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 get a recap on the just completed Republican National Convention from Milwaukee delegate Bob Spindell. Then, we speak with 16 year old singing sensation Jackie Evancho before she performs at Festa Italiana this weekend. We’ll meet the photographer behind the Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Future Perfect” exhibit. Bubbler Talk finds out about the falls in Menomonee Falls, and contributor Stacy Tornio says there’s a waterfall in Whitnall Park that’s very much worth a visit.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee real estate prices are on the rise. From June to July of this year, Milwaukee saw the highest average increase in the country, and it’s not just Millennials that are driving those prices. Then, Wisconsin writer Blair Braverman worries about the potentially harshest critics of her memoir of the arctic: her parents. And the Summit Players celebrate a second summer of bringing Shakespeare to Wisconsin state parks.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We look at the role LGBT-run businesses run play in the economy at large. Then, a new study shows two of the least stressed cities in America are in Wisconsin. Plus, we’ll learn about the most influential Milwaukee golfer you've probably never heard of, and the most influential baseball coach you’ve probably never hear of either.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how Wisconsin is implementing what comes after No Child Left Behind’s successor, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Plus, we’ll learn one of the tricks to going from sedentary being to 5K runner and we bring you an audio postcard from the annual Storming of the Bastille run here in Milwaukee. And on Precious Lives, a legacy garden honors a young life lost to gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We bring you an inside view of this week’s Republican National Convention, from a local delegate. Then, a Milwaukee cookbook author makes the case that dinner – or lunch, or breakfast – doesn’t need a long ingredient list to make for a delicious meal. Our film contributor shares his thoughts on what some see as sacrilege and others found pretty amusing: the remake of Ghostbusters. Plus, Milwaukee’s George Washington statue gets a facelift, and an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee celebrates the game of Mah Jongg.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Journalist and Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan explains how world events are pointing an accusing finger at globalization. Then French-Canadian singer-songwriter Beatric Martin talks about taking the risk in following others who have gone from singing in French to singing in English. Plus we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Sandy Tolan, journalist
  • Beatrice Martin, singer-songwriter
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

New short film, "Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice" looks at Wisconsin’s climate of political polarization. Then, we revisit our interview with former state senator Tim Cullen, who writes about political polarization in his recent memoir, Ringside Seat. We talk about how art museums reach out to find new museum-goers. Plus, how drag racing reflects some much bigger issues in society.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Writer Dave Daley looks at the modern history of gerrymandering around the US and in Wisconsin. Later, Milwaukee’s role in a national effort to reduce sudden cardiac deaths. Then, why the story of the Urban Ecology Center hinges on the story of one remarkable guy. And we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Why dermatologists say you really should wear sunscreen every day, even if you don’t spend every day at the pool. Later, in the 1980s, a group of kids made a shot-for-shot adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Years later, filmmaker Jeremy Coon directs a movie about the kids. A poem from a Milwaukee writer depicts generations of unease. And singer-songwriter Julien Baker talks about the push and pull of being a deeply spiritual person in a secular music world.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Brookfied native and singer-songwriter Nora Collins explains why she moved to Nashville for her career and plays a few tunes ahead of her Summerfest appearances. Lake Effect essayist Kirsten Wisniewski reflects on her experience in visiting the UK shortly after the Brexit vote, and we’ll have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

*Lake Effect preempted today, due to breaking news coverage.*

Why dermatologists say you really should wear sunscreen every day, even if you don’t spend every day at the pool. Later, in the 1980s, a group of kids made a shot-for-shot adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Years later, filmmaker Jeremy Coon directs a movie about the kids. Bubbler Talk is back to answer burning question from a listener. And singer-songwriter Julien Baker talks about the push and pull of being a deeply spiritual person in a secular music world.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We explore how conservationists along the Great Lakes corridor are trying protect the Great Lakes watershed, even as development happens along the shores. Then we discover what is leading 30 Summerfest bands to stop into an unassuming RV on the festival grounds. Two Milwaukeeans share their love for Thoreau on a national stage, plus we take a look at Milwaukee's best new restaurants. And we'll talk with On That Note contributor Robert Cohen about the challenges of playing Bach, who didn’t offer suggestions for how to play his music.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Pollster Charles Franklin offers his early look at Wisconsin’s hot Senate race. Then, we bring you the latest installment in our Precious Lives series. Plus, Johnson Controls hasn’t made cars in a century. So why do they have one on display at their headquarters in Glendale? And Brookfield native Nora Collins talks about taking the big leap in her music career and moving to Nashville.

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