The double-edged sword of true crime stories' popularity, a UWM professor explains
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by Mallory Cheng, Cait Flynn
4d ago
True crime podcasts, television and streaming series are extremely popular and the genre continues to grow. But why is it so popular? Is it problematic to be a fan ..read more
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Rent control may help ease the financial strain on rent burdened residents in Milwaukee
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by Mallory Cheng, Robert Larry
1w ago
Chris Krco, a Milwaukee-area housing rights advocate, and Margaret Kaplan, the president of the Housing Justice Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, explain what rent control is and how it can potentially help Milwaukee tenants as monthly rent rises ..read more
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As Black youth suicide rates rise, advocate shares his story of suicidal thoughts that began during childhood
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by Teran Powell
1w ago
Data from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office shows that from 2019 to 2022 the number of suicides in Black residents of all ages increased ..read more
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‘The Flagmakers’ highlights Eder Flag in Oak Creek, its workers, and makes us reflect: who the American flag is for?
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by Audrey Nowakowski, Robert Larry
2w ago
The Flagmakers is a new film from National Geographic Documentary Films, Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade, award-winning director Sharon Liese and executive producer Giannis Antetokounmpo. It explores what the American flag represents to different citizens and highlights America's largest flag and flag pole manufacturer in Oak Creek, Wis ..read more
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Wisconsin farm produces high-end Japanese Wagyu beef
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by Mallory Cheng, Robert Larry
1M ago
Darren Kittleson, a fifth-generation Wisconsin farmer, shares why his farm chooses to breed Akaushi cows to make Japanese Wagyu beef ..read more
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A 200 foot whale, a giant carousel: What you'll find at The House on the Rock attraction
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by Becky Mortensen
1M ago
For this month's Wandering Wisconsin conversation we take you one of Wisconsin's most unique and eclectic attractions, The House on the Rock ..read more
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Best Milwaukee bars to enjoy a cocktail or a mocktail
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by Joy Powers, Robert Larry
1M ago
If you’re looking for a spot to drink in the city, there’s no shortage of options, but there are some that rise above the rest ..read more
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The economic possibilities for Milwaukee's downtown Iron District
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by Mallory Cheng, Robert Larry
1M ago
Economic experts discuss how the Iron District downtown has an opportunity to impact the service industry in Milwaukee if it follows procedures similar to the Bucks' Deer District ..read more
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Local runner has trekked down every street in Milwaukee
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by Mallory Cheng, Robert Larry
1M ago
Chris Ponteri, ran down every street in Milwaukee and reflects on the experience ..read more
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Top games to gift in 2022
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by Audrey Nowakowski, James Lowder
1M ago
Gaming expert James Lowder joins Lake Effect to share his favorite games in 2022. From two-player, to family, to role playing games and his top pick — there's a game for players of all ages and levels ..read more
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