Brooke Dowden

Lake Effect Intern

Brooke Dowden is finishing up her last year at UW-Milwaukee, where she is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish with a certificate in Digital Arts. During her spring 2014 semester, Brooke studied abroad in Spain, which was an incredible experience. Brooke is an intern with WUWM's Lake Effect program, where she helps edit, write and contribute to interviews and stories.

Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

IndiaFest Joins Milwaukee's Ethnic Festival Lineup For A Second Year

Milwaukee takes on IndiaFest this Saturday.
Credit Contributor

We’re in the midst of ethnic festival season in Milwaukee. Events such as Polish Fest, German Fest, and Festa Italiana have already passed. Many are looking ahead to Irish Fest this weekend, or Mexican Fiesta next weekend.

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Arts & Culture
1:05 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

A Girl's Best Friend Isn't Always Diamonds

"Off The Street, From The Beach" by Robert Ebendorf
Credit Tom Van Eynde

Whether your jewelry was bought at your favorite store, passed down from your grandmother or handcrafted by yourself, it has some type of value in it. 

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

John Wayne: A Living Legend 35 Years After His Death

Scott Eyman shares a deeper insight on the life of legend John Wayne in his book.

All right quick – name an actor known for playing cowboys.

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Musician Zachary Scot Johnson Returns Home to Wisconsin

Racine native Zachary Scot Johnson performs in WUWM Studio C1.
Credit Bonnie North, WUWM


Singer/songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson has been touring non-stop since 2006. 

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Economy & Business
4:06 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community

Dryhootch offers more than a warm cup of jo, but it's a place for veterans to connect.
Credit Courtesy Dryhootch

Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene.

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Health & Science
1:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Marking the Summer Solstice with Astronomy Contributor Jean Creighton

Saturday the 21st of June marks this years Summer Solstice.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

After a long winter of what felt like Wisconsin’s own “Polar Vortex,” it’s time to escape from under our roofs and enjoy the longest day of the year. 

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Economy & Business
11:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Flying Car Seeks to Insert Innovation Chip Into Milwaukee

Flying Car Milwaukee's three day annual event will begin next Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy of Flying Car

Next week, people from across a diverse group of disciplines will converge on UW-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center to talk about innovation - but not necessarily in the sense of invention.

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