Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We visit a Milwaukee garden that area veterans tend to help them cope with mental health issues. Then, Burnout and depression is a problem for people caring for loved ones at home. But their jobs are made easier if families have the difficult conversations early on. On Radio Chipstone, a curator finds new insights into her work thanks to her son’s love of Scooby Doo. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As the man behind the Lake Express Ferry is getting ready to retire, he gives some insight about the ship’s history. Bubbler Talk explores the history of the Eagles Club in Milwaukee. Actor Michael Tucker reflects on his debt of gratitude to the Milwaukee Rep, and a former Pfister Artist in Residence talks about the tintype medium in which she works.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that approximately one in three Wisconsin voters are still undecided just one month before the primaries. We’ll hear from the poll’s director, Charles Franklin, to find out more.  We learn why dermatologists say you really should wear sunscreen every day, even if you don’t spend every day at the pool. Plus our automotive contributors discuss the new crop of plug-in hybrid vehicles, and we have an in studio concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Mark Erelli.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the charges facing community activist, Vaun Mayes, who's accused of planning to firebomb a Milwaukee Police station in light of the unrest in Sherman Park. Then, why the International Joint Commission wants all parties to be involved in protecting the Great Lakes from toxic chemical pollution. Plus, how a mobile app could be an ideal way for some patients to treat symptoms of depression. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee area neurologist looks for the root causes of physician burnout in the 21st Century and offers some solutions. Then, we meet a local man who became an unofficial health care advocate for same sex couples when his husband was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Plus wine contributor Ray Fister talks about the best of the summer wines and says don’t be afraid to try something new-to-you.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic. It’s the first clinic here to focus on the medical needs of the LGBTQ community. Later, our innovation feature, “How Did You Do That?,” speaks with a nurse who transformed her career to work in technology. We learn why Antarctica is a perfect place to study neutrinos, and essayist Linda Flashinski reflects on a hero among us.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer John Gurda trains his historical eye on how water has literally and figuratively shaped Milwaukee. Then, writer Pamela Druckerman goes in search of when and how, exactly, she turned into a grown-up. Plus we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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  • John Gurda, author, Milwaukee: A City Built on Water
  • Pamela Druckerman, author, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Rachel Owens, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

We visit a Milwaukee garden that area veterans tend to help them cope with mental health issues. Then, ahead of the World Cup Final on Sunday, we talk with philosopher and soccer (football) fan Simon Critchley about the the fine line between dread and hope that all sports fans experience while watching their favorite teams. Plus, Bubbler Talk finds out why there are colorful fish painted on some of our sidewalks, and the Milwaukee-based Claudia Johnson Band performs some original songs for us in the studio.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We meet David Wagner, whose Milwaukee-based art exhibition company has placed shows across the country, including one currently on view in Green Bay. Then, we meet the creator of that exhibit, arctic explorer, filmmaker, and artist Cory Trepanier. Milwaukee Magazine's dining critic and Lake Effect contributor Ann Christenson seizes the day with an al fresco meal, and why the Wisconsin State Park System wants the motley crew of Summit Players to perform Shakespeare in the parks each summer.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the goals of the Slow Food movement in the United States. Then, the author of a book about ice cream explains why she decided to spend some significant time in Milwaukee. Later, how a local effort is getting more people into Milwaukee County's parks. Plus, we take a ride in the tiniest French car in Milwaukee.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How reform to Wisconsin’s expungement law could make the difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, a look at some of the lesser-known aspects of criminal sentencing, known as “collateral consequences.” Wisconsin writer David McGlynn talks about his parenting memoir. And film contributor Dave Luhrssen discusses the look and feel of French films.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Writer John Gurda trains his historical eye on how water has literally and figuratively shaped Milwaukee. Then, a Milwaukee author talks about his biography of Herbet Hoover, which he hopes will change perspectives on the oft maligned president. Plus, a look at the obscure story of a famous philosopher's night in Milwaukee.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We’ve all heard the apocryphal George Washington cherry tree story, but on today’s show writer and Wisconsin native Peter Stark tells the tales of the real young George Washington. Film contributor Dave Luhrssen reflects on why a soft-spoken and gentle man in a zip up cardigan playing with puppets - and the documentary about him - has touched so many people. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

 

A leading Milwaukee expert on concussions and traumatic brain injury talks about the rapid change of pace in his field.  Later, former BoDeans front man Sam Llanas responds to public allegations he sexually abused the stepdaughter of a former bandmate.  We'll get a preview of this month's Milwaukee Magazine cover story, and Bubbler Talk returns to an iconic Milwaukee tavern.

 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with Bill Siemering, one of the people who shaped NPR and its signature show, All Things Considered, about the formative days of the network. Then we learn how a Midwestern teenager's obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book 40 years later. Plus an engineer from Trek Bikes talks about how a bike works with how it looks.

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