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
8:43 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Three Years After Act 10, Museum of WI Art, Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Friday on Lake Effect:

Three years after Act 10 changed the face of public administration in Wisconsin, we examine the aftermath of the legislation and how it's affected the relationship between governments and their employees. Later, the Museum of Wisconsin Art showcases the work of a Kansas native, but one who left an indelible mark on art in Wisconsin. Plus, the inside story of the 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival; and the latest installment in the Listening to Mitchell series of audio postcards.

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Lake Effect
10:07 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Head of Milwaukee Public Museum, MCT's Master Class

Thursday on Lake Effect:

On the show today, the new head of the Milwaukee Public Museum talks about the challenges his institution faces. Then, we'll talk with the star and directors of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's new production of Master Class, based on the opera singer Maria Callas. And a novel explores a centuries-old conspiracy theory about a Bavarian king​.

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Lake Effect
9:17 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Imperative for Area Companies to Innovate, The Hundred Year House

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On the show today, an article by the Milwaukee Business Journal examines why it's imperative for area companies to not just change, but innovate. Then, Chicago writer Rebecca Makkai explores family, art, ghosts, and reinvention in her newest novel, The Hundred Year House. And Milwaukee singer/songwriter Joe Huber stops by to talk about his newest album, The Hanging Road, and to play a few songs in the studio.​

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Lake Effect
1:06 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Hosts Arboriculture Conference, Robert Ebendorf, Cari Carlson

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As an international conference on Arboriculture takes place in Milwaukee, we talk with a city and state arborist about the health of Wisconsin’s urban forests. Then, an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum explores the career of American jeweler and metalsmith Robert Ebendorf, including some European influences that changed the definition of valuable. We speak with the artist himself about his life and career, and Lake Effect essayist Cari Carlson enjoys her 15 minutes of high fashion.

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Lake Effect
10:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Best of Author Show

Monday on Lake Effect:

It's an all author "best of" show today, starting with writer and physician Danielle Ofri. Her newest book asks whether you can teach a new doctor how to have empathy for her patients. Then, the hero of Joshua Ferris's newest novel is a dentist who can't get out of his own head – thanks to his patients. And a new biography considers the legend and legacy of actor John Wayne.​

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Lake Effect
8:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: We Are Water Project, History of Milwaukee County Zoo, Slaid Cleaves

Friday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee Water Commons makes a splash this weekend with their We Are Water project on Bradford Beach Sunday evening… WUWM's Susan Bence reports. Then, a new book tells the history of the Milwaukee County Zoo. Singer songwriter Slaid Cleaves performs in the studio and chats about his songwriting process. Plus we'll have three ideas for day trips out of town, and the next audio postcard from the Listening to Mitchell public art project.​

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Lake Effect
8:45 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: All Music Show

Thursday on Lake Effect:

It's an all music show today, starting with a conversation and in studio performance by Racine native Zachary Scott Johnson. Then, the members of Avec Le Bois talk about the trick to playing in a woodwind quintet – and give us an in studio demonstration. And we speak with writer Tom Doyle about his new biography of Sir Paul McCartney in the 1970s.​

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Lake Effect
8:45 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: World of 78 RPM Record Collectors, Best Breakfasts in Town, Linked Stories

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new book explores the world of 78 RPM record collectors and the historical, and musical, importance of these objects. Many of the most valuable were recorded just north of us in Grafton. Then, dining contributor Ann Christenson offers some options for the best breakfasts in town – both during the week and for brunch on weekends. And writer James Magruder talks about his collection of linked stories, Let Me See It, which tells the intertwined stories of gay cousins Tom and Elliot, who are navigating growing up in the 1970s and 80s.​

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Lake Effect
9:18 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Authors Edition

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

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Lake Effect
9:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee Town Hall Forum

Monday on Lake Effect:

Highlights from our Project Milwaukee town hall forum, recorded in front of an audience at the downtown Milwaukee Public Library and first aired in May. We’ll examine possible solutions to the Milwaukee area’s high rate of black male incarceration – the role lawmakers, police, businesses, community groups and individuals can play in changing the equation.

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