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
4:37 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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Lake Effect
10:12 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Michael Pollan, UWM Professor Judges a Chinese Game Show, Coffee Roasting

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Writer Michael Pollan talks about the revolution he hopes to spark in your kitchen. Later, UW-Milwaukee professor Liam Callanan is tapped to help choose the best English speaker in China – on a TV game show with a bigger audience than the Super Bowl. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes tour of a coffee roasting plant; and we’ll find out what current lessons can be gained by studying some American philosophers of old.

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Lake Effect
8:59 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Katherine Gehl, Former Packer George Koonce, Future of Transit in Milwaukee

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Katherine Gehl - President and CEO of Germantown-based Gehl Foods – talks about shelf-stable dairy products, her view of the debt crisis, and why she left the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Later, former Green Bay Packer George Koonce talks about how his experiences transitioning to life after football informed his doctoral work. And as the future of transit in Milwaukee remains under debate, we look back at its distant past.

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Lake Effect
9:43 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Medical Imaging Technology, Cold War Contradictions, Saving for College in WI

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the effort by a Milwaukee-area company to develop medical imaging technology that is both accurate – and not intimidating to children. Later, the contradictions posed by the Cold War at colleges and universities. We’ll learn about Wisconsin’s efforts to get more people to save for college. And we’ll meet the Milwaukee woman who designed the new official NPR t-shirt.

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