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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.

Lake Effect Spotlight WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

    • Society & Culture

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

    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.

    • 12 min
    Oshkosh Public Museum Exhibit Displays Collection Of Original Kenner 'Star Wars' Toys

    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.

    • 16 min
    'The Church Is Bigger Than Just That One Document': Priest & LGBTQ Advocate Responds To Latest Vatican Decree

    '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.

    • 13 min
    Maranta Plant Shop In Historic Bronzeville Is Milwaukee's First Black & Brown-Owned Plant Store

    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.

    • 11 min
    Historical Fiction Novel 'Send For Me' Brings To Life The Letters Of Jewish Woman Trapped In Nazi Germany

    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.

    • 9 min
    The Real Harbingers Of Spring: Red-Winged Blackbirds

    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.

    • 11 min

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