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
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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Lake Effect
10:23 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: OCD Treatment, Nurse-Managed Clinics, Wisconsin Farm Life, Dystopian Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Wisconsin’s Rogers Memorial Hospital opens a new in-house treatment center for some of the world’s most severe OCD cases. Later, two nurse-managed clinics are changing the health care scene in Milwaukee. Plus, we learn about a year in the life of a Wisconsin farm, chronicled by a Madison photographer. And the author of The Testing says dystopian setting aside, her fiction is part of a long tradition of coming of age novels.

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Lake Effect
6:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Epigenetics, Rosenblum Obit, New to the Gym?, End of the Rainbow

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, we remember rock and roll, and Harley historian Martin Jack Rosenblum, who died this past weekend. Our new fitness contributor offers some advice for people who just joined a gym this year, and we chat with the playwright, star and director of End of the Rainbow, a play with music about Judy Garland currently running at the Milwaukee Rep.

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Lake Effect
10:18 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Asian Carp Report, Judicial Races, Vegetarian Cookbook, Dirk Skreber

Monday on Lake Effect:

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its report on prevent the spread of Asian carp. We’ll hear a reaction from the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes. Then, record dollars are being spent on state judicial races – what’s the upshot for justice? We’ll learn the surprising truth about the author of an iconic vegetarian cookbook. And artist Dirk Skreber destroys cars for the sake of art – and discovers a transformation.

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Lake Effect
10:46 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Renewable Energy Changes, Wisconsin's Indian Nations, Irish Comedian

Friday on Lake Effect:

A former U.S. energy department leader says it’s time to overhaul the country’s power system, as national thought leaders are discussing the climate for renewable energy in Wisconsin today. Later, how has the paradigm changed for Wisconsin’s Indian nations in recent years?  One expert says simple recognition has improved. And Irish stand-up comic Dylan Moran looks across the Atlantic for material.

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Lake Effect
10:18 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Roundup of International News, War Horse, Wild Space Dance Company

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll have a roundup of international news focusing on Asia, the Middle East and Afghanistan – with special attention to Dennis Rodman’s “diplomatic” efforts in North Korea. Then, we meet two Wisconsinites who are part of the national touring production of War Horse that’s at the Marcus Center through the weekend. Wild Space Dance Company prepares for its next site specific program, and we talk with Pulitzer winner Paul Harding about his second novel, Enon.

 

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Lake Effect
9:24 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Impact of Freeze-Thaw Cycle on Homes, Head of U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The rumor is that the cold snap is finally behind us – we’ll do a reality check with Mike Westendorf. And if that rumored January thaw is in fact coming, that could be trouble for your home. The head of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF talks about visiting children in danger, and not always being able to help. And we’ll learn about the parrot that inspired writer Jane Kelley’s latest novel for young readers.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Keeping Dogs Safe in the Cold, Wildlife in Below Zero Temps, Girls in Tech

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll continue our coverage of the extremely cold conditions gripping southeastern Wisconsin. The frigid temperatures pose some serious hazards for domestic animals – we’ll learn what steps to take to keep dogs safe in the cold, and how lost dogs might fare in the arctic weather. Later, how well-adapted is Wisconsin’s wildlife to deal with temperatures falling to 20 or 30-below zero? Plus, how doctors are learning empathy, and a local organization tries to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in tech fields.

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