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
10:59 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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Lake Effect
5:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Former WI Energy Head, Patrick Ness' YA Fiction, Music by Vince Scheuerman

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The former head of Wisconsin Energy thinks transforming the power industry would be great – but isn’t likely. Then, author Patrick Ness writes mainly for young audiences, and he is adamant about not patronizing them. And we’ll have an in-studio conversation with and concert by musician Vince Scheuerman.

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Lake Effect
5:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: MLK's Legacy in MKE, Depression's Stigmas, Business Journal Redesign

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll consider whether and how the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., is living on in Milwaukee. Then, a mother hopes to dispel stigmas by talking about her son’s depression and suicide. Later, it’s tough to be weekly newspaper, which drives the Milwaukee Business Journal to change how it covers business. And a Wisconsin book trilogy gets a fourth chapter.

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Lake Effect
5:30 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: X-Ray Telescope, NASA Mission, Ways to Work

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today we’ll talk with the director of NASA’s flagship X-Ray telescope about its ongoing mission to explore the hottest regions of the universe. And another NASA mission, SOFIA, tackles a different part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and our astronomy contributor will participate. Then, a Milwaukee area organization, ways to Work, helps people get access to car loans – through financial education. And we meet two people who have gotten their cars through that program.

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