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Bubbler Talk
Monthly+
 
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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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.
 
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WUWM News
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Project Milwaukee
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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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UWM Today
Weekly
 
Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
 
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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Environment
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Precious Lives
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill that could speed the introduction of faster wireless service known as 5G to the state. The industry promises that 5G would mean things like better cell phone connections and faster movie downloads. But there are concerns that 5G, which stands for fifth generation, could bring health problems like canc ...…
 
Wisconsin saw a whirlwind of political activity last week, and it was all focused on Milwaukee. President Trump visited Derco Aerospace on the city's northwest side, and urged support of his U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. He also attended a fundraiser. At the same time, the Latino civil rights group LULAC sponsored a town hall in downtown ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : We explore Camp Reunite, a program that gives kids with incarcerated mothers an opportunity for family bonding. We chat with best selling author Chuck Klosterman about his latest book, Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction . And author Christina Ward talks about America's embrace of processed and shelf stable foods, ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie recently visited Milwaukee, and we follow up with him about takeaways from his trip. Then, our gardening contributor gives tips for planting and pest management after Milwaukee’s very damp spring. We learn more about why there are so many motels on South 27th Street from ...…
 
A group of Wisconsin legislators spent more than five hours Thursday listening to experts, advocates and residents who gathered in Racine . The topic was water quality and how to improve it. Water quality has become a buzz phrase in Wisconsin. During his first state of the state report, Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 "the year of clean drinking ...…
 
A group of Wisconsin legislators spent more than five hours Thursday listening to experts, advocates and residents who gathered in Racine . The topic was water quality and how to improve it. Water quality has become a buzz phrase in Wisconsin. During his first state of the state report, Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 "the year of clean drinking ...…
 
A group of Wisconsin legislators spent more than five hours Thursday listening to experts, advocates and residents who gathered in Racine . The topic was water quality and how to improve it. Water quality has become a buzz phrase in Wisconsin. During his first state of the state report, Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 "the year of clean drinking ...…
 
If you’ve ever driven down South 27 Street in Franklin, Wis., you know there are a lot of motels there. El Rancho, the Knotty Pine, Sunrise, Modern 41, Embassy, the Oakwood and the list goes on and on. My count: 10 within a 2-mile drive, which takes about three minutes.By WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR.
 
Friday on Lake Effect : The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ’s Tom Daykin reports on the efforts to restore some of Milwaukee’s movie palaces. Then, a local event in support of the Close the Camps movement, features a display of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph — detained in an ICE facility. Essayist Mel Miskimen wonders if she’s become too callous, and dini ...…
 
Several Democratic presidential hopefuls met Thursday night for a town hall organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in downtown Milwaukee. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke all spoke, as part of the four-day convention that’s drawn thousand ...…
 
This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of history’s greatest moments: the first time mankind stepped foot on the moon. It happened July 20, 1969, when U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, part of the Apollo 11 crew, took the first moon walk ever. On this edition of UWM Today, we look back at that day a half century ago when the world hea ...…
 
Next year’s presidential election is on the minds of many people attending the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention in downtown Milwaukee. It runs through Saturday and up to 20,000 people from across the country are expected to attend. Many of the workshops are focused on political activism. Linda Chavez traveled here fro ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect : We learn about the issues on the minds of The League of United Latin American Citizens conference attendees. Plus we meet two Israeli women, one Druze, the other Jewish, working to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then, our gardening contributor talks about planting and pest management, after Milwaukee’s v ...…
 
Doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin are reporting progress in treating two kinds of cancer affecting women — ovarian and cervical cancers. But those researchers say many challenges remain. About one in every 75 women will develop ovarian cancer. There are 22,000 new cases reported in the U.S. every year, with most of those being in the ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : A look at the wins and losses for K-12 education in the new state budget. Then, how recent police deaths are affecting new recruits. Later, a study analyzes the disparity between home and workplace segregation in U.S. cities. And a new PBS documentary looks at how love, religion and civil rights are expressed between ...…
 
Wisconsin's first state budget under former education chief, now-Gov. Tony Evers provides a $570 million increase for K-12 schools. Republican lawmakers crafted the spending plan, which resulted in a smaller boost than Evers proposed. Whether public school advocates see that as a success or failure depends on who you ask. “It all depends on wha ...…
 
Updated on July 12 at 3:45 p.m. CT A Wisconsin man has been convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner . The 17-year police veteran died by gunfire as he executed a no-knock search warrant in February. READ: 'Tragic & Impactful Loss': Milwaukee Police Officer Shot And Killed ...…
 
