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Best WUWM podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best WUWM podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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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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WUWM News
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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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Environment
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UWM Today
Weekly
 
Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
 
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.
 
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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Project Milwaukee
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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.
 
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Precious Lives
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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.
 
Follow the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute in the news.
 
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By many accounts, Wisconsin will be one of the most important states in next year's presidential election. But why? In part, it's because Wisconsin is one of a handful of true "two-party states."By Maayan Silver
 
How often do you order food and have it delivered versus going to a sit-down restaurant? Across the United States, food delivery is the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry — and it’s left some business owners struggling with how to deal with the changes. In Milwaukee, Cousins Subs has its own answer: a delivery-only facility. The ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : We talk to a political expert about why Wisconsin is so important for the 2020 election. Then, a look at some community events happening in Milwaukee this month, including the Sherman Phoenix’s first anniversary. Plus, we hear some new music from the Milwaukee band Panalure. Guests: Kyle Kondik, political analyst, Uni ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : We learn about some of the obstacles facing homeless people this winter season. Then, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Table of Elements with a look at how the chart came to be and how it can be used. We learn why after almost 30 years, Milwaukee physical therapist Peter Stathas is returning to his first career ...…
 
Updated on Tuesday at 3:47 p.m. CT The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard, Donald Dunbar, will step down by the end of the year. His departure is related to a critical report from the U.S. National Guard that was released Monday. Gov. Tony Evers also has signed an executive order directing changes in the Guard's sexual assault and harass ...…
 
Concerns about school safety rocked Wisconsin last week. In both Waukesha and Oshkosh, authorities shot and wounded a student who brought a weapon to school. Threats were made in a number of other school districts. The events prompted Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to call for more mental health services and more police officers in the schools. Rep ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : A look at Wisconsin’s deep ties to role-playing games, and what gameplay says about our culture. Then, games expert Jim Lowder talks about the diverse world of gaming in our 10th annual "Games to Gift" segment. Plus, how a book on the Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee inspired a new exhibit at MSOE’s Grohmann Museum. Gue ...…
 
Updated on Tuesday at 9:40 a.m. CT The Menomonee Falls School Board voted 5-2 on Monday to retire Menomonee Falls High School's "Indians" nickname at the end of this school year. Over the years, Wisconsin politicians have gone back and forth over whether schools should be forced to remove Native American nicknames and mascots. It was a resoluti ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect: How Firing Line host Margaret Hoover hopes the reprisal of the classic show helps Americans remember what it’s like to discuss issues. Contributor Art Cyr gives a commentary about Lincoln’s first Thanksgiving proclamation. We have the first episode of our tenth season of Bubbler Talk, and we speak with bioethicist C ...…
 
The executive director of Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission has come under fire in recent weeks for personnel and policy decisions. So, a Common Council committee hastily took up the issue on Thursday. Griselda Aldrete became head of the Fire and Police Commission just three months ago after being appointed in July. The agency is responsib ...…
 
This week, a new collaboration between two UW-Milwaukee programs is taking the stage. Students in UWM's unique American Sign Language program are providing live interpretation at a UWM student theater production — a first for the school. The ASL students are training for careers as interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. By the time t ...…
 
On Dec. 25, Santa Claus will have shimmied down many chimneys and left presents under the tree. But on Dec. 6, some families celebrate another holiday, a tease of sorts until that day comes: St Nick's Day! Depending on where you are in the world, St. Nick has many names, but the story is the same. In the U.S., he's celebrated in places with Ger ...…
 
Now that Strauss Brands has dropped its plan to build a slaughterhouse, some Milwaukeeans are wondering what's next for Century City. That's the former Tower Automotive property on Milwaukee's north side that the city has been redeveloping. At a luncheon held by the Wisconsin Policy Forum on Wednesday at the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel in Menom ...…
 
UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone is joined by Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, to discuss the Connected System Institute at UWM and the impact of "big data" and cloud computing.By Dave Edwards
 
i.c. stars is a program trying to address a major problem in tech: the lack of diversity in talent. In part one of this series , we spoke with Onom Boye, an intern who went through the rigorous four-month program. On Thursday, Boye will walk across the stage with her colleagues to receive her certificate of completion. But the question remains: ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect : Sen. Ron Johnson joins us to talk about his role in the impeachment investigations, as a witness and possible juror. Then, Firing Line host Margaret Hoover hopes the reprisal of the classic show helps Americans remember what it’s like to discuss issues. And singer-songwriter Jesse Malin talks about the evolution of his ...…
 
The Trump administration is moving ahead with an effort to help more military veterans receive health care services away from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Milwaukee labor and vets groups have been arguing against the change for months, even holding a snowy protest on Veterans Day outside the VA hospital in West Milwaukee. VA Secretary Ro ...…
 
