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:

As Marvel's Black Panther opens nationwide this weekend, film critic Ryan Jay reflects on everything the film has already achieved. Then, in this week's edition of Radio Chipstone, we learn about The Dave Project, a part of the Chipstone Foundation Collection of African American craft at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Plus the storytelling series Ex Fabula gives you some "Food for Thought."

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Friday on Lake Effect

How the environment surrounding both fitness trackers and workplace wellness incentives may change in the near future. Then, an ambassador to Korean culture talks about her work educating Milwaukeeans. Later, why local blogger Cree Myles is working to celebrate female artists for Black History Month. Plus, Bubbler Talk discovers the artist behind the iconic Koss billboards on I-43.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at efforts to protect some of the most vulnerable people from the threat of lead-tainted water. Later, whether it’s an Olympic figure skater or a toddler just taking the ice, a local expert explains the impact of a good skate sharpening. Plus, an in-studio performance from Milwaukee musicians Caley Conway and Marielle Allschwang.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn how the technology behind Bitcoin could help refugees prove their identity. Then, a so-called “Dreamer” recalls the celebration her family had when she was approved for DACA. Plus a Valentine’s Day story of how a couple can make it work in the restaurant business, and Milwaukee writer Nick Petrie says he is still stunned by the success of his Peter Ash novels.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A higher education policy expert at a public university talks about what’s wrong with public universities. Then, Lake Effect foreign policy contributor Art Cyr explains why he’s hopeful the Winter Olympics might cause a prolonged thaw between North Korea and the rest of the world. Later, A GM designer talks about the all-electric Bolt, and the effort to appeal to both electric vehicle fans and people new to the cars. Plus, novelist and Wisconsin native Cynthia Swanson discusses her latest novel, The Glass Forest.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll meet several Milwaukee doctors who are looking at why some urban physicians burn out, while others stay in the field. Then, on the occasion of his 209th birthday, we learn how the early professional and political life of Abraham Lincoln gave rise to the man we know as the Great Emancipator. Environmental reporter Susan Bence answers another listener query on our Beats Me series and contributor Melinda Myers says it’s not too early to start preparing your garden - really.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We have a conversation with Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn as he prepares to retire this month after ten years in the MPD's top job. Contributor Kyle Cherek explains how Milwaukee's dining scene should never be about just the hip, trendy spot that just opened. Plus, the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula explores the theme of "Milwaukee Love."

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how childhood trauma is about more than mental health challenges later in life. WUWM's Rachel Morello will give us an education quiz in her Passing Notes segment. Our latest Bubbler Talk dives into the history of The Bugle, plus, a Milwaukee tattoo artist shares some insight into his craft. And we learn about the kitchy “Zombies From the Beyond” at Skylight Music Theater from its composer & director.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Gerrymandering expert Dave Daley talks about the latest court rulings in redistricting cases around the country. Then, a new exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum explores photography, the American road trip, and how it speaks to the democratization of an art form. A local choreographer and a composer discuss their work in the Milwaukee Ballet's "MXE: Milwaukee Mixed," an evening of contemporary dance. Plus, Radio Chipstone takes a trip to the ever-adapting Madison Central Library.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn looks back at his career, as he prepares to retire this month after ten years on the job. Then, a Marquette University researcher explains his research of how climate change is affecting a tropical environment that people thought would be immune. Plus, a new show by the group Cooperative Performance celebrates the diverse stories of local immigrants.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look at the proposal to charge for parking at some Milwaukee County parks. Then, a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee explores the alliance between Jews and African-Americans in the Civil Right Movement. The playwright of Equivocation talks about the nature of truth in an age of lies. Plus, a dip into the world of cheese with contributor Jeanette Hurt.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A new book examines the importance our civil rights history has to our national identity. Then, we hear two different views of entrepreneurship and innovation - and how to grow it - in Milwaukee. Plus cellist Robert Cohen discusses how it's an amazing and beautiful thing to be a traveling musician.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore Northwestern Mutual’s new garden plaza at the end of Wisconsin Avenue, which contrary to the curves and private nooks of Frederick Law Olmsted designed public spaces like Lake Park, is all open access and straight lines. Then, Radio Chipstone explores how certain African textiles facilitate the conversation between the living and the dead. The Spiritual Tones visit the Lake Effect performance studio, and we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A woman living in Racine under DACA status says any immigration deal needs to provide a path to citizenship for her parents, not just her. Plus, sports, sports and sports - a Super Bowl preview and look at the Bucks fortunes under their new coach. We visit the US National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva and hear from a Milwaukee woman competing for Team Indigenous at the Roller Derby World Cup. And Bubbler Talk features a tree mystery in the Third Ward.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Business reporter Sean Ryan speaks about the secretive nature of Wisconsin’s effort to lure Amazon’s new HQ2. We examine current strategies to close the achievement gap among students of color at Milwaukee Public Schools, plus speak with a leader of that effort within the district. Essayist Jim Spangler muses on how higher education has changed since he was in college in the 60s. Then, our Fit for You segment takes a close look at the world of supplements and whether they’re truly necessary.

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