwaukee officials announced Thursday that train manufacturer TALGO will be expanding at Century City. It was the second announcement in as many weeks for the north side business park. Strauss Brands, a meat-packing company from Franklin, said earlier this month it would break ground on a plant which could bring 250 jobs to the area. Benjamin ...…
 
Imagine you’re rushing to catch a flight at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport — maybe for business or a long-anticipated vacation. What's on your mind? If you’re Dan Schley, you’re wondering: What’s the story behind the floor mosaics? "It caught my attention and I thought, 'I’m just going to ask this,' " the Bubbler Talk ...…
 
Advertising is everywhere online. Ads for everything: new cars, clothing, movies, food stores, banks. You name it and you’ll find someone trying to sell you something every step of the way. Although they may be ubiquitous, are all of those online ads effective? On this edition of UWM Today, we meet an expert who studies why and how people engag ...…
 
Racine is moving ahead with trying to live up to the Smart City designation it was awarded earlier this year. A conference this week is showing that several changes in education, transportation and technology may be in store for what used to just be called "the Belle City of the Great Lakes." The Virginia-based Smart Cities Council promotes har ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect : A look at the unique financing of “The Hop” streetcar and what it could mean for future expansion. Then, how a sculptor of stone found herself participating in and curating an exhibition about water. And mandolinist Erik Berry, of Trampled by Turtles, talks about the thrill of performing. Guests: Rob Henken and Joe Pet ...…
 
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released standardized test results for public school students Thursday, and there’s not much to celebrate. Students’ mastery of both English language arts and math declined compared to the previous year, with just about 40% of students proficient in each. Students were making progress in math previ ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : Physicist Sean Carroll discusses the many worlds theory of quantum behavior (promise you don't need a physics degree to understand). Then, a chef tackles the epidemic of diabetes in the Hispanic population, by making a film. The author of a new children's book talks about her love of the title character: her Portugese ...…
 
This spring, Milwaukee Public School leaders agreed to reinstate employee salary schedules, which provide workers with predictable raises based on experience and education level. It’s a compensation system that MPS eliminated after Act 10 deprived unions of most bargaining powers. Now, the district is reversing course with the goal of stabilizi ...…
 
As summer turns to fall, many fair-weather gardeners begin to pack up their tools and head inside. But there is still much to be done. The typical heat and drought during summer can really stress out lawns, and with the unusually wet spring and summer many lawns are now having issues with various diseases. "So you put all that together, [then] ...…
 
Milwaukee County leaders want to put a binding referendum on the ballot that would raise the county sales tax by 1%. But before the county can take that step, it needs approval from the state legislature. City and county officials say the goal is to not only reduce the property tax here, but to also create a new source of revenue. According to ...…
 
Year after year, Milwaukee has its highest levels of violent crime in the summer. And by that measure, the city has been making some progress. There were 10 homicides in the city of Milwaukee in August 2019 compared to 22 in August 2018. But the city has still experienced over 60 devastating homicides this year to date. Reggie Moore is director ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : A look at homicide and other violent crime rates in the City of Milwaukee with Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Then, gardening expert Melinda Myers discusses some tricks of the trade for planting your lawn this fall. Plus, actor and comedian Nick Offerman describes how his character “Ron Swa ...…
 
More Milwaukee-area business leaders are being urged to help employees who experienced trauma earlier in their lives. Advocates for what's called "trauma-informed care" say it will help the bottom line. More research is showing that people who experience psychological trauma can carry negative effects with them for a long time. All the way to w ...…
 
Longtime Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner says he won't seek reelection in 2020. He's been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for about 40 years and says it's time to pass the torch to somebody else. Sensenbrenner's district north of Milwaukee leans heavily Republican. In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mik ...…
 
WUWM went on the air on this day in 1964. As we celebrate our 55th birthday, we're also celebrating and looking back on the staff members who were integral to the station's content and identity. For anyone who listened to WUWM from the early '90s until just a few years ago, Bob Bach is a familiar voice. He worked in WUWM’s newsroom from 1991 to ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : We learn about some of the community events happening this month in Milwaukee from Adam Carr of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, the author of a new book about the Packers explains how Green Bay's size contributes to the team's popularity. Bubbler Talk digs into some of Milwaukee's rock and roll histo ...…
 
