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
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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Lake Effect
9:09 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Minimum Wage, Cold Winter in a Warming Climate, Stradavarius Violin

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A local advocate for a minimum wage hike puts President Obama’s announcement in context. Later, how a historically cold winter fits into a warming climate. We’ll revisit a 2008 interview about a Stradavarius violin – after it was stolen this week in Milwaukee. And the six degrees of Milwaukee are celebrated at the city’s birthday party.

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Lake Effect
8:54 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Head of American Medical Association, UWM Physicists Receive Grant

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The head of the American Medical Association talks about the Affordable Care Act and the association’s priorities in the coming year. Then, a team of physicists from UWM receive a National Science Foundation grant to study viruses and proteins at the molecular level. We’ll learn about the risks the extreme cold poses to structures like buildings and ships. And a new book explores the enduring legacy of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

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Lake Effect
9:24 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Texting While Driving, Safe Driving in the Winter, The Island of Milwaukee

Monday on Lake Effect:

Texting while driving is one of the country’s most dangerous – and deadly – activities. We talk with one Milwaukee woman who hopes the story of her son’s injury at the hands of a texting driver spurs change. Then, safe driving in the winter calls for awareness and some easily available equipment. We’ll talk with our automotive contributor Mark Savage. Essayist Bruce Campbell rages against the (automated answering) machine, and we learn about a new project called The Islands of Milwaukee that hopes to connect people throughout the city.

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Lake Effect
8:58 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Future of Downtown Boston Store, Dental Health, Modern Quilters

Friday on Lake Effect:

The future of a long-troubled spot in downtown Milwaukee might be coming into focus. Later, how troubles with your dental health might portend larger troubles. We’ll get a preview of a new semi-biographical movie about Charles Dickens and his mistress. And how modern quilters bring the craft form into the 21st Century.

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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: State of the State, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee Opera Theatre

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk about the message delivered by Governor Walker in his State of the State address last night. Later, Congresswoman Gwen Moore weighs in on federal spending, uncertainty over an extension of federal unemployment benefits, and the President’s privacy initiative; plus, the work of an organization trying to kickstart the future of inner-city neighborhoods. And a preview of two big upcoming events for the Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

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Lake Effect
10:20 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Quality of Milwaukee Area Rivers, Wauwatosa's All-City Read

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The water quality in Milwaukee area rivers improves – slightly – but water advocates say there is still a great deal of work ahead. We’ll learn about their efforts on behalf of rivers. Later, a Milwaukee man works with the concept of “reverse inclusion” to bring a unique sports center to fruition. We’ll learn about Wauwatosa’s first all-city read, and also meet the author of one of the two books residents will be reading.

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