Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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:

A look at the revamped exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum, showcasing an iconic sound of Milwaukee summers. Later, Piano Arts jurist and Chopin specialist Ann Schein says it’s tough to be an aspiring classical musician these days. Cellist Robert Cohen says it’s fulfilling to be a teacher, though, especially when working with older adult students. And forget bowling - how axe-throwing might become Milwaukee’s next favorite pastime.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

One of NPR's founders, Bill Siemering, explains what attracted him to public radio more than a half-century ago. Then, essayist Art Cyr puts the recent royal wedding into a larger context. Later, Radio Chipstone visits a metalsmith to learn who’s boss in the creative process. Plus, the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee area neurologist looks for the root causes of physician burnout in the 21st Century, and offers his prescription for curing the problem.  Later, as Pride Month begins, LGBTQ historian Michail Takach tells us how Walker’s Point became a center of gay life and culture in Milwaukee. And we hear selections from the new album by the Milwaukee band Paper Holland that channels a summertime, tropical feel.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the likelihood that Italy could leave the European Union. Later, the Milwaukee French Immersion School marks its 40th anniversary. Radio Chipstone tells the story of a library sciences student who decided to take a course in material culture. Plus, the challenges of getting an audience in Milwaukee for original songs.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee doctors discuss why some urban physicians are experiencing burn out. Then, a group of stakeholders thinks about the present and the future of the Milwaukee River Greenway. Later, a conversation with the man conducting the orchestra for the Milwaukee Ballet's production of Swan Lake. Plus, Wisconsin writer, Rebecca Brown, talks about her latest novel and her unlikely inspirations.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with Wisconsin native Bill Siemering. He's one of the people who shaped NPR and its signature show, All Things Considered, and learn about the formative days of the network. Later, our How Did You Do That? podcast examines the business of investing in business. And cartoonist - and Milwaukee native - Paul Noth says Charles Schulz’s Peanuts was like the gateway drug for him and others in his generation.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A new book looks at how the U.S. government subsidized segregation in cities throughout the country. Then, a local cardiologist explains why there are some things more vital to his practice than research. Plus, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Underground Railroad discusses why he refused to sanitize the brutal reality of American slavery. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A new study showcases the role so-called “small-batch manufacturing” has on the local business climate. Then, the son of the late Kenyan photojournalist Mohamed Amin explains why he chose Milwaukee’s Chip Duncan to curate the world’s first exhibit of his late father’s work. Plus, the latest edition in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A new report out by the Wisconsin Policy Forum sheds a concerning light on the budget situation at Milwaukee Public Schools. Then, Ray Jivoff looks back on his first year as the artistic director of the Skylight Music Theatre and its current production of Urinetown. Plus, Lake Effect film contributor, Dave Luhrssen, talks about the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise, Solo.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the effort to increase the number of Latino people in executive and managerial roles in Milwaukee companies. Later, a former refugee living in Minnesota discusses his work, helping refugees better establish identities. Our astronomy contributor explains how Wisconsin's native tribes viewed the night sky, and our cheese contributor shares some suggestions for great, summer cheeses.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new report explores how the use of body-worn cameras affects the work of the Milwaukee Police Department.  Later, why a national organization is stepping up to help the work of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. We speak with Wisconsin writer J.F. Riordan about the latest in her series of novels set on Washington Island.  And an in-studio performance by the Milwaukee band, Various Small Fires, a group that's a throwback to brass-infused 1970s pop.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Although much of the recent Wisconsin business news has focused on Foxconn, a new study showcases the role so-called “small-batch manufacturing” has on the local business climate. Then, why the son of the late Kenyan photojournalist Mohamed Amin chose Milwaukee’s Chip Duncan to curate the world’s first exhibit of his late father’s work at the Charles Allis Museum. And singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty switched her focus from biology to songwriting, and performs for us in Studio C1.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We take a walk around the rejuvenated Westlawn Gardens, a transformed public housing neighborhood on Milwaukee's northwest side. Then, we learn how practicing Buddhism helped former white supremacist Arno Michaelis transform his life away from hate. Plus this month's Fit For You picks up a kettlebell.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Following the fire in a historic downtown church, we look at how these religious structures have shaped Milwaukee life for generations. Then, film critic Dave Luhrssen also looks at religion - in the new film Disobedience, a story of forbidden love in an orthodox Jewish community. Radio Chipstone tells the story of a library sciences student who decided to take a course in material culture, and we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Writer Zach Brooke talks about the philosophy that guides Reggie Moore and the Office of Violence Prevention that he heads. Then, a look ahead to this weekend and celebrations of two groups of important pollinators: bees and migratory birds. Following the death of an influential French chef, Paul Bartolotta reflects on why the French have such an outsized role in food. Plus comedy writer, Milwaukee-native, and Marquette graduate Jeannie Gaffigan reflects on a lifetime of humor ahead of her commencement speech at Marquette this weekend.

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