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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

An interview with Mayor Barrett for Precious Lives, on devising a broad strategy to combat gun violence. Then, you might not know what neutrinos do, but maybe you should. Plus, how one company has created an app for snowplowing, and we talk with the director and set designer for Of Mice and Men at the Milwaukee Rep.

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  • Precious Lives, with Mayor Tom Barrett
  • Dr. Francis Halzen, UW-Madison
  • Wills Mahoney, Plowz and Mowz
  • Mark Clements & Todd Ivans, Milwaukee Rep

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the relevance of one of Martin Luther King’s last public speeches – his sermon at the National Cathedral in March of 1968. Later, writer Katherine Applegate’s latest middle-grade novel has at its heart characters who are sometimes homeless and almost always hungry. And on our Fit for You segment, we explore how it’s not too late to make a realistic resolution for the new year.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, with the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” attracting global attention, the Journal Sentinel reporter who covered the trial nine years ago reflects on the case. Then, Milwaukee poet Mark Zimmermann enjoyed writing poems that omitted certain letters - at least to a point. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We'll look at the growth of the payday loan industry in Milwaukee, and why it has some in the city concerned.  Plus, the campaign to bring banking services back to US post offices. Later, MCTS transitions away from paper bus tickets and transfers.  Film contributor Dave Luhrssen joins us to revisit the latest “Star Wars” film.  And a new monthly music feature with John Sieger premieres.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We bring you the fascinating story of the woman who founded the city’s only school specifically serving Hmong Americans. Later, a photographer captures the awe and mystery of former industrial buildings whose heyday has long passed. Lake Effect essayist Christianna Fritz thinks about home, and Milwaukee musician Jay Matthes joins us in studio to perform and talk his personal approach to musical collaboration.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’ll give a closer look to President Obama’s final State of the Union address last night. Plus, the city of Oak Creek breathes new life into the center of town – and in a way that doesn’t put a dent into its residents’ wallets. Why aging people often resist selling the family home and downsizing, even though they know they should. And one of the most experienced Italian chefs in America talks about why she’s still learning after more than four decades.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

With the Netflix series Making a Murderer attracting global attention, the Journal Sentinel reporter who covered the trial nine years ago reflects on the case… Later, we don’t eat bats, but bats contribute to the foods we do eat. Milwaukee poet Mark Zimmermann revels in writing poems that use only some letters of the alphabet, and we’ll have the latest edition of our weekly series on youth and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a Wisconsin born author tells the often overlooked story of Rosemary Kennedy in her new book, The Missing Kennedy. Later, writer Rebecca Sherm was a big fan of caper stories growing up, but they only partly informed her new novel. And a Milwaukee woman turns her love for wine into a business – and a confession.

Guests:

  • Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, author
  • Rebecca Scherm, author
  • Jessica Bell, My Wine School

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore why there has not yet been a trial in the notorious Slender Man case. Then, US Speedskating tries to learn from what went wrong in Sochi two winters ago. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Matt Hrodey, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Ted Morris, Executive Director of US Speedskating
  • Gianofer Fields, Radio Chipstone; Eric Appleton, scenic designer
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why secret societies such as the Masons, and Elks, and Oddfellows were initially embraced by mainstream America. Later, the NFL playoffs open this weekend.  Do the Packers have any chance whatsoever? And longtime Milwaukee sports journalist Jessie Garcia writes about a Wisconsin athlete, his triumphs and his family’s hardest hours.

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