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
2:20 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Depression Awareness, Boys and Girls Clubs, Afghan War Rugs, Documentary

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

After her son commits suicide, a Milwaukee mother hopes to raise awareness about depression.  Then, why the Boys and Girls Clubs of America still matter.  An exhibit showcases a creative response to a land in turmoil - Afghan war rugs. And a documentary follows one man’s journey to meaning in India.

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Lake Effect
4:16 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Low Grad Rates at UWM, ACT Prep, Death and Dying, Animal Welfare

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What’s behind the low graduation rates for African-American students at UWM? A journalist goes in search of an answer. Then, as more Wisconsin high schoolers will have to take the ACT exam, some find issues with its format. Then, a filmmaker credits a politician for inadvertently kickstarting a conversation his movie addresses. And we get an update on issues making tongues and tails wag in the animal welfare community.

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Lake Effect
9:23 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect: Art Directors Become Faith Leaders, Penelope at MFF, Milwaukee Rep's Ragtime

Monday on Lake Effect:

Two Milwaukeeans, prominent in the arts world, shifted professional gears in recent years, and turned to leadership roles in the faith world. We’ll learn what the lessons from their paths might be. Later, how an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” changed the lives of nursing home residents in Wauwatosa; we’ll hear about the Milwaukee Rep’s production of the musical “Ragtime”; and a new book details the early history of the pioneering kids’ TV network, Nickelodeon.

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Lake Effect
9:15 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect: Owner of Boston Red Sox, Paul Attanasio, US Coast Guard Helps Film

Friday on Lake Effect:

With Major League Baseball’s playoffs underway, we speak with the owner of the Boston Red Sox about the end of Bud Selig’s term as commissioner, the issue of steroids in baseball, and his experiences owning an English soccer team. Later, writer and producer Paul Attanasio talks about the state of the film industry ahead of an evening in his honor at the Milwaukee Film Festival. We’ll find out how the US Coast Guard contributed to a film in production in Milwaukee. And writer Hannah Kent shares the compelling story of a condemned woman in 19th century Iceland.

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Lake Effect
11:55 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Economic Scorecard, Early School Start, Gardening, Human Trafficking, Film

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A glimpse inside the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard – how Wisconsin residents feel about the state of the economy here, and issues such as a new casino in Kenosha and an iron ore mine in the north woods.  Later, why some lawmakers would like schools to open in Wisconsin before Labor Day. Plus, we’ll talk about fall gardening with Melinda Myers, learn about a writing workshop for victims of human trafficking, and meet the members of a group who will perform live music to accompany a 1930 silent film from Ukraine.

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