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11:58 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

The Happy Racers' Nathan Meckel make kids' music with a grown-up approach.
Credit Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Nathan Meckel.

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Was Stephen Foster the First Real American Pop Star?

Stephen Foster, 19th century American composer
Credit Library of Congress

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Ryan Schleicher, the bassist and vocalist for the Milwaukee band, Juniper Tar, and musical partner Christopher Porterfield, the singer-songwriter behind the band Field Report.

Stephen Foster is perhaps one of the most beloved American composers of all time. Though they were written in the 19th century, Foster's impressive catalog of tunes including “Camptown Races” and “O! Susanna," are still popular today.

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Exit Wounds
2:38 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Seriously Injured Gunshot Victims Face Long Road to Recovery

WUWM News Exit Wounds Series

Thanks to improvements in medical care, more victims recover from gunshot wounds, which once might have been fatal.

However, the growing survival rate does not tell the full story about victims’ experiences. Some face significant physical and emotional damage.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Willy Porter Pours Fuel on a Musical Feast with 'Cheeseburgers and Gasoline'

Milwaukee musician Willy Porter's wide-ranging style comes to life on his new album.
Credit Photo by Rodney Bursiel

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Willy Porter.

Learn how to win a copy of Willy Porter's new CD here.

When we were setting up an interview with Milwaukee musician and songwriter Willy Porter, we tried to remember whether he'd ever been on Lake Effect. Then of course, it dawned us: he's on every day - as the writer and performer of our theme music.

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Exit Wounds
2:21 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Medical Improvements Help More People Survive Serious Gunshot Wounds

Milwaukee Fire Captain Michael Wright displays supplies paramedics use when responding to gunshot injuries.
Ann-Elise Henzl

It seems several times each month, Milwaukee mourns people who have been shot to death.

Last year in the city, gunfire killed 72.

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