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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the emerging controversy over a bill that would make it easier to private municipal water systems in Wisconsin. Later, Milwaukee Magazine tries to cover mental health in a way that’s about more than statistics and jargon. And after a career of translating ancient Greek, it still doesn’t always come second nature to David Mulroy. Plus we’ll have the latest installment in Precious Lives, our series on youth and gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A new report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism points to the troubling amount of lead in Wisconsin’s water supply.Then, what’s it’s like to go to work every day with dead geniuses like Beethoven. A new orchestra for players of all ages tunes up in Wauwatosa and we take a look at a new book which illustrates the remarkable relationship between zoo elephants and their human keepers.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a new report finds that arsenic is a real problem in water in parts of Wisconsin. Then, we’ll meet the Producing Artistic Director of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble – their first show is playing at the Rep’s Stiemke Theatre this weekend. Have you ever wanted to really live off the grid? Well, it turns out there’s a cave in western Wisconsin that has recently gone on the market – stalagmites and bats included. And we’ll have the latest episodes of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Marquette announces plans to break ground on a new athletic research facility downtown. President Mike Lovell hopes it becomes an international hub. Then, film contributor Duane Dudek says that unfortunately, the Academy Awards have a long history of ignoring non-white actors. We’ll learn about the real life friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass as told by Madison children’s book author Dean Robbins. And we’ll have an in-studio performance from Wisconsin’s own Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Student debt has increased by 74% in Wisconsin over the past decade. Urban Milwaukee’s Bruce Murphy discusses private loans and the other causes of the debt crisis. Then, Visit Milwaukee’s Paul Upchurch talks about the reasons behind the hotel boom in downtown Milwaukee. Our astronomy contributor Jean Creighton tells us about a possible 9th planet in our system, and we meet two members of the cast of Next Act Theatre’s production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Olivia Barrow of the Milwaukee Business Journal discusses the recent news that Johnson Controls will merge with Ireland’s Tyco International. Then, contributor Kyle Cherek shares the long, storied history of Milwaukee’s food scene ahead of the city’s 170th “Savor the City” birthday celebration. We’ll meet one of the founders of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, and chat with two Milwaukee natives who are also Hollywood animators.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A new report finds that arsenic is a real problem in water in parts of Wisconsin. Plus, why lead poisoning remains a problem for Milwaukee kids years after lead paint was banned. We’ll learn about the formation of a new network of Catholic elementary schools, and we’ll learn about a cave that has recently gone on the market in western Wisconsin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We take a closer look at Governor Walker’s State of the State address earlier this week. Then,  a conversation and some tunes from Milwaukee singer songwriter Jay Matthes. Plus the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Julia Azari, Marquette University; Marti Mikkelson, WUWM News
  • Marge Eiseman, essayist
  • Jay Matthes, musician
  • Aaron Howard, Black Smith/Iron Artist/Metal Worker; Gianofer Fields, Radio Chipstone

Friday on Lake Effect:

With two more months of winter yet to come, we offer a guide to activities in Wisconsin – both outdoor ones and indoors alike.  Later, a post-mortem on the Packers season, and we’ll talk about whether the Bucks are finally living up to expectations.  Also, why Milwaukee’s latest music ensemble has no one person at its helm.  Plus, an essayist reflects on turning 60.

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