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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We meet an iconic figure from Milwaukee’s north side. Lester Carter, Junior – Dr. Carter – has served a neighborhood as a pharmacist for nearly 50 years. Then, the way that fashion – and one traveling fashion fair – played a role in changing societal attitudes towards racism for the better. We talk with longtime Milwaukee artist JoAnna Poehlmann at her 50 year retrospective exhibit. And we’ll have some music from two Minnesotans and a Milwaukeean.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On the show today, a leading national expert weighs in on why stadium or arena projects succeed... or fail. Then, we'll travel to one of the area's last lines of defense for aging typewriters. Essayist Linda Benjamin says how we look at things often has a big effect on how we feel about them. And actress Deb Staples and director Leda Hoffman discuss the one woman show, The Amish Project, which opens tonight at the Milwaukee Rep.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The former mayor of Minneapolis offers some advice to Milwaukee as the debate over a new basketball arena goes on. R.T. Rybak was mayor as four separate sports facilities were debated and built in Minnesota’s largest city. Later, the art of making Persian rugs, and the craft of keeping them like new; we’ll meet Wisconsin’s newest poet laureate, who teaches at UWM; and we’ll have the latest installment in Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Former Milwaukee County Parks director Sue Black speaks about her long time administering parks in Wisconsin, as she prepares to move to Arizona this week. Later, how one Milwaukee organization is trying to provide stability to some of the city’s most vulnerable women. And writer Tim Dowling shares some of the funny lessons he imparts in a new book called How to Be a Husband.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Why Scott Walker’s likely Presidential bid is already resonating with some big donors; later, the concern the land conservation community has with the governor’s proposed budget. Plus, a national pop-up restaurant phenomenon makes its sixth trip to Milwaukee. And we’ll chat with the guest conductor at the helm of the Milwaukee Symphony tonight and tomorrow.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Lessons from the international response to Ebola that might slow the next outbreak… Later, is a fight brewing in Wisconsin over Common Core – among conservatives? We’ll have a preview of this year’s annual Festival of Films in French at UWM, and the latest installation at the Pitch Project is combination of mural, sculpture and music.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Analysis of Tuesday night’s budget address by Governor Scott Walker, and how the budget might impact Wisconsin and Wisconsinites; later, twelve entrepreneurial success stories from the Milwaukee area and the lessons they provide; we’ll chat with actor Anson Williams – forever associated with the Milwaukee portrayed in “Happy Days”; and an in-studio performance from a guitar virtuoso, ahead of a concert Friday at Latino Arts.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

UW-Milwaukee’s Chancellor offers a glimpse at the challenges the university might face if proposed cuts to the UW System go into place for the next biennial. Later, the political divisions within Syria are reflected in the art. Plus, The unique challenge that restaging a modern dance classic has for UWM dance students. And on Precious Lives, a mom uses her grief over the violent death of her son to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

An economist’s take on how a right-to-work law would impact Wisconsin. Then, how the governor’s plan for a so called “jock tax” is being felt as far away as Seattle and the NHL. Photographer Dick Blau talks about his secret to documenting Wisconsin’s polka culture. And cellist Robert Cohen remembers when he found the right instrument.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin scientist co-authors a landmark paper, warning human civilization on earth could be nearing a cliff. We’ll find out what he means. Later, we’ll learn some remarkable foreign words that have no direct English translation – but are worth knowing, anyway. And a wonderful in-studio performance from Milwaukee’s Fine Arts Quartet.

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  • Stephen Carpenter, UW Center for Limnology
  • Ella Frances Sanders, author, Lost In Translation
  • Fine Arts Quartet​

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