Lake Effect

Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Racial Inequality is Still Strong in American Cultural Reality

Tyreik Jackson protests outside Barney's flagship store, accusing the store of racial profiling, on October 30, 2013 in New York City. On April 29, 2013 Trayon Christian, 19, was detained and then arrested by undercover police after buying a $349 belt at Barney's.
Credit Andrew Burton, Getty Images

We have discussed some of the myriad causes of racial discrimination.  And some have spoken about what they see as racially discriminatory practices at several levels.  While some lump that concept in under the umbrella term, “racism,” our first guest this morning would urge you to understand the distinction between the two concepts.

Doctor Imani Perry is professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies – she was one of Marquette University’s three Metcalfe Chairs this semester and talked about the persistence of racial inequality last week in Milwaukee.

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Health & Science
12:39 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Milwaukee Doctor Collaborates on Neuroprotective Drug Research for Back Health

Spinal cord compression is one of the many common back injuries.
Credit Odysseus E Johnson III, wikimedia commons

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Shekar Kurpad.

Earlier in the week, we featured an interview about the history of Superman.  For many of us of a certain age, the first Superman we remember was actor Christopher Reeve, who portrayed the Man of Steel in movies in the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Environment
11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Sustainability Focus at UW-Milwaukee Has Wide-Reaching Effects

Kate Nelson hopes students and faculty alike rally around UWM's sustainability initiatives.

This week, UWM is holding a sustainability symposium.

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Commentary
11:09 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Commentary: In Ukraine Crisis, the Role of Germany is Key

Listen to Art Cyr's essay.

‘To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,’ said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a great leader who understood war should be kept in mind regarding the Geneva accord on the crisis in Ukraine.

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Arts & Culture
11:03 am
Wed April 23, 2014

The Story of Motherhood, Told to an Audience That "Gets It"

The full cast for Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee 2014.
Credit Courtesy of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with essayist Lane Pierce and Listen To Your Mother co-organizer (and essayist) Alexandra Rosas.

Nearly a dozen storytellers will gather in front of an audience at Alverno College’s Wehr Theater on Sunday to speak to the experience of motherhood.  

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