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.

Friday on Lake Effect:

We look at the future of Milwaukee’s Harbor District, and hear about the latest people inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Milwaukee’s Lauren Groh contrasts a day hike in Wisconsin with what she’s doing on the Appalachian trail. Plus, we have a conversation with one of the nation’s most-loved poets, Mark Doty, and get a preview into Present Music’s unusual venue for a concert Saturday night.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng helps to explain the ultimate challenges of math, including the concept of "forever and a day." Wisconsin writer Jane Kelley crafts a children's book character who needs to do something with his constant creative urges, and astronomy contributor Jean Creighton dives into black holes. Plus, we learn about CineLatino - the first Hispanic film festival in Milwaukee presented by Marcus Theaters.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We have a conversation with the next president of Milwaukee's Mount Mary University, Christine Pharr. Plus, we learn about the noble goals of the Slow Food movement in the United States, and Milwaukee musician Peter Mulvey joins us for an in-studio performance and conversation as he releases his 17th album.

Guests:

  • Dr. Christine Pharr, Mount Mary University
  • Jennifer Casey, Wisconsin Governor of Slow Food USA
  • Peter Mulvey, musician

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How a UW-Milwaukee professor is helping young refugees adjust to life in American schools. Plus, how researchers work on the physical challenges faced by kids on the autism spectrum in a unique local clinic. And Chicago-based jazz singer Alyssa Allgood uses her voice like a trumpeter plays a horn.

Guests:

  • Lynn Sedivy, UW-Milwaukee
  • Victoria Moerchen & Margaret Dietrich, UW-Milwaukee Coordination Clinic for Adolescents with Autism
  • Jessie Garcia, essayist
  • Alyssa Allgood, singer

Monday on Lake Effect

Why we’re still learning about Nazi atrocities in the former Soviet Union. Then, we talk with a US trade expert to learn how and why the US has fallen behind in the global economy. And paralympian, Rhodes Scholar, and international businesswoman Bonnie St. John talks about successful ways to empower girls.

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  • Father Patrick Desbois, president, Yahad-In Unum
  • Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Bonnie St. John, Paralympic Ski Medalist

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We meet a member of a Syrian refugee family and one of the locals who helped him and his family settle in Milwaukee. Then, we explore how art therapy focuses more on the process and less on how a piece of art turns out. Plus, we'll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

 

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Friday on Lake Effect

People are marching across the country over the weekend in support of science. We talk with some people who organized Milwaukee’s march. Then, Mary Dowell talks about how 20 years of being a female person of color in the workforce has affected her worldview. We hear from radio talk show hosts across the political spectrum on stage at a recent MilMag Live event, and we visit two local shops for international record store day. Plus, we have the latest episode in our Bubbler Talk series.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A one-time refugee from war-torn Bosnia remembers how she and her family escaped, and reflects on her experience as an immigrant in the U.S. Then, an 86-year old Grafton man shares the chilling story of the day the Germans marched into town before World War II. And a local researcher explains why an app might be the way to help OCD patients take the stress out of seeking help.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We meet a member of a Syrian refugee family and one of the locals who helped him and his family settle in Milwaukee. Then, as our coverage leading up to Earth Day continues, we catch up with a scientist working to understand Lake Michigan’s changed food web. Our wine contributor Ray Fister stops by to sing the praises of a wine that many of us dismiss: Rosé. And In Tandem Theatre turns its entire space into a midway and big top to present the 1961 musical, Carnival.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

What a modern day constitutional convention might look like. Later, the real timeline for reclaiming Hartung Park. We learn how millennials are driving change at the gym, and Luminous Theatre presents a play that uses The Simpsons TV show to explore the roots of mythology and legend.

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Monday on Lake Effect

As Earth Week begins "No Impact Man," Colin Beavan, talks about what’s behind his effort to reduce our collective footprint. Plus, what’s kept legendary marathoner Kathrine Switzer lacing up her running shoes since the age of 12. And cartoonist Keith Knight talks about his long-running autobiographical comic and his latest project - the hilarious drawings in a new kids’ book based on comedian Craig Robinson’s life story.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher examines the broad importance of early childhood education programs. Actor-turned-novelist Andrew McCarthy writes about a 15-year old girl who decides to flee the chaos in her life, and we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Nancy File, professor, School of Education at UWM
  • Andrew McCarthy, author, Just Fly Away
  • Art Cyr, essayist & foreign policy contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the official entry of the United States into the First World War. We discuss the roles of a key player: General John Pershing. Later, in honor of Milwaukee Day, we revisit the effort to upgrade the city’s flag - and potentially, its image. Bubbler Talk explores an under appreciated building on Milwaukee’s lakefront. And Wisconsin writer Lindsey Becker talks about why the night sky was the inspiration for her new fantasy book.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Researchers at UW-Milwaukee look at the long-term effects of what are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Later, our foreign policy contributor says crises in Syria and North Korea are serving as a wake-up call to the Trump Administration. We speak with the reporter who did the first interview with James Santelle since he stepped down as US Attorney two years ago. And we preview a show that reinterprets some iconic works by Stevie Wonder.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee researcher examines the broad importance of early childhood education programs. Later, a Carroll University student talks about her fight to make the school a sanctuary campus. And actor Andrew McCarthy talks about the winding path that led him first to travel writing, and then to his young adult novel.

Guests:

  • Nancy File, professor, School of Education at UWM
  • Mckenzie Lowe, senior at Carroll University
  • Andrew McCarthy, author, Just Fly Away

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