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.

UWM

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

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Pickle patch. Bubbler. Tavern belly. Brats.

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Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

Aug 28, 2013
Kathie Giorgio

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

Lebowski Fest

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

Bill Finn

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

Girls Rock Milwaukee's website

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

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

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Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public.

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Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial state budget into law this past Sunday, using his substantial line item veto power to eliminate 58 items from the document.

Alex Grecian

Scotland Yard’s murder squad is on a new case in Alex Grecian's latest novel.