Lake Effect

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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
10:06 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs, Flying High with NASA

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

One business leader suggests a different approach to inner-city employment woes - teach kids to be entrepreneurs Then, we learn the importance of a global approach when marketing those innovations. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton flies high with NASA this month, and a novel’s protagonist is brought to life on stage through words and music.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee, Great Milwaukee Chefs, Puns Take Center Stage

Monday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee continues with a conversation with one former inmate about his post-prison experience and his determination. Later, how Milwaukee has become fertile ground for growing great chefs. An exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hopes to connect kids with the natural world and a couple of icons – Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear. And the best – or the worst – puns in Milwaukee will take center stage this week.

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Lake Effect
10:23 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Police Ride-along, Milwaukee Debate League, Glass Artist, Pro Wrestling

Friday on Lake Effect:

As part of our Project Milwaukee series, we ride along with a police patrol in the 53206 zip code – an area especially hit by high rates of black male incarceration. Later, we’ll learn about the work being done to raise the profile of high school debate teams in urban schools here. Plus, a conversation with Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman about a major work on display in West Bend. And a former staple on Milwaukee’s pro wrestling scene has a new memoir about his 25 years in the sport.

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Lake Effect
9:22 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Low-Cost International Airline Looking at Milwaukee, Racine Art Museum

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Low-cost international airlines might be looking at Milwaukee to expand their US footprint. We learn why this market is so attractive. Then, a former Wisconsinite introduces us to the newest research on “flow.” Our wine contributor connects with some familiar faces at this year’s Premiere event in Napa Valley, and we tour the Racine Art Museum.

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Lake Effect
10:26 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Documentary on Marquette's 1977 Basketball Jerseys, Milwaukee Blacksmith

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic weighs in on the work of the task force looking at the future of the downtown arena and area cultural institutions. Later, a new documentary recalls the iconic basketball jerseys of Marquette’s 1977 championship season. We’ll talk with the director – actor Danny Pudi (pr: pou-dee) – and with former player Bo Ellis, who designed the jerseys. And we’ll meet a blacksmith, plying his trade in 21st Century Milwaukee.

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