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
8:57 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: John Doe Investigation, Conflict Resolution in Medicine, Legacy Letters

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A second, secret John Doe investigation is reportedly open in Wisconsin, looking at possible campaign law violations and other issues. We’ll speak with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice about the story he broke this week. Later, how the Affordable Care Act might impact conflict resolution in medicine. Milwaukee Magazine editor Kurt Chandler shares the story of a man who lives in his car, often parked behind the Wauwatosa Public Library. And we’ll update the story of a Shorewood woman’s Legacy Letters project.

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Lake Effect
3:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Combating Climate Change, 2014 Car Models, Short Stories

Monday on Lake Effect:

Bill McKibben is one of the leaders in the global movement to combat climate change. McKibben talks about his transition from mere writer to a man fighting on the front lines. Later, auto contributor Mark Savage shares his thoughts on 2014 car models, from the Corolla to the Corvette. And Milwaukee writer Tom Biel harkens back to his home state of Montana for the setting of his new short story collection, “Badlands.”

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Lake Effect
5:45 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Budget Proposals, Indian Nations' History, Text and Texture, Jersey Boys

Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum gives the city’s proposed budget high marks - at least in one key respect. A revised book explores the modern challenges facing Wisconsin’s Indian Nations. Then, a Wisconsin poet's work is the catalyst for an exhibit by three visual artists. And we get a behind-the-scenes look at the national tour of Jersey Boys, now in Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
4:02 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Debt Ceiling, Global Crises for Children, Inner City Soccer, LGBT Film

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll examine the takeaway message from the weeks-long showdown over the US debt ceiling and the Affordable Care Act.  Later, the ongoing crises facing millions of children in the developing world; we’ll learn about the rise, fall, and rise again of an inner city soccer club in Milwaukee.  And we’ll get a preview of the 28th annual Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival.

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Lake Effect
3:12 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ecological Restoration, Drop-Out Rate, Wisconsin Farm Life, Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Researchers talk ecological restoration at a major conference in Wisconsin. Then, a national service corps works to reduce Milwaukee's drop-out rate. Later, a year in the life of a Wisconsin farm is chronicled by a Madison photographer. And writer Dale Kushner talks about her novel, The Conditions of Love.

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