Lake Effect Spotlight The Lake Effect Spotlight podcast features some of our favorite conversations about the people, places and organizations that shape Milwaukee.
Lake Effect Spotlight

Lake Effect Spotlight

From WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

The Lake Effect Spotlight podcast features some of our favorite conversations about the people, places and organizations that shape Milwaukee.

Most Recent Episodes

'Passionate about wildlife:' Taxidermist who recreated Milwaukee's gorilla Samson reflects on career

Many Milwaukeeans are familiar with Samson, the beloved gorilla who died in 1981 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Wildlife artist and world champion taxidermist, Wendy Christensen, made the popular recreation of Samson that's on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

'Passionate about wildlife:' Taxidermist who recreated Milwaukee's gorilla Samson reflects on career

Wisconsin's periodical cicadas are almost here. Here's what to know.

Southern Wisconsin is home to Brood XIII, one of the two broods of periodical cicadas emerging this summer.

Wisconsinite Grace Girard talks about winning Farmer Brandon's heart in FOX's 'Farmer Wants A Wife'

Wisconsin's Grace Girard spoke with Lake Effect's Xcaret Nuñez ahead of the 'Farmer Wants A Wife' season finale about the moments leading up to farmer Brandon Roger's proposal and what's next for her.

Wisconsinite Grace Girard talks about winning Farmer Brandon's heart in FOX's 'Farmer Wants A Wife'

Milwaukee film writer explores queerness and comedy in 'The People's Joker'

Co-written by Milwaukee native Bri LeRose, "The People's Joker" is heavily based on the director, co-writer and lead actor Vera Drew's life and relationship with queerness and comedy.

Milwaukee film writer explores queerness and comedy in 'The People's Joker'

This UWM student went back to college in her 70s

JoAnne Potter started college in 1969, but never finished. Now, 55 years later, she's graduating from UWM with a bachelor's degree.

The long history of student protests at UW-Madison

There's a history of harm being done to marginalized students at UW-Madison, but there's a just-as-long history of students protesting and calling for a more inclusive campus. The 'Sifting and Reckoning' project archives those student-led movements.

Voices from the front lines of Wisconsin's labor movement

From Milwaukee to Green Bay, immigrant workers to nurses, these local organizers are building the current day labor movement in Wisconsin.

Clear clutter with these spring cleaning tips from a professional organizer

Whether you're switching to a spring wardrobe, finally clearing out the pantry or just have a mountain of unopened mail to clear through ... decluttering might seem like a never-ending cycle. But it doesn't have to be.

Clear clutter with these spring cleaning tips from a professional organizer

Black Lens: Ten years of helping curate the Milwaukee Film Festival

Since 2014, Black Lens has worked to bring films and documentaries to the festival that spotlight emerging and established Black storytellers.

Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week

To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week, The Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project created a free lesbian history exhibit as well as hosting other events in the Milwaukee area.