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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

Producer Joy Powers reports from the Women’s March on Washington, and introduces us to some Wisconsinites who made the trip. Then, a Milwaukee project celebrates what all of us have in common. Plus we learn about a Milwaukee spin on a traditional Latin-American rite of passage, and we’ll hear an intriguing tale of the remote south Pacific from writer Simon Winchester.

 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average may have already hit or gone above 20,000 by the time Lake Effect airs, but a financial columnist explains why you shouldn't care. Then, at the beginning of the new year, cellist Robert Cohen reflects on the power of music. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn how evacuation plans are developed for places like Washington, DC during an inauguration. Renaissance Theatreworks explores who decides who makes a good parent in "Luna Gale." Iconic sportscaster Dick Enberg explains why he felt compelled to write his one-man play based on an iconic coach and fellow broadcaster, Al McGuire. And we'll get a preview of Tribe Uncovered, based on the music of a classic hip-hop group.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with NPR’s Michel Martin, in town for a speaking engagement, about news in the age of twitter and the compact between journalists and the public . Then, a new course hopes to get students thinking differently about water. We'll learn about a new parking app called ParqEx heading to Milwaukee, and we’ll talk with Milwaukee Opera Theatre about their re-imagining of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

While the planned Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota continues to get national attention, we learn about the many pipelines already carrying oil through Wisconsin. Later, why you probably shouldn’t care if the Dow closes above 20,000. Then, we discuss the Milwaukee Dancer’s Fund and how it works to help retired dancers move on to new careers. Plus, the spiritual and secular find a home together in the poetry of Ed Block. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

NPR’s Don Gonyea hosted Milwaukee’s participation in A Nation Engaged last week. He and Mitch Teich discuss the many unknowns about how the media will be able to cover the Trump administration. Then, we hear some excerpts from Milwaukee’s Nation Engaged event. Later, Essayist Avi Lank weighs in on the fight over the Affordable Care Act, and we learn about an engineering academy at South Milwaukee High School.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer Lisa Servon explores why the United States is seeing the rise of alternative financial services and the decline in banks. Then, singer-songwriter Julien Baker performs at the Pabst next week. In our interview with her from last summer, she talks about the push and pull of being a deeply spiritual person in a secular music world. Plus we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

We hear excerpts from our event with Milwaukee Magazine, on the influence of insiders and outsiders in the city and about what’s next for our creative class. Later, writer Emily Fridlund explores the ambiguity of power in a powerful new novel that plays out in the north woods. Our film contributor talks about the movie musical La La Land, and why it seems to have struck a chord with audiences. And we get an inside tour of the northside’s Milwaukee Mall.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Writer Lisa Servon explores the rise of alternative financial services and the decline in banks. We visit a local Habitat for Humanity de-construction team at work. And why watching men in tights duke it out in a wrestling ring continues to be so popular in Wisconsin.

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  • Lisa Servon, author, The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives
  • Habitat for Humanity de-construction crew
  • Rich Rovito and Tom Conroy, writers, "Brotherhood of Bruisers" in Milwaukee Magazine

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As a Presidential transition moves ahead, we look at how history is reassessing a past Republican President, George H.W. Bush. Then, in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, some car makers are still adamant there’s a future for diesel cars. Later, author Nicholas Petrie discusses the problem with writing a novel featuring futuristic technology, while modern technology continues to evolve. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We hear about the importance of giving law enforcement sensitivity training about people with mental illness. Later, poet and Milwaukee native Jodie Hollander talks about how her approach to writing poems has evolved over time. And Wisconsin writer Sandy Brehl returns with a sequel to her middle grade novel about a young girl, coming of age in occupied Norway during World War II.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn how leaders at a Wisconsin hospital are spearheading an effort to improve the well-being of their entire county. Our film contributor takes a look back on his favorite movies of 2016, and we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A soil scientist asks you to pause and consider the impact of salt before spreading it over your sidewalk and driveway. Later, with the NFL playoffs starting, our sports contributor has an unpopular prediction about the Packers-Giants game and its quarterbacks. We explore a unique collection of high-flying artwork. Plus, a local writer explores the history of Milwaukee’s unique address tiles.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Dr. Barron Lerner discusses the evolution of medical ethics and his latest book, The Good Doctor. Later, a Milwaukee writer hopes that children of all backgrounds will start to see themselves in children’s literature, including her new book I Am a Boy of Color. And a new cookbook from Milwaukee-based Taste of Home makes the case for spending more time with your family around the dinner table this year.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Leaders at a Wisconsin hospital are spearheading an effort to improve the well-being of Dodge County. Later, you may be getting more than a side of fries when you order fast food. You could be ingesting hormone disruptors. And, how your relationship with food might be complicating your effort to maintain a healthy weight.

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