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.

Friday on Lake Effect

A professor who left Wisconsin after tenure protections were lost updates her story and her work to make college more affordable. Then, UW Madison scientist Sean Carroll says there are fundamental, structural truths that govern everything. And Sarah Vos of the Milwaukee-based Dead Horses talks about the group's highly anticipated album, "Cartoon Moon."

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Thursday on Lake Effect

As many of us prepare to gather around a Thanksgiving table, we consider the surprisingly common incidence of hunger on college campuses. Then, we learn about a little-known part of Wisconsin's cranberry heritage. Later, food writer Jeanette Hurt brings in some Wisconsin cheese and has some key serving suggestions. And the founders of a Milwaukee-based artisanal tonic company discuss their approach to mixers and the changing world of beverages. 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

The founder of Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne, explains why he believes childhood is under siege. Then, a local researcher hopes an app might be the way to help OCD patients take the stress out of seeking help. Later, why regional dialects continue to thrive and an in-studio performance by Milwaukee-based band, Telethon. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A Milwaukee researcher looks for answers about Wisconsin's increase in traffic deaths. Then, NPR's Shankar Vedantam makes social science research more accessible to non-scientists. Later, our Fit For You segment tries to take the intimidation factor out of spinning class. And we have the latest installment in our Precious Lives series. 

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Monday on Lake Effect

Our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the great unknown: foreign affairs under a Donald Trump presidency. Then, Congressman John Lewis discusses writing his comic book series about the Civil Rights Movement. His most recent edition, March Book: 3, just won the National Book Award. Later, our sports contributor reflects on the angst that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced during an inconsistent season. And Gayle Forman's latest novel is her first for adult readers, and it asks some big "what-if" questions. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A health policy expert discusses the longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act. Then, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospect coloring book of his artwork. Plus, we'll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula

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  • Barbara Zabawa, attorney, Center for Health and Wellness Law
  • Reggie Baylor, artist
  • Radio Chipstoneseries
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect

A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Alice Waters, discusses the past, present, and future of food. Then, why there's no one right way to play medieval music. Later, Bubbler Talk visits that Milwaukee building that looks like the Taj Mahal. And two of the people behind Skylight Music Theatre's production of "La Cage aux Folles" debate the work's true meaning. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A Shorewood native tells the compelling story of his time in the wilderness. Then, Milwaukee PBS gets set to launch a comprehensive, locally produced news show. Later, Milwaukee Magazine profiles the new director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Plus, local LGBTQ groups band together to celebrate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We consider the national rise of three Wisconsin Republicans. Later, an event this weekend at Discovery World seeks to excite more girls about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Creativity Series at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents furniture designer and builder Asher Israelow. And the Milwaukee of 1953 comes to life in the world premiere of Unsilent Night at Next Act Theatre. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

The longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration. Then, the surprising origin of We Energies’ holiday tradition, the annual Cookie Book. Later, the accidentally good timing behind Milwaukee Rep's production of The Foreigner. Plus, the latest episode in our Precious Lives series.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Organizations that study the Great Lakes express their concern about what the Trump Administration may mean for their ongoing efforts. Then, the people behind a successful effort to improve police-community relations in Cincinatti give Milwaukee some helpful advice. Later, the appeal of tiny homes on the south side, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And Milwaukee musician B-Free tries to create songs that her listeners can relate to. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, Dutch video artist and photographer, Rineke Dijkstra, explains her unique approach to portraiture. Plus, we'll have the latest episode of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. 

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  • Claire Bolderson, journalist
  • Rineke Dijkstra, video artist and photographer
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect

After Tuesday's election, analysts are asking big questions about how campaigns work in the 21st century. Later, a Wisconsin man's memoir of service in Vietnam, and a Milwaukee writer's search for the site of his father's fatal plane crash in World War II. Plus, Bubbler Talk looks for Milwaukee's oldest buildings, and we'll hear about the latest in a series of mysteries based on Old World Wisconsin. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, jazz pianist Patricia Barber makes a rare Milwaukee appearance this weekend. Later, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospective coloring book. And the 16 things every Wisconsinite needs to know about the Badger State.

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  • Claire Bolderson, journalist
  • Patricia Barber Trio, jazz musicians
  • Reggie Baylor, artist
  • Dan Murphy, Milwaukee Magazine

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*Our regularly scheduled program was preempted due to coverage of Hillary Clinton's concession speech and President Obama's address following the election results.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Local political scientists Lilly Goren and Thomas Holbrook discuss how the national trends were reflected in Wisconsin, and the message voters were sending here and elsewhere. Also discussed are the ramifications for the Electoral College and Paul Ryan’s leadership position in the house of representatives.

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