Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am & Weekends at 3 pm

Lake Effect, WUWM’s locally-produced magazine program, covers a lot of ground, focusing on your neighbors and your issues. From discussing politics and the economy to spotlighting Wisconsin authors and musicians, Lake Effect goes beyond the headlines. Join the Lake Effect team as they open a window onto life in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin.

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Lake Effect
9:17 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Wolf Hunt, Role Gender Plays in Prison, Preventing The Flu in Wisconsin

Friday on Lake Effect:

As Wisconsin’s third-annual wolf hunt gets underway, a leading researcher is calling for the wolf to be re-listed as an endangered species – we’ll find out why. Later, when it comes to studying prison and rehabilitation issues, why gender is an important factor. Plus, we’ll examine how Wisconsinites fare in preventing influenza. And we’ll meet the author of a series of novels set in 1960s India.

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Lake Effect
9:21 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Global Nuclear Disarmament, The Flying Dutchman, Mathematical Thinking

Thursday on Lake Effect:

An expert in global nuclear disarmament says we are making great progress in reducing the numbers of atomic weapons globally. But there are still more than 15,000 of them remaining between the United States and Russia alone. Then, we talk with some cast members of the Florentine Opera’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. And we clear up a common misconception about mathematicians.

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Lake Effect
9:08 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Spirituality & Medicine, Technical College Funding, Florentine Opera

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A pioneer in the integration of spirituality and medicine explains why it’s so important for the two worlds to be linked. Then, a proposed bill would change the way the state’s technical colleges are funded – and governed. A new program at the Florentine Opera offers residencies for young conductors, and author Emily St. John Mandel’s new novel offers a chilling, but not entirely bleak, vision of civilization’s end.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Mike Gousha, Author Elizabeth Gilbert, Comedian Tig Notaro

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with long time anchorman, and now senior fellow at Marquette University’s Law School, Mike Gousha. Then, in front of a capacity audience at Boswell Book Company, author Elizabeth Gilbert explains how she approached writing her new novel, The Signature of All Things. And comedian and This American Life contributor Tig Notaro chats with us ahead of her Thursday night gig at Turner Hall.

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Lake Effect
12:12 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Analysis of Proposed Budgets, Buying An American Car in 2014

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get some analysis of the proposed Milwaukee city and county budgets – both for the short and long-term. Political satirist Will Durst weighs in on the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling that put Wisconsin’s voter ID law on hold. Later, we learn about the complicated nature of buying an American car in 2014. One of the founders of tribal gaming in Wisconsin remembers the support she received from the Oneida chairman. 

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Lake Effect
9:45 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Opposition to I-94 Renovation, Chip Duncan Photography, Alverno Presents

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why one Wisconsin group opposes both possible plans by the DOT to renovate I-94 west of downtown Milwaukee. Later, Milwaukee filmmaker Chip Duncan talks about his work in still photography, and an upcoming exhibit showcasing images captured in Peru and Kenya. A one-night-only performance at Alverno Presents features the reinterpreted music of Patti Smith, curated by Milwaukee rock musician Betty Strigens. And writer Kseniya Melnik visits the dark history of her Siberian hometown in a collection of short stories.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Howard Fuller Memoir, Milwaukee LGBT Film Fest, Stephen Sondheim Songs

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Education reformer Howard Fuller talks about the unique life story he shares in his recent memoir – from community organizer to MPS Superintendent to school choice advocate. Later, a preview of the 2014 edition of the Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival. And Milwaukee-based Broadway actress Linda Stephens sings songs of love by Stephen Sondheim on stage this weekend.

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Lake Effect
9:20 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Indian Child Labor Activist, Comedian Maz Jobrani, Marathan Training

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We revisit an interview with an Indian child labor activist after the work of him and his father is recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize. Later, Iranian-American comedian and regular on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! Maz Jobrani talks about performing stand-up comedy in the middle east. We’ll find out what it takes to train for a marathon in Milwaukee – or anywhere; and catch up with Wisconsin native Rebecca Rasmussen and learn about her recent novel, Evergreen.

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Lake Effect
10:22 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: U.S. Supreme Court Case, Milwaukee's Dining Scene, NPR's Tamara Keith

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Lake Effect
2:10 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Tim Gunn, Public Service Journalism, Guest MSO Conductor

Friday on Lake Effect:

Tim Gunn is best known for his role as co-host of the TV show, Project Runway. But Friday on Lake Effect, we learn why he thought it was important to chair this year’s AIDS Walk Wisconsin. Later, a Marquette-based fellowship allows some professional reporters to pursue public service journalism; we’ll meet Robert Spano, guest conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony’s performance of Brahms’s Requiem; and a unique exhibit at the Villa Terrace museum celebrates a unique theatrical form.

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