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
9:06 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Warming Climate, Next Mass Extinction, Comets

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The counterintuitive story of our arctic November, an increase in Antarctic sea ice, and how both factors show a warming climate; later, we’ll meet a Wisconsin evolutionary biologist who cautions earth could be in line for its next mass extinction. We’ll talk comets with our astronomy contributor. And then we’ll catch up with the head of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.

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Lake Effect
9:59 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Senator Johnson on Immigration, Drone Technology, Lion King Puppets

Monday on Lake Effect:

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson offers a detailed critique of where he opposes President Obama’s immigration policy overhaul – and where he agrees with it. Later, how drone technology is being used already in Wisconsin, and how it’s likely to evolve. We’ll meet a Milwaukee native doing important work on the touring production of Disney’s The Lion King – keeping the puppets in one piece. And Communist Daughter - a Minnesota band with Wisconsin ties – plays for us in the Lake Effect studio.

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Lake Effect
9:54 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: School Choice, Chris Hadfield, The Wizard of Oz

Friday on Lake Effect:

Why school improvement is tough, even in an era of school choice. Then we’ll meet Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station, who has a new book of photographs taken from the Space Station. Why The Wizard of Oz and its meditation on the meaning of “home” still resonates. And why you should look at kids having public meltdowns a little differently.

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Lake Effect
9:50 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Global Nuclear Disarmament, Complete Works of Shakspeare, Apocalyptic Novel

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, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is having more fun than you might expect with the complete works of Shakespeare. And we learn about prize-winning author Emily St. John Mandel’s chilling, but not entirely bleak vision of civilization’s end.

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Lake Effect
11:59 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Water Clashes, Empathy on the Wane, Kathleen Ernst, "Harvey" on Stage

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A look at the contentious issues surrounding groundwater policy in Wisconsin’s Central Sands region. Later, how empathetic are Americans in general? A new book talks about the present and future of empathy. Writer Kathleen Ernst’s latest mystery tackles some big social issues in addition to murder. And we’ll catch up with three long-time Milwaukee Rep actors who are reunited on stage in the play Harvey.

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Lake Effect
5:10 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Water Quality Report, Data Breaches, Life's Quests, Zoe Muth

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new environmental report sounds the alarm on water quality, and the amount of coal ash, in Wisconsin. Then, how large corporations are changing their attitudes towards potential data breaches. We meet the author of The Happiness of Pursuit, and singer-songwriter Zoe Muth turns out new songs that would be at home in a record store years ago.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Death of a Young Milwaukee Kickboxer, NASA's Jim Locke, Car Innovations

Monday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigates what led to the death of a young Milwaukee kickboxer this March, and what went wrong in the effort to save his life. Later, we’ll speak to NASA flight surgeon – and UWM grad – Jim Locke about how the space agency decides who is fit to fly into space. And our auto contributor looks at new innovations coming to a car near you in the 2015 model year.

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Lake Effect
8:36 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Guatemalan Activist, New Lab at Discovery World, Musician Hayward Williams

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Guatemalan activist points to similarities between a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin and a gold mine she’s working to oppose in Central America; later, Milwaukee-based Brady Corporation and Discovery World collaborate on a new lab at the science and innovation museum; film critic Dave Luhrssen’s new book is on the history of war movies; and Milwaukee singer-songwriter Hayward Williams emerges from a stultifying period in his life with a new album.

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Lake Effect
12:24 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Give Me Liberty Film, Bob Bach's Retirement, Songwriter Frankie Lee

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor helps us explore how international relations will play out with a Republican-led Senate and a Democratic President. Plus, the creative team behind the film Give Me Liberty talks about its dual-pronged mission. We talk with WUWM’s Bob Bach on the eve of his retirement and Minnesota singer-songwriter Frankie Lee offers some advice for listening to – or writing – music on the road.

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Lake Effect
10:08 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: United Community Center, LGBT Wedding Expo, Tyne Daly

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A reporter’s perspective on the work of the United Community Center - and its head, Ricardo Diaz – in serving the Hispanic community. Later, high hopes for the area’s first LGBT Wedding Expo, just a short time after same-sex marriage became legal in Wisconsin. Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly talks about her long career, and her support for organization’s like Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks; and we’ll meet pioneering American jewelry maker and metalsmith Robert Ebendorf.

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