Updated on July 9, 2019 It looks like Wisconsin's largest landfill is putting off retirement. The owners of Orchard Ridge are asking the Department of Natural Resources to allow them to dig up some 1.3 million cubic yards of contaminated waste and move it elsewhere on the 725-acre property. The Journal Sentinel reports the project, along with a ...…
 
Updated on July 9, 2019 It looks like Wisconsin's largest landfill is putting off retirement. The owners of Orchard Ridge are asking the Department of Natural Resources to allow them to dig up some 1.3 million cubic yards of contaminated waste and move it elsewhere on the 725-acre property. The Journal Sentinel reports the project, along with a ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie talks about the challenges facing U.S. veterans and recent reforms meant to solve some of these issues. Then, a Wisconsin-native discusses his work defending the lion population in Tanzania and shifting cultural attitudes. And we look at the evolution of Margaret Rozga's poetr ...…
 
Milwaukee is expected to be a hotbed of political activity this presidential election cycle. This week, the city will host the national convention for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The organization was founded in 1929 and is the oldest and the largest Latino civil rights organization in the country. It’s expected to brin ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : Theater critic and author Chris Jones explains the many things that make Hamilton unique among Broadway shows. Then, we talk with the artist responsible for turning the Chase Building atrium into a jungle of flowers. Plus, how writer Barbara Joose and illustrator Renee Graffe wanted to depict Milwaukee in just the right ...…
 
After a months-long, bruising fight over the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers signed the document last week. Republicans who control the Legislature are declaring victory because of the mark they put on the Democratic governor’s spending plan. They stripped his major policy proposals and made other big changes. But Evers also considers the final d ...…
 
After a months-long, bruising fight over the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers signed the document last week. Republicans who control the Legislature are declaring victory because of the mark they put on the Democratic governor’s spending plan. They stripped his major policy proposals and made other big changes. But Evers also considers the final d ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : We re-broadcast the latest in our On-Site series from Cedarburg, which was ahead of the city's annual Strawberry Festival. We were joined by the founder of the festival and the winery that made it all happen. Then, meet the people working to attract and help women get more comfortable with road cycling. Learn about ...…
 
Friday on Lake Effect : A former backpacking and hiking guide writes her own guidebook to all 59 national parks - making them even more accessible for anyone to enjoy. Outdoor adventure writer Stacy Tornio and her son Jack speak in praise of the summer bucket list for their new book. Plus, we have a busy summer books segment for a busy Milwauke ...…
 
Boats without on-board pilots or drivers are starting to make their way onto the world's waters. You won't find so-called autonomous boats on the Great Lakes just yet. But that could change over the next decade, at least for universities doing research. During a recent demonstration in Milwaukee's harbor near Discovery World , a diesel-powered ...…
 
Talking about death and dying can be hard. But an ongoing event in West Milwaukee aims to change that. It’s called the “death cafe.” It's been held once a month on Sundays for about a year — and the conversations are candid. In a basement of a community center in West Milwaukee called the Womb Room, about nine women met for a recent meeting. Af ...…
 
UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says that his school is among Wisconsin's greatest assets and provides significant value through its graduates, research, and collaboration. Also, the announcement of Microsoft's $1.5 Million gift to UWM's Connected Systems Institute.By Dave Edwards.
 
The Fourth of July is a time when many people in the U.S. celebrate their patriotism in whatever fashion they see fit. But a new art exhibition in Milwaukee shows that not everybody shares that patriotic vision. It's aptly titled, This Is America . A playlist of conscious, feel good music — jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop — plays at the 5 Points A ...…
 
Deadly accidents and major traffic delays have troubled the Interstate 94 reconstruction project south of Milwaukee. At least one trucker blames his fellow drivers. But others want a closer look at the design of the freeway project. The project is adding a fourth lane each way, partly for the Foxconn factory promised to be built in Racine Count ...…
 
Legislation aimed at helping dyslexic students in Wisconsin cleared a major hurdle last month when it was approved by the State Assembly. The bill is now in the Senate’s hands. From there, it would go to Gov. Tony Evers, and potentially become Wisconsin’s first dyslexia-specific law. But the debate over how to support struggling readers is far ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : Milwaukee County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the smooth running of many things, including our paramedics. Founding director, Christine Westrich, how OEM operates. Then, as Milwaukee prepares to host the first national cricket league competition, we learn about the sport. And even though m ...…
 
