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Tuesday 5/23/23: MPS budget, dean of School of Freshwater Sciences, El Rey anniversary, Italian grinder sandwich

Today on Lake Effect, we look at the proposed Milwaukee Public Schools budget and learn about their staffing shortages. Then, we hear from the new dean of UW-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. We hear from customers and staff at El Rey grocery store as they celebrate 45 years in Milwaukee. We learn about the viral recipe for the Italian grinder sandwich. Plus, we tell you how the Ice Age Trail was established in Wisconsin.


  • Sara Shaw, senior researcher at Wisconsin Policy Forum; Rob Henken, president at Wisconsin Policy Forum
  • Rebecca Klaper, dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences
  • Michael Glorioso, general manager of Gloriosos’s Italian Market
  • Melissa Pierick, director of marketing and community relations at the Ice Age Trail Alliance