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:

 

One analyst critiques the DNR's plans for a massive reorganization. Then, documentary producer Mark Siegrist spends some time at two remarkable little league fields in Milwaukee. Writer John Klima tells stories of the front lines and the home front in World War II - using baseball as a filter, and the Milwaukee company Fashion Angels encourages girls to pursue their business interests and dream big.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show we explore what one researcher terms the rise of rural resentment, and its implications for Wisconsin politics. Later, we’ll discuss the latest Jim DeVita mystery that took him three years to solve. Plus, a preview of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and a Wisconsin man puts a new spin on either tennis…or soccer.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Magazine’s Matt Hrodey and Jon Anne Willow discuss the annual survey of the best doctors in the metro area, bedside manner, and the reality of virtual medicine. Then, novelist Lauren Fox talks about her third novel, Days of Awe, which is published today. We visit the artery – a green space at the intersection of the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods, and we’ll have the latest installment in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives. 

Monday on Lake Effect:

Today we revisit an interview with the former, and founding, dean of UWM’s School of Public Health, Magda Peck. Then, the surprising reality Sy Montgomery found when she started studying octopus science, and cellist Robert Cohen joins us for the latest “On That Note” segment.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Journalist Steven Kotler explores how technologies once considered science fiction have become reality in his new book Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact. Then, in our "Fit For You" segment, a local company teaches people how not to diet, but build a healthier living. And we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Wisconsinite Mark Olsky was born 70 years ago, en route to a concentration camp.  Today, he’s philosophical about the increase he sees in anti-Semitism. Then, we learn more about the athletic event for Jewish youth, the JCC Maccabi Games taking place next week in Milwaukee. And we chat with our regular astronomy contributor Jean Creighton on location at UWM’s Manfred Olsen Planetarium.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, we’ll hear the story of nine former members of a religious sect, and how they joined the modern world in Wisconsin. A new documentary chronicles veteran Tim Keenan’s journey back to Vietnam decades after fought there, and we revisit a 2014 interview with Milwaukee’s Hayward Williams ahead of his “Tosa Tonight” gig.

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  • Junia Waldner, Glenda Maendel, and Darlene Waldner; former Hutterites and part of “The Nine” group
  • Neal Steeno, filmmaker
  • Hayward Williams, musician

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we travel the world with our foreign policy contributor, who considers President Obama’s visit to Africa, the Iran deal, and the continued thawing of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba. Then, our next “Fit For You” segment explores sensible weight loss with a company founded in Milwaukee. Shakespeare scholar Eloisa James talks about the appeal of the historical romance fiction she writes, and we’ll have the latest installment in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Marquette Law School convenes a conference tomorrow on ways that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana can think regionally regarding economic cooperation. We’ll talk with Charles Johnson and Mike Gousha. Then, Tia Nelson leaves her job with the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands but says it’s not because of hard feelings. And we’ll talk with Milwaukee-based artist, Fulbright Scholar, and professor UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Nathaniel Stern.

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