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
9:04 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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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee's Capital Challenges, Aluminum Christmas Tress, NFL & GE Healthcare

Friday on Lake Effect:

A new report says many of Milwaukee’s cultural institutions face immense capital challenges. Later, a Milwaukee man works to open a sports center with a level playing field. We consider Wisconsin’s contribution to Christmas – the aluminum tree; and the NFL and GE healthcare work together on improving M-R-I technology.

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Lake Effect
10:03 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Economic Scorecard, CEO of MSO, Vulture Space

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The newest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard is out, and we learn what Wisconsinites think of a minimum wage hike and the proposed Menominee tribal casino in Kenosha. Then, we talk with the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Symphony about the current budget crisis and the steps the organization and the orchestra members have taken to ensure a viable future. We learn how one do-it-yourself bike shop hopes to change the way Milwaukee rides and repairs its bicycles, and a novel explores a centuries-old conspiracy theory about a Bavarian king.

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Lake Effect
9:04 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Betty Quadracci's Legacy, New Test for Sepsis

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee philanthropist, businesswoman and educator Betty Quadracci has died. We look back at her life and legacy. Then, a Milwaukee doctor is trying to raise awareness about a new test for sepsis, which could save lives. A new book tells the story of Milwaukeean Danny Goodman: he was working in minor league baseball in the ‘30s when he had a novel idea – selling souvenirs. And essayist Mel Miskimen looks for a sign from her late mother… and finds one.

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Lake Effect
8:56 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Top Science Stories, Milwaukee Snowstorm, Book List

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Waukesha-based Discover magazine rates the top 100 science stories of 2013 – we’ll speak with the editor about the five at the top of the list. Later, a northwoods essayist’s view of a Milwaukee snowstorm; we’ll offer some literary suggestions for the reader on your holiday shopping list; and we’ll catch up with Wisconsin writer Michael Perry, whose latest book is the collection, From the Top.

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