For years, Wauwatosa residents and visitors have gravitated to the hush of 50-plus acres of greenspace fondly called Sanctuary Woods. It falls within the Milwaukee County Grounds, the largest remaining open space in the county. Over recent years, sections, especially along its southern and western stretches, have given way to development. As Wa ...…
 
For years, Wauwatosa residents and visitors have gravitated to the hush of 50-plus acres of greenspace fondly called Sanctuary Woods. It falls within the Milwaukee County Grounds, the largest remaining open space in the county. Over recent years, sections, especially along its southern and western stretches, have given way to development. As Wa ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect: It's a best of Wisconsin authors show, starting with a book on Wisconsin’s early gay history that hopes to give more insight into omissions and misconceptions about LGBT people. Then, we’ll learn about Milwaukee’s Newhall House Fire, which remains one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. history. And the author of Amer ...…
 
We haven’t heard much from former Republican Gov. Scott Walker since he narrowly lost to Democrat Tony Evers more than a year ago. But on Tuesday, Walker answered questions on a variety of topics in downtown Milwaukee. Walker spoke to a small crowd of about 40 people at the Milwaukee Press Club luncheon. He updated the gathering on what he’s be ...…
 
The tech industry is known for its innovation and progressive solutions to modern day problems. However, one issue that it hasn’t been able to solve is the lack of diversity in the industry, says venture capitalist Freada Kapor Klein. "Lack of diversity is an enormous problem in the tech industry. And because tech now is part of every business, ...…
 
South Shore Park in Bay View overlooks Lake Michigan. But while its greenspace and pavilion may be Milwaukee County Park gems, South Shore's beach has consistently ranked among the worst in the nation because of poor water quality. After years of discussion, a plan is inching forward to move the beach south where the water more naturally circul ...…
 
South Shore Park in Bay View overlooks Lake Michigan. But while its greenspace and pavilion may be Milwaukee County Park gems, South Shore's beach has consistently ranked among the worst in the nation because of poor water quality. After years of discussion, a plan is inching forward to move the beach south where the water more naturally circul ...…
 
A national advocacy group for recreation trails says the trails' net economic value continues to go up. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy says Wisconsin trails generate as much as $1.5 billion in spending or health care savings every year. Wisconsin has a long history of converting former railroad corridors to recreation trails. The 32-mile Elroy ...…
 
The topic of recycling evokes a variety of reactions. For some people, their practice is a passion. For others, it's sheer confusion. We want to help you feel confident that what you throw away lands where it belongs. That's why we recently reached out to you, our listeners, asking for your questions about recycling, reusing or garbage. Beats M ...…
 
The topic of recycling evokes a variety of reactions. For some people, their practice is a passion. For others, it's sheer confusion. We want to help you feel confident that what you throw away lands where it belongs. That's why we recently reached out to you, our listeners, asking for your questions about recycling, reusing or garbage. Beats M ...…
 
In this tech-heavy world, it’s a new landscape when it comes to election security. Nation states like Russia could be poised to hack voting machines or systems. And Wisconsin clerks in small towns and municipalities — often with no information technology department — must make sure elections are secure. So, over the last few years, the Wisconsi ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Our foreign policy expert dissects next week’s elections in the United Kingdom. Then, a new study says the state financial package given to the Foxconn Corporation may not have been needed to bring the Taiwan firm here. The host of an Arm & A Leg podcast joins us to talk about the impact of health care costs in the U.S. ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : As technology advances more and more discoveries beg the question: just because we can, does it mean we should? Bioethicist Craig Klugman explores the ethics of technology and why observation is so crucial in the practice of medicine. Then Dr. David Mayer talks about the dire consequences of medical errors and what can b ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : We talk with former Milwaukee Journal managing editor Steve Hannah about his new book, Dairylandia: Dispatches from a State of Mind , based on the newspaper columns he began writing in the 1970s. Then food historian Kyle Cherek explains why Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday, and it’s all about the flutes in this ...…
 
Wisconsin has seen reports for sex trafficking across the state. Milwaukee's neighborhood Walnut Hill is a high source of sex trafficking and prostitution, according to Franciscan Peacemakers . The religious organization opened a shop that aims at helping women and victims of sexual abuse find housing and employment. The Franciscan Peacemakers ...…
 
As we edge closer to winter, all of us most likely have a “to do” list before we settle in for the cold spell. And I suspect many of us – if we haven’t already done so – have getting a flu shot at or near the top of the list. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk about the latest science on flu vaccines. It turns out not everyone gets the same ...…
 
Many students will be traveling home to their families this week to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal. But there's also a large segment of Milwaukee students that aren't as fortunate. Michael Rosen taught economics for 29 years at MATC. One day in class, he says they were discussing the book Evicted and a well-performing student in the class raise ...…
 
