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
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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Lake Effect
3:34 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Concussion Research, Shear Madness, Early Music Now

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How Milwaukee got to be a center for concussion research, and the coordination of the disparate groups working to understand them better and help people recover. Then, actor John McGivern turns a corner he knows well as he stars in a new production of Shear Madness. The weekend’s Early Music Now concert imagines the music of renaissance composer John Dowland as it might have been performed in an Irish pub. And then we explore the thrill of the chase with meet the author of The Happiness of Pursuit.

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Lake Effect
9:59 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: War on AIDS in Wisconsin, Book Tour By Bike, Butch Vig

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Where will the next front line be in the war on AIDS in Wisconsin? We’ll get some perspective ahead of the AIDS walk this weekend. Then, we meet an author who did a multi-state book tour – by bike. And legendary musician, producer and Wisconsin native Butch Vig talks about the music industry and a new album by Garbage, the band he cofounded 20 years ago.

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Lake Effect
10:25 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Economic Impact of Same-Sex Marriages, Local Children's Book Author

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Lake Effect
8:57 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Economic Scorecard Poll, Short Stories, Conversations About Music

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn how Wisconsinites view their own financial situation, and how it relates to their view of the state. It’s the results of the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll. Plus, a documentary tells the story of an American man who wound up fighting alongside the Libyan rebels who overthrew Qaddafi. We’ll speak with Milwaukee area native Andy Mozina about his recent collection of short stories. And cellist Robert Cohen joins us for the first in a series of unique conversations about music.

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