Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm (except Thursdays) & 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.

Monday on Lake Effect

A look at the Panama Papers - the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative report that led to global protests and the resignation of two world leaders. Later, what members of the Millennial generation are missing from skipping classic films like Casablanca or His Girl Friday. One of the actors in the play Domino Heart reflects on the show and we hear a new tune from singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Science writer Mary Roach, talks about some of the interesting discoveries she made while investigating the science of war. Later, we meet the new director of women’s health at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, who says the institution has some work to do in the way it treats female veterans. Plus, we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Why the CEO of a Wisconsin-based healthcare cooperative is holding out hope that health care reform could still pass this fall. Later, we'll speak with a couple of people who are trying to call attention to behavioral health supports. We'll catch up with political comedian and Milwaukee native Will Durst; and Bubbler Talk gets up close and personal with the bats in your belfry.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

An update on the efforts to protect the Great Lakes from the invasion of Asian Carp. Later, science writer Mary Roach makes some interesting discoveries in her investigation of the science of war. Our astronomy contributor sheds some light - and some dark - on the fall equinox. And a look at some key places to visit this weekend during Doors Open Milwaukee.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The rise and fall of a drug dealing operation on Milwaukee’s north side. Later, we meet the new director of women’s health at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and learn what led two women to hike from Milwaukee all the way to Lake Superior. And acclaimed Latino actor Nicholas Rodriguez prepares to take on the iconic role of Skye Masterson in the Milwaukee Rep’s production of Guys and Dolls.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Writer Evie Perry shares her research on how it works and how it’s challenged in Riverwest. Then, why the diversity of neighborhoods like Sherman Park is an increasingly rare phenomenon in Milwaukee and around the country. And why “onlyness” is a better predictor than “talent” as a way to make a difference.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

As Milwaukee’s new streetcar line gets closer to completion, we explore the history of streetcars in the United States. Then, how the founder of Wild Space Dance Company thinks about movement. Plus, we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

As fires continue to rage in the western United States, we get some understanding about why massive wildfires are happening with more regularity. Later, one woman’s journey from working as a divorce lawyer to running a natural cleaning products company. And we meet Irish indie band Brave Giant, who made their debut U.S. performance at this year's Irish Fest.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Contributor Dave Kozlowski discusses how farm economics work - from large-scale growers, to smaller producers. Later, a Milwaukee man publishes the remarkable travel journal his father kept on the trip of a lifetime - two months in Europe in 1936. Essayist Lauren Fox writes about her grandparents' decision to leave Europe in the 1930s, and we catch up with the Milwaukee band Dead Horses, who just released a new single.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Are teenagers in Wisconsin being set up for failure when it comes to managing their money? New data shows that could well be the case. Then, our Fit For You segment explores Ayurveda, a wellness system with origins in India. And the founder of Wild Space Dance Company explains the way she thinks about movement.

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  • Brenda Campbell, president and CEO, SecureFutures
  • Carol Nace, owner and operator, Bodhi Ayurveda
  • Deb Loewen, founder and artistic director, Wild Space Dance Company

Monday on Lake Effect:

Why cities around the country are starting to build streetcars. Then, a visit to the Museum of Wisconsin Art with Radio Chipstone, to explore the exhibition of children’s clothes designed by Milwaukee native Florence Eiseman. Plus, we meet the woman responsible for the museum's other exhibition: The Roddis Collection. Later, why it's important to bring children along on trips to other parts of the state, the country, or even the world.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A look at the difficulty students face navigating sex, power, and consent on college campuses. Then, a leading concussion doctor talks about the growing awareness of concussion injuries. We meet two families in a time of transition, as teens moves from high school to college and we have the latest edition of our story-telling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

Republican and Democratic governors seek to break a legislative stalemate on healthcare reform. Later, Milwaukee Magazine shares its Fall arts preview. Renaissance Theaterworks celebrates 25 years of women making theatre with its Br!nk New Play Festival this weekend. And Bubbler Talk returns with an intoxicatingly sweet topic suggested by a listener.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A note of caution from the man who shone a national spotlight on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Later, the benefits (and downsides) of being a political comedian in the Donald Trump era. A festival celebrates the renaissance of one Milwaukee neighborhood this Saturday, and local filmmakers explain the rush they get from making short films in Milwaukee.

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