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Commentator Mel Miskimen is an award-winning writer, author, playwright, and a regular contributor to Lake Effect. She explores another angle to aging and being well.

Being Wise in Your 20's

Nov 18, 2008

Dr. Julie Bonner is the executive director of the Norris Health Center at UW-Milwaukee and the campus health officer. She tells Lake Effect’s Stephanie Lecci that, unfortunately, she thinks that most young adults aren’t thinking about preparing themselves health-wise for when they get older.

Gail Konop Baker’s book is called Cancer is a Bitch, or, I’d Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis, published by Da Capo Press. Baker lives in Madison. First she speaks with Mitch Teich about her experience with breast cancer and then we hear a reading from her book.

Economics of Aging

Nov 17, 2008

Keith Bender is an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who specializes in the economics of aging. He discusses with Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich the economic realities of living longer.

Medical Homes

Nov 17, 2008

Dr. Shaili Jain is a psychiatrist with Aurora Behavioral Health Services, a professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a regular contributor to Lake Effect. She wrote a book about the relationship between physicians and drug companies, and she maintains a website about doctors’ bedside manners. She tells Mitch Teich about a new model, called the Medical Home Model, which seeks to address both the primary care shortage- and the issue of coordinating care among a patient’s continuum of providers.

Judy Steininger Will Not Go Gently

Nov 17, 2008

Lake Effect contributor Judy Steininger is a Professor Emerita at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she teaches chemistry and literature classes. In her personal essay, she is thinking aloud about the end result of aging, and what it means for the here and now.

Julie Rovner on Policy

Nov 14, 2008

Julie Rovner is NPR’s national health policy correspondent. She’s also the author of Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z, now in its third edition, published by CQ Press. She joined us on the line from NPR in Washington. Rovner tells Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich that the last time there was a concerted health care reform effort in this country - in 1993 - there was also a Democratic Congress and a new Democratic president. But she says circumstances have changed a lot since then.

Patrick Flaherty is the Wisconsin Coordinator of the national health care advocacy group Healthcare United. He was a candidate for the Milwaukee Common Council earlier this year. He spoke with Dan Harmon the health care landscape and some options for reform.

Liam Callanan is a regular Lake Effect contributor and an author. He also teaches creative writing as an associate professor of English at UW-Milwaukee. In his personal essay for the Wise Today, Well Tomorrow mini series, he says that the new president makes him feel old.

She Aint Heavy

Oct 7, 2008

Not content with just carrying their wives across the threshold upon getting married, some couples in northern Wisconsin revisit this momentous occasion by carrying their wives in the second annual Wife Carrying Competition in Minocqua.

WUWM's Susan Bence documents the fun in this feature story.

Les Paul, The Wizard of Waukesha

Jun 23, 2008
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Many of the technologies that are used today in the music and broadcast industries can be traced back to Waukesha native Les Paul, musician and inventor. Lake Effect's Bonnie North and Tom May got the chance to meet with Paul at Discovery World's newly opened exhibit "Les Paul's House of Sound."

Youth Violence - Causes

Jun 6, 2008

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

Youth Violence - Solutions I

Jun 6, 2008

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

Youth Violence - Solutions II

Jun 6, 2008

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

For the last week and a half, WUWM has been reporting on youth violence: the causes and the solutions. Many of the people we've talked to told us how important it is for kids to have mentors who show them the right way to live.

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