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 explore the origins of the opioid crisis in America with journalist and author Sam Quinones. Then, our Beats Me segment looks at emissions from the Oak Creek Power Plant. An exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America, and our How Did You Do That? podcast heads back to the farm...kind of.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about the importance of sunshine laws and how they allow citizens to analyze how their governments work. Then, how a play on stage at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is emblematic of a a wider, new appreciation of the black experience in America. Plus we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Contributor Art Cyr talks about what he thinks Secretary of State designee Mike Pompeo would bring to the job and Theatre Gigante’s founder speaks about the challenge of translating a Slovenian play about Tarzan into English. We feature a performance by the early music group Ensemble Caprice ahead of a Milwaukee performance on Saturday, and Bubbler Talk visits some very small alleys in Milwaukee.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A day after thousands of kids walked out of school to protest the lack of gun control laws, a survivor of a school shooting shares her perspective on the current debate. Later, poet, rapper, and activist Theo Wilson talks about the lessons he gained by impersonating a white supremacist troll online. And English soprano Kate Royal talks about her work before her performances for Milwaukee's Florentine Opera.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

 

One expert says it's not too late for Milwaukee to get ahead of the curve in its lead abatement efforts.  We learn about the broader issues surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences and their effects on physical and mental health.  Plus Milwaukee native Dan Kois talks about his new book, an oral history of the tremendously important play, "Angels in America."

 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn the importance of sunshine laws and how they allow citizens to analyze how their governments work. Then, sportswriter Steve Rushin adapts to life analyzing the fans at his kids’ basketball games. Plus, why Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre joined forces to create a new adaptation of the classic operetta, The Tales of Hoffmann.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is redoubling its education efforts in the midst of a lead poisoning crisis. Later, why researchers now believe that there’s more to developing Alzheimer’s than simply aging or bad genes. A look at why the University of Chicago will be ceasing operations at the Wisconsin-based Yerkes Observatory and the glowing reviews continue for Milwaukee's Riverwalk after more than two decades.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

As the 2018 Paralympics kick off this weekend, we talk with paralympian, Rhodes Scholar, and international businesswoman Bonnie St. John about successful ways to empower girls. Then, award winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley is gung ho about his new creative hub here, No Studios. Plus we’ll have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We speak with a Japanese professor of American Government and history about his country's national security concerns and his impressions of the first year of the Trump Administration.  Later, how a play produced by the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is emblematic of a new appreciation of the black experience in America.  We'll check back in with a Milwaukee woman who competed for Team Indigenous at the Roller Derby World Cup.  And Bubbler Talk asks why UWM doesn't field a football team.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the leader of the drive to bring the 2020 Democratic National Convention to Milwaukee. Then, why award winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley is gung ho about his new creative hub here, No Studios. Plus, we’ll hear from Milwaukee poet Ed Block, who has a new collection out called Seasons of Change.

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  • Alex Lasry, Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president
  • John Ridley, filmmaker
  • Ed Block, poet, Seasons of Change

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A look at a plan to supply water to the future Foxconn manufacturing facility, which is undergoing public scrutiny. Later, sports contributor Shaun Ranft tries to make sense of the frequently frustrating Milwaukee Bucks. Plus, what makes some people obsessive sports fans.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with UW-Milwaukee Chief of Police Joseph LeMire about how campus police prepare and train for the possibility of a mass shooting. Then, why a national organization is stepping up to help the work of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Why eating like a Wisconsinite is about more than going to a supper club for an Old Fashioned, and we chat with traveler extraordinaire Rick Steves about his latest book, Travel as a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn how a Stanford graduate took her STEM degree and put it to use at 200 miles an hour on the racetrack. Later, what a harm-reduction model looks like when it’s used it to fight opioid addiction. Plus in this month’s On That Note, cellist Robert Cohen explains the difficulties of transporting his 300 year old cello in various climates.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

One of the hardest challenges facing refugees today is how to validate their identity. We learn how the technology behind Bitcoin could help. Then, an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America. We meet a Milwaukee man who has turned de-cluttering into a million dollar business, and the latest edition of Ex Fabula explores "Karma."

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn why the organizers of a planned Women’s Entrepreneurship Day decided pretty quickly they needed a whole week’s worth of programming. The Beloit International Film Festival builds an outsized reputation for a modest-sized city, and we’ll preview the 90th edition of the Academy Awards - the Oscars - this weekend. Plus, the latest edition of Bubbler Talk.

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