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.

Monday on Lake Effect

As Earth Week begins "No Impact Man," Colin Beavan, talks about what’s behind his effort to reduce our collective footprint. Plus, what’s kept legendary marathoner Kathrine Switzer lacing up her running shoes since the age of 12. And cartoonist Keith Knight talks about his long-running autobiographical comic and his latest project - the hilarious drawings in a new kids’ book based on comedian Craig Robinson’s life story.

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A Milwaukee researcher examines the broad importance of early childhood education programs. Actor-turned-novelist Andrew McCarthy writes about a 15-year old girl who decides to flee the chaos in her life, and we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Nancy File, professor, School of Education at UWM
  • Andrew McCarthy, author, Just Fly Away
  • Art Cyr, essayist & foreign policy contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the official entry of the United States into the First World War. We discuss the roles of a key player: General John Pershing. Later, in honor of Milwaukee Day, we revisit the effort to upgrade the city’s flag - and potentially, its image. Bubbler Talk explores an under appreciated building on Milwaukee’s lakefront. And Wisconsin writer Lindsey Becker talks about why the night sky was the inspiration for her new fantasy book.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Researchers at UW-Milwaukee look at the long-term effects of what are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Later, our foreign policy contributor says crises in Syria and North Korea are serving as a wake-up call to the Trump Administration. We speak with the reporter who did the first interview with James Santelle since he stepped down as US Attorney two years ago. And we preview a show that reinterprets some iconic works by Stevie Wonder.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee researcher examines the broad importance of early childhood education programs. Later, a Carroll University student talks about her fight to make the school a sanctuary campus. And actor Andrew McCarthy talks about the winding path that led him first to travel writing, and then to his young adult novel.

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  • Nancy File, professor, School of Education at UWM
  • Mckenzie Lowe, senior at Carroll University
  • Andrew McCarthy, author, Just Fly Away

Tuesday on Lake Effect

A recap of the annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress, and a look at what was on the mind of hunters, fishermen, and a variety of conservationists who met in every county in Wisconsin last night. Later, how the recent rise of right wing populist movements in Europe reflects deep seated anxiety. And ESPN contributor Jen Lada talks about why she hopes to inspire more women to go into sports journalism.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We meet a New York journalist looking into how Milwaukee’s segregation impacts maternal mortality. Then, why one local group has been promoting the work of art teachers for three-quarters of a century. We learn what’s great about performing music in a room surrounded by old masterpiece paintings, and we have a preview of a recent session from the Lake Effect performance studio.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Historian and law professor Mary Sarah Bilder, discusses her newest book which reexamines James Madison's Notes on the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Then, long time Milwaukee Rep artistic director Joe Hanreddy returns to town to direct a play at Next Act Theatre. Plus, we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

A writer explores Ashanti Hamilton’s first year as Milwaukee Common Council President and his style of public policy. Then, Umbrella Group takes on the challenge of performing Macbeth in a college virtual reality lab. Plus, a murder mystery set around a Macbeth performance, Bubbler Talk, and the Monthly Beatdown with John Sieger.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

British journalist Claire Bolderson shares some insights into the first week of Brexit in the United Kingdom. Later, the Milwaukee Ballet performs a living piece of ballet history this weekend. Plus, a Milwaukee woman prepares to take on a challenge of a lifetime, through-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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  • Claire Bolderson, independent journalist based in the UK
  • Dinna Bjorn, choreographer, La Sylphide
  • Lauren Groh, Lake Effect contributor

Wednesday on Lake Effect

NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving talks about the fast-developing national political scene. Later, how art therapy focuses more on the process and less on how a piece of art turns out. Then, we look at the last play of the Renaissance Theaterworks season, which is set at the dawn of the jazz age in New York. And a project coming to Milwaukee tonight brings to light some long lost Yiddish songs.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Historian and law professor, Mary Sarah Bilder, discusses her newest book which reexamines James Madison's copious notes on the creation of the Constitution. Then, paralympian, Rhodes Scholar, and international businesswoman Bonnie St. John talks about successful ways to empower girls. And Milwaukee writer Stacy Tornio’s new book offers 101 can’t-miss ideas for beginning gardeners.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Racine mayor John Dickert explains why he's leaving office this July to head the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Dr. Philip Troiano delves into finding the proper balance in health and preventive medicine. And we hear an in-studio performance from Adam Rafferty, a finger-style guitarist who covers music from Stevie Wonder to the Beatles.

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  • John Dickert, Mayor of Racine
  • Dr. Philip Troiano (Dr. Flip), preventive medicine practioner in Glendale
  • Adam Rafferty, guitarist

This weekend on Lake Effect

A new report from the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Committee looks at the cost of segregation. Then, Milwaukee native Michelle Brafman returns home to talk about her latest book, Bertrand Court. Plus we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

*Note: The interview with Hillary Olson from the Milwaukee Public Museum is not included in the April 2, 2017 program, in honor of International Fact-checking Day. 

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Friday on Lake Effect

We talk with the founder of the Malala Fund about how to effectively spur social change. Then, the simple mathematics of partnering with a San Francisco non-profit to fund renewable energy projects here. Author Dr. Sara Gottfried explains the motivation for her new book, Younger. Plus the editor of an anthology of feminist works talks about what it means in 2017 and we have the latest Bubbler Talk segment.

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