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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we get an update about the ongoing redevelopment of Milwaukee’s Westlawn public housing community. We bring you some tips on doing your best on the SATs, and hear a call to arms for people to deal with this maniacal foe. Comedian Jen Kirkman explains how she tries to harness performance anxiety to her advantage. And one essayist remembers a somber time in Milwaukee's season of fun.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

August is national coffee month, and over the next few weeks we’ll have lots of stories about Milwaukee’s love affair with the bean. Today, we discuss why a city needs some successful coffee businesses already in place before more will open. Then, on this month’s On That Note, cellist Robert Cohen says everything a musician does informs how he or she plays music. And the latest installment of our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We bring you highlights from Precious Lives: The Live Show, recorded on stage at the Pabst Theater. Since January 2015, we’ve been telling the stories of Milwaukee lives impacted by gun violence on our series, Precious Lives. Today, we devote our entire program to the remarkable live performance which features moving personal stories of lives impacted by gun violence.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

With both the Republican and Democratic conventions concluded, British reporter Claire Bolderson says the desire for change of any kind is propelling politics on both sides of the pond. Then, nearly 10 years from their first record, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak discusses how they continue to progress in their minimalist approach to music. Film critic Duane Dudek reflects on Woody Allen just as his latest film is released in theatres, and we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We recap the Democratic National Convention with Milwaukee delegate and DNC member, Jason Rae. Then, since Harry Sydney’s retirement from professional football he’s put his energy into a male mentoring program called My Brother’s Keeper. Later, comedian Hari Kondabolu says the political climate of this summer is hitting close to home. And musician Alex Meixner uses his style of polka-fusion music to connect with people.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

The 2016 Summer Olympics begins in Rio de Janeiro next week. We talk with writer Jessie Garcia about her new book, Going for Wisconsin Gold. We’ll then chat with current Wisconsin Olympian, Annie Haeger, who will compete in Rio with her sailing partner beginning August 10th. A new bicycling organization, Wisconsin Women Cycling, is working to get more women on the road. And we chat with writer Jen Miller about her new book, Running: A Love Story.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As the Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia, British reporter Claire Bolderson says the desire for change of any kind is propelling politics on both sides of the pond. Then, it’s been 40 years since our first mission to Mars. We’ll talk with astronomy contributor Jean Creighton about how it shaped future missions to the Red planet. And indy-rock duo Lily & Madeleine dropped out of high school to pursue music full time. The sisters talk about why they have no regrets.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The Democratic National Convention is happening this week in Philadelphia. We’ll talk with Milwaukee superdelegate Jason Rae to get his take on the proceedings. Then, a group of Milwaukee teenagers attend a different kind of camp – a theatre intensive hosted by Next Act Theatre. Our auto contributor Mark Savage says pickup trucks have moved off the farm and into a higher end market. And we’ll have the latest installment of our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The late real estate developer Joseph Zilber had a dream for the former Pabst Brewery site. Reporter Tom Daykin says at least some of that dream is finally coming true. Then, a new grant will help Bublr Bikes move into under served neighborhoods. And legendary trumpeter and band leader Herb Alpert returns to Milwaukee this fall. We’ll chat with him about more than 50 years of making music.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore why Milwaukee rents are going up, then Fit For You speaks with the creator of one of the most popular fitness programs: "Couch to 5K." Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Sam Radbil, ABODO.com
  • Josh Clark, Couch to 5K program
  • Lisa Marie, musician; Gianofer Fields, material culture contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We get a recap on the just completed Republican National Convention from Milwaukee delegate Bob Spindell. Then, we speak with 16 year old singing sensation Jackie Evancho before she performs at Festa Italiana this weekend. We’ll meet the photographer behind the Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Future Perfect” exhibit. Bubbler Talk finds out about the falls in Menomonee Falls, and contributor Stacy Tornio says there’s a waterfall in Whitnall Park that’s very much worth a visit.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee real estate prices are on the rise. From June to July of this year, Milwaukee saw the highest average increase in the country, and it’s not just Millennials that are driving those prices. Then, Wisconsin writer Blair Braverman worries about the potentially harshest critics of her memoir of the arctic: her parents. And the Summit Players celebrate a second summer of bringing Shakespeare to Wisconsin state parks.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We look at the role LGBT-run businesses run play in the economy at large. Then, a new study shows two of the least stressed cities in America are in Wisconsin. Plus, we’ll learn about the most influential Milwaukee golfer you've probably never heard of, and the most influential baseball coach you’ve probably never hear of either.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how Wisconsin is implementing what comes after No Child Left Behind’s successor, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Plus, we’ll learn one of the tricks to going from sedentary being to 5K runner and we bring you an audio postcard from the annual Storming of the Bastille run here in Milwaukee. And on Precious Lives, a legacy garden honors a young life lost to gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We bring you an inside view of this week’s Republican National Convention, from a local delegate. Then, a Milwaukee cookbook author makes the case that dinner – or lunch, or breakfast – doesn’t need a long ingredient list to make for a delicious meal. Our film contributor shares his thoughts on what some see as sacrilege and others found pretty amusing: the remake of Ghostbusters. Plus, Milwaukee’s George Washington statue gets a facelift, and an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee celebrates the game of Mah Jongg.

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