Lake Effect Spotlight features some of our favorite conversations about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin.
Co-Founder Bill Siemering Looks Back At 50 Years Of NPR
Bill Siemering was a founding member of NPR and became the first director of programming. He helped shape the show All Things Considered and its first on-air broadcast on May 3, 1971.
Oshkosh Public Museum Exhibit Displays Collection Of Original Kenner 'Star Wars' Toys
Kenner toys produced hundreds of action figures, vehicles and playsets featured in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi from 1978 to 1985. Today, these toys are as iconic as the movies themselves.
'The Church Is Bigger Than Just That One Document': Priest & LGBTQ Advocate Responds To Latest Vatican Decree
Father James Martin says the surprising part of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's response was the fact that they went further than just barring priests from blessing same sex unions.
Maranta Plant Shop In Historic Bronzeville Is Milwaukee's First Black & Brown-Owned Plant Store
With the grand opening of the store on April 14, Maranta became the first Black and brown-owned plant store in Milwaukee.
Historical Fiction Novel 'Send For Me' Brings To Life The Letters Of Jewish Woman Trapped In Nazi Germany
Send for Me: A Novel uses the real letters of Wisconsin-based author Lauren Fox's great-grandmother to show the life of a Jewish woman trapped in Nazi Germany after her daughter was able to escape.
The Real Harbingers Of Spring: Red-Winged Blackbirds
Good weather in early March can leave some Milwaukeeans skeptical as memories of April and May winter storms creep in the back of their mind.