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.

Most Recent Episodes

Exploring the history of Milwaukee's 'Hooverville'

Bubbler Talk digs into a question about how the Great Depression impacted Milwaukee by taking a look at a 'Hooverville' that existed near Lincoln Park.

The Jones-Hill House is part of the fabric of Milwaukee's Black culture

A Bubbler Talk question asker was curious about Black historical sites in Milwaukee. There are many, so WUWM's Teran Powell chose to look at one that's had many lives: the Jones-Hill House in the Harambee neighborhood.

The Jones-Hill House is part of the fabric of Milwaukee's Black culture

A deeper look at Milwaukee's south side 'Mural Of Peace'

If you've driven northbound on Interstate 43 toward Milwaukee's downtown, chances are you've noticed a gigantic mural. Bubbler Talk digs into the story behind the colorful painting of an eagle and a dove with cascading flag stripes.

The story behind Fox Point's name and historical street signs

Bubbler Talk question asker Michelle Mullen started teaching in Fox Point, Wisconsin 10 years ago. And for just as long, she's wondered how the village was named and who created the fox-inspired street signs.

Circulating the county: Who's behind the magic of Milwaukee's interlibrary loans?

Milwaukeeans are able to check out books from 27 countywide library branches. And if the book isn't at your local branch, the library system will get it there... fast.

Circulating the county: Who's behind the magic of Milwaukee's interlibrary loans?

ZIP files changed the way we use computers and they started in Wisconsin

Everyday we use ZIP files — to download apps, create documents and send vital information over the internet. But did you know ZIP was created right here in Milwaukee as the final chapter in a battle for format supremacy.

ZIP files changed the way we use computers and they started in Wisconsin

Ravine Road wove motorists through Milwaukee's Lake Park for over a century. When will it reopen?

Bubbler Talk question asker Adrienne LaRosa has fond family memories of Lake Park's Ravine Road. Closed since 2014, she wonders when it will open again.

Ravine Road wove motorists through Milwaukee's Lake Park for over a century. When will it reopen?

A look at Milwaukee's early Black settlers

Who were the first known Black people to settle in Milwaukee? That's the question that piqued the curiosity of one of our Bubbler Talk question askers, and led to an interesting conversation with Wisconsin Black Historical Society's Clayborn Benson.

Where did the lion statues outside Milwaukee's Zeidler building come from?

When walking up to the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building, two lion statues greet you. Bubbler Talk question asker Nicole Reid of Racine wondered what the story behind them was.

Where did the lion statues outside Milwaukee's Zeidler building come from?

Milwaukee's contribution to auto manufacturing includes a century-old factory in Bay View

Bubbler Talk takes up a listener's request to drive back in time and look into the history of the former vehicle production site on Clement Avenue in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood.

Milwaukee's contribution to auto manufacturing includes a century-old factory in Bay View