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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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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Arts & Culture
12:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

​The Notorious Past and Contentious Present of Mary Nohl's Iconic House

Mary Nohl's house will soon be relocated.
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If you grew up in the Milwaukee area a few decades ago, you knew it as “The Witch’s House.”  Tucked down a dead end road in Fox Point, the wild rumors were put to rest ten or fifteen years ago, as more became known about the house’s inhabitant, artist Mary Nohl.

The house sits behind a forest of trees and concrete sculptures on one side, and Lake Michigan on the other.  It’s nothing like anything else on the block or in the area.

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Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

IndiaFest Joins Milwaukee's Ethnic Festival Lineup For A Second Year

Milwaukee takes on IndiaFest this Saturday.
Credit Contributor

We’re in the midst of ethnic festival season in Milwaukee. Events such as Polish Fest, German Fest, and Festa Italiana have already passed. Many are looking ahead to Irish Fest this weekend, or Mexican Fiesta next weekend.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy a Nice Milwaukee Breakfast

Eggs benedict.. yum.
Credit Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin, Flickr

One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

And as Lake Effect dining contributor Ann Christenson tells Dan Harmon, the greater Milwaukee metro area offers some wonderful options, even for weekday breakfasts.

Some restaurants on Christenson's breakfast list are:

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Dining
4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

3 Places to Taste the Ramen Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Shorewood restaurant Tochi serves ramen with unique toppings, like a deviled egg.
Credit Tochi Facebook

When you hear the words "ramen noodles," your mind may turn to those 39-cent friends to both college students and the thrifty alike. But the ones you’ll find at Milwaukee area restaurants these days are a cut above.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Video: Irish Comedian Goes Global - and Rags on American Culture

Irish comedian Dylan Moran was in Milwaukee for a show last fall.
Credit Dylan Moran Facebook

If you set out to name five current stand-up comedians, the name Dylan Moran probably wouldn’t make your list.

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