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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, the remarkable story of Svetlana Alliluyeva – the daughter of Joseph Stalin.  She was born into the Kremlin elite in 1926 and was living in a Wisconsin retirement home by 2011. Plus, a conversation and live music from the Milwaukee band Soul Low, and we’ll have the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula

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  • Rosemary Sullivan, author
  • Soul Low, band
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan explains why he chose the compelling focus of his new book on a boy living in Palestine with a dream to make and share music with other children in his country. Wisconsin writer Michael Perry returns with a novel of rural proportions titled, "The Jesus Cow." Plus, why it’s important to attract more African American men to health professions, and a wellness coach explains the physical and mental issues she helps people overcome.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why a group of Muslims in Wisconsin fights on behalf of environmental causes; later, a Marquette graduate is the man behind the new Disney-Pixar short film.  We’ll talk summer wines with Lake Effect’s wine contributor, and a collaborative performance of The Fairy Queen plays out at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, an education analyst says tenure was created less for employment guarantees and more for reasons of academic freedom. A growing organization sees a lot of raw potential in Milwaukee’s Harbor District. Plus, writer Liam Callanan presents the latest in a series of essays on summer innocence, and why Wisconsinites should take the importance of surf rescue seriously.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the life of Stalin’s daughter, whose life straddled the Soviet Union and rural Wisconsin. Also, we'll examnine what made John Hughes’s films seem authentic, and a conversation with Canadian singer-songwriter Lindy Vopnfjord.

Guests:

  • Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
  • Dave Luhrssen, film contributor
  • Lindy Vopnfjord, musician

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How might transit programs fare under the budget working its way through the legislature? A retrospective exhibit opens of artwork – and bike designs by Willie G. Davidson – of Harley-Davidson fame. Plus, we’ll have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and the storytelling series Ex Fabula

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A partnership is forged to help better support people who have been affected by gun violence.  Later, the story of a unique planetarium in Wisconsin’s north woods.  Writer Dasha Kelly sees the loss of summer innocence as her kids’ summer plans change, and we’ll learn why W.B. Yeats is such a force in literature, even 150 years after his birth.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

How might transit programs fare under the budget working its way through the legislature? Plus, Milwaukee native son and Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie reflects on the enduring popularity of the band. And a retrospective exhibit opens of artwork and bike designs by Willie G. Davidson of Harley-Davidson fame.

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