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Lake Effect Spotlight features some of our favorite conversations about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin.

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    • Society & Culture

Lake Effect Spotlight features some of our favorite conversations about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin.

    The history of Milwaukee's tied houses and beer gardens

    The history of Milwaukee's tied houses and beer gardens

    For Lake Effect's last installment of the Tavern Tuesdays series, we’ll hear from Old World Wisconsin's Rob Novak about the lasting legacies of Milwaukee's beer gardens and tied houses.

    • 12 min
    Why medical care could be criminally prosecuted under Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law

    Why medical care could be criminally prosecuted under Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law

    The end of Roe v. Wade has plunged much of the U.S. into a state of confusion and legal limbo. In Wisconsin, an 1849 law making nearly all abortions illegal is likely in effect. To get some clarity on what this law could mean for pregnant people in Wisconsin, Barbara Zabawa, a lawyer and clinical assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee for the College of Health Sciences, shares more.

    • 15 min
    People over parking: Reimagining Milwaukee's downtown to be more pedestrian-friendly

    People over parking: Reimagining Milwaukee's downtown to be more pedestrian-friendly

    Gard Pecor created a diagram comparing how much land in downtown Milwaukee is dedicated to garage and parking lots versus park and plaza spaces. Pecor’s map spurred conversations questioning how the area could be reimagined to create more people-centered spaces, and how that could be translated across the city.

    • 12 min
    The story of a Wisconsin same-sex couple's path to parenthood

    The story of a Wisconsin same-sex couple's path to parenthood

    For many LGBTQ couples like Jake and Nick, the path to parenthood is different compared to heterosexual parents. To help start their family, Jake’s best friend volunteered to be their gestational carrier, and the three of them worked with Dr. Kate Schoyer, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at Froedtert, to bring their daughter Eleanor into their world.

    • 13 min
    Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler talks about his transition from football to philanthropy

    Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler talks about his transition from football to philanthropy

    LeRoy Butler will be the guest speaker at a Jewish Family Services event Wednesday evening. Ahead of that, he shares more about what motivates his work today, starting with his transition from football to philanthropy.

    • 11 min
    Children's Wisconsin psychologist on how to talk to kids about school shootings

    Children's Wisconsin psychologist on how to talk to kids about school shootings

    Many parents are finding it difficult to talk with their kids about school shootings, but Children's Wisconsin's Dr. Jenny Walczak says there are ways to approach the subject and help kids handle the anxiety and fear that many of us are feeling.

    • 13 min

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