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
11:23 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Stories of Black Men in Prison, Will Durst's Top Comedic News Stories, Luray

Monday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison series continues with the stories of five men currently serving time behind bars. Later, writer Partick Ness talks about how he writes about challenging themes – death for example – for a young adult audience. Political satirist Will Durst presents his list of the Top 10 Comedic News Stories of the year. And we’ll meet Wisconsin native Shannon Carey and hear from her band, Luray.

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Lake Effect
8:56 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Influence of Outside Money on State Judicial Elections, Local Businesses

Friday on Lake Effect:

What is the influence of outside money on state judicial elections, including those in Wisconsin? A former Mississippi Supreme Court justice is sounding a cautionary note. Later, a local coalition calls for people to shift some of their buying dollars to local businesses. We’ll hear about a Milwaukee writer’s stint as a celebrity game show judge in China; and learn about Pulitzer winner Paul Harding’s latest novel.

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Lake Effect
10:02 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Dispute Resolution in Medicine, Wisconsin Christmas Traditions

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll begin today with a conversation on how healthcare reform is impacting the issue of dispute resolution in medicine. Then, we learn about a digital effort to collect the history of Latina activists in Wisconsin. We travel to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg to look at their latest exhibit. And we go to Old World Wisconsin to learn the history of some of the Christmas traditions many of us follow.

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Lake Effect
9:15 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Impact of Driver's Licenses Suspensions, Local Food with African Flavor

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll gain some insight into the thousands of driver’s licenses suspended each year in Milwaukee. Plus, gardening contributor Melinda Myers has four new books hitting the shelves. We’ll catch up with a Milwaukee-area woman who’s trying to infuse the local foods movement with some African flavor. And we’ll learn about some historical celebrity art, on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Lake Effect
8:59 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Importance of Empathy in Medicine, Amy Tan's New Novel

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

In the age of telemedicine, why is empathy still important for doctors when they’re helping patients? Later, the remarkable story of a Milwaukee man who rose from humble, challenging circumstances to become a big name in the rock-and-roll industry. And writer Amy Tan takes readers back to early 20th Century Shanghai in a new novel.

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Lake Effect
9:20 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Fighting Climate Change, Former Packer George Koonce, Milwaukee Author

Monday on Lake Effect:

Writer Bill McKibben talks about the formula he thinks will make a difference in fighting climate change. Later, former Packer George Koonce turns his experience – and his PhD work – on life after sports into an upcoming book. And we’ll meet Milwaukee’s Tom Biel, author of the new short story collection, “Badlands,” set in a place far from Wisconsin.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Special Forum on U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1980s

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today’s show features a special forum on U.S. foreign policy in the 1980s. We’ll hear from Milwaukee filmmaker Chip Duncan, who produced a public TV documentary on the Reagan Presidency. Plus, how ready to confront the Soviet Union was Ronald Reagan when he took office? And how is Mikhail Gorbachev seen in Russia today?

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Lake Effect
6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Microfarm Couple, Vegetarian Cookbook, Supper Clubs, Craft Beer Cooking

Thursday on a Thanksgiving Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee couple turns their small home into a microfarm. Later, we’ll speak with Molly Katzen, author of the iconic “Moosewood Cookbook” about her latest recipes. Then, we’ll explore the unique dining experience at supper clubs, and we’ll speak with the author of the “American Craft Beer Cookbook.”

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Lake Effect
9:21 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Genome Mapping, Shrinking Portion Sizes, Bygone Department Store

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher discusses the latest rapid advances in the use of genome mapping to understand the causes and potential treatments for rare diseases. Later, what's behind the shrinking portion sizes at some Milwaukee restaurants, and why are some people excited about it? Astronomers are excited about two comets moving through the solar system; and we'll hear memories of a Wisconsin department store of days gone by.

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Lake Effect
9:05 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Key Reasons So Many Black Men Are Behind Bars, Gardening Tips, Edwin Booth

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

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