An estimated 1.7 million Wisconsinites rely on private wells for water. That includes the residents of Richfield, which is located northwest of Milwaukee in rural Washington County. Richfield is trying to balance development with ensuring there is enough well water for all. When Doug Cherkauer and his family moved to the 36-square-mile communit ...…
 
An estimated 1.7 million Wisconsinites rely on private wells for water. That includes the residents of Richfield, which is located northwest of Milwaukee in rural Washington County. Richfield is trying to balance development with ensuring there is enough well water for all. When Doug Cherkauer and his family moved to the 36-square-mile communit ...…
 
How far would you go to get your favorite band to come play in your town? For Milwaukee radio personality Tim 'The Rock 'N' Roll Animal' it involved going out on a ledge. That ledge-endary sit sticks out in Mike Crowley's mind, so he wrote to Bubbler Talk to learn more about it: "How long did WQFM DJ Tim 'The Rock 'N' Roll Animal' camp outside ...…
 
Patricia Borger, vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations joins UWM Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the wrap up of the university's largest fundraising campaign in the history of the institution. They share how the campaign will assist UWM to better serve students and the community.By Dave Edwards.
 
There's been a lot of talk about Milwaukee efforts to shore up its childhood lead program and remove old lead pipes that feeds drinking water to tens of thousands of homes in the city. Now, Milwaukee County hopes a proposed initiative will help risks found in foreclosed homes. The idea is to create a small, revolving loan fund to help county re ...…
 
There's been a lot of talk about Milwaukee efforts to shore up its childhood lead program and remove old lead pipes that feeds drinking water to tens of thousands of homes in the city. Now, Milwaukee County hopes a proposed initiative will help risks found in foreclosed homes. The idea is to create a small, revolving loan fund to help county re ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect : Milwaukee Magazine’s annual “Best of Milwaukee” issue features some of the city’s most cherished icons and institutions. Then, cellist Robert Cohen steps out of his musical comfort zone and discovers how difficult it is to play Irish traditional music. We look at how reinvigorating an ecosystem can also be tasty and si ...…
 
On Wednesday, the perennial presenters Mike Gousha and Charles Franklin were back at it again with the first Marquette Law School Poll since April. As always there's a range of questions posed to Wisconsin residents, from gun control to water safety. But the topic that generated the biggest buzz was voter leanings for the 2020 presidential elec ...…
 
Republican Congressman Sean Duffy announced last week that he is stepping down from the job. Duffy represents northern Wisconsin and says his last day will be Sept. 23. He says he wants to spend more time with his family, especially since discovering his baby will be born next month with a heart condition. In this week's Capitol Notes conversat ...…
 
The field of candidates for Milwaukee Mayor got a little more crowded Tuesday, as Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor threw her hat into the ring. That brings the number of declared candidates to three. Taylor’s bid sets up a potential challenge against long-time Mayor Tom Barrett . Taylor made the announcement outside her home at 15th Street and ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : Ahead of the 21st annual Short Film Festival this weekend, we speak with local entertainment attorney Robert Arthur about the legal issues independent filmmakers need to consider. Then, we visit the Baumgartner Center for Dance, Milwaukee Ballet’s new home in the Third Ward. And we talk with Midwest-native Susan Welch ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Japan's Chicago-based consul general Naoki Ito talks about trade between Wisconsin and Japan. Then, we learn about some of the community events happening this month in Milwaukee. Later, a study looks at the disparity between home and workplace segregation in U.S. cities. Plus, as we celebrate the Packers’ 100th season, ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : A look at how Bayshore Town Center in Glendale’s evolution reflects consumers’ shopping habits. Then, automotive contributor Mark Savage explains why the classic sedan is becoming more popular. Bubbler Talk visits some fallout shelters, and we have this month's Milwaukee Music Roundup with Milwaukee Record’s Matt W ...…
 
Cold War fallout shelters are still around the Milwaukee area. You can still find some if you look for the signs, but many have fallen out of use. Whitefish Bay resident Tom Fehring reached out to Bubbler Talk to learn more about these shelters: “There are at least three buildings in my neighborhood that host fallout shelters. Do these shelters ...…
 
Every day we pick up smartphones or open up our laptop and we have a clear picture of how technology has changed and shaped our personal lives, especially in the workplace. What we may not be thinking about is the impact that technology is having on our relationships, including those with our family. On this edition of UWM Today, we are talk wi ...…
 
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