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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Project Milwaukee
1:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Advocate: WI's High Rate of Incarcerating Black Men an "Undeclared State of Emergency"

Panelists Willie Brisco, Mark Evans, Torre Jackson and E. Michael McCann
Ann-Elise Henzl

MPTV's Joanne Williams and WUWM's Mitch Teich moderated the "Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison" community forum.

One of Milwaukee's most outspoken advocates for racial justice is calling Wisconsin's disproportionate incarceration of black men an "undeclared state of emergency."

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Lake Effect
8:31 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Genetically Engineered Corn and Soybeans, Crisis in Ukraine, Romantic Comedy

Monday on Lake Effect:

The US Department of Agriculture considers whether to allow corn and soybeans seeds that are genetically engineered to be resilient to herbicide. Later, some historical context for the crisis in Ukraine; we’ll learn what x-ray emissions from far off galaxies tell us about the universe; and a romantic comedy features a protagonist with Asperger’s.

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Lake Effect
8:47 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Teaching Young Writers, Young Farmers, Modern Quilting

Friday on Lake Effect:

What more should insurance companies be doing as healthcare reform becomes the law in the United States? Later, Scott Russell Sanders has taught young writers for years with one key lesson at the heart: write to discover. Then, what’s drawing younger people to become farmers in Wisconsin? And a traditional art form is updated in modern quilting.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Raw Milk Controversy, Shakespeare Helping Milwaukee Veterans

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How raw milk has turned into such a controversial issue in a place called the Dairy State. Then, photographer Paul Calhoun’s new exhibit is a retrospective of seven years of work, from both home and abroad. An essayist offers some guidelines for interacting with those who grieve. And we learn how Shakespeare is helping Milwaukee veterans develop the emotional resources they need to reintegrate into civilian life.

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Lake Effect
8:24 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ideadvance Seed Fund, La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee County Parks

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new seed fund works to help ideas from UW campuses take a step towards commercial viability. Later, we’ll learn about the decade-long evolution of an MPS charter school serving many students from Spanish-speaking families. A recent book spotlights some can’t-miss activities in Milwaukee County Parks; and our fitness contributor says it’s time we paid attention to the health of our feet.

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Lake Effect
8:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reinvention of AO Smith, Tax Advice, Milwaukee's Punk Scene

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The outgoing head of AO Smith talks about the constant reinvention of the long time Milwaukee manufacturer. Then, as we get closer to April 15th, one financial educator offers tax advice, including why we should already be thinking of the tax returns we'll fill out in 2015. One of the city’s top networkers expounds on the secret to her success, and a local musician turned author examines Milwaukee’s vibrant punk and alternative music scene.

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Lake Effect
10:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Using Bacteria to Combate Pests & Folk Art at MAM

Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the long and painstaking process of finding something that can fight invasive species in the Great Lakes. Then, a major exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum spotlights art we might not think of as art – things like duck decoys. And a Milwaukee writer’s latest book is a guide to some of the best fantasy novels – for both children and adults.

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Lake Effect
4:57 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Same-Sex Marriage, Academy Awards Preview, Badfinger's Joey Molland

Friday on Lake Effect:

Politics and moral philosophy aside, what would the economics of same-sex marriage be in Wisconsin?  Milwaukee Magazine crunched the numbers, and we get an inside look.  Later, film critic Dave Luhrssen breaks down the nominees in Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremonies.  And Joey Molland - the last surviving original member of the group Badfinger - talks about the band’s promising rise, its eventual collapse, and its appeal today.

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Lake Effect
7:40 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Media Ethics, Data Mining, How Astronomical Data is Collected

Thursday on Lake Effect:

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Lake Effect
9:08 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Race & Crime, Afterschool Programs Struggle, Thriving Cities Project

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We explore when statistics first sought to tie African-Americans to the issue of crime – at the turn of the last century. Later, a new report shows struggles for afterschool programs in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee is one of a handful of cities taking part in a new self-assessment process. And our dining critic examines new offerings on a seemingly humble dish – ramen.

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