Ben Binversie

Lake Effect Intern

Ben Binversie is an intern with WUWM's Lake Effect. He graduated from Grinnell College with a history major and policy studies concentration.

Aside from telling and eagerly listening to fascinating stories, Ben devotes his time to doting on his rescue dogs and playing board, ball, and mind games, but mostly pickleball.

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A recent article in The Guardian analyzed why so few women feel comfortable riding bikes in cities. Author Helen Pidd has a theory. "The main reason women don't cycle in the UK," she writes, "is because they think it is dangerous." Although cycling in Britain is about as safe as walking in terms of fatalities, the perceived lack of safety discourages many women from riding, she contends. Many women express a desire to ride more, but various factors contribute to discourage them from riding.

Mitch Teich

In less than a week, cyclists from all over the world will converge upon Wisconsin. The Tour of America's Dairyland (ToAD) begins its 10th annual criterium cycling race on Thursday, June 21st in Kenosha and continues until July 1st, racing through Southeast Wisconsin. Last year, ToAD drew racers from 42 states and 15 countries according to executive director Bill Koch.

Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel has always been a place of opulence and luxury. During its 125 year history, it has been host to countless important events and dignitaries, including visits from Prussian royalty and American presidents. Now, Anna Lardinois has the chance to share and become a part of the hotel's history.

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As many coffee aficionados know, love for coffee can be a powerful force. But widespread adoration for coffee is nothing new. In fact, Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated a song to the beloved beverage many years ago. On Friday, Great Lakes Baroque performs Bach's "Coffee Cantata" at the Skylight's Cabot Theatre as part of an all-Bach musical program.

Courtesy of UWM Cultural Resource Management

From 1882 until 1974, the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery served as the burial site of many of Milwaukee’s marginalized citizens. The cemetery became the final resting place for many of the community’s poor, as well as those who died as a resident of one of the county institutions or were unidentified or unclaimed from the coroner’s office.