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 : A Milwaukee researcher looks for answers about Wisconsin's increase in traffic deaths. Then, NPR's Shankar Vedantam makes social science research more accessible to non-scientists. Later, our Fit For You segment tries to take the intimidation factor out of spinning class. And we have the latest installment in our Precious Lives series. Guests: Xiao Qin, associate professor, UWM Shankar Vedantam, host, The Hidden Brain Hubie Krawczyk, spinning instructor Precious Lives...

Monday on Lake Effect : Our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the great unknown: foreign affairs under a Donald Trump presidency. Then, Congressman John Lewis discusses writing his comic book series about the Civil Rights Movement. His most recent edition, March Book: 3 , just won the National Book Award. Later, our sports contributor reflects on the angst that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced during an inconsistent season. And Gayle Forman's latest novel is her first for adult...

This weekend on Lake Effect : A health policy expert discusses the longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act. Then, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospect coloring book of his artwork. Plus, we'll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula . Guests: Barbara Zabawa, attorney, Center for Health and Wellness Law Reggie Baylor, artist Radio Chipston e , series Ex Fabula , series Segments: Health Policy Experts Look to Life After...

Friday on Lake Effect : A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Alice Waters, discusses the past, present, and future of food. Then, why there's no one right way to play medieval music. Later, Bubbler Talk visits that Milwaukee building that looks like the Taj Mahal. And two of the people behind Skylight Music Theatre's production of "La Cage aux Folles" debate the work's true meaning. Guests: Alice Waters, chef, author, and food activist; Susan Bence, WUWM environmental reporter Ben Bagby,...

Thursday on Lake Effect : A Shorewood native tells the compelling story of his time in the wilderness. Then, Milwaukee PBS gets set to launch a comprehensive, locally produced news show. Later, Milwaukee Magazine profiles the new director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Plus, local LGBTQ groups band together to celebrate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Guests: Pete Fromm, author, The Names of the Stars Bohdan Zachary and Maryann Lazarski, Milwaukee PBS Megan Schultz, Lake Effect essayist...

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We consider the national rise of three Wisconsin Republicans. Later, an event this weekend at Discovery World seeks to excite more girls about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Creativity Series at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents furniture designer and builder Asher Israelow. And the Milwaukee of 1953 comes to life in the world premiere of Unsilent Night at Next Act Theatre. Guests: Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief,...

Tuesday on Lake Effect : The longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration. Then, the surprising origin of We Energies’ holiday tradition, the annual Cookie Book. Later, the accidentally good timing behind Milwaukee Rep's production of The Foreigner . Plus, the latest episode in our Precious Lives series. Guests: Barbara Zabawa, attorney, Center for Health and Wellness Law Cathy Schulze, We Energies; David Zucker, director, Airplane! Laura Gordon,...

Monday on Lake Effect : Organizations that study the Great Lakes express their concern about what the Trump Administration may mean for their ongoing efforts. Then, the people behind a successful effort to improve police-community relations in Cincinatti give Milwaukee some helpful advice. Later, the appeal of tiny homes on the south side, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And Milwaukee musician B-Free tries to create songs that her listeners can relate to. Guests: Great Lakes Today Al...

This weekend on Lake Effect : British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, Dutch video artist and photographer, Rineke Dijkstra, explains her unique approach to portraiture. Plus, we'll have the latest episode of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests: Claire Bolderson, journalist Rineke Dijkstra, video artist and photographer Ex Fabula , series Segments: 'It Raises So Many Questions': British Journalist Shares Perspective on...

Friday on Lake Effect : After Tuesday's election, analysts are asking big questions about how campaigns work in the 21st century. Later, a Wisconsin man's memoir of service in Vietnam, and a Milwaukee writer's search for the site of his father's fatal plane crash in World War II. Plus, Bubbler Talk looks for Milwaukee's oldest buildings, and we'll hear about the latest in a series of mysteries based on Old World Wisconsin. Guests: Christopher Murray, Marquette University; Ann-Elise Henzl,...

Thursday on Lake Effect : British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, jazz pianist Patricia Barber makes a rare Milwaukee appearance this weekend. Later, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospective coloring book. And the 16 things every Wisconsinite needs to know about the Badger State. Guests: Claire Bolderson, journalist Patricia Barber Trio, jazz musicians Reggie Baylor, artist Dan Murphy, Milwaukee Magazine Segments: ...

*Our regularly scheduled program was preempted due to coverage of Hillary Clinton's concession speech and President Obama's address following the election results. Wednesday on Lake Effect : Local political scientists Lilly Goren and Thomas Holbrook discuss how the national trends were reflected in Wisconsin, and the message voters were sending here and elsewhere. Also discussed are the ramifications for the Electoral College and Paul Ryan’s leadership position in the house of representatives...

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We get an outside view of this year's U.S. election cycle, with journalists from Serbia and Tanzania. French author Antoine Laurain's latest novel French Rhapsody weaves together a story of lost youth and competing political candidates, including one resembling a man on the ballot in the U.S. Musician Sarah Aroeste explains why she writes and performs in the endangered language of Ladino. And we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives. Guests: Leah Mushi, online...

Monday on Lake Effect : We explore the electoral college, and understand how tomorrow’s electoral math evolved. Later, how kids and electronic devices can be a troubling combination, especially when they reach the level of addiction. Plus we’ll hear an intriguing tale of the remote south Pacific from writer Simon Winchester. Guests: Thomas Holbrook, author, Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape Avi Lank, essayist...

This weekend on Lake Effect : We meet a woman who was born in a German concentration camp at the end of World War II, and the son of the American medic who saved her life. Then, why some people (and Millennials in particular), like to take photos of their food. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula. Guests: Hana Berger Moran, born in Nazi concentration camp during WWII; Brian Petersohn, son of the medic who saved Moran's life. Kyle...

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