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:

We examine the rise of right-wing populist movements in Europe, and how they compare to current politics in the United States. Later, an 86-year old Grafton man shares the chilling story of the day the Germans marched into town before World War II. We stop by a historic building and a Milwaukee workspace that is trying to connect start-up entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum. Plus, a performance by singer-songwriter Glen Phillips.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear two interviews from our recent series Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters. David Pate explains what makes segregation such a challenge in Milwaukee, versus anyplace else in the country. Then, how two suburban social studies teachers have taken it upon themselves to make race something their students talk about year-round. Plus, the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters continues with how segregation and environmental health are linked. We hear perspectives from both national and local sources. Later, an effort to solve a challenge in some Milwaukee neighborhoods: easy access to fresh food. And Reince Priebus’s unlikely rise from a Republican candidate in Kenosha to White House chief-of-staff.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters continues with a look at the sheer complexity of the issue and why it’s so difficult to solve. Then, how segregation impacts access to healthcare. Later, a UW-Madison medical school program aims at easing the urban doctor shortage in Milwaukee.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters continues with a look at education. We meet two suburban social studies teachers who have taken it upon themselves to make race something their students talk about year-round. Later, writer Kwame Alexander says literature can be a great tool for fostering empathy in young readers. And we get a primer on what Vitamin D really does for the human body.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The Project Milwaukee series, Segregation Matters, continues. We examine data that demonstrates the extent of segregation in the city and a key factor that contributes to it. Later, a new project works to ease an issue facing the city’s impoverished neighborhoods: evictions. And a Milwaukee pastor and veteran of the Civil Rights movement offers his thoughts about the state of segregation in Milwaukee today.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A photographer comes to Milwaukee to document the stories of Black Milwaukeeans who migrated here decades ago. Then, Emmy award winning actress Erika Slezak reflects on the start her professional career fifty years ago in Milwaukee. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Chris Arnade, writer & photographer
  • Erika Slezak, actress
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series, Segregation Matters gets underway in earnest, with a look at how Milwaukee got to be such a segregated place in the first place. Then we learn how segregation impacts the Latino community in Milwaukee - including in its schools. Plus, a conservative activist’s case for responding to climate change.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We preview our upcoming Project Milwaukee series on segregation with reporter Ann-Elise Henzl.  Plus, we revisit a 2009 interview about the legacy of Milwaukee's open housing marches and look at how little has changed.  Reporter Dan Egan explains the complex web of problems facing the Great Lakes in his expansive new book.  And a new anthology examines what it means to be a feminist in 2017.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A photographer comes to Milwaukee to document the stories of Black Milwaukeeans who migrated here decades ago. Then, actress Erika Slezak won six Emmys for her role in the soap opera, One Life to Live.  But today she looks back of the start of her professional career fifty years ago in Milwaukee. Plus, hip-hop-reggae-rock musician Matisyahu explains why of all the art forms out there, live music is the most interactive for the audience.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the principal investigator of a new study that examines the effects of concussion on area high school and college athletes. Then, veteran sportscaster Matt Lepay looks back on his unexpected career in the Badger State. And Future Stuff's Thea Grace and Gabe Burdulis talk about what it's like being seasoned veterans in the music business, despite being barely out of high school.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee man finds inner happiness in a cross-country bicycle ride. Later, a Madison woman looks to attract more people to the ecotourism opportunities in Wisconsin. And how music can play a role in the healing at funerals and other somber occasions.

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  • David Howell, author, The Descent Into Happiness
  • Liz Wessel, founder, Green Concierge Travel
  • Jim Spangler, essayist
  • Robert Cohen, Lake Effect contributor, On That Note

This weekend on Lake Effect:

One of the nation’s leading climate scientists looks back at the Obama Administration’s climate legacy and ahead at the next four years. Then, sportscaster Dick Enberg explains why he felt compelled to write his one-man play based on an iconic coach and fellow broadcaster, Al McGuire. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

We talk about the role of aquaponics in the supply of fresh fish in a place like Milwaukee. Plus, dining critic Ann Christenson talks about what she looks for in a proper, Milwaukee fish fry. We meet a UWM student with a passion for entrepreneurship, and Shorewood native Pete Fromm documents a remarkable time in the wilderness.

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