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
11:23 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Herb Alpert, Bootstrapper, Life After Life

Monday on Lake Effect:

Legendary trumpeter and band leader Herb Alpert talks about 50 years of making music. Later, a northern Michigan writer says she worked so hard to save her family's farm because that's the life she wanted as a child. Then, the author of the novel Life After Life muses on the origin of characters.

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Lake Effect
12:53 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee's Violent Summer, Possible Amtrak Route Expansion, Erik Estrada

Friday on Lake Effect:

Amid a summer of violence, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn talks about what he sees happening, and what he believes are the public policy implications.  Later, A rail journalist addresses reports that the state DOT is considering expansions on Wisconsin’s two Amtrak routes.  And actor Erik Estrada – in town for Harley’s 110th - reflects on his career and the state of TV cop shows today.

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Lake Effect
10:25 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Motorcycle Accidents, Multi-Lingual Religious Life, Spy Novel, Klassik

Thursday on Lake Effect:

As thousands of Harley riders descend on Milwaukee, bikers are concerned about the rising incidence of accidents involving motorcycles in Wisconsin.  Later, how multi-lingualism is shaping religious life in Milwaukee.  We’ll learn about a Milwaukee author’s historical spy novel set during the civil war.  And a local musician named Klassik fused jazz and hip-hop into a distinct sound.

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Lake Effect
11:28 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee and the March on Washington, Racial Justice, Local Animals

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A roundtable of community members talks about the Milwaukee legacy of the March on Washington after 50 years, and the challenges yet to be overcome.  Later, we learn about racial justice efforts being undertaken by the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin.  And a Wisconsin outdoors writer offers some suggestions for finding animals in their natural habitats in the waning days of summer. 

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Lake Effect
5:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: March on Washington Memories, Harley Fest, New Novel

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The host of TV special on the March on Washington says that day was about more than Martin Luther King and his dream. And Congressman John Lewis remembers being there, at the March on Washington 50 years ago. Then, Harley Fest throttles up in Milwaukee this week and we’ll hear about some of the events that are planned. Plus, a local author unpicks the knot of the cycle of abuse through a fictional character.

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Lake Effect
4:18 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Kenosha Development, USPS Help, Milwaukee Rep Director, Burning Man

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll look to the south and learn how Kenosha is spurring economic growth.We’ll also hear about the business partnership Quad/Graphics has with the U.S. Postal Service. A new managing director takes over the operation of the Milwaukee Rep, which he says is in a very good financial shape. And a filmmaker and Milwaukee native looks for the meaning of life at Nevada’s Burning Man Festival, which gets underway today.

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Lake Effect
2:12 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Mining Debate, Mecca Arena Court, Actor Sean Astin

Friday on Lake Effect:

An opponent of mining up north takes on the conventional wisdom about jobs. But others say experienced miners have been forced out of the region to find work. Later, we learn why some local people are bringing back the basketball court from the old Mecca Arena. Plus, actor Sean Astin finds a new appreciation for the Great Lakes as he makes a movie in Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
5:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Consolidating Local Services, India Fest, Gluten-Free Indian Recipes, Pluto

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn why communities around the U.S. are consolidating services like schools – and why that worries some people. Then, a new festival is added to Milwaukee’s line-up. We’ll meet the founders of Saturday’s India Fest. Later, Milwaukee chef and author Alamelu Vaivaran gets requests for specialized Indian recipes. And we take a radio trip to the moons of Pluto.

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Lake Effect
11:51 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Time Warner vs. WTMJ, Wolf Hunt Survey, Cheap Eats, What-If Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

In the Time Warner dispute with Channel 4, we find out who’s losing the PR battle. Then, a new study examines how Wisconsinites view the state’s annual wolf hunt. Later, dining critic Ann Christenson spotlights some overlooked bargains in Milwaukee. And compelling what-if stories lie at the heart of the latest novel by Andrew Sean Greer.

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Lake Effect
10:31 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: MillerCoors Merger Anniversary, Political Simpsons, Outdoor Adventures


Tuesday on Lake Effect: 

Five years after the MillerCoors merger, we look in at the health of the combined company and the state of Milwaukee’s largest brewery. Later, we learn how “The Simpsons” and other pop culture reflects classic political theory. Lake Effect’s outdoor adventure contributors share some especially creative games developed by kids; and a Milwaukee native explains how swearing has evolved over two thousand years.

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