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
10:13 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Thursday's Lake Effect: Search for Life on Other Planets, Positive Parenting Program, Civil War

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with astronomer and astrophysicist David Latham about the ongoing search for life off earth – and the kinds of planets we’d need to find that could support it. Then, one local teenager’s experience with Rosalie Manor’s Positive Parenting Program helped her do her best for herself and her daughter 18 years ago. We learn about a book that features letters home to Wisconsin during the Civil War. And the very funny, but unpredictable, play Art opens at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

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Lake Effect
4:26 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Wednesday's Lake Effect: National Lighthouse Day, Lenses, North Point Lighthouse, Mystery Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As we mark National Lighthouse Day, we hear about the technology that saved lives and built empires – the Fresnal lens. Then, the Friends of the North Point Lighthouse hope that you experience it as a piece of living history. Later, essayist Mark Siegrist waxes poetical on Milwaukee’s lakefront, and the shores beneath a historic lighthouse become a crime scene in a new murder mystery from Kathleen Ernst.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Tuesday's Lake Effect: Skills Gap, Regional Terminology, Slow Down & Enjoy Your Garden

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with Milwaukee Magazine contributing editor Erik Gunn about his article Mind the Gap, about the skills gap many think stand between workers and manufacturing jobs. Then, why a dictionary of American Regional English is important to our overall understanding of the language. We talk with Wisconsin author Michael Perry about his book Visiting Tom, and contributor Melinda Myers wants you to slow down and really enjoy the sensual side of gardens.

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Lake Effect
11:55 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Monday's Lake Effect: Sikh Temple Shooting Anniversary, Serve 2 Unite, Colectivo Coffee

Monday on Lake Effect:

A year after the fatal shootings at the Oak Creek Sikh temple, we hear from some members of the community. We’ll also learn of an initiative begun by the son of one of the victims that hopes to foster understanding and acceptance among disparate groups. Then, Alterra Coffee Roasters has become Colectivo Coffee – we talk with Lincoln Fowler about the change. And we meet a writer – and farmer – from northern Michigan whose new book tells the tale of her real life struggle to save her family’s farm.

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Lake Effect
11:06 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Friday's Lake Effect: Adaptive Optics, Teaching Deaf & Blind Children, Morphing Salamanders

Friday on Lake Effect

Learn what the study of eye disease has in common with the study of the stars. Then, whenever things got tough, a disabled Milwaukee woman remembered what her father once told her. An unusual discovery is made in the Sauk River Recreation Area. And, a career turn for legendary musical satirist weird Al Yankovic – we’ll hear about his children’s books.

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Lake Effect
4:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Thursday's Lake Effect: Governors' Meeting, Education Standards, Comedy Festival

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We get a preview of the National Governors Association's annual meeting being held in Milwaukee this week. Then, we meet Cindy Alioto, who doesn’t let her blindness hold her back. She has a full time job and also volunteers at 4 area organizations. Later, new research on education standards is being discussed at a meeting in Milwaukee. Plus, composer and musician Nathan Meckel finds himself recording an album of kids music - but his approach to songwriting doesn't change. And we hear about an upcoming comedy festival.

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Lake Effect
5:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Wednesday's Lake Effect: Water Resources, Breastfeeding Debate, Boulevard Theatre, Please Please Me

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about new research on how to better utilize municipal water resources - it's been presented this week at a research conference in Milwaukee. Then, a new book explores a contentious debate among new mothers: to breast- or bottle-feed. Later, the breastfeeding debate goes public as some question whether nursing moms should be able to breastfeed at restaurants. Plus, Boulevard Theatre debuts a new comedy, "Tigers Be Still," and the Please Please Me have a new EP.

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Lake Effect
3:16 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series retrospective concludes with a forum exploring the promise and reality of green energy in Wisconsin.We talk about what Wisconsin has been doing to foster growth in the green energy sector and we consider some alternative energy sources.

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Lake Effect
4:51 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

On our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series retrospective today, we look at clean energy in the state, beginning with a discussion of the economics of green. Then, an argument that the greening of the grid is best left to the free market. Later, why some say the closure of a Wisconsin nuclear plant isn’t a victory for clean energy. And we take a look at green energy on a residential scale.

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Lake Effect
4:30 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

As Three Bridges Park opens, protestors say nearby Palermo’s Pizza poses an environmental danger. Then, we travel to Waunakee to learn about a music education technique from Switzerland. Later, a new historical novel features a murder mystery in the midst of the Civil War. And discover parts of Milwaukee you didn’t know existed during the second Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes.

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