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
7:21 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We dissect the most recent Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll. Then, Project Milwaukee: Power Switch continues with a look at green energy on a residential scale, and we visit the Eco-Justice Center in Racine, in the shadow of the Oak Creek power plant. Choreographer Steven Koplowitz takes over two iconic Milwaukee locations to explore water through two world premiere dances, and we learn about the film Before Midnight – the third in a trilogy by director Richard Linklater.

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Lake Effect
1:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series continues with a look at the economics of clean energy. Later, why one expert believes reducing nuclear energy in our portfolio does not make our energy any cleaner. We’ll speak with a Madison researcher with a possibly game-changing innovation in solar power storage and delivery. And we’ll speak with a Fox Valley woman with her feet in two worlds – music and anti-wind power activism.

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Lake Effect
1:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee: Power Switch continues with an examination of how well Wisconsin’s utilities are complying with the state’s sustainability mandate. Then we broaden our view to see how other states are viewing renewable energy standards. Then, ahead of his cartoon adventure camp, animator Tim Decker says he doesn’t need a second language because he speaks in “cartoon”. And sing-songwriter and Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault talks about, and performs some songs from, his latest album – his second collaboration with poet Lisa Olstein.

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Lake Effect
1:47 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series gets underway with an overview of the climate for green energy in Wisconsin, plus an argument that the free market is best-equipped to dictate which green technologies take off. Later, two interviews on the circus – a new film tells the story of the man who saved hundreds of antique circus wagons. And a Milwaukee author’s new book is on the tragic story of two circus superstars from the early 20th Century.

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Lake Effect
2:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

A national magazine spends a week reporting on Milwaukee and its lingering Rust Belt image. Later, why starting a food truck was easier for Steve Perlstein than opening a restaurant. A program tries to help urban residents see the forests for the trees; and we’ll talk with Ophira Eisenberg, the host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” about her unique memoir.

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Lake Effect
2:46 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A divide opens up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims. We talk with Brendan O'Brien of the online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it. The search for extraterrestrial life gets more interesting as the search for earth-like planets heats up, and a doctor uses the same technology as astronomers do to get at eye disease, early. Plus essayist George Berdes has some thoughts on the double edged sword that is technology.

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Lake Effect
1:03 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We take a broad look at the challenge of delivering mental health care in Wisconsin. Then, 65 years after Koss pioneers the personal headphone, the biggest change might be in sheer numbers. And before you go out and buy a ton of gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Petersen has some advice – chill out.

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Lake Effect
5:25 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new study sheds light on the public’s perceptions on participating in medical trials. And a book explores informed consent in medicine - and the vast gray area when it comes to scientists using a patient's blood samples in research. We’ll discuss how removing residency requirements for public workers could affect the Milwaukee real estate market. And Joe Bartolotta talks about 20 years of success in the Milwaukee restaurant business, and his new lease on life.

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Lake Effect
7:07 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk about the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on Wisconsin’s business owners and consumers. Then, visit Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood to learn about a church-based non-profit attempting to overcome the city’s divisions. Local writer Dan Murphy explores Milwaukee over the course of 24 hours, and Australian chef and TV host Curtis Stone talks about the importance of the home-cooked meal.

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Lake Effect
2:43 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday May 30, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program. we will focus on the federal government taking aim at improving the health of the Great Lakes. Then, one of only a handful of master model builders explains the enduring appeal of LEGO. We learn what affect the full moon has, and doesn't have, on us. And a botanist walks into a bar--and comes away with the idea for a book on the long history of using plants in alcoholic beverages.

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