Milwaukee

Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

New Blog Explores Old Milwaukee Buildings

Aimee Robinson's latest "Intersections" blog post features the F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Co. building.
Credit Aimee Robinson

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine blogger Aimee Robinson.

Aimee Robinson isn't a historian, she's not an architect, and she's not a Milwaukee native. So at first blush, she might not seem like the natural person to write a column on distinctive, historic Milwaukee buildings.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Call for 'Ceasefire' Ahead of Surge in Summer Violence

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (at podium) and other leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get illegal guns off the streets.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get would-be criminals to put down their guns.

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Regional
5:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

3 Attractions to See at Milwaukee County Fair

Pies are just one of the many food competition categories at the Milwaukee County Fair.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer about the Milwaukee County Fair.

Did you know that there's a Milwaukee County Fair? There sure is - and it's coming at the end of September.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Rowers to Converge on Milwaukee River

Milwaukee will be flooded with row teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois on September 21st.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alyssa Remington, race director of the 2013 Milwaukee River Challenge.

Rowing: it's a sport you either love or hate. But either way, it's making a splash in Milwaukee this weekend.

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Economy & Business
11:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Location is a Big Factor of the Wealth Gap

Families have to consider the location of where they live in proximity to their place of employment.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Dave Pate and Anne Price.

Milwaukee is known nationwide as being one of the most segregated cities in the country; segregated both racially and economically.

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Economy & Business
11:31 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Colectivo is the new Alterra: Fowler Explains the Name Change

The same taste of Alterra can be found in Colectivo.
Credit Jason Gessner, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Lincoln Fowler, co-founder and co-owner of Colectivo Coffee.

Colectivo is the new Alterra and a lot of people are needing a strong cup of coffee to swallow the news.

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Regional
3:46 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set, Pedal! Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes is Back

The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes will be held on August 11th.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Adam Baus, creator of The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes.

If you're looking to find an urban adventure whilst pedaling on your bicycle, Milwaukeean Adam Baus has an event for you.

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Environment
2:50 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Three Bridges Park Opening July 20th

Three Bridges Park will be opening on July 20th.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ken Leinbach and Laura Bray.

This summer brings the opening of a new park, one where families can explore and learn about Wisconsin’s ecology.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

As You Like It: Optimist Theatre Performs in New Space

Milwaukee's Optimist Theatre is performing As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's liveliest comedies, at Kadish Park.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tom Reed and Kristin Hammargren of Optimist Theatre.

It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Milwaukee Makes the List - of Cities On a Lot of Lists

Could an appearance on the list of "Most Photogenic Cities" be in Milwaukee's future?
Credit Amy Puzia, Flickr

Howie Magner chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

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