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.

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Lake Effect
9:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Auto Racing & Environmentalism, Pioneers of Television

Monday on Lake Effect:

We meet a midwestern native trying bring more auto racing fans to environmentalism, and more environmentalists to the race track. Then, we'll hear about why classic television stars are compelling historical subjects, from the Cedarburg producer of a PBS series just nominated for a prime time Emmy Award. And Milwaukee writer Paul Salsini shares the story behind his latest book - the fifth in a series set around a farmhouse in Tuscany.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Economic Ties Between Wisconsin & France, Art on Milwaukee's Mitchell Street

Friday on Lake Effect:

As Milwaukee’s Bastille Days goes on, we look at the economic ties between Wisconsin and France, with the French ambassador to the United States. Then, a new multimedia art installation celebrates the unique experience of Milwaukee’s Mitchell Street. Garden contributor Melinda Myers says it’s not too late to plant vegetables this year. And a new concert series tries to change the live music experience in Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
10:25 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Southeastern WI Businesses Optimistic, Tiny House, King Comets

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Southeastern Wisconsin businesses are optimistic about the second half of 2014 - we'll learn why and discuss how the region might compare to the rest of the country in the coming months. Later, how one woman successfully downsized her life and now lives in an 84-square foot house; we'll find out how the movie Jersey Boys compares to the stage version; and meet Milwaukee jump-swing band, the King Comets.

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Lake Effect
10:04 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Dryhootch, Umbrella Group Theater Company

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We update the story of Dryhootch, an east side coffee shop that has created a sense of community among Milwaukee's veterans and served a greater purpose, as well. Later, Larry Baker's latest novel is set among the bureaucracy and other challenges of teaching high school. And Milwaukee's newest theater company, Umbrella Group, gets set to raise the curtain on its first-ever production, "God of Carnage."

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Lake Effect
9:05 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reforming Criminal Justice System, Tribal Gaming Roots, Saving Quiet Places

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Two Milwaukee women share their personal stories and their ideas for reforming a criminal justice system that sees thousands of young black men behind bars for many years. Later, we’ll explore the roots of tribal gaming in Wisconsin with one of the Founding Mothers of Indian bingo. And we’ll meet a man whose mission is to save the world’s quietest places.

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  • Afriqah Imani and Barbara Robinson
  • Mike Hoeft, author, and Sandra Ninham Brehmer, Oneida Nation
  • Gordon Hempton, Quiet Planet

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Lake Effect
10:26 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Revitalization of Downtown Phoenix, Journalism & Community Building

Monday on Lake Effect:

How higher education could play a role in jump-starting a stagnant part of downtown Milwaukee; plus, a journalist uses the online news source as material for his graduate thesis – on journalism and community building; and music that sounds like the wide-open spaces of the American southwest, from the Nashville-based Escondido.

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Lake Effect
8:40 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: 4th of July Fun - Six Flags, Beach Volleyball, Stubby Chubbz Brass Band

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Ahead of the long Independence Day weekend, Lake Effect offers up three options for your holiday entertainment purposes. We’ll travel to Six Flags Great America for a preview of the amusement park’s new record-breaking roller coaster. Then, we’ll talk beach volleyball as the professional AVP tour makes its first Milwaukee stop in more than a decade. And ahead of a couple of concerts this week, we’ll hear from the Stubby Chubbz Brass Band.

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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Crime Data Analysis, Math Genius, West African Music

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll examine the growing field of crime data analysis, which is being fed by an increasing number of college graduates from Milwaukee. Later, how a mugging and a crack on the head turned Jason Padgett into a math genius. We’ll speak with award-winning author and Wisconsin native Mona Simpson about her latest novel, “Casebook,” and her hometown of Green Bay. And some West African music played on a distinctive 22-string instrument.

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Lake Effect
9:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Mary Burke Profile, Bucks Hiring of Jason Kidd, Lynden Sculpture Garden

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

With the general election just four months away, we look into the history of presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke, with the author of a new profile. Later, we break down the Milwaukee Bucks’ sudden hiring of Jason Kidd to be their new coach. A recent book delves into Wisconsin’s linguistic heritage; plus, we’ll take a trip just north to the Lynden Sculpture Garden; and meet an up-and-coming Milwaukee photographer.

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Lake Effect
9:14 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Sheldon Lubar, Library Time Capsule, The Trews

Monday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about economics, education, and the future of the city. Later, why a Milwaukee library is embracing a physical time capsule in the age of digital storage. We’ll hear an in-studio performance by the Canadian band, The Trews, who performed last week at Summerfest; and we’ll meet a 12-year-old root beer float magnate from Pewaukee.

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