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
9:53 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap, Conflict Resolution, Mental Side of Tennis

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Real Talk segment dismisses notions of a post-racial America and offers solutions to closing the racial wealth gap. Then, a method of conflict resolution in use in law enforcement explains its basic premise. Later, a Milwaukee mother remembers her late son in a book that chronicles her journey through grief. And we learn why one local tennis school thinks the mental part of the game is as important as the backhand.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

    Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the WUWM studio to give us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date. 

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Lake Effect
8:46 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Michael Lovell, Beyond the Veil Exhibit

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Former UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell talks about his time at UWM and looks ahead to his next challenge – being the first lay leader in Marquette University’s 133-year history. Later, an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum makes the point that Muslim women’s clothing is about more than the veil; and we’ll learn about the eastern Russian city of Magadan, setting for a new collection of short stories.

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Lake Effect
10:01 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Iraq, Success Stories in Local Government, Frank Almond

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the deteriorating situation in Iraq. Then, why Milwaukee business women are having difficulty serving in corporate leadership roles, such as on company boards of directors. The Public Policy Forum points to some success stories in local government, and we’ll catch up with MSO concertmaster Frank Almond.

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Lake Effect
10:05 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Improving Nutrition Around the World, John Wooden, Long Summer Afternoons

Monday on Lake Effect:

A former Wall Street Journal correspondent works to improve nutrition and reduce hunger around the world. Later, writer Seth Davis sets out to learn more about iconic college basketball coach John Wooden. Fantasy writer Jaleigh Johnson explains why middle-grade readers are an ideal audience; and essayist Lane Pierce revels in long summer afternoons at the playground with her toddler.

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Lake Effect
9:59 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: John Doe Investigation, Avec le Bois, Wheel Fever at Old World Wisconsin

Friday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get some insight into the release of hundreds of pages of documents in the John Doe investigation from Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice. Then, with Governor Walker and two associates at the center of the halted investigation, our political analyst looks at their impact on both Republicans and Democrats. Later, we’ll hear music from the Milwaukee-based woodwind quintet, Avec le Bois. And Old World Wisconsin catches “Wheel Fever” and celebrates 19th century bicycle culture.

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Lake Effect
2:17 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Advances in Physics, Innovation Workshops, Summer Solstice

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A new book explores the very real advances in physics, neuroscience and technology that may one day separate mind from matter. Later, a three-day event next week in Milwaukee brings together some of the brightest minds in everything from sports to architecture to computer technology for a set of workshops on innovation. Our astronomy contributor looks ahead to the summer solstice. And a Brookfield company marks 100 years of making some of the highest quality equipment for the equestrian world.

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Lake Effect
9:14 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Mental Health, More Than My Record Web Project, Ginger Back

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the unique challenges of transitioning to adulthood while dealing with mental health issues. Then, our Project Milwaukee series on Wisconsin’s high rate of black male incarceration concludes with a special web project, focusing on how former inmates see themselves as part of the community. Later, rock drumming legend Ginger Baker returns to his jazz roots, and we learn about the overlooked history of the Paul McCartney of the 1970s.

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Lake Effect
8:43 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Jonanthan Alter on Politics in Wisconsin, Thriving Cities

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, political writer Jonathan Alter on same-sex marriage, President Obama's political fights, and Paul Ryan's place in national politics. Then, a new project works to get city residents to think about what it means to thrive here. It wasn’t always an easy task. Essayist Mark Siegrist wonders, “What’s up, Milwaukee?” And a museum exhibit explores the affinity between Jews and rock and roll.

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Lake Effect
8:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Economic Scorecard, Tesla's Electric Car, Islands of Milwaukee

Monday on Lake Effect:

The newest quarterly Wisconsin economic scorecard is out, and we’ll have a look at the numbers. Then, a new book tells the story of a little known civil servant, and witness to President Lincoln’s death. Despite some recent setbacks, Tesla Motor Company pushes forward with the all electric car. And we’ll have the next installment of our weekly series, The Islands of Milwaukee.

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