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
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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