Rachel Bloom

Lake Effect Intern

Rachel Bloom is a recent graduate in Human Biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. This past year, she served as a fellow at the Women's Policy Institute in Providence and interned in a clinical psychiatry lab investigating how early life stresses impact adult neural connectivity. After focusing her efforts in the sciences during her time in college, she is thrilled to explore her longstanding, yet relatively unexplored, interest in radio journalism with WUWM this summer.

At present, Rachel is an intern with WUWM's Lake Effect program. Her responsibilities include editing interviews, writing interview questions, conducting background research, updating WUWM.com and learning the ropes of public radio. This fall, she will move back to Providence in search of a new adventure.

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Health & Science
2:54 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Book: Dark Side of Biotechnology Is in Our Own Food

Is there a dark side to the biotechnology industry?
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Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus.

Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America.

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Regional
3:59 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

From Bubblers to Brats, Exploring Wisconsin's Unique Language Landscape

A bubbler is called a water fountain for most of the rest of the country.
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Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews professors Eric Raimy and Thomas Purnell about Wisconsin's unique linguistics.

Pickle patch. Bubbler. Tavern belly. Brats.

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Education
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

'Cold War University': Protests, Policies Divided Madison Community

The University of Wisconsin in Madison struggled to find a balance between Cold War policies and its student protests.
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Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews author Matthew Levin.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

A new novel explores how a character breaks the cycle of abuse.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Waukesha author Kathie Giorgio.

Are some people just born evil? Or can our world, what we encounter in life, turn us evil?

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Arts & Culture
3:05 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Grab Your Bowling Shoes & White Russians! Lebowski Fest Returns

Milwaukee has the rare honor of hosting Lebowski Fest for the second consecutive time.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lebowski Fest’s founder Will Russell.

This weekend in Milwaukee, festival-goers will celebrate a culture of laziness, drinking, and the sometimes unfocused thoughts that go along with both.

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Politics & Government
12:51 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking with reporters in Dec. 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Larry Sandler about Republican Senator Ron Johnson's rise in prominence.

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu August 8, 2013

A White Piece of Art Makes Life Colorful: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performs Reza's "Art"

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Yasmina Reza's "Art" is opening tonight, featuring (l-r) Tom Klubertanz, C. Michael Wright & Brian Mani.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with actors Tom Klubertanz, C. Michael Wright & Brian Mani about their newest production, "Art."

Would you spend $200,000 on a painting of a white background with white stripes?  How would your closest friends react if you did?

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Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Girls Rock Milwaukee Empowers Young Women Through Music

A new summer camp teaches girls how to rock out - and that they can do whatever they set their minds to.
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Mitch Teich of WUWM's Lake Effect talks to Girls Rock Milwaukee's co-founders, Ashley Smith and Valeri Lucks.

One week, 32 performers, and lots of fun.

That may sound like the tagline for a music festival, but it actually describes a new summer camp for girls with an interest in rock music.

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Arts & Culture
12:02 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

A Brief History of Swearing

Throughout the ages, people have used swear words to shock, offend - and release some stress.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee native and author Melissa Mohr, about her new book "Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing."

A new book takes readers on an obscene journey exploring foul language through the ages.

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Economy & Business
11:47 am
Thu July 11, 2013

In Time for Anniversary, 'Outsider' CEO Helps Harley-Davidson Recover

Motorcycles line up outside of Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Rich Rovito about Harley-Davidson.

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists are expected in Milwaukee late next month to mark the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson.

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