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
5:40 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Paul Ryan Challenger, Headaches, Speedskater Update, Rock-n-Roll Story

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The son the slain Sikh temple leader looks at running for congress against Paul Ryan, and the toll he imagines it will take on him. Then, why headaches are more than just a… headache. We’ll update the story of speedskater Bridie Farrell’s Olympic hopes… And rock-and-roll is at the heart of Milwaukee writer Barry Wightman’s new novel.

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Lake Effect
9:19 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Student Achievement Gap, Charter Schools, Effective Teachers

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

It’s an educational focus for much of Tuesday’s show… is progress being made to close the achievement gap among students in southeastern Wisconsin? Plus, what is the bottom line for MPS when it comes to charter schools? Later, we’ll meet an award-winning young educator and her principal and get their take on what makes an effective teacher. And we’ll meet the Masonic Wonders, who have been playing Black gospel music in Milwaukee for more than a half-century.

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Lake Effect
9:12 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Treating Government as a Business, 20 Creative Milwaukeeans, Simmer Truck

Monday on Lake Effect:

In a world where matter and anti-matter cancel each other out, an astrophysicist tries to explain why we’re even here at all. Essayist Avi Lank writes about why government shouldn't be treated as a business. Later, who are some of the most creative people in Milwaukee, and how is that creativity affecting the way of life for all of us? We’ll get a primer on the fall bird migration through southeastern Wisconsin. And an update on how things are going for the Simmer Truck, Milwaukee’s mobile soup purveyor.

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Lake Effect
4:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Open Online Courses, Bicycling in Milwaukee, Brain Injuries, Lambeau Leap

Friday on Lake Effect:

Why colleges and universities are looking more to “MOOCs” – Massive Open Online Courses – to connect with people around the world.  Later, we’ll examine the present and future of the bicycling climate in Milwaukee and around the state.  The NFL teams with a Milwaukee-area company to look for ways to better diagnose traumatic brain injuries; and we’ll catch up with former Packer LeRoy Butler and hear about his anti-bullying work and the anniversary of the Lambeau Leap.

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Lake Effect
9:21 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Treating Heart Failure, Pfister Hotel Documentary, A Stellar Monster Story

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A local doctor sees, firsthand, the rising incidence of heart failure, and works with new techniques to treat it. Later, a public television documentary goes behind-the-scenes at Milwaukee’s luxurious Pfister Hotel. Plus, we’ll revisit a feature story on the Pfister’s reputation for haunting visiting baseball teams. Our astronomy contributor shares a stellar monster story; and two novelists cook up a tale fit for a Frankenstein.

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