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
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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Lake Effect
1:10 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Local Family on Texting and Driving, Local Author's New Book, Old 97s Play

Monday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee mother crusades against texting and driving after her son is paralyzed by a distracted driver. She tells us her family’s story, which is featured in a new national campaign and documentary. Later, the Wisconsin president of AT&T explains why his company commissioned the film and works to get teens not to text and drive. Plus, a local author unpicks the knot of the cycle of abuse through a fictional character.  And alt-country pioneers the Old 97s join us on stage to talk about their music and their staying power.

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Lake Effect
5:14 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Syrian Crisis, Lack of Sleep Equals Hunger?, Fall Movies, Detroit Road Trip

Friday on Lake Effect:

What’s behind Russia’s new leadership on the world stage as the Syrian crisis continues.  Our foreign policy contributor offers some theories.  Later, a Milwaukee researcher probes the link between sleep deprivation and increased appetite.  We’ll get a fall movie preview, and then learn why Detroit might be worth a road trip this fall.

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Lake Effect
5:11 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Wauwatosa Warehouses, Legacy Letters, City Skatepark

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A former industrial corridor in Wauwatosa is being reborn as a retail center.  We’ll learn why the project is being looked at closely by many in the real estate world.  Later, an update on a Shorewood woman’s Legacy Letters project.  And we’ll take a trip to 4 Seasons Skatepark of Milwaukee, an indoor skateboard park in the Menomonee Valley.

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Lake Effect
5:45 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Great Lakes & Forests, Steroid Tests, Ryan Braun Essay, Sept. 11 Memories

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The effort to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species goes well inland. We talk with two scientists working on such conservation efforts. Then, we learn about the complexities of testing for performance-enhancing drugs in big-time sports. And we’ll revisit one memory of Sept. 11 – twelve years later.

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Lake Effect
11:15 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: High School Competition, Local Artist's Fabric, MKE Encyclopedia, Civil War

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What’s driving the intense competition to attract high school students in Milwaukee?  Later, a renowned local artist is tapped by the owner of a clothing boutique to design an anniversary fabric pattern.  A group tries to compile a definitive encyclopedia of Milwaukee.  And we’ll recognize the role of northern free Blacks in bringing the issues surrounding slavery to the forefront in the time surrounding the Civil War.

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Lake Effect
10:05 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Concussed Brains, Biotech Ethics, Making a Good Nonprofit, Rail Cars

Monday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher finds some new answers in the study of what happens to a brain following a concussion.  Later, a UW-Milwaukee professor probes the dark side of the biotechnology industry; a recent book with some Milwaukee authors talks about the need for good leaders on nonprofit boards; and we’ll visit a Milwaukee company that refurbishes old passenger rail cars.

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Lake Effect
6:17 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Lake Effect Weekend: Top News, NFL Concussion Initiative, Packers Preview, Cedarburg Art Museum

On Lake Effect Weekend:

News analyst Bruce Murphy weighs in on Indian gaming, Sheriff Clarke, and the end of Ryan Braun’s Graffito. Later, the NFL and GE Healthcare work on improving MRI technology. We’ll preview the Packers season, which opens this weekend and tell the story of the area’s newest art museum – in Cedarburg.

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Lake Effect
9:58 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Artificial Heart, Breed Restrictions, Wood into Art, Percussion Garden

Friday on Lake Effect:

One heart failure patient turns to remarkable measures to stay alive. Later, a Wisconsin group works against breed-restrictive legislation for dogs. Then, an exhibit in Delafield puts wasted wood to artistic use, and why the Lynden Sculpture Garden is the perfect place for 99 percussionists to play.

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