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
9:21 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Treating Heart Failure, Pfister Hotel Documentary, A Stellar Monster Story

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A local doctor sees, firsthand, the rising incidence of heart failure, and works with new techniques to treat it. Later, a public television documentary goes behind-the-scenes at Milwaukee’s luxurious Pfister Hotel. Plus, we’ll revisit a feature story on the Pfister’s reputation for haunting visiting baseball teams. Our astronomy contributor shares a stellar monster story; and two novelists cook up a tale fit for a Frankenstein.

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Lake Effect
10:12 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Michael Pollan, UWM Professor Judges a Chinese Game Show, Coffee Roasting

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Writer Michael Pollan talks about the revolution he hopes to spark in your kitchen. Later, UW-Milwaukee professor Liam Callanan is tapped to help choose the best English speaker in China – on a TV game show with a bigger audience than the Super Bowl. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes tour of a coffee roasting plant; and we’ll find out what current lessons can be gained by studying some American philosophers of old.

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Lake Effect
8:59 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Katherine Gehl, Former Packer George Koonce, Future of Transit in Milwaukee

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Katherine Gehl - President and CEO of Germantown-based Gehl Foods – talks about shelf-stable dairy products, her view of the debt crisis, and why she left the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Later, former Green Bay Packer George Koonce talks about how his experiences transitioning to life after football informed his doctoral work. And as the future of transit in Milwaukee remains under debate, we look back at its distant past.

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Lake Effect
9:43 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Medical Imaging Technology, Cold War Contradictions, Saving for College in WI

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the effort by a Milwaukee-area company to develop medical imaging technology that is both accurate – and not intimidating to children. Later, the contradictions posed by the Cold War at colleges and universities. We’ll learn about Wisconsin’s efforts to get more people to save for college. And we’ll meet the Milwaukee woman who designed the new official NPR t-shirt.

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Lake Effect
9:40 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Profile of Alderman Donovan, Frac Sand Mining, WI Conservatory of Music

Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Magazine profiles outspoken alderman Bob Donovan – we learn what’s behind his friction with other council members and why many of his constituents are so fond of him. Later, the Milwaukee Business Journal looks back at 30 years of covering business and economic news here, and forward at what the Milwaukee of the future might look like. We’ll learn how the debates surrounding frac sand mining in Wisconsin are representative of a larger trend. And we’ll speak with the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music about what he sees as the organization’s potential.

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Lake Effect
10:34 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Combating Teen Pregnancy, Zambian Pharmacists Train in WI, Old World WI

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says there are lessons from the city’s success in combating teen pregnancy. Then, Zambian pharmacists train in Wisconsin to ensure HIV patients get the medicine they need. Later, a new book remembers Lauerman Brothers Department Store in Marinette, Wis. And Old World Wisconsin scares up some legends and lore of old for a fun family event this weekend.

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Lake Effect
10:32 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Revitalizing Inner-City Neighborhoods, 100th Wine Podcast, Red Sox Fans

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

An organization works to revitalize inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods, one conversation, and one changed perception at a time. Later, a photographer hopes to shed some light on identity by having us look past our first look at his pictures. Our wine contributor looks at how his view of wine and wine makers has changed as he’s produced 100 podcasts. And as the World Series opens, a Milwaukee writer asks, what’s the big deal about being a Red Sox fan?

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Lake Effect
8:57 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: John Doe Investigation, Conflict Resolution in Medicine, Legacy Letters

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A second, secret John Doe investigation is reportedly open in Wisconsin, looking at possible campaign law violations and other issues. We’ll speak with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice about the story he broke this week. Later, how the Affordable Care Act might impact conflict resolution in medicine. Milwaukee Magazine editor Kurt Chandler shares the story of a man who lives in his car, often parked behind the Wauwatosa Public Library. And we’ll update the story of a Shorewood woman’s Legacy Letters project.

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Lake Effect
3:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Combating Climate Change, 2014 Car Models, Short Stories

Monday on Lake Effect:

Bill McKibben is one of the leaders in the global movement to combat climate change. McKibben talks about his transition from mere writer to a man fighting on the front lines. Later, auto contributor Mark Savage shares his thoughts on 2014 car models, from the Corolla to the Corvette. And Milwaukee writer Tom Biel harkens back to his home state of Montana for the setting of his new short story collection, “Badlands.”

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Lake Effect
5:45 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Budget Proposals, Indian Nations' History, Text and Texture, Jersey Boys

Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum gives the city’s proposed budget high marks - at least in one key respect. A revised book explores the modern challenges facing Wisconsin’s Indian Nations. Then, a Wisconsin poet's work is the catalyst for an exhibit by three visual artists. And we get a behind-the-scenes look at the national tour of Jersey Boys, now in Milwaukee.

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