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
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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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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