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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How coffee farming practices can have an impact on global bird populations. Later, we scale the scaffolding on the outside of the Basilica of St. Josaphat for a close-up look at its restoration work. Plus, we explore some of the lesser-told stories about Milwaukee’s history with Michail Takach, the author of a new book, LGBT Milwaukee: Images of Modern America.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Our coffee series continues with a unique look at some of the regulars who haunt coffee houses around Milwaukee. A former Milwaukee Brewer returns to Wisconsin as a film expert, and we visit an exhibit on the game of Mahjongg. Plus, singer-songwriter Trevor Borden discusses how growing up in East Africa to American parents shaped his music.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A week and a half after Sylville Smith was shot and killed in the Sherman Park neighborhood, we talk with reporter Jabril Faraj of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, the Waukesha-based Mt Meru Coffee Project helps small coffee farmers in Tanzania. Our auto contributors discuss the merits of electric cars, and how the Tesla Model 3 could change the market. And we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives, our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A Shorewood woman spends part of her summer working in refugee camps in Greece. Later, as he starts a dream job photographing National Parks, Milwaukee’s Jarob Ortiz shares what attracts him to photography. Our coffee series continues with a trip to Colectivo Coffee’s Troubadour Bakery. And for a Milwaukee cookbook author, the pictures she took were as important as the recipes she wrote.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

In the wake of the demonstrations in Sherman Park, schools are getting ready to be part of the healing process. Later, writer Ellen Alden discovered a cache of letters from her ancestors in her attic and they inspired her first novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke. And Celtic band, Barrule, music of the Isle of Man – like its geography – is kind of a crossroads.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Now is the summer of our discontent in Milwaukee. The unrest and violence that swept through Sherman Park seemed to shock the nation. But for many Milwaukeeans, it was a long time coming. We convene a panel to discuss the unrest for a special co-production with Milwaukee Public Television. Then, we’ll catch up with the founder of the internationally renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company, who says the seeds of their success were planted in Milwaukee. And we visit the Hunger Task Force Farm, and Valentine Coffee Roasters.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Coming up on the show today, a new book says humane business practices are good for animals and good for business. We talk with Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States. Then, you may love coffee – but do you know how many ways there are to make a cup? We go in search of the answer as part of our ongoing series on Milwaukee’s coffee scene. Plus, Wisconsin singer-songwriter J Hardin talks about getting past a crisis of confidence surrounding his music.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our Precious Lives series looks at the circumstances surrounding the weekend’s events in Sherman Park, and the bigger picture. Later, we speak with the Consul General of India in Chicago about the ties between India and the Midwest, particularly Wisconsin. And the organizers of this weekend’s IndiaFest believe it can play a role in bringing Milwaukee together.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

After a weekend of protests and unrest, we discuss what happened and what's next for demonstrators in Milwaukee. We listen back to our interview with Donald Baumgartner, who recently turned over ownership of the Paper Machinery Corporation to his employees. Later, Indian cookbook author and TV host Alamelu Vairvaran says you don’t have to be super-ambitious to make great Indian food. Plus, we tackle the tricky art of finding fun things to do outside when your group has a wide age range.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How an academic gets a jolt of professional inspiration in an unlikely place: a coffee shop. Then, local actress Jenny Wanasek reflects on how Milwaukee is lucky to have so many selfless actors living and working here. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Why Master Lock decided to move its headquarters from Oak Creek…to another part of Oak Creek. Later, a local neurobiologist offers some insights into a development in understanding ALS. Then, how First Stage Children’s Theater reaches and works with kids on the autism spectrum. Plus, where corporate wellness programs go wrong, and how they can go right.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Conservative radio host Charlie Sykes discusses his new book, which explores what he sees happening in the public system of higher education. Later, we revisit our interview with two former members of a strict Anabaptist sect whose early life was anything but idyllic. Plus, we’ll meet and hear some music from a unique group from Oshkosh, called Auralai.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We recap the results from the primary elections and a look at the state of open records laws in Wisconsin. Then, a program that connects school students with the Milwaukee Symphony benefits the musicians as well. We continue our audio tour of Milwaukee’s favorite coffee haunts. And the members of Milwaukee’s SistaStrings say you can’t separate their music from their message.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s obesity rate is rising sharply - much faster than other parts of the state, or the country. A new report examines the causes and effects. Later, no Democrat has captured Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District seat in more than 20 years. But there are two hopefuls running to try this fall. And we’ll learn about a unique facility – how the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center does more than welcome visitors.

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