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.

Facebook | Twitter | Contact | Podcast: iTunes | Player of Your Choice

Genre: 

Pages

Lake Effect
9:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Gun Violence, Connecting Writers in the Great Lakes Region

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A series of reports on gun violence looks at why it’s occurring and what might be done at the neighborhood level. Plus, a literary magazine tries to connect writers around the Great Lakes region. And Wisconsin native Rebecca Rasmussen channels some of her childhood trips to the northwoods in her winning new novel, Evergreen.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
10:11 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Foreign Policy, Journey Through Grief, Trews

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, our foreign policy contributor says Vladimir Putin was playing with fire even before Russian-backed Ukraine separatists brought down a passenger plane. Then, a Milwaukee mother remembers her late son in a book that chronicles her journey through grief. And the Canadian rock band the Trews return to Milwaukee with a new album that’s a mix of hard driving rock and roll and tuneful, almost folky ballads. We’ll have an in studio performance.

Read more
Lake Effect
10:43 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Mandate Politics, Phantom of the Opera, Door County Novel

Monday on Lake Effect:

From Nixon to Obama, the danger of presidents using mandates as the rationale for policy decisions – we’ll get some insight from a Milwaukee expert on mandate politics. Later, Wisconsin native Linda Balgord relishes her role in the touring company of “The Phantom of the Opera”; and the hero of Patricia Skalka’s new mystery novel is a reluctant transplant to Door County.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:18 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Breaking the Cycle of Black Male Incarceration, Listening to Mitchell

Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a Milwaukee organization that’s trying to break the cycle of black male incarceration and unemployment. Then, chef Maria Liberati returns to Milwaukee with a new cookbook based on the life, and appetite, of Leonardo Da Vinci. Michigan writer Andy Mozina looks back to the Milwaukee area of his childhood as a setting in his new short stories. Plus essayist Liam Callanan goes on a thematic road trip, and we hear the first audio postcard from the Listening to Mitchell public art project.

Read more
Lake Effect
10:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Crazy Worm, Moths, Old Fashioned Bicycles, Slaid Cleaves

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A new invasive species threatens to be as destructive to Wisconsin’s forests as the Emerald Ash Borer – we’ll learn about the so-called “Crazy Worm.” Later, why we should seek out moths in southeastern Wisconsin, and how to do it. We’ll find out why the Milwaukee County Zoological Society uses theater to enhance its mission. Old fashioned bicycles will be spotlighted this weekend at Old World Wisconsin. And an in-studio performance by singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:10 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Storm Chasing, Calatrava Café, Boundary Waters

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Is this week’s cool weather really a relative of the polar vortex that gripped the region last winter? And how is a chilly Lake Michigan impacting our weather? Later, some insight into storm spotting and storm chasing in Wisconsin. Then, we’ll go behind the scenes, and learn how the café at the Milwaukee Art Museum plans its menu to match the art upstairs. And a Waukesha writer looks back on years of family canoe trips to the Boundary Waters.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
8:58 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: New Medical College Campuses, Wild Mustangs, Saving Kandinsky

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The Medical College of Wisconsin prepares to open new campuses in other parts of the state, and sees them as a win now and in the future. Then, the story of an Arizona rancher who set up a Midwestern sanctuary to protect the country's wild mustangs. We’ll get an audio glimpse inside a Brookfield facility that makes some of the equestrian industry's best-regarded equipment, and meet the Milwaukee author of the new novel, Saving Kandinsky.

Read more
Lake Effect
9:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Auto Racing & Environmentalism, Pioneers of Television

Monday on Lake Effect:

We meet a midwestern native trying bring more auto racing fans to environmentalism, and more environmentalists to the race track. Then, we'll hear about why classic television stars are compelling historical subjects, from the Cedarburg producer of a PBS series just nominated for a prime time Emmy Award. And Milwaukee writer Paul Salsini shares the story behind his latest book - the fifth in a series set around a farmhouse in Tuscany.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
8:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Economic Ties Between Wisconsin & France, Art on Milwaukee's Mitchell Street

Friday on Lake Effect:

As Milwaukee’s Bastille Days goes on, we look at the economic ties between Wisconsin and France, with the French ambassador to the United States. Then, a new multimedia art installation celebrates the unique experience of Milwaukee’s Mitchell Street. Garden contributor Melinda Myers says it’s not too late to plant vegetables this year. And a new concert series tries to change the live music experience in Milwaukee.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
10:25 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Southeastern WI Businesses Optimistic, Tiny House, King Comets

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Southeastern Wisconsin businesses are optimistic about the second half of 2014 - we'll learn why and discuss how the region might compare to the rest of the country in the coming months. Later, how one woman successfully downsized her life and now lives in an 84-square foot house; we'll find out how the movie Jersey Boys compares to the stage version; and meet Milwaukee jump-swing band, the King Comets.

Guests:

Read more

Pages