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.

Friday on Lake Effect

Noted cinematographer Kirsten Johnson talks about her film Cameraperson, showing this weekend at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Then, why an effort to spur development on Milwaukee's near west side is taking specific aim at helping small business owners. And the Milwaukee Rep dreams the dream as it prepares to open Man of La Mancha​.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A former ITT Tech student looks back at a bewildering journey at the closed for-profit college. Later, astronomy contributor Jean Creighton tells us the Greek myth behind the corona borealis constellation. And the making of a music video – how do you capture the spirit of a tune on set? Have it playing all the time.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We evaluate the progress of the Housing First Initiative, aimed at reducing the chronic homelessness problem in Milwaukee. Later, the new director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center gives us an overview of the center’s scope. And how a technique called “Feed and Drop” helps area veterans deal with PTSD through performing Shakespeare.

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  • Emily Kenney, IMPACT
  • Dr. Daniel Zomchek, Zablocki VA Medical Center
  • Claire Hanan, Milwaukee Magazine

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We meet Milwaukee-native Julie Tarney, whose new book shares her journey as the parent of a gender nonconforming child, and the positive example she hopes it will set. Later, Gayle Forman’s latest novel, Leave Me, asks some big “what-if” kinds of questions. And on Precious Lives, we learn how a basketball league fits in the effort to stem the violence in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect

An analysis of Milwaukee’s fiscal condition shows things are much better than they were, but there's a catch. Then, some are calling opioid addiction a public health crisis; two local groups are urging families to get involved with loved ones dealing with addiction. And Wisconsin native Danielle Trussoni talks about her new memoir, which tells the difficult story of how her marriage ended.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We continue our series on opioid abuse and addiction with conversations from a psychiatrist and a pain management specialist – both of whom say blame needs to be taken out of the addiction equation. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Dr. John Schneider, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
  • Dr. Michael McNett, Medical Society of Milwaukee
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the Guardian reporter who brought to light 15-hundred pages of documents from the ‘John Doe’ investigation into Governor Scott Walker’s campaign finances. Then, the heart-wrenching story of a son lost to opioid abuse, leads a family to start a foundation in his honor. And once a TV critic, always a TV critic? Writer Joanne Weintraub talks about her viewing habits since the left the critic’s pen behind.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As Detroit begins its turnaround, we look at what Milwaukee can learn from the city’s effort to reinvent itself. Later, our foreign policy contributor explains why North Korea’s nuclear weapon testing is just the tip of the iceberg. Then, writer Lawrence Kessenich re-examines the late ‘60s for his novel Cinnamon Girl, and concludes there’s still some unfinished business. Plus, we catch with musician Peter Mulvey as he prepares to hit the road… on two wheels.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Researchers from the Public Policy Forum take a close look at Milwaukee's aging transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and county buses. Then, our Precious Lives series pays tribute to its former host and veteran Milwaukee journalist, Eric Von, who passed away last week. Milwaukee writer Mel Miskimen shares the out-of-body experience of hearing the audio book version of her own memoir. And essayist Tom Matthews sings the praises of the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet (NRBQ).

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Monday on Lake Effect

A local researcher talks about the ethical issues with the information you share and how it might be used by researchers. Then we explore the world of the Peregrine falcon and other raptors at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Later, a Wisconsin man shares the lessons he's learned after more than a century on earth. And Indian cookbook author ant TV host, Alamelu Vairavan, explains why you don't have to be ambitious to make great Indian food. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We’ll get some tips on doing your best on the SATs, then a nutritionist weighs in on the health effects of coffee. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We meet the woman taking over the the helm at Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Then, we preview this weekend’s short film festival and hear about the Riveredge Nature Center new club, which helps families spend some quality time outside. Plus, we meet the cast of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, opening this weekend at the Milwaukee Rep.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It takes a village to tackle a community-wide problem, like keeping old lead paint from poisoning kids. We learn about the Growing Healthy Soil For Healthy Communities project, which teaches Milwaukee gardeners about lead contamination. Then, the story of a Milwaukee priest some see as a rock star for his work as an urban vicar. And the members of Rogue Valley explain how they went about writing the songs on their new album, Radiate/Dissolve.

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