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
Tue June 17, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Jonanthan Alter on Politics in Wisconsin, Thriving Cities

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, political writer Jonathan Alter on same-sex marriage, President Obama's political fights, and Paul Ryan's place in national politics. Then, a new project works to get city residents to think about what it means to thrive here. It wasn’t always an easy task. Essayist Mark Siegrist wonders, “What’s up, Milwaukee?” And a museum exhibit explores the affinity between Jews and rock and roll.

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Lake Effect
8:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Economic Scorecard, Tesla's Electric Car, Islands of Milwaukee

Monday on Lake Effect:

The newest quarterly Wisconsin economic scorecard is out, and we’ll have a look at the numbers. Then, a new book tells the story of a little known civil servant, and witness to President Lincoln’s death. Despite some recent setbacks, Tesla Motor Company pushes forward with the all electric car. And we’ll have the next installment of our weekly series, The Islands of Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
10:49 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Mining Documentary, Sci Fi Summer Movies, Present Music

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a locally produced film on the proposed open pit iron ore mine in Hurley gets national airtime. Then, films of an entirely different sort – mostly of the sci fi genre – hit the big screens this summer. Present Music concludes its season with a host of community partners, and a new novel, The Summer of Rain: Odyssey of a Young P.I., plays out in a fictional Wisconsin town during a profoundly damp summer.

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Lake Effect
10:07 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Malcolm Gladwell, Baseball Stadium Food, Protected Land in Ozaukee County

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, writer Malcolm Gladwell talks about the trouble with high rates of black male incarceration. Then, why one local dining critic thinks baseball stadiums need to up the variety and quality of the food they offer. We’ll get a tour of some protected land in Ozaukee Country, and the Harley Davidson Museum opens an exhibit on the lure of the road trip, and that includes that iconic American institution, the diner.

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Lake Effect
8:54 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Medical College of Wisconsin, Impact of Music Therapy, Craft Beers

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, two regional campuses for the Medical College of Wisconsin get closer to reality. We’ll talk with the College’s president. Plus a gerontologist looking at the impact of music therapy on patients with dementia finds an unexpected connection. Then move aside, national brands. Wisconsin is seeing an increase in the numbers of craft beers available. And we meet a group of 5th graders who are all wet…in the name of aquaponics, of course.

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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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