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Wednesday 6/12/24: Chrystul Kizer case, Line 5 relocation, Les Petites Bon-Bons

Today on Lake Effect, we examine survivorhood and the case against Chrystul Kizer, who killed a man who was allegedly trafficking her when she was a teen. Then, we hear reactions to the proposed relocation of the Line 5 Pipeline. We explore the history of Les Petites Bon-Bons, a group of radical, gay activists from Milwaukee. Plus, we tell you about the Aquatics Ambassadors.


  • Santera Matthews, co-founding member of the Chrystul Kizer defense committee
  • Devon Young Cupery, Milwaukee-native and filmmaker
  • Michail Takach, historian and chair of the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project
  • Rebecca Stoner, executive director of Milwaukee Parks Foundation; Rae Johnson & Elijah Moore, Aquatics Ambassadors