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.

Thursday on Lake Effect

It’s a best of music show today, starting with local jazz pianist Mark Davis. Then, musician Sarah Aroeste explains why she writes and performs in the endangered language of Ladino. Later, English folk musician Josienne Clarke talks about her writing style, which some describe as a bit melancholic. 

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  • Mark Davis, jazz pianist
  • Sarah Aroeste, Ladino musician
  • Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, folk musicians

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It's a best of health show today, starting with a new and musical way to get in shape - POUND Fitness. Then, when it comes to getting back into shape after pregnancy, what can you realistically expect? Plus, we'll learn about coffee and your health and about local efforts to reduce black infant mortality and improve birth outcomes.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Filmmaker Keith McQuirter talks about his documentary, Milwaukee 53206, which tackles the subject of mass incarceration through the lens of the families it affects. Then, noted cinematographer Kirsten Johnson reflects on the power of the camera in her film, Cameraperson. Later, another documentary gives new insights into a Milwaukee native – the late war correspondent Dickey Chappelle and how she went about her work.

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Monday on Lake Effect

On an all-books edition of the show, we meet Milwaukee native Julie Tarney, whose new book shares her journey as the parent of a transgender child, and the positive example she hopes it will set. Later, YouTube star Grace Helbig explains how her quirky video style developed. And the cowboy at the center of Milwaukee Larry Watson’s latest novel doesn’t think of himself in iconic terms – a trait Watson remembers in his grandfather.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As many of us prepare to bake cookies and share meals with our families this holiday season, we consider the surprising incidence of hunger on college campuses. Then, a coffee expert discusses several different ways of brewing coffee and what makes them different. Plus, chef and author Pati Jinich shares her unique cultural heritage and we learn about the bold flavors of Mexican-Jewish cuisine.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee researcher heads up the local effort to collect data for an enormous study of adolescent brain development. Then, contributor Jean Creighton highlight the important astronomy stories of the past year - including the discovery of gravitational waves. Plus, why the Milwaukee Art Museum brought in an exhibit centering on German films made nearly a century ago.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A national researcher sees positives in how the community is responding to lead in Milwaukee's water supply. Then, we meet comedian, Wisconsin native and psychedelic fan Shane Mauss. And musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch talk about the beauty of their musical collaboration. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

For the final episode of Precious Lives, we return to the first family we met in the series - the family of Laylah Petersen. Later, Wisconsin artist Rafael Salas discusses his art, currently on display in an exhibit called "Pastoral Testimony." Then, author Kathleen Ernst returns to one of her favorite places in her latest Chloe Ellefson mystery, A Memory of Muskets. And Lake Effect essayist, Jim Spangler, discusses the ultimate Christmas brag letter.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We explore the motivation behind the Milwaukee Symphony’s effort to move into a long-vacant downtown movie palace. Later, tips on how to handle tech gifts for kids this holiday season. Plus, board game guru James Lowder gives the lowdown on the best games to gift this year.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Bookseller Daniel Goldin joins us for his annual visit to offer ideas for books to gift this holiday season. Then, film critic Duane Dudek weighs in on the first standalone Star Wars film, Rogue One. Plus, we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Daniel Goldin, Boswell Books
  • Duane Dudek, film critic
  • Radio Chipstone​, series
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect

Why UW-Milwaukee is preemptively acting to protect students without legal immigration status. Later, some perspective on a landmark piece of legislation passed this week, the 21st Century Cures Act. Then, our food contributor explores what’s at the intersection of flavor, memory, and history. Plus, an in-studio performance from Milwaukee musicians Carmen Nickerson and Willy Porter.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

As windchill temperatures dip well below zero, we learn about the arctic cold front causing the frigid weather. Then, how a survivor of the Rwandan genocide found her calling as a Global Peace ambassador. Later, why Milwaukee’s Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition was three years in the making. And we’ll talk with the creator of the podcast and stage show Risk!, ahead of its Friday night performance.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

The fall elections and the holiday season lead to a double whammy for the state's suicide help line. Later, Pewaukee High School puts its own stamp on the "Shark Tank" concept - a capstone class called “Insight." Artist Della Wells talks about the inspiration behind her pillow doll creations, and Lake Effect​ essayist James Spangler reflects on what it really means to come home for Christmas.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

An economist offers some thoughts about how the national and regional economy will fare under Donald Trump. Then, the protagonist in Meg Rosoff’s latest novel has the right girlfriend, apartment, and job. So what’s wrong? A Milwaukee native takes on the role of stage managing the madness of a Second City comedy revue, and we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Bookseller Daniel Goldin joins us for his annual holiday season visit, to suggest book gift ideas that you might have overlooked. Then, beloved children's author Jan Brett reveals the secret to her years of success. And cellist Robert Cohen talks about what makes concerts this time of year so rewarding for musicians. 

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  • Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company
  • Jan Brett, author, Gingerbread Christmas
  • Robert Cohen, cellist, On That Note contributor

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