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
10:49 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Texas Execution, Italian Ambassador, Bhopal Anniversary, Green Apartments

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Lake Effect
11:59 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Jock Tax, UWM Grad With Dual Careers, Author Michael Perry

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A local community group is stepping forward to express its opposition to the idea of a so-called “jock tax” to help finance a new downtown basketball arena. Later, we’ll speak with a UWM grad whose dual careers – as a nurse and a rear admiral in the Navy – were both about service. Essayist Avi Lank takes on the dollar bill; and Wisconsin writer Michael Perry departs from his memoir writing to author a novel aimed at middle-grade readers.

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Lake Effect
10:22 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: World AIDS Day, 1.2 Million Condoms, Learning New Music

Monday on Lake Effect:

On World AIDS Day, where will the next front line be in the war on the disease in Wisconsin? We’ll get some perspective. Then, we hear about an art exhibition opening tonight that came about when a company donated 1.2 million condoms to Milwaukee artist Niki Johnson. We’ll speak with Johnson and with Milwaukee Magazine’s Claire Hanan, who profiled Johnson in the December issue. And, we learn how even very experienced musicians have to approach learning a new piece of music.

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Lake Effect
11:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Using Science To View Emotions, Scottish Fiddler

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin brain researcher talks about a new way to view emotions using science – we speak with Richard Davidson of UW-Madison. Then, a novel from Minnesota writer Brad Zellar introduces us to an often-invisible part of the population: a man who’s on the margins of society. And acclaimed Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser joins us to talk about making music – and we get a small master class in the studio.

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Lake Effect
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Thanksgiving Edition Focused on Food

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Thanksgiving edition focuses on food, including a Wisconsin native, whose new film spotlights the amazing work of three people in reducing hunger they see around them. Plus, we’ll speak with a Milwaukee area writer about a cookbook featuring recipes from her grandmother, who immigrated from Austria. Another new cookbook features recipes from a New York chef and fine writer in her own right. And two commentators have some thoughts on food this Thanksgiving.

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Lake Effect
9:21 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: MPS Truancy, Wisconsin-Produced Foods For Thanksgiving, Cookbook Author

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

An investigation shows a stunning level of truancy among MPS high school students. Later, some suggestions for where to eat, after you’ve finished your Thanksgiving leftovers; the state’s agricultural ambassador, the woman known as “Alice in Dairyland” has some suggestions for Wisconsin-produced or grown foods that could go on your Thanksgiving table; and a conversation with cookbook author Dorie Greenspan that will have your mouth watering.

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Lake Effect
9:06 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Warming Climate, Next Mass Extinction, Comets

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The counterintuitive story of our arctic November, an increase in Antarctic sea ice, and how both factors show a warming climate; later, we’ll meet a Wisconsin evolutionary biologist who cautions earth could be in line for its next mass extinction. We’ll talk comets with our astronomy contributor. And then we’ll catch up with the head of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.

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Lake Effect
9:59 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Senator Johnson on Immigration, Drone Technology, Lion King Puppets

Monday on Lake Effect:

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson offers a detailed critique of where he opposes President Obama’s immigration policy overhaul – and where he agrees with it. Later, how drone technology is being used already in Wisconsin, and how it’s likely to evolve. We’ll meet a Milwaukee native doing important work on the touring production of Disney’s The Lion King – keeping the puppets in one piece. And Communist Daughter - a Minnesota band with Wisconsin ties – plays for us in the Lake Effect studio.

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Lake Effect
9:54 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: School Choice, Chris Hadfield, The Wizard of Oz

Friday on Lake Effect:

Why school improvement is tough, even in an era of school choice. Then we’ll meet Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station, who has a new book of photographs taken from the Space Station. Why The Wizard of Oz and its meditation on the meaning of “home” still resonates. And why you should look at kids having public meltdowns a little differently.

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Lake Effect
9:50 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Global Nuclear Disarmament, Complete Works of Shakspeare, Apocalyptic Novel

Thursday on Lake Effect:

An expert in global nuclear disarmament says we are making great progress in reducing the numbers of atomic weapons globally. But there are still more than 15,000 of them remaining between the United States and Russia alone. Then, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is having more fun than you might expect with the complete works of Shakespeare. And we learn about prize-winning author Emily St. John Mandel’s chilling, but not entirely bleak vision of civilization’s end.

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