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
10:46 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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Lake Effect
9:08 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Dangers of Cold Temps, Ghost: The Musical

Monday on Lake Effect:

As arctic conditions spread across Wisconsin, we’ll talk about the dangers of cold temperatures – to people, but also to buildings, bridges, and ships on Lake Michigan. Later, we’ll speak with a Greendale native starring in the national tour of “Ghost: The Musical,” which shows this week in Chicago and later this spring in Wisconsin. And a conversation with the woman just named the National Ambassador to Children’s Literature.

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Lake Effect
9:38 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Cold Wisconsin Winter, Public Art Projects, Packers' Playoff Run

Friday on Lake Effect:

Is our run of cold and snowy weather anything unusual for a Wisconsin winter? A National Weather Service meteorologist gives us a reality check. Later, why one local hospital system is making is doctors’ notes available for patients to read. A public art project seeks to revitalize four Milwaukee neighborhoods. And we’ll talk about the Packers’ unusual playoff run and this weekend’s unusual ticket availability.

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Lake Effect
8:47 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Socio-Economic Effects of Vacant Houses, Advances in Human Genome Science

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We explore the long term socio-economic effects of the thousands of vacant houses in Milwaukee. Then, a local doctor discusses some recent advances in human genome science. Even though Festivus is over, we’ll present you with four food-related grievances, including the craft cocktail. And renowned writer Amy Tan discovers accidental inspiration for her new novel in a history book.

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Lake Effect
8:44 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsinites with Interesting Stories

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’re showcasing Wisconsinites with interesting stories, starting with a local man wants to create the juice that made Milwaukee famous. We then visit a Milwaukee couple who have turned their small home into a microfarm. Oscar-winner special effects wiz and Kenosha native Jim Rygiel talks about making the Lord of the Rings trilogy and more. And, a former Wisconsin baseball star turns entrepreneur to solve a historic problem – it hurts to catch a baseball.

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Lake Effect
9:20 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Movie Producer and Director George Tillman, Jr., Best Movies of 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

We listen back to some of 2013’s most compelling interviews with people from the arts world. We’ll speak with movie producer and director George Tillman, Junior about his Milwaukee roots and his latest film. Plus, movie critic Dave Luhrssen recaps some cinematic highlights from the year. We’ll catch up with musician and social critic Billy Bragg; and violinist and Wauwatosa native Heather Braun talks about being a classical musician in 2013.

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Lake Effect
3:30 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Soldier's Home, Cedarburg Museum Celebrates Quilts, Indoor Skate Park

Friday on Lake Effect:

Looking for places to visit or things to do over the holidays? Lake Effect has some ideas. We’ll take a tour of the endangered Soldiers’ Home on the campus of the VA Medical Center; Later, an amazing museum in Cedarburg celebrates quilting and the fiber arts. An unusual museum in Milwaukee brings everyday things of the past to life; and we’ll take a trip to an indoor skate park just outside the Menomonee Valley.

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