Lake Effect: Segments From discussing politics and the economy to spotlighting authors and musicians, WUWM's Lake Effect goes beyond the headlines in southeastern Wisconsin.
Lake Effect: Segments

Lake Effect: Segments

From WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

From discussing politics and the economy to spotlighting authors and musicians, WUWM's Lake Effect goes beyond the headlines in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Radio Chipstone: Recasting Cast Iron

Milwaukee County's Lynden Sculpture Garden is currently collecting cast iron cast offs. But they're not going to simply stack them next to a Henry Moore sculpture. The plan is to work with the public/community to transform the donated cast iron into something new in the Garden's first iron pour on May 25th. Iron artists Lean Schrettenthaler and Tom Dahlseid are doing the pouring at Lynden. In this edition of Radio Chipstone that talk with Gianofer Fields about the relationship they have with

Essay: Immigration Reform Is Important For U.S. Policy and Politics

President Trump this week rolled out his revised approach to immigration policy, one which he says is focused on "merit." His recommendations were met with skepticism by many in Congress, and the debate over immigration will likely continue into the campaign season. Lake Effect contributor and essayist Art Cyr says there is some history to consider as you follow the immigration debate. The happy and powerful do not go into exile...," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, the brilliant visitor from France

'Look Up!' Shares Tips On How To Bird-Watch In Your Own Backyard

Most of us see birds every day — it might be a pigeon shuffling down the sidewalk or a robin hopping past the yard — but few of us take much notice of them. A new book is hoping to change that and make bird-watching a bit more accessible. Annette LeBlanc Cate is the author of a new children's book, called Look Up!: Bird-Watching In Your Own Backyard . She spoke with Lake Effect's Joy Powers and explains her own journey from a passive bird-viewer to a full-on birder. As an animator for a

'The Room's' Tommy Wiseau On His Past, His Future, And His Underwear

It's known as the best worst movie ever made. That might sound like a huge contradiction - and it is. But for fans of the film The Room , it is an all-too-relatable phenomenon. The film follows the story of Johnny, an All-American man and successful banker who lives with his future wife, Lisa. He has a best friend named Mark and a neighbor Denny, whose relationship to Johnny is confusing, at best. The film's director, writer, and producer is also its star - Tommy Wiseau - an enigmatic man whose

Reports From The Frontlines Of PTSD Science

Mental health experts believe about 6 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It's a mental condition that wasn't even officially recognized by science until the 1980s. It now represents a significant public health issue, among people as varied as combat veterans and small children growing up in violent homes. Dr. Shaili Jain has worked a great deal in the area of trauma and PTSD. Jain is a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist. She's now

Wisconsin's Muddled Past With Women's Suffrage Unfolds In 'Journal Sentinel' Series

This year is the centennial anniversary of the U.S. Congress passing the 19th amendment. Although women would not officially get the right to vote until a year later, states began to ratify the amendment in 1919. The first state to ratify the amendment was none other than Wisconsin. But the state's own history with women's voting rights is a bit complicated. "Wisconsin probably should've been one of the last states to ratify the vote, given our history," says Meg Jones, a reporter for the

Wisconsin's Muddled Past With Women's Suffrage Unfolds In 'Journal Sentinel' Series

Sharon Lynn Wilson Center Partners With Capitol West Academy To Explore Gullah Culture

Gullah is the Creole language of the Gullah people who live on the coast of South Carolina and nearby islands. Gullah has an English base with elements from various West African languages incorporated into it. The band Ranky Tanky , whose name means "a people blessed by God" in Gullah, is performing at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center on Friday, May 17. As part of the weeklong intensive leading up to it, visual artist Francis Annan and some kids from Capitol West Academy are creating art in

Sharon Lynn Wilson Center Partners With Capitol West Academy To Explore Gullah Culture

Will US-China Trade War Become A 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats?

President Donald Trump continues to tweet messages claiming the U.S. is winning its staredown with China over tariffs and trade. After some thaws in the relationship earlier in his presidency, Trump and his administration have upped the rhetoric and put tariffs in place . The goal of the tariffs is to shift the balance of trade more in favor of the U.S. In return, China has done the same thing . Though as yet, consumers have not felt a significant jolt here. But is that coming? That's one

On That Note: The Audition Process For Classical Musicians

Every month, cellist Robert Cohen talks about his life as a touring, classical musician. Yet over the years, he has never talked about one of the most essential parts of any musician's life: the audition process. Cohen says he's fortunate to be past the point in his career where he has to worry about upcoming auditions. But for most musicians, auditions are a necessary entry point to work. Cohen talks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North about the audition process for classical musicians:

'Milwaukee Magazine' Highlights Milwaukee County's Golf Courses

If the last couple of days are any indication, spring may finally be sticking with us. For some people that might mean the chance to get out and work in the yard. Others may be relishing the opportunity for spring sports like golf. The May issue of Milwaukee Magazine features two covers. The traditional front cover focuses on Fitness, but if you flip the magazine upside down and onto its back, you'll see another cover, and a series of articles, devoted to golf. "It's one thing to have a course

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