Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn how the things that make outsider political candidates appealing actually make them less effective executives. A Journal Sentinel investigative series puts a spotlight on safety conditions at some local barrel refurbishing plants. We meet a Milwaukee man who has turned decluttering into a million dollar business, and the latest edition of our storytelling series ExFabula explores the theme of "breaking free."

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how the environment surrounding both fitness trackers and workplace wellness incentives could change in the near future. Education reporter Rachel Morello joins us for our regular education quiz and we learn about some of the fine-feathered friends that visit Wisconsin during the winter. Plus, how singer-songwriter Tift Merritt is now getting noticed for her new work in textiles.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A look at why the things that make outsider political candidates appealing to voters may actually make them less effective executives. Then, a Wisconsin scientist discusses what we can learn from studying how the state of Michigan weighed protecting wolves and protecting livestock. Later, how kids and electronic devices can be a troubling combination, particularly when those devices are used at night. And the creator of the show Bronx Gothic explores the universal experiences of growing up as a girl. 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn more about what prompted Governor Walker’s decision to close the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison. Plus, how important will the interim chief of police appointment be? British writer Ian Woolridge talks about the challenges of adapting the classic novella Animal Farm for the stage, and we’ll meet a Milwaukee man who has turned decluttering into a million dollar business.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

The latest on Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn’s retirement announcement. Then, why a program at UW Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health focuses on training medical students in Milwaukee. Later, how Milwaukee County is working to recruit more people to be mental health nurses. And Beats Me examines what happens to the stuff left at the curb for the recycling truck.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

We learn more about the Journal Sentinel’s investigative series on safety conditions at some local barrel refurbishing plants. Then, why the Food Lab at Mount Mary University got a million dollar makeover before the school year. Milwaukee Magazine marks a significant anniversary for the publication, and Robert Cohen talks about the palpable energy that comes with a terrific musical collaboration.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

NPR’s newly retired Robert Siegel reflects on hosting All Things Considered for 30 years. We take a look back on the most astronomical moments of 2017 with contributor Jean Creighton - from gravitational waves to the solar eclipse. Plus, we’ll have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, ExFabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect: Best of Bubbler Talk 2017

Jan 5, 2018

Friday on Lake Effect

For the last couple years, WUWM has been reaching out to our listeners to ask what questions you have about the Milwaukee-area. Those questions led to answers in the form of our Bubbler Talk series. Today, we’re showcasing our favorite Bubbler Talks from 2017. On today's show, we learn about the origins of Milwaukee neighborhood names, they city’s abolitionist history, and many other stories from the area we call home.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Robert Siegel reflects on 40-plus years at NPR, as he prepares to step down as host of All Thing Considered. Later, Susan Bence recaps the past year in environmental news. We learn about middle school physical education in the 21st Century, and an essayist praises arctic Milwaukee winters.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the year that was and the year that will be in politics - including an explanation for why the state budget has been more generous to education. Later, a Milwaukee researcher discusses his pioneering work on how chemotherapy affects a patient's brain. Then, what it means to eat "intuitively." Plus, a former white supremacist reflects on a lesson he never expected to absorb. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We feature an hour-long special Across the Divide: a Critical Conversation on Next Steps for Foxconn. The event was presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and recorded on-site at the Prairie School in Wind Point. We’ll look at the ramifications of the massive planned factory in Racine County in areas like education, the environment, and how a regional transportation component could be important. Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Erin Richards moderate.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Music scholar Aaron Krerowicz dives into why some music works so well in some movies - particularly John Williams’ scores for Star Wars. Then we learn how a tiger moth’s ability to defend against its greatest predator has impacted its evolution. Plus we’ll have the latest edition of our  storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Author David Daley gives some insight into the Wisconsin redistricting case in front of the US Supreme Court. Then, folk singer Arlo Guthrie talks about playing concerts with his children and how it made their relationship stronger. Chicago-based jazz singer Alyssa Allgood explains how she uses her voice like a trumpeter plays a horn, and Bubbler Talk looks back at Milwaukee’s NHL aspirations.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng discusses the concept of “forever and a day.” Then, writer Kwame Alexander explains how literature can be a great tool for fostering empathy in young readers. Plus, photographer Margaret Muza talks about the medium in which she works - a process called tintype.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We examine the rise of right-wing populist movements in Europe, and how they compare to current politics in the United States. Then, how art therapists know that using art is helping their clients get through their mental health challenges. Plus, how a UW-Milwaukee professor is helping young refugees adjust to life in American schools by creating books.

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