Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

It’s our annual all music Christmas show, in which we feature music recorded in our performance studio from the past year.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We’ll have our annual visit from writer and game expert James Lowder, with his yearly Games to Gift list. Then, we'll get an inside look at how some local chefs incorporate holiday traditions in their home kitchens, plus we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

 

Why NPR's Pam Fessler traveled to Milwaukee to report on wintertime evictions and homelessness. Plus, education reporter Rachel Morello helps us recap the year in education news; Food contributor Kyle Cherek compares our modern holiday feasts to what the Romans did centuries ago; we'll hear two music performances from the Lake Effect performance studio from the past year; Film contributor Dave Luhrssen weighs in on "The Shape of Water," and a very salty edition of Bubbler Talk rounds out the show.

 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

 

We talk with a Turkish journalist, now in exile in this country, about the erosion of press freedoms and what that means for democracy. Then, how poverty can exacerbate an already stressful season and some ways to employ self care. And we visit with the executive director and curator of exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum for a wide ranging conversation about art, craft, and the value of museums.

 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe talks about new priorities and funding public schools in Wisconsin. Then, we learn how a Milwaukee college is setting out to measure whether its graduates are truly ready for the work world. This month's Fit For You examines what we can do to better combat holiday stressors in relation to eating and will power, and musical duo Sara and Kenny give an in-studio performance.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

 

The founding CEO of the Malala Fund talks about constructive anger and how to channel anger into activism.  Later, a film scholar and former UWM film teacher works to bring attention to a sometimes scorned genre of movies.  We'll tour the modernism exhibition currently on at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  And we'll go in search of authentic images of classic American living rooