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.

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Lake Effect
9:22 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Winter Olympics in Russia, Wisconsinites in the Winter Games

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We look ahead to the Winter Olympics in Sochi with a professor at Marquette Law School who specializes in Russia and in sports history. Later, a “who’s who” from the Wisconsin contingent going to Russia for the Winter Games. And we’ll examine what it takes to eat like an Olympic athlete. And a Lake Effect essayist urges us to "Just Say No" to jargon.

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Lake Effect
7:02 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Badger Meter CEO, Photographers Capture Essence of Wisconsin, Spearfishing

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We examine the efforts to make Milwaukee a hub for freshwater technology and learn more about one of the drivers of the project, Badger Meter CEO Rich Meeusen. He’s the subject of a profile in the February Milwaukee Magazine. Later, eleven photographers from around the world fan out around the state to capture the essence of Wisconsin. And a new documentary introduces us to the unique world of spearfishing for sturgeon through the ice of Lake Winnebago.

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Lake Effect
9:13 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Redefining Girly, Using Plants in Drinks, Islands of Milwaukee

Monday on Lake Effect:

A Janesville writer takes on gender expectations in her new book Redefining Girly, in hopes we can avoid the sexualization and stereotyping of girls. Then, a botanist walks into a bar – and comes away with the idea for a book on the long history of using plants in alcoholic beverages. Essayist and violin maker Korinthia Klein comments on last week’s theft of the Lipinski Stradivarius violin, and we have the second installment of our new weekly series The Islands of Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
10:42 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Malcolm Gladwell, Specialist in Solving Fine Art Theft, Harambee Neighborhood

Friday on Lake Effect:

Malcolm Gladwell discusses how what we traditionally think of as advantages may in fact work against us, and how obstacles can often be what inspires us to overcome. Then, how common are crimes like this week’s theft of a Stradivarius violin? A specialist in solving fine art theft discusses the crime. We’ll learn how the Harambee neighborhood is on the rise. And a coalition works on behalf of urban agriculture, as its importance is recognized.

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Lake Effect
9:03 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: President Obama in Waukesha, Next Act Theatre Tackles Race

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why the President is coming to Waukesha a day after delivering the State of the Union address. Marti Mikkelson reports. Then, Next Act Theatre tackles Race in a David Mamet play of the same name. We look back at the life and legacy of Milwaukee philanthropist, businesswoman and educator Betty Quadracci, who died last month, and we learn how Old World Wisconsin came to be.

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