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
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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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Best of Wisconsin Authors

Thursday on Lake Effect:

It’s a best of Wisconsin authors show. First, a recent book tries to tell the full story of Frederick Layton and his importance to Milwaukee’s cultural landscape. Then, a major part of Susanna Daniel’s new novel is inspired by a significant part of her own life… A Milwaukee’s writers novel tries to keep a World War II story alive, and another local author tries to capture the essence of an 18th century Italian peasant.

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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: All Music Show

Organ Piper Pizza
Credit Dan Harmon

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It’s Lake Effect's annual all music show, featuring music from Greenfield’s Organ Piper Pizza, Whitehorse, The Dunwells, Carlos Nunez, Nick Brightwell, Zoe Muth, The New Berlin Eisenhower High School string ensemble, and more.

Zach Frame/Organ Piper Pizza – Winter Wonderland

WhitehorseMismatched Eyes

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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Three Remarkable Books from the Past Year

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Interviews about three remarkable books from the past year: British author Kate Atkinson talks about her award-winning Time After Time; later, chef and food writer Nigella Lawson, on the joys of Italian food; and Jen Lancaster summons her inner Martha Stewart in her latest memoir.

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Lake Effect
10:05 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Racial Disparities in Dane County, Holiday Meal Out, First Time Hunter

Monday on Lake Effect:

While serious racial disparities exist in Milwaukee, the situation in Dane County is no better – in fact, in some ways, researchers say it’s worse. Later, our astronomy contributor offers her top five storylines from the past year. Dining critic Ann Christenson has suggestions for a nice holiday meal out; and an essayist shares the story of his first deer hunt.

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Lake Effect
10:06 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee, Shift in DNR's Mission, Cheese Plates

Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison series continues with a debate over who’s responsible for the high rate of black male incarceration. One policy analyst lays much of the blame at the feet of the Milwaukee Police Department; but Police Chief Edward Flynn says it’s a much more complex equation. Later, how the DNR’s mission has shifted under Secretary Cathy Stepp. And writer Jeanette Hurt has some suggestions for your holiday cheese plate.

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Lake Effect
9:06 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Access to Car Loans, Ways to Work Program, Festivus

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee area organization helps people get access to car loans – through financial education. We learn meet two participants in the Ways to Work program, administered by the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin. Then we mark the hallowed holiday of Festivus with a Milwaukee restaurant that takes it seriously – somewhat. And for the other holidays, the Mastersingers of Milwaukee collaborate with the Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

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Lake Effect
10:33 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Former Nigerian President, Improving Health Care in Developing Nations

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We speak with former Nigerian president and pioneer of African democracy Olusegun Obasanjo about the stability of his country and a future partnership with UW-Milwaukee. Later, we’ll learn about a current partnership between Milwaukee and developing nations to improve health care. Essayist Avi Lank gently reminds us that not everyone celebrates Christmas, and we’ll have an in-studio conversation with and concert by musician Vince Scheuerman.

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Lake Effect
9:08 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Bucks' Future, Honor Flights, Chef Sandy D'Amato, HoodiePet

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Herb Kohl wants more owners of the Bucks - we'll talk about what that means for their future. Then, a recent book chronicles the story of the honor flights that take Wisconsin’s WWII vets to Washington. We talk with Milwaukee chef Sandy D’Amato about his new memoir, and we’ll meet one of the young inventors of a combination sweatshirt and stuffed animal.

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Lake Effect
9:04 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Challenges Women in Corporate Milwaukee Face, Games to Gift

Monday on Lake Effect:

A leading Milwaukee businesswoman talks about the challenges that women in corporate Milwaukee still face, and the importance of a mentoring relationship with younger employees. Later, games writer James Lowder joins us for Lake Effect’s Fourth Annual “Games to Gift” list; and we’ll meet a founding member of the a capella group, Straight, No Chaser ahead of the group’s concert tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Riverside Theater.

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