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
4:51 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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Lake Effect
12:04 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get two perspectives on the worsening crisis in Syria. We’ll talk global policy with contributor Art Cyr, and then speak with two Syrian activists – and artists – who hope the arts can do for Syria what policy and politicians can’t seem to. Later, we dive into the sea of moons that surround the planet Neptune, including the newest one not yet named. And we’ll learn about a new, quarterly poetry reading series taking place in Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
12:13 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new initiative works to transform the nation’s water infrastructure. Later, we learn about the issue of “obesity bias” among gym teachers and fitness pros – those people to help the obese get in shape. Later, a book documents the history of doping in big-time sports – it goes back a long way. And writer Jen Lancaster explains her year of living Martha Stewart-ly.

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Health & Science
12:10 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Book Details Long History of Doping in Sports

Dan Rosen says performance enhancing drugs have been a part of sports for centuries.
Credit Dan Rosen

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Rosen on the history of doping in sports.

The news continues to sink in that Ryan Braun will sit out the rest of this season after being suspended by Major League Baseball for involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.

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Lake Effect
12:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the obesity bias that exists – even among gym teachers and fitness professionals. Later, a bunch of girls, guitars, drums, and a summer camp mix this summer at the first Girls Rock Camp Milwaukee. We’ll talk about another use for your backyard grill – making smoked salt, and the Canadian husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, joins us for an in-studio performance.

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Lake Effect
12:01 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Full Episode Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect

A new study shows Milwaukee nonprofits are beginning to thrive once again, we’ll learn more from the study’s authors. Then, Joe Bartolotta shares one of the reasons his restaurant business has been a success for 20 years. A historian tells the story of the civil war in 50 objects. And musician, and former Lake Effect intern, Sean Raasch joins us to talk about his CD, Twin Brother.

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Lake Effect
1:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program... a worldwide campaign, Hours Against Hate, began its first project in the United States in Milwaukee last month – and since then people like Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic have joined the initiative. We’ll talk with the two co-founders. Then, rock-and-roll and the the dawn of the computer revolution is at the heart of local author and Lake Effect contributor Barry Wightman’s new novel, Pepperland. And even though the blockbusters get all the hype, there are other kinds of movies released in the summer months. We’ll talk about two: Blue Jasmine and Girl Most Likely.

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Lake Effect
3:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee celebrates the 95th birthday, and legacy, of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela, who remains in the hospital with a lung infection. We’ll talk with Alderman Joe Davis Jr., the South Africa Honorary Consul for Wisconsin, and his wife Magugu Davis, a native of South Africa. We’ll also hear what it was like to sing at Mandela’s inauguration from a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Then, we talk with Chicago writer Michael Harvey about his newest novel The Innocence Project, and learn about Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley, which opens this weekend.

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Regional
12:21 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk about the George Zimmerman verdict and what the takeaway message might be for African American communities in places like Milwaukee.  Later, how one Milwaukee neighborhood is trying to get its diversity equation right.  We’ll talk about one leader in the immigration and labor movements in Milwaukee.  And we’ll learn about the flawed characters that populate writer Jess Walter’s fiction.

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