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:

Reaction to a plan that could change the governance of some Milwaukee public schools. We’ll hear from MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver. Then, advocates of the state's Historic Tax Credits program say it's of huge importance to Wisconsin towns with endangered buildings. We’ll learn about some creative mornings in Milwaukee, the Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre channels Salvador Dali in its newest production, and we chat with author Lizzie Skurnick about her new book, That Should Be a Word.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan tells the remarkable story of a Palestinian man, and the music conservatory he founded in his troubled community. It’s the subject of Tolan’s new book. Later, two Milwaukee college professors collaborate on a remarkable physics text book – which incorporates cartoon characters to teach systems dynamics. And a UW-Madison grad comes back to Wisconsin to share the story of his love for horror films.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A targeted therapy offers hope to patients with advanced HER-2 breast cancer. We’ll talk with oncologist responsible for the research. Then, high hopes that a vacant Sherman Park building could turn the neighborhood around. We’ll have the latest in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives. And singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis talks about writing from the heart and her show in Milwaukee tonight.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a company dreamed up in Milwaukee may help Californians weather that state’s historic drought.  Later, the efforts of one organization working to increase water safety at Great Lakes beaches.  We’ll explore the present and future of driverless cars.  And some music from the Canadian band Whitehorse and poetry from Milwaukee’s Jenny Benjamin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Neil Hoffman reflects on his time in Milwaukee as president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design before his retirement. Find out what is behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care. Then, two authors of books aimed at middle-grade readers discuss how to get kids hooked on reading. And food contributor Kyle Cherek gives us an inside look at this years James Beard Awards held in Chicago.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A public-private partnership is launched to provide emotional support for people who have experienced gun violence. Plus, what Gretchen Mead has observed about gardeners in the seven years since launching a citywide garden blitz. Lake Effect inaugurates a new regular segment on fitness with a look at Zumba, and we explore the appeal of being a lighting designer for ballet.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show - what’s behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care? Plus, how a Milwaukee center works to be a national leader in helping domestic violence victims. A new novel by Wisconsin writer Kathie Giorgio examines the issue of rape culture and how women victims are treated. An preview of an in studio performance from singer-songwriter Lindy Vopnfjord, and we revisit the tragic story of Laylah Peterson on our Precious Lives series on gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how have things changed for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Neil Hoffman’s eight years in the top job there?  Hoffman retires at the end of the month.  Later, how Milwaukee and the Midwest fared at the recent James Beard awards.  Plus, where drone technology falls in the ethical dilemmas of war; and we’ll speak with the author of the first authorized biography of actress Madeline Kahn.

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