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
9:05 am
Tue November 26, 2013

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

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Lake Effect
9:13 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: MOOCs, Why Are We Here?, Afghan War Rugs

Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn how massive open online courses are transforming the relationship between universities and the general public. Then, astrophysicist Dave Goldberg asks a basic question: in a world of both matter and anti-matter, why are we here? Then, a Milwaukee man’s new memoir gives us a unique view of growing up in 1960s and 1970s New York. And an exhibit showcases a creative response to a land in turmoil - Afghan war rugs.

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Lake Effect
9:22 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Former Head of Wisconsin Energy, 50 Years After Dallas

Friday on Lake Effect:

The former head of Wisconsin Energy thinks transforming the power industry would be great – but isn’t likely. Plus, an essayist considers Kennedy’s legacy, 50 years after Dallas. Later, a movie special effects whiz explains why his field will never completely take over. And writer Catherine Murdock finds unlikely inspiration for a character in her new middle grade novel.

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Lake Effect
9:24 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Sentencing Project, Aim of YP Organizations in Milwaukee, Comic Dylan Moran

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison series continues with the national context that surrounds Wisconsin’s issues with racial disparities in imprisonment. We’ll speak with the director of the Sentencing Project, a national group that tracks incarceration rates. Later, Milwaukee Magazine examines the aim of young professional organizations in the city. And we’ll chat with Irish stand-up comic Dylan Moran about the appeal of his humor on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Lake Effect
9:34 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: PBS President, Energy Efficient Buildings, Old World Wisconsin's History

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

PBS president Paula Kerger says one of public TV's chief challenges is keeping all the stations on the same page. We talk with her about the state of the network. Then, the Department of Energy hits the road to campaign for more energy efficient buildings. We learn how Old World Wisconsin came to be, and why Wisconsin writer Kathleen Ernst decided a Norwegian lefse pin would make a perfect murder weapon.

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Lake Effect
10:24 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Newborn Screenings, 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Afterlife

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation turns up some alarming inconsistencies in the way newborns are screened and tested – we’ll talk with the lead reporter. Then, we mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with our Civil War contributor, while essayist Jerianne Hayslett takes issue with much of the ways the country has marked the Civil War’s sesquicentennial. And a neurosurgeon says his own traumatic experience exposed him to a spiritual insight he says was the afterlife.

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Lake Effect
9:14 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Assisting Black-Owned Businesses, Driverless Cars, Chef Sandy D'Amato

Monday on Lake Effect:

The state’s economic development arm forges a partnership and a loan fund aimed specifically at assisting African-American owned businesses. Later, the effort to design a driverless car, and how the reality of driverless cars might be closer than you think. Award-winning Milwaukee chef Sandy D’Amato has a filling new memoir. And a preview of the Milwaukee Rep’s production of “Noises Off,” opening this week.

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Lake Effect
10:07 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Personal Stories from 53206, Rob Zerban, Violinist Returns to Milwaukee

Friday on Lake Effect:

Some personal stories illustrate the issue of black male incarceration in Milwaukee, as our Project Milwaukee series exploring the issue continues. Later, challenger Rob Zerban says he believes Paul Ryan is vulnerable in the 1st Congressional District. Later, we get a review of Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe’s latest acting role. And violinist Heather Braun returns to Milwaukee with high hopes for the next generation.

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Lake Effect
10:09 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Budget Passed by County Board, Milwaukee's Fine Dining Scene

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County Board chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic leads off the show in a conversation about the budget passed by the Board this week. Then, Lake Effect contributor Art Cyr discusses relief efforts in the Philippines, events in Israel and Syria, and the potential diplomatic fallout from the eavesdropping of our allies by the NSA. Wisconsin Foodie host Kyle Cherek considers Milwaukee’s fine dining scene.

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Lake Effect
9:06 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Black Men in Prison Report, UWM Womens' Basketball Coach, MSO

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison continues with the report that quantified the issue of African-American male incarceration in Wisconsin. Later, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers womens’ basketball team opens its season this week – we’ll speak with second-year head coach Kyle Rechlitz. And the associate conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony takes to the piano with a former teacher for a concert later this week.

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