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.

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Lake Effect
12:23 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: County Budget, 'Gravity' Film, Bucks' Season, Remembering Andy Pafko

Friday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk with County Executive Chris Abele about his proposed 2014 budget, and his call for transitioning county workers to health exchanges.  Later, film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about the outer space blockbuster, “Gravity”; we’ll preview the Bucks’ upcoming season with sports writer Howie Magner.  And we’ll remember former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko, who died this week.

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Lake Effect
12:13 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: New Arena?, Wisconsin Speech, Latina Resiliency, Baroque Festival

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The Bucks are gearing up for another season at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, but the debate continue to swirl around the idea of building a new arena.  We’ll explore why it’s such a contentious issue.  Later, what makes the Wisconsin way of speaking so distinctive?  Plus, an event celebrates the resiliency of Latina women in Wisconsin.  And we’ll get a preview of the Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival, connecting young musicians with a very old form of music.

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Lake Effect
2:20 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Depression Awareness, Boys and Girls Clubs, Afghan War Rugs, Documentary

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

After her son commits suicide, a Milwaukee mother hopes to raise awareness about depression.  Then, why the Boys and Girls Clubs of America still matter.  An exhibit showcases a creative response to a land in turmoil - Afghan war rugs. And a documentary follows one man’s journey to meaning in India.

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Lake Effect
4:16 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Low Grad Rates at UWM, ACT Prep, Death and Dying, Animal Welfare

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What’s behind the low graduation rates for African-American students at UWM? A journalist goes in search of an answer. Then, as more Wisconsin high schoolers will have to take the ACT exam, some find issues with its format. Then, a filmmaker credits a politician for inadvertently kickstarting a conversation his movie addresses. And we get an update on issues making tongues and tails wag in the animal welfare community.

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Lake Effect
9:23 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Art Directors Become Faith Leaders, Penelope at MFF, Milwaukee Rep's Ragtime

Monday on Lake Effect:

Two Milwaukeeans, prominent in the arts world, shifted professional gears in recent years, and turned to leadership roles in the faith world. We’ll learn what the lessons from their paths might be. Later, how an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” changed the lives of nursing home residents in Wauwatosa; we’ll hear about the Milwaukee Rep’s production of the musical “Ragtime”; and a new book details the early history of the pioneering kids’ TV network, Nickelodeon.

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Lake Effect
9:15 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Owner of Boston Red Sox, Paul Attanasio, US Coast Guard Helps Film

Friday on Lake Effect:

With Major League Baseball’s playoffs underway, we speak with the owner of the Boston Red Sox about the end of Bud Selig’s term as commissioner, the issue of steroids in baseball, and his experiences owning an English soccer team. Later, writer and producer Paul Attanasio talks about the state of the film industry ahead of an evening in his honor at the Milwaukee Film Festival. We’ll find out how the US Coast Guard contributed to a film in production in Milwaukee. And writer Hannah Kent shares the compelling story of a condemned woman in 19th century Iceland.

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Lake Effect
11:55 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Economic Scorecard, Early School Start, Gardening, Human Trafficking, Film

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A glimpse inside the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard – how Wisconsin residents feel about the state of the economy here, and issues such as a new casino in Kenosha and an iron ore mine in the north woods.  Later, why some lawmakers would like schools to open in Wisconsin before Labor Day. Plus, we’ll talk about fall gardening with Melinda Myers, learn about a writing workshop for victims of human trafficking, and meet the members of a group who will perform live music to accompany a 1930 silent film from Ukraine.

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Lake Effect
10:08 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Child Sex Trafficking in Milwaukee, Short Films at MFF

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn why Milwaukee has gotten the reputation as a hub for child sex trafficking crimes, and the ramifications. Later, a focus on short films at the Milwaukee Film Festival – including one from Milwaukee artist Cecelia Condit, and a series made for the Dear Milwaukee project. And we’ll get a glimpse inside Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of 2013 issue.

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Lake Effect
11:07 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Direct Primary Care, New News Network, Digital Billboard Art

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Madison doctor tries to eliminate a key barrier to affordable care – insurance. We’ll talk with Dr. Will Schupp about his newly opened clinic that employs “direct primary care". Then, a new multi-platform news network debuts in Milwaukee, and tries to change how news stories are told. A Milwaukee man’s new memoir gives us a unique view of growing up in 1960s and 1970s New York. And, we learn the place of digital billboards in the sky and in the art world.

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Lake Effect
9:33 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee County Transit, First Date Documentary, Creative Rejection

Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk about the past and future of Milwaukee County Transit with the company that’s operated the system for more than three decades, but could soon find itself displaced. Later, a novel takes on a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of a 19th Century Bavarian king. A Milwaukee man travels around the country, going on first dates, and filming them for a documentary. And we’ll learn about a short film that examines the idea of creative rejection.

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