Lake Effect

Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Unsealed John Doe Documents: Prosecutors Believe Walker was Part of Illegal "Scheme"

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice shares insights into the John Doe investigation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

A federal court released 266 pages of documents on Thursday, related to a John Doe probe prosecutors launched into Wisconsin's 2012 recall campaigns.

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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.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with contributor Jean Creighton.

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
12:55 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Brookfield Company Rides Into a Second Century

One of the vintage sewing machines that Walsh uses to produce its high-end harnesses.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich gets a behind-the-scenes tour of Walsh Products in Brookfield.

You've probably never noticed the low-slung, unassuming building on Calhoun Road in Brookfield.

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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.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Michael Hostad, Executive Director of Innovation in Milwaukee, and Cathie Madden,a consultant helping organize Flying Car Milwaukee.

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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Health & Science
10:23 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Dr. Michio Kaku Focuses on the Future of the Mind

Dr. Michio Kaku will speak on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Dr. Michio Kaku.

Phenomena like telepathy, video-taping our dreams, implanting new memories into our brains, or performing telekinesis have long been the province of science fiction.

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Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Paul McCartney's "Decade Without a Map"

Paul McCartney, playing to a full house in Miller Park last July.
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Tom Doyle speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about his biography of Paul McCartney.

June 18th is Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday.  It was almost a year ago when the former Beatle and his band played a triumphant concert in front of Miller Park’s biggest crowd ever.

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Poetry
11:06 am
Tue June 17, 2014

After Loss of Grandsons, Wisconsin Musician Turns to Poetry

Poet Mary Jo Balistreri memorializes her grandsons in her collection of poetry, Gathering the Harvest.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Wisconsin author, musician and poet Mary Jo Balistreri.

Wisconsin writer Mary Jo Balistreri’s poetry collection, Gathering the Harvest, is as much about contradictions as it is about allusions to nature and the cycles of life.

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Regional
10:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Thriving Cities Revisited: Milwaukee Wraps Up Phase One

David Flowers, Katherine Wilson and Pastor Willie B. Davis
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WUWM's Susan Bence talks with David Flowers, Pastor Willie B. Davis and Katherine Wilson.

A few months ago, Milwaukee joined four other cities in the Thriving Cities Project. Each explored “what it means and what it takes to thrive in” their city.

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Dining
4:22 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Craft Brews Get Their Due at Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

An attendee at last year's Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival samples a craft brew from a local brewery.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Sprecher Brewery president Jeff Hamilton about the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival.

Milwaukee has long been known as Brew Town, and though many big beer brands have left in the last several decades, the city still represents when it comes to craft beer.

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Arts & Culture
9:17 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Jon Kolb's Appropriately Named "Summer of Rain"

Whitefish Bay author Jon Kolb's new book is "The Summer of Rain".

Jon Kolb speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

If you just can't get enough of this week's heavy rain and fog, a new mystery by a local author might be just the meteorological ticket.  

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