It’s the time of year when many people are spending time outdoors. But some worry about encountering mosquitoes or ticks that might be carrying a disease. So, just how real is the threat? And what can you do to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes? Ben Beard of the Centers for Disease Control's Vector-Borne Diseases Division says there’s ...…
 
It’s the time of year when many people are spending time outdoors. But some worry about encountering mosquitoes or ticks that might be carrying a disease. So, just how real is the threat? And what can you do to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes? Ben Beard of the Centers for Disease Control's Vector-Borne Diseases Division says there’s ...…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that it's not the place of the federal courts to decide whether states use gerrymandering practices to redraw political district boundaries every 10 years. Because of the ruling, involving two other states, it looks like Wisconsin's redistricting trial this month will be canceled. A handful of Democratic v ...…
 
Community leaders and activists will gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s containment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thousands of asylum-seekers have been held. Critics accuse the Republican president of separating families and keeping children housed in deplorable conditions ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Representatives for the International Joint Committee kick off their Great Lakes tour in Milwaukee. Then, why HPV vaccination rates remain low and the overall impact of the virus. Beats Me looks at the lack of black male physicians and how that affects patient outcomes. And Milwaukee Magazine’s pet feature explores the ...…
 
The late Dr. Allen L. Herron set the pace for black physicians in Milwaukee, especially black men. He’s believed to be the first African American male doctor to practice here. Herron wasn’t a native of Milwaukee but came here in 1900. He practiced until he died at the age of 93 in 1956. In the decades since, black men have followed in his foots ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : The U.S. Supreme Court recently found that partisan gerrymandering cases are non-justiciable by federal courts. Expert David Daley explains that decision and what it will mean for the future of gerrymandering. Then, cellist Robert Cohen talks about how his aging body impacts his work. Essayist JF Riordan pleads for publi ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : John Gurda has become synonymous with Milwaukee history, but today we’ll talk to him about his own history. Then, we talk with the medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic, the first here to focus on the needs of the LGBTQ community. Plus we chat with the painter Ma ...…
 
The Republican-crafted state budget is in the hands of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Both houses of the Legislature approved the two-year spending plan this week, after the GOP stripped Evers' major policy proposals, and made other big changes. Evers can sign the GOP budget, veto it or alter it with his "line-item" veto power. The office of Wisco ...…
 
The latest installment of I’m An American tells the story of a Rohingya man. The series explores what it means to be an American for people from underrepresented groups. It also gives them the chance to share their stories about their racial and ethnic identities. I met Anuwar Kasim on a chilly Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee. It was at the headq ...…
 
Friday on Lake Effect : A report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum looks at the many infrastructure needs facing the Milwaukee-area. Then, a Rohingya refugee talks about their experience living in Milwaukee for our I'm An American series. Later, how the host housing program for the Tour of America’s Dairyland benefits more than just the cyclists. ...…
 
Picture this. You're in a field in central Wisconsin. You're one of hundreds of people squeezing as close as possible to a 16-by-12 foot elevated track as 12 handcrafted shoebox-sized wooden vehicles prepare to compete. That's exactly what people were doing recently — including yours truly — at the 6th annual Green Mini Demo Derby. The derby is ...…
 
Milwaukee native Andy Nunemaker studied electrical engineering and business at some of our country’s top universities and held high-level jobs at two of its biggest companies. He got an undergraduate degree at Valparaiso and a master's degree at Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. After running major operations for GE Healthcare, firs ...…
 
Milwaukee is a town where drinking alcohol — a lot of alcohol — is an honored tradition. With a history of being home to many breweries, large and small, our community and our state have celebrated our drinking culture. But as we all know, there are casualties in the landscape of free flowing beer and cocktails. One of the often unspoken proble ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect : Former Milwaukee psychiatrist looks at the science of PTSD, in order to clear up some misconceptions. Then, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, astronomy contributor Jean Creighton talks about the technology that had to be invented in order to make it happen. Plus, our podcast on entrepreneur ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : We learn about pancreatic cancer and its impact on Wisconsinites. Although relatively rare, the cancer is deadly. Then, our Fit For You series visits a new wellness center dedicated to serving aging adults. Plus, how Milwaukee area novelist Nick Petrie continues to be pleasantly surprised by the success of his Peter A ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : John Gurda has become synonymous with Milwaukee history, but today we’ll talk to him about his personal history. Then, a conversation with animation voice actor Rob Paulsen, who survived throat cancer and relearned how to use his voice. And we visit Milwaukee artist Madeline Glaspey’s new art gallery and teaching space ...…
 
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