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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Sonia Manzano, the actress who played Maria on Sesame Street, talks about her hopes for the future of the program. Film critic Dave Luhrssen offers some praise for the latest X-Men film to reach the big screen, and we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Sonia Manzano, formerly Maria on Sesame Stree
  • Dave Luhrssen, film contributor
  • Radio Chipstone, series
  • Lean DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

The head of the local Jewish Community Center talks about his organization’s response to the disruption of four bomb threats. Then a Wisconsin writer explains the decline of the city of Milwaukee’s political clout at a state level. Master Lock gets ready to move into a new corporate headquarter space in Oak Creek, Bubbler Talk examines how the city’s neighborhoods got their names, and a Riverwest group finds a way to combine support for artists with Milwaukeeans’ love for grilled cheese.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

It’s a special all-books edition of the show, starting with the words that make up the books. We look at the role of dictionaries in the 21st Century. Then, a translator of Brazilian novels is the unlikely heroine of a novel of crime and intrigue. And 11-year-old Tessie Finley returns in Milwaukee native Lesley Kagen’s newest novel The Mutual Admiration Society.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers a plan it says would save the Mitchell Park Domes. Later, Milwaukee County works to recruit more people to be mental health nurses. The Lake Effect astronomy contributor says it’s exciting to discover new exoplanets, and a Canadian musician explains how his career was influenced by legendary folklorist Alan Lomax.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Sonia Manzano, the actress who played Maria on Sesame Street, talks about her hopes for the future of the program. Later, we learn some strategies for avoiding fraud and other scams this tax filing season. Then, a preview of the Navy Band’s performance in Milwaukee this week. And Wisconsin writer Nick Butler talks about the imperfection of people, especially the ones who inhabit his latest novel.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Margaret Rozga looks back a half-century to the Milwaukee open housing marches, which she participated in. Later, how an introvert came to enjoy the interactions he had with people over the course of a cross-country bike trip. Film critic Dave Luhrssen offers some praise for the latest X-Men film.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

As Republicans debate the proposed replacement for the ACA, a Democrat explains why she thinks it shouldn’t be replaced at all. Then we hear an essay from a Milwaukee native as she prepares for her journey on the Appalachian Trail. An 86-year old Grafton man shares the chilling story of the day the Germans marched into town before World War II, and we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

A look at how the GOP’s proposed healthcare reform replacement may compare to what existed before Obamacare. Later, the Master Singers of Milwaukee feature the musical traditions of Slovenia and its neighbors in their latest program. Bubbler Talk wades into the future of the Milwaukee Harbor area. And a preview of Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s madcap production of The Mikado.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee nonprofit prepares for the possibility of AmeriCorps budget cuts. Later, prolific and distinctive Wisconsin writer, Jerry Apps, offers a tour of his hundreds of acres in Central Wisconsin. Then, food contributor Kyle Cherek explains why chefs are drawn to creating pop-up dining experiences. And a behind-the-scenes look at Skylight Music Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which features larger-than-life puppetry. 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin explains why she currently opposes the proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, known as "TrumpCare." Then, some insight on the debate over high-capacity wells in Wisconsin. We go behind the scenes on a conversation between eight Milwaukee area chefs, and get a preview of the Florentine Opera's Don Giovanni.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A former refugee from war-torn Bosnia remembers how she escaped and talks about her life in the US. Later, meteorologist Mike Westendorf looks at the challenging parts of his business and the emotional impact of weather. And artist Jeffrey Gibson talks about the nature of his work, which is on display at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum.

Guests:

  • Zijada Beganovic, former Bosnian refugee
  • Mike Westendorf, meteorologist
  • Jeffrey Gibson, artist

Monday on Lake Effect:

We examine the rise of right-wing populist movements in Europe, and how they compare to current politics in the United States. Later, an 86-year old Grafton man shares the chilling story of the day the Germans marched into town before World War II. We stop by a historic building and a Milwaukee workspace that is trying to connect start-up entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum. Plus, a performance by singer-songwriter Glen Phillips.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear two interviews from our recent series Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters. David Pate explains what makes segregation such a challenge in Milwaukee, versus anyplace else in the country. Then, how two suburban social studies teachers have taken it upon themselves to make race something their students talk about year-round. Plus, the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters continues with how segregation and environmental health are linked. We hear perspectives from both national and local sources. Later, an effort to solve a challenge in some Milwaukee neighborhoods: easy access to fresh food. And Reince Priebus’s unlikely rise from a Republican candidate in Kenosha to White House chief-of-staff.

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