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:

A UW-Milwaukee professor studies autism, particularly as it impacts children in urban school.  Plus, how environmental educators are working with classroom teachers to take learning outdoors.  We'll speak with a Milwaukee psychologist and poet about her latest collection of poems; and visit the Milwaukee Collects exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Health care reform contributor Barbara Zabawa offers some perspective on the House-passed legislation that the Senate may soon take up - and we talk about her new book on laws surrounding workplace wellness programs. Skylight Music Theatre gets ready to open a production of "Sweeney Todd," and we hear the story of a new album by singer-songwriter Carmel Mikol, whose life story included both Canada's Cape Breton and Racine.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

No Impact Man, Colin Beavan talks about what’s behind his effort to reduce our collective footprint. Later, why audiences still love the late comedian Groucho Marx, who is channeled on stage at the Milwaukee Rep by actor Frank Ferrante. Plus, we catch up with the musical duo of Sara and Kenny, that rare band which splits its time among Milwaukee, Italy, and London.

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  • Colin Beavan, environmental writer
  • Frank Ferrante, actor, An Evening With Groucho
  • Sara and Kenny

Monday on Lake Effect:

How creating a weather forecast has changed in an era with so much data. Then, what attracts audiences to the musical acts at the Jazz Estate on Milwaukee’s East Side. And from jazz to surf rock - how Milwaukee’s Revomatics evolved for their second album.

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  • Mike Westendorf, operations manager, Innovative Weather at UW-Milwaukee
  • Christianna Fritz, poet
  • John Dye, owner, Jazz Estate
  • The Revomatics

This weekend on Lake Effect

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, one local educator discusses what he loves about teaching and some of the challenges he faces. Then, an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum features pieces from the Works Progress Administration, a federal program that helped employ artists during the Great Depression. Plus, we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation takes center stage in a series by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Then, how the members of the Milwaukee Museum Mile benefit from their coalition. Later, we bring you the latest piece in our Bubbler Talk series and look at a new comedic musical which draws inspiration from contentious town-halls.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We look at the week in politics with Ruth Conniff of The Progressive, starting with the firing of FBI Director James Comey. We examine the role the group College Possible played in the college career of several young Milwaukeeans. Plus, an essayist recounts an unusual lesson ahead of Mother’s Day and jazz trumpet player Eric Jacobson joins us in our performance studio.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Santelle reflects on three decades in public service and the investigation that led him to resign two years ago. Then, actor Sonia Manzano talks about her time playing "Maria" on Sesame Street and the lasting impact on the children's show. Plus, an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum features pieces from the Works Progress Administration, a federal program that helped employ artists during the Great Depression.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Researchers at UW-Milwaukee look at the long-term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Then, in honor of national teacher appreciation week, we talk with one local educator about his experiences in the classroom. And what will happen to the automotive industry if autonomous vehicles become the norm? We look at the future of self-driving autos.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Challenges loom for the city's water and sewer system. Then, a local campaign hopes to recruit more mental health nurses in Milwaukee. Later, Journal Sentinel book critic Jim Higgins gets some advice on who to include in his book about Wisconsin’s literary luminaries. And singer-songwriter Mike Mangione shares the surprising story of an interview he did with two of his musical heroes.

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We learn about the high hopes leaders in Racine have for the city's nearly complete Bicycle Master Plan. Then, pianist Sasha Kasman discusses how playing an instrument should effect your personal traits. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

 

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Friday on Lake Effect:

News analyst Charlie Sykes joins us to talk about President Trump’s first 100 (and five) days. Plus, why transportation funding is such a hot potato in the Wisconsin legislature. A MIAD senior makes a 3-D movie that offers viewers a virtual glimpse of what the world is like if you have autism. Film critic Dave Luhrssen talks about the dialog in a film that is basically a ninety-minute shootout, and Bubbler Talk gets the story of a historic downtown skyscraper.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Retired educators share a key message mentors brought to girls on the fence about going into science and engineering fields. Later, we find out what the hot topics are under discussion at this year’s Wisconsin Bike Summit. We talk with the director and star of the Milwaukee Rep’s current production of “Jane Eyre," and Milwaukee artist Tom Bamberger looks back at a forty year career.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Writer Kristin Hannah talks about The Nightingale, her novel of women in the French Resistance during World War II. Later, as Ringling Brothers circus ends its 147-year run, a Wisconsin man prepares to part with his prodigious collection of circus memorabilia. A nationally renowned dancer helps choreograph a production for the kids in Express Yourself Milwaukee. And performers from the Florentine Opera, discuss the exhausting work of singing The Barber of Seville.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new book looks at what happened to Janesville and its people after its GM assembly plant closed in December of 2008. Then, contributor Robert Cohen discusses how bad moods can effect professional musicians for the better. We also take a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum to explore the "Milwaukee Collects" exhibition with the curators and collectors.

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