Bubbler Talk What's got you scratching your head about the Milwaukee area? WUWM investigates your questions.
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What's got you scratching your head about the Milwaukee area? WUWM investigates your questions.

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The History Of Milwaukee's South Side Churches

The south side of Milwaukee is known for having a lot of churches. In fact, depending on where you are, many of those churches dot the Milwaukee skyline with their steeples.

For Milwaukee's Latino Community, There Are No Historically Designated Landmarks

Bubbler Talk inquirer Eloisa Gomez wanted to know: "In the Latino community, what and where are the historic landmarks that people can go to to get a better sense of the local Latino history?" Well, there are none.

For Milwaukee's Latino Community, There Are No Historically Designated Landmarks

How Milwaukee Celebrated The 1971 Bucks' Championship Without A Parade

The 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks were one of the greatest NBA teams of their era, but after winning it all in April of 1971 the team never got a victory parade. Instead, Milwaukeeans found their own way to celebrate the world champions.

How Milwaukee Celebrated The 1971 Bucks' Championship Without A Parade

The Mystery Behind Walker's Point Giant Metal Boiler

What is the rusted metal object sitting across from the Lindsay Bros. Building on South 2nd Street in Milwaukee? The object is big, about the size of one of those storage PODS you see outside some people's houses when they're moving.

How Henry Hempsted Set The Tempo For Milwaukee's First Music Store

On this week's Bubbler Talk, question asker Craig Steitz wanted to know about the history of music stores in Milwaukee.

How Granville Township Became Part Of Milwaukee

In the 19th century, Wisconsin's Territorial Legislature divided Milwaukee County into seven townships. Five of them eventually became municipalities: Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, Franklin, and Oak Creek.

The History Of Milwaukee's Old North Side Borchert Field

Milwaukee is known for being a city of neighborhoods. From Bay View on the south side and Washington Heights to the west, each neighborhood has a story — including the Borchert Field neighborhood on the city's north side. The neighborhood got its name from an athletic field that spanned 8thStreet to the west, 7th Street to the east, Chambers to the south and Burleigh to the north. I-43 now runs through the middle of what used to be.

Why Wisconsinites Put Soda In Their Old Fashioneds

This week's Bubbler Talk clears up some muddled history of one of our favorite drinks — the Old Fashioned. In a question from listener Lea, she asked:

Mental Health Care In Milwaukee County Could Include New Emergency Center

Today, Bubbler Talk looks at the status of mental health care in the Milwaukee area. Our question comes from listener and Milwaukee resident Scott Bollen. He often drives by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa and notices a disparity between one modern facility and one set of older buildings.

Mental Health Care In Milwaukee County Could Include New Emergency Center

A Celebration Of Milwaukee's Home Basement Bars

For the kickoff of our new season of Bubbler Talk, I thought I would tackle a question from our listener Erin Christie.

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