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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

We meet Hartford resident Buck Blodgett, who tirelessly works on behalf of a cause his late daughter championed - ending male-on-female violence. Later, an in-studio performance of Beethoven by a viola and cello duet... and political comedian Lewis Black rants in advance of a couple of shows' worth of ranting this week at the Pabst Theater.

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  • Buck Blodgett, author, A Message from Jessie
  • Robert Cohen and Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Fine Arts Quartet
  • Lewis Black, comedian

This weekend on Lake Effect:

 

We discuss the recent BBC documentary Murder in Milwaukee and how some of the film’s participants are unhappy with the way the city was portrayed. Then, we cat behavior specialist Jackson Galaxy talk about how to best live with the small tigers we call house cats. Plus we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We recap a week in education news with reporter Rachel Morello, then we'll learn how a Milwaukee native is trying to reach a wide audience with a web series featuring the stories of transgendered males. Later, why “onlyness” is a better predictor than “talent” as a way to make a difference. And we present our weekly series Bubbler Talk - plus Bubbler Talk, as reported some students from Slinger.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A look at the future of nanotechnology. Later, an historical view of World War II and the Cold War from a man who spent six years in an East German Stasi prison. Plus, how the California wildfires are affecting the Napa Valley wine industry. And why the words of Shakespeare have great therapeutic value for military veterans.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

An update on the controversy over Wisconsin's Lincoln Hills juvenile corrections center, two years after it first made headlines. Later, a Wisconsin scientist is gathering data from the South Pole to study some fundamental questions about the universe. Then, a Nobel prize-winning physicist explains why he’s not discouraged by current attitudes towards science. Plus, a conversation and performance from Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, colleges and universities used to preach “no means no” as a way to reduce sexual assault, but one author examines how that’s beginning to change. Then, Tesla hopes to build a half-million cars a year in the near future. Our automotive contributor wonders about the logistical and the manufacturing challenges that could ensue. Plus we speak with Michael Pink and resident choreographer Tim O’Donnell about the upcoming Milwaukee Ballet season.
 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We discuss the recent BBC documentary Murder in Milwaukee. Then, Fit for You explores dynamic running therapy and what it can do for patients. And ahead of his Wednesday visit to Milwaukee, we chat with cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy about how to best live with the small tigers we call house cats.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We speak with news analyst Charlie Sykes about the potential impact of Senator Jeff Flake and his loud criticism of President Trump. A pioneering African musician prepares to write the coda for his boundary-breaking half-century career. Then on Radio Chipstone, we meet Wisconsin artist Terese Agnew and learn about her new, collaborative exhibit, “Writing in Stone.” Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

Lake Effect takes the show on the road with Lake Effect On-Site: Oak Creek, recorded at Three Cellars. We hear tales from when Oak Creek was a sleepy, distant community, without so much as a name to its name. We explore how development is shaping the city, soon to be home to the area's first Ikea store. And we meet Oak Creek musician Eric Look, who is making his way on the local performing arts scene, despite the challenges of autism. Plus, the latest episode of Bubbler Talk.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

News analyst Charlie Sykes talks about the potential impact of Senator Jeff Flake and his loud criticism of President Trump. Then, an in-studio chat and performance from Milwaukee’s Lili K. Later, a look at why the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show still brings in audiences 40 years after its initial release. Plus we'll have a chat with one half of the classical/hip hop duo Black Violin ahead of their weekend performance at the Marcus Center.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the global fight against poverty in developing countries, and the misconceptions that remain in the western world. Later, a pioneering African musician prepares to write the coda for his boundary-breaking half-century career. Plus, we learn about the origins of gravitational waves, and a production at the Urban Ecology Center explores how movement and mindfulness can shape how we experience the natural world.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The race for governor and lieutenant governor is heating up - we'll get analysis of the nascent races from JR Ross of wispolitics.com.  Later, a Greendale native talks about the challenges in life that led to a major transformation for her.  A play seeks to bring parts of the community together to combat the stigma of mental illness.  And 20 year after the success of "A Few Small Repairs", singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin prepares to perform the album in its entirety at Turner Hall this week.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

 

We take a look at two new programs which hope to improve the lives of Milwaukeeans by addressing their mental health needs. Then, two Milwaukee women share their stories of how Title IX has influenced their lives in athletics. Plus, a children’s book illustrator shares his appreciation for an artist who came before him - Virginia Lee Burton - and what made her so great.

 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn why there's a lot at stake from redeveloping the Milwaukee neighborhood of Westlawn Gardens. Then, as Blade Runner 2049 plays in theaters across the country, it's inevitable that there are comparisons to the 1982 original. It's also inevitable that not all of those comparisons are favorable. We'll hear what film contributor Dave Luhrssen makes of the long awaited sequel. Plus we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

How the Panama Papers impacted the public view of offshore finance. Later, an unusual sports memoir about the life of an athlete who landed somewhere in between success and failure. Then, a look at the nature of traditional music with the members of the Irish Band Skipper’s Alley, and Bubbler Talk talks about how we talk.

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