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Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'My Life My Story,' 'Sisters Rising,' Niche Book Bar

Wednesday on Lake Effect

We learn about the “My Life, My Story” initiative at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Then, a new documentary examines why native women face higher rates of sexual assault than all other American women. The founder of Niche Book Bar explains why she’s chosen to feature stories about Black people that don’t just focus on persecution. Plus, we speak with a local surgeon about preventing birth defects.


  • Suma Samudrala, medical and graduate student at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck, directors, producers and cinematographers of Sisters Rising; US Representative Gwen Moore, Wisconsin's Fourth Congressional District
  • Cetonia Weston-Roy, owner of Niche Book Bar
  • Dr. Amy Wagner, section chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin