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
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Connecting the Affordable Care Act with Artists; George Tillman, Jr.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A unique Milwaukee effort aims to connect the Affordable Care Act to a particular community of business owners – artists. Later, how the American Medical Association hopes the medical system will evolve. We’ll speak with award-winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native George Tillman, Jr. about a movie that’ll screen at UWM on Wednesday. And writer Elizabth Eulberg’s new novel owes a lot to a 25-year old classic movie, “When Harry Met Sally”.

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Lake Effect
8:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Effect of Industrial Chemicals on Development, Michael Perry Essays

Monday on Lake Effect:

Newly published research documents the adverse effect industrial chemicals can have on human neurological development. We’ll talk with a local scientist about the findings. Then, foodie Kyle Cherek talks about what got him interested in Wisconsin’s food and cuisine in a conversation recorded at the University Club. Ahead of his appearance in Oconomowoc later this week, Michael Perry stops by to talk about his newest collection of essays. And we hear the latest installment of the series, The Islands of Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
3:12 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, Welsh Brewing in MKE, Chinese New Year, Sled Dogs

Friday on Lake Effect:

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch talks about tax reform and the unflattering things said about her in 2010 by Scott Walker’s campaign aides. Then, Milwaukee used to be a Welsh brewing town, so how did Germans come to dominate the beer scene? Later, a Wisconsin playwright writes delicately about her native Tennessee. Plus, Milwaukee celebrates Chinese New Year, and the Door County Sled Dogs offer one last weekend of rides in the city.

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Lake Effect
8:50 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: John Doe Emails, Improve Health of Milwaukee's Rivers, Queens of Harmony

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Thousands of pages of documents related to the first John Doe probe were released yesterday. We’ll examine the most important of them. Then, we’ll learn about efforts to improve the health of Milwaukee’s rivers. Plus why the Betty Brinn Children's Museum partnered with the Forest Service on a new exhibit. And Milwaukee’s gospel quartet, The Queens of Harmony, get ready to take the stage this Friday night at the Pabst Theater. We have an in studio preview.

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Lake Effect
10:23 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Tenure of MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Wauwatosa's All-City Read

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As MPS begins its search for a new superintendent, we look back at the tenure of Gregory Thornton, and how it’s likely to affect the work of the person who replaces him. Later, we’ll learn about the gems stored in the American Geographical Society Library, which has called Milwaukee home for more than 35 years. We’ll speak with the author of one of the books that’s part of Wauwatosa’s All-City Read. And a preview of the next production at In Tandem Theatre – without giving too much away.

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Lake Effect
4:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Epigenetics, Viruses & Proteins, The Simpsons & Politics, Norwegian Mystery

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the field of epigenetics, which tells us our actions can have long term genetic consequences to future generations. Then, a team of physicists from UWM receive a National Science Foundation grant to study viruses and proteins at the molecular level. Later, why young political scientists ought to watch The Simpsons, and we learn why writer Kathleen Ernst decided a Norwegian lefse pin would make a perfect murder weapon.

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Lake Effect
8:54 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, Sleep Apnea, Auto Industry

Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk about the pace of change at Milwaukee’s embattled mental health complex with an advocate for the rights of the disabled. Later, how our understanding of sleep apnea has changed, thanks to a 25-year-long study of more than a thousand Wisconsinites. We’ll hear about the auto industry’s high points from the past 12 months. And we’ll meet a former Wisconsin minister who now writes mysteries in Tennessee.

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Lake Effect
1:28 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: MRI Silent Scan, Red Balloon, Photographing Retail, Longitudes of Silence

Friday on Lake Effect:

The effort to make MRI machines quieter and get better results. Then, did you notice that giant red balloon in the Olympic ceremonies? So did writer Liam Callanan. And photographer Brian Ulrich tries to wrap his arms and lens around a massive subject: consumerism. Finally, for Lake Effect essayist Richard Heddermann, it’s the Longitudes of Silence that are exactly what he’s looking for.

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Lake Effect
11:47 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Sentencing Project, Ice Cutters, Wine Tasting, Pushing Ballet Boundaries

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We look at how racial disparities in incarceration in Wisconsin are emblematic of national trends. Then, a local reporter and meteorologist spends 18 hours aboard an ice-cutter on Lake Michigan. Our wine contributor offers tips on how to host a wine tasting in your home. And the Milwaukee Ballet hopes to push the boundaries of dance in tonight’s Winter Series.

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Lake Effect
10:45 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: County Politics, Park Centennial, Israeli TV

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

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