What's got you scratching your head about the Milwaukee area? WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR investigates listener questions.
The legend of the Pfister Hotel ghost
The Pfister Hotel is one of Milwaukee’s most historic and luxurious places to stay. It’s been around for nearly 130 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also supposedly haunted. For Bubbler Talk WUWM's Becky Mortensen explores the history, lore, and legend behind the Pfister Hotel ghost.
A look back at Oriental Drugs, a fountain of Milwaukee memories
Once located on the corner of Farwell and North on Milwaukee's East Side, Oriental Drugs' hodgepodge of offerings served customers for nearly 30 years. Since closing in 1995, the place became etched in the city's lore.
Unpacking the history of Milwaukee's Eagles Club
What was the Eagles Ballroom before it became The Rave? That’s a question we’ve heard a lot at Bubbler Talk and it turns out there are a lot of answers.
From cheese curds to custard, which signature food originated In Milwaukee?
Butter burgers! Think Kopp's, Culver's and, of course, Solly's Grille — which was recently recognized by the James Beard Awards as an American classic.
Art? Landing site for aliens? The story behind the giant metal circle at Milwaukee's Cupertino Park
Bubbler Talk question asker Tom Roberts has been wondering about the circular, metal structure in Bay View's Cupertino Park — what is it and why is it near Lake Michigan.
Is it just me or does Wauwatosa have a lot of water towers?
Water towers are a routine part of the scenery in Wauwatosa. Bubbler Talk question asker and Tosa resident Brice Smith wants to know why there are so many of them.