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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Lead Poisoning in Milwaukee, New Neighborhood Playgrounds, Filmmaking

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why lead poisoning remains a serious issue facing Milwaukee kids. How a public-private effort empowers Milwaukeeans to help envision the potential of the neighborhood playground. Plus Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips appreciates the democracy of filmmaking today, but says it comes as a cost. And we’ll meet a Milwaukee filmmaker whose first feature-length movie screens at the festival.


  • Matt Hrodey, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Sara Zarate & Joe Kaltenberg, MKE Plays; Edgar Mendez, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune film critic
  • Matthew Konkel, “Neptune” producer & co-writer