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This Weekend on Lake Effect: Commissioner of Health, Mental Health History, MPM & Betty Brinn

This Weekend on Lake Effect:

We talk with the City of Milwaukee’s outgoing Commissioner of Health, Jeanette Kowalik about the challenges she faced on the job. Then, we look at the history of public mental health funding and what it looks like today. Plus, we learn about plans for the Milwaukee Public Museum and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to relocate under one new roof.


  • Jeanette Kowalik, former City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health
  • Zeb Larson, historian
  • Brain King, executive director of Betty Brinn Children’s Museum; Dr. Ellen Censky, president & CEO of Milwaukee Public Museum