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:

Today on the show, South Korea, its trading power, and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. How a Milwaukee runner chose which race to run earlier this month in Pyongyang,  and legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman joins us ahead of his performance tonight with the Milwaukee Symphony. And the latest  in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the challenges facing local reporters when they cover a national story – the political rise of Scott Walker. Rhiannon Giddens...We’ll have the next episode in our Radio Chipstone series, and the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Anna Clark, Detroit-based reporter
  • Rhiannon Giddens, singer
  • Gianofer Fields, Material Culture Contributor
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, a message from the state department to Milwaukee-area college students – we need you. A Milwaukee man produces a film and a board game about an invasive water species. Plus, why it makes sense for the Milwaukee Rep and a Cincinnati company to join forces on a new production, and an in-studio performance by the Midwestern Irish band Bua.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore says she feels a spirit of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, but only to a point. Later, a Milwaukee man and his connection with freshwater and soil issues helps us continue to mark Earth Week. We’ll meet poet and award-winning writer Quincy Troupe ahead of an appearance tonight in Milwaukee, and a Chicago musician via Haiti, reveals what distinguishes his version of Haitian roots music.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On Earth Day, a new documentary by historian John Gurda examines the region's history through our waterways. Then, how a sociologist connects our shared understanding of the past, and the material world – through food. The Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates partners in life and art: photographers J. Shimon & J. Lindemann. And Broccoli Theatricals presents Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, community leaders offer their advice for curbing a spring of violence. Then, Jennifer Morales tells several historical Milwaukee stories in her new book. Milwaukeeans celebrate motherhood this coming weekend, and a Muskego company and its sustainability manager prove to be a good fit. Also, the next episode in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The challenges for local reporters in covering a national story – the political rise of Scott Walker. Later, Tia Nelson reflects on Earth Day, one of the strongest legacies of her father, Gaylord Nelson. Plus, Little Free Libraries began in Wisconsin. But just six years later – they’ve caught on around the world. And our auto contributor considers what will happen to the BBC series Top Gear after they fired of one of its hosts.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

New numbers from the Marquette Law School Poll show a big drop in support for Governor Walker and his proposed budget in surprising places. Then we’ll discover why some are fighting to protect trees from the Emerald Ash Borer, but others have given up. Plus, why Phil DiMeo kept living as a sighted person for years after contracting a condition that was causing him to go blind. Lastly, Rob Graziano shares why he thinks Wisconsin rocks, or what he thinks about Wisconsin rocks, anyway.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Hillary Clinton is now officially a candidate for president.  But one expert says Hillary isn’t the point – rather it’s that a woman is a strong candidate. Then, why some children are thrown into the role of caregiving for their chronically or terminally ill relatives, and the toll it takes on them. We’ll catch up with designer and environmentalist Timothy Westbrook, and we’ll meet the Wisconsinite who makes sure it’s “hakuna matata” for the Lion King puppets on stage…

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