Amtrak is projecting a new record for ridership on its Hiawatha trains between Milwaukee and Chicago. Looking ahead, some modest changes to the service are expected in the next few years, but it isn't clear exactly when. Amtrak operates seven round trips a day from downtown Milwaukee to downtown Chicago. Each way, the train stops at a station n ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : Everything you think you know about the Thanksgiving meal is wrong. Food historian Kyle Cherek joins us with the menu from that first feast in 1621. Then, while acid reflux is generally just a mild annoyance, we learn how it can be a serious issue for some people. Essayist Joanne Nelson thinks about the meaning of the ...…
 
Milwaukee County continues to fight an opioid crisis. Overdose deaths peaked in 2017, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner. But fatalities could be trending down — as the number recorded last year dropped more than 10%, to 302. In the hope that the numbers continue to decline, the Milwaukee Fire Department recently rolled out a un ...…
 
If you order a drink at a Milwaukee coffee shop or restaurant, there’s a good chance you automatically get a plastic straw. But an ordinance being considered in Milwaukee would limit plastic straws from being handed out at food and beverage establishments unless you ask for one. There was no real discussion when the Common Council voted Tuesday ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : We learn the troubled history of the site of the proposed Couture building. Then, Beats Me answers a listener’s question about what affects new cancer drug availability. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton walks us through the science grant writing process, and Family Recipes explores how a dish of cabbage and dumpling ...…
 
Milwaukee County Parks is rich in green space — 157 parks and a total of more than 15,300 acres of green space — but less well off when it comes to funding. The system has $362,000 more in tax levy in 2020 than was allotted in 2019, but over the past decade the parks department has reduced tax levy funding and has turned to direct revenue to fi ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : We speak with former NASA Shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Then, how a new foundation plans to supplement the Milwaukee County Parks budget. We look at the state of women’s work in Wisconsin, plus this month’s Healthy Body Basics helps us put our best foot forward. Guests: Wendy Lawrence, former NASA Shuttle astronaut M ...…
 
Results of the latest Marquette poll raised some eyebrows last week. It shows support for impeaching President Trump — and removing him from office — is slipping in Wisconsin. It also indicates that Trump holds a slight lead over the Democratic front-runners in the 2020 presidential race. Up until now, some national polls were showing at least ...…
 
This weekend on Lake Effect : Our "On-Site" series heads to the Pabst Milwaukee Taproom & Brewery in the heart of the city's Brewery District. Historian John Gurda and former architecture critic Whitney Gould, discuss the evolution and transformation of the area. Then, photographer Paul Bialas talking about his work documenting the once abandon ...…
 
People have been talking for years about Asian carp and how the invasive fish might impact the Great Lakes. In 2002, Asian carp were detected 60 miles from Lake Michigan, in the upper Illinois River. Seven years later, using a new monitoring method called eDNA testing, evidence of the invasive showed up even closer to the Great Lakes basin. Tha ...…
 
Thursday on Lake Effect: A National Science Foundation grant is supporting the Milwaukee Public Museum’s participation in a coordinated national project. We’ll learn more from the museum’s research curator, Dr. Jennifer Zaspel. Then, we speak with Andre Pirtle, a young pastor working with Milwaukee communities - from the homeless to youth group ...…
 
Wednesday on Lake Effect : We meet a German historian who was imprisoned by the East German secret police in 1981 for trying to escape to the West. Then, a naturopathic doctor explains her difficulties treating patients and the breakthrough that changed her practice. Plus, the joys of writing noir fiction using Milwaukee as the city that never ...…
 
Tuesday on Lake Effect : Liz Gilbert from Milwaukee 2020 talks about the impending Democratic National Convention. Then, author David Maraniss talks about his newest book, A Good American Family . Then, as the weather cools down, we look at how the cold can impact our pets. Plus, we learn about the history of Milwaukee County’s Oak Leaf Trail. ...…
 
After graduating from the University of California, Davis with an economics degree, Laura King got a job in finance at General Electric (GE). She rose quickly through the ranks, and after a series of high-level jobs she was promoted to run GE Healthcare’s $1.2 billion interventional cardiology and surgery business. She also became an officer of ...…
 
Last week saw a war of words at the State Capitol, at least on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' part. Evers apparently was still reeling from the Republican-led Senate's failure to confirm Brad Pfaff as state Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary. Evers reportedly told state workers that Republicans are "amoral and stupid" for essenti ...…
 
Monday on Lake Effect : Refugee and new citizen Edumakono Zetho, talks about his journey to the U.S. and his work helping other refugees. Then, as the turmoil in Chile continues, we hear from a Chilean immigrant now living in Madison. Plus, our How Did You Do That? series introduces a woman who made the transition from corporate finance to succ ...…
 
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