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
9:09 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Warning Signs for Head & Neck Cancers, The Uncertainty of Enclosure Exhibit

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we learn of some of the warning signs for head and neck cancers. Then, an artist finds inspiration in the unique home he lived in as a child, and after three years, sees all of the work together for the first time at INOVA. We meet one of the jurors for this year’s Piano Arts competition, and join our Good Fermentations contributor Jeannette Hurt at a cheese dinner.

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Lake Effect
11:06 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Gardening Season

Monday on Lake Effect:

Why downtown Phoenix might serve as inspiration for efforts to revitalize downtown Milwaukee. Later, the VA has gotten a lot of well-deserved bad press lately – but one success story has been its National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. We’ll learn about the festival’s Milwaukee connection. Plus, writer Elizabeth Eulberg looks back to a 25-year-old film to spark her recent young adult novel. And some tips to keep your back healthy as gardening season grows.

Lake Effect
10:16 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: MacArthur Legacy, D-Day Remembrance, Jewish Brigade, MKE Bucks

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, Milwaukee celebrates the legacy of General George MacArthur and rededicates his statue now near the War Memorial. Then, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, we consider some historical lessons from that time, and visit a local museum with a an exhibit on Jewish partisans and the Jewish Brigade. Later, our sports contributor reviews the recent Milwaukee visit from the Buck’s new owners, and we’ll showcase a summer drinking guide to Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
9:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Media Ethicist, Environmental Clergyman, Milwaukee Bookseller

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A media ethicist has some words of caution for reporters covering stories like the Waukesha stabbing. Later, we learn about the challenges of being an environmental clergyman. Then, what a Milwaukee bookseller gets out of a huge New York book expo, and we take a virtual tour of some of hidden Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
8:04 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee's Infant Mortality Rate Increases, Best Fantasy Novels

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate increases – we examine what has gone wrong in the past few years, and how it fits in with other public health challenges. Later, the secret to creativity isn’t such a secret – it’s hard work. But how to harness that work is the subject of Austin Kleon’s new guide. Plus, a Milwaukee writer offers his own guide to the best fantasy novels. And is the farm-to-table movement in trouble? A Lake Effect contributor weighs in.

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Lake Effect
10:50 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Living in Poverty on Milwaukee's North Side, Neighborhood News Service

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service takes on a huge issue – what it’s like to live in poverty on Milwaukee’s north side. Later, the news service itself is the focus of an academic study on journalism and community building. Writer Joshua Ferris weaves together existentialism, dentistry, and baseball in a winning new novel. And a Lake Effect essayist shares her story of school lunch angst.

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Lake Effect
9:04 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's Old Family-Run Businesses, Gluten-Free Cooking

Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll look back at twenty years of transformation in South Africa since Nelson Mandela became president. Later, a photography project tells the story of Wisconsin’s oldest family-run businesses. A Milwaukee company tries to reduce the guesswork in gluten-free cooking, and we’ll have the latest Islands of Milwaukee episode.

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Lake Effect
8:53 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee, NCAA Department of Defense Concussion Research, Tiny House

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, our Project Milwaukee series on the high rate of incarceration among black men in Milwaukee is now focusing on solutions – and two local women who have very personal ties to the system offer their ideas. Then, the Medical College of Wisconsin is one of three institutions participating in a joint NCAA Department of Defense concussion research initiative. A woman downsizes her life into an 84 square foot house, and a quilting program at Taycheedah women’s prison in Fond du Lac offers the inmates more than sewing skills.

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Lake Effect
9:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Finding Jobs for Ex-offenders, Self Taught Milwaukee Photographer

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Lake Effect
9:13 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ex-Offenders Talk About Addiction and Prison, Great Lakes Hikes

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Three ex-offenders weigh in on how they would change the system for treating people for addictions and other issues while in prison. Later, a new biography looks into why John Wayne remains an American icon, 35 years after his death. A Michigan woman sets to work on her third book about Great Lakes hikes. And we’ll meet a Milwaukee man plying a 19th Century trade in 21st Century Milwaukee.

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