Dan Harmon

Lake Effect Producer

Dan Harmon has been with WUWM since the launch of At 10 in 1999. Now with Lake Effect, Dan is responsible for much of the technical side of producing a daily magazine show, from selecting the music that accompanies interviews, to the actual editing and mixing of the complete show. Dan can also be heard on air, interviewing guests on subjects ranging from movies to architecture.

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Economy & Business
4:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Is Your Car Truly American?

Credit Emilio Labrador / Flickr

We all know the phrase “buy American.”  But in our global world the lines are increasingly fuzzy.

In the case of automobiles it’s hard to decipher what an American car actually is.  Is it a car made by an American manufacturer like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but including parts from Europe?  What if it’s put together in Canada or Mexico?

Or what about a car assembled in the United States, but on behalf of a foreign company, like Honda, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz?

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

2014 Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival Offers Selections As Diverse As Its Community

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The history of LGBT cinema has always generally reflected the state of the LGBT community and its place in the world. 

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Arts & Culture
3:27 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Modern Day Explorer Embraces Adventure In All Its Forms

Chris Guillebeau visited every country in the world, and the lessons he learned are the topic of his latest book, "The Happiness of Pursuit."
Credit Chris Guillebeau / http://chrisguillebeau.com

Author Chris Guillebeau has made a name for himself encouraging people to think differently.

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Arts & Culture
3:41 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Retired Magician Goes Beyond Smoke And Mirrors In New Documentary

And early Randi straight-jacket escape.
Credit anhonestliar.com

Don’t use the term debunk around James Randi.  

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Wed October 1, 2014

New Book On Frank Lloyd Wright Goes Beyond Architecture

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for his architectural designs. But a new book argues that it’s his thinking itself that was truly visionary.

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Romantic Comedy Filmed in Milwaukee, Part of Cream City Cinema Showcase

Still from the film, Serial Daters Anonymous.
Credit Serial Daters Anonymous

The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival is underway at cinemas from Fox Point to Washington Heights. One of the mainstays of the festival is the spotlight on local films. 

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Arts & Culture
10:08 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Plethoral of Dining Options in Walker's Point

Credit Movida

Over the summer many new restaurants have opened up around town. And if there is any area where that trend is especially concentrated, it is south of downtown.

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Economy & Business
3:33 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Growing Need For Fuel Efficient Vehicles

With more cars and higher fuel prices, automakers are developing more fuel-efficient models.
Credit Simon Forsyth / Flickr

The gas crisis of the 1970s led many Americans to start valuing fuel efficiency, and auto makers to respond. Lots of things were tried – smaller engines, smaller cars, turbos, the gear known as overdrive. But when gas prices dropped again in the ‘90s, cars – and SUVs – got bigger again.

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Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Boulevard Theatre's Nomadic Existence

The Boulevard Theatre will no longer be at its KK storefront. Instead, the company is going mobile with an upcoming performance at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
Credit Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre

For almost three decades, the Boulevard Theatre has called a storefront space on Bay View’s Kinnikinnick Avenue home.  

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Let's Go To The Movies!: What To Watch This Fall

Credit James Callan, Flickr

Earlier this week, Lake Effect previewed the fall arts scene – on stage, in galleries, and more – around Milwaukee.  Today, we turn to the big screen, which is hoping to rebound from a slow summer at the box office.

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