Maggie Holdorf

Lake Effect Intern

Maggie Holdorf started as a WUWM Lake Effect intern in September 2019.  

She is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is pursuing a degree in journalism. 

When she’s not studying or working, she can be found hiking, watching a Studio Ghibli film, or drinking large amounts of coffee at one of Milwaukee’s local coffee shops.

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Every month, cellist Robert Cohen joins us to talk about the life of a working, touring, professional musician. Cohen joins us this month to talk about the exhaustion he faces from traveling, balancing opposing demands, and being in the middle of things as a traveling musician and teacher. 

From greeting new students in London to performing at a music festival in Slovakia, Cohen has a multitude of things pulling him in many different directions. 

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All year WUWM is celebrating its 55th birthday. One of the voices you heard in WUWM's first years  — and can still hear today — is Bob Reitman's.

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This year the NFL and the Green Bay Packers are celebrating a century of football. Unlike some, Howie Magner didn't write an extensive book about every nook and cranny of Packers history. Instead, he highlights one moment — good or bad — from each decade of game-play for his piece in October's Milwaukee Magazine.

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The idea of the American dream is a core part of our national identity. Starting with nothing and working your way up is what many of us believe it means to be an American. But that dream has always been complicated, as Aarti Shahani experienced firsthand. 

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Halloween, Oktoberfest, and Dia de los Muertos all make October a time to party in Milwaukee. This month there are so many community events in the area, both to celebrate the holiday and celebrate what it means to be a Milwaukeean. 

Ana Martinez-Ortiz is a community engagement reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Here are her top picks for must-attend events this October.

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Our astronomy contributor, Jean Creighton, says it’s a special time of year. Earlier this week, we officially slid into fall and experienced the autumnal equinox (or we did if we were up at 2:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23). While our calendars mark the first official day of fall, the autumnal equinox is more than just a day. 

"The definition of an equinox is when the path of the sun, which is called the ecliptic, crosses the equator of the Earth, projected on the sky," Creighton explains. "It's a time and a place in the sky." 

MacDowell Club of Milwaukee

The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will hold its final concert this Sunday. For more than a century, the club has provided a performance outlet for local musicians and an opportunity for audiences to hear repertoire they might not otherwise have a chance to in a concert setting.

"We had the first all women's orchestra conducted by one of our members," says Carla Coonan, the organization’s president. "It was just amazing."