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
4:18 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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Lake Effect
1:58 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: War Memorial-Art Museum Deal, Leaf and Tesla, Madison Author

Monday on Lake Effect:

We go behind the compromise that could head off looming problems for the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum. Then, our auto contributor examines the sticker shock when it comes to electric cars. Later, Madison author Susanna Daniel is back and returns to fictional Stiltsville in her new novel, Sea Creatures.

 

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Lake Effect
10:07 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Lake Effect Weekend: Chicago Duo, Nova Scotian Singer, Bluegrass Band

Saturday and Sunday on Lake Effect Weekend:

Coming up on an all Irish Fest music edition of the show, the group dubbed the latest Irish supergroup isn’t based in Ireland at all, but just south of us in Chicago. Bohola performs for us in the studio. Then, Mary Jane Lamond and her band celebrate the music of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. And we learn what brought a bunch of guys from Atlantic Canada together around Appalachian music.

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Regional
11:37 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Spanish Piper, Irish Jazz, Scottish Band

Friday on Lake Effect:

It’s all Irish Fest today, starting with Spanish piper Carlos Núñez. We move to Ireland to hear the jazz influenced JPTrio, and later end up in the highlands of Scotland with Mànran.

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Lake Effect
10:42 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Irish Faith, Irish Mom, Nova Scotian Music, Irish Music

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We kick off our Irish Fest coverage today with a look at Irish spirituality in place, word and deed. Plus, this year features the distinctive traditional music of Nova Scotia. But there will also be plenty of Irish music, too – from England and Ireland by way of Disney World. And we’ll hear about a new book about a remarkable Irish Wisconsin woman and her life of faith.

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Lake Effect
3:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ron Johnson Feature, Lebowski Fest, Genesis Guitarist, Mystery Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A reporter charts the rise of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson on the national stage. Later, we learn why Milwaukee and The Big Lebowski are an ideal match. Then, rock star Daryl Stuermer pays it forward to the next generation of guitarists. And writer Wendy Webb expounds on the art of creeping us out.

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