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
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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Lake Effect
2:22 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Real Talk, College Savings, Filmmaker, Science of Positive Emotions

Friday on Lake Effect:

Our “Real Talk” series continues with an examination of issues surrounding debt, wealth, and gender in Milwaukee.  Later, the state works to encourage people to put away savings for college; we’ll meet film director and producer George Tillman, Jr. – a Milwaukee native who is being honored at the Milwaukee Film Festival; and learn about the work of Wisconsin researcher Richard Davidson.  His specialty – the science of positive emotions – is the focus of a documentary at the film festival.

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Lake Effect
3:22 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: New Arboretum, State of Film Criticism, Resume Tips, Astronomy

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Another large open space project opens in the Milwaukee River Valley – we lead off the show with a conversation about the creation of Milwaukee’s new arboretum.Then, two editors of the Chicago-based online film magazine The Dissolve weigh in on the current state of the cinema and film criticism. We’ll learn the best way to brush up your resume, and we’re over the moon with our astronomy contributor.

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Lake Effect
3:21 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Less Scary MRIs, Clean Marina, Water Sommelier, Gothic Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The remarkable story of how an industrial designer worked to make CT scanners and MRI machines less frightening to children – and how it yielded better results for doctors.  Later, we learn why keeping marinas clean matters. Then, was it inevitable? A water sommelier is appearing table side at a diner near you. And Minnesota writer Wendy Webb describes the art of creeping us out.

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Lake Effect
3:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Industrial Design & Engineering, Nature Center, Mystery Writer, YA Fiction

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Industrial Design and Engineering meet in a new multi-discipline degree. We’ll talk with Neil Hoffman from MIAD and Robert Bishop from Marquette about the new program. Then, Riveredge Nature Center turns 45, and wrestles with some decidedly modern questions. Minister, and now mystery writer Nanci Rathbun talks about her first novel, and a book for middle school readers tackles a serious subject with the help of the Milwaukee author’s daughter and her classmates.

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Lake Effect
4:37 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: County Transit Changes, Frederick Layton Bio, Musician Billy Bragg

Monday on Lake Effect:

The county board chair says there's a tall order for whoever gets the contract to run Milwaukee's buses. Then, a new book tries to tell the full story of Frederick Layton and his importance to Milwaukee's cultural landscape. And the legendary Billy Bragg reflects on a career of trying to effect social change through his music.

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Lake Effect
2:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: All Music Show, with the Masonic Wonders, Nora Collins, and Luray

Friday on Lake Effect:

We’ll meet the Masonic Wonders, who have been making gospel music in Milwaukee for more than a half-century. Later, Nora Collins tries to make a name for herself on the country music scene - from Brookfield. And Shannon Carey talks about her mid-career shift that led to launching the band, Luray.

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Lake Effect
5:28 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: National Security and Privacy Debate, New Play at Next Act, Singer Zoe Muth

Thursday on Lake Effect:

An ACLU attorney says national security and citizens’ rights to privacy should not be in conflict. Then, a play opening tonight at Next Act Theatre examines similar issues. And singer-songwriter Zoe Muth turns out new songs that would be at home in a record store years ago – and finds plenty of fans for it.

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Lake Effect
4:41 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Transit Changes, Town Hall Meetings, Pets & Poverty, Doors Open Milwaukee

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The head of MV Transportation talks about why he believes his company should take over the operations of Milwaukee County Transit.  Later, how politics and technology are shaping the reality of town hall meetings by elected officials.  We’ll learn about a program aimed at improving animal health in impoverished areas; another program seeks to expose international college students to everyday American life.  We’ll get a preview of the 3rd annual Doors Open Milwaukee this weekend; and an in-studio performance by musician John Grant.

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Lake Effect
1:08 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Steve Marcus on Art Vision, Rowing Race, Milwaukee County Fair, The Dunwells

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Steve Marcus hopes a major art project along Wisconsin Avenue could serve as a catalyst for the whole city. We talk with him at the University Club. Then, ahead of a big Milwaukee race this weekend, we'll explore the appeal of competitive rowing. We learn about the Milwaukee County Fair, and meet the young English band The Dunwells, who performed in studio C1 this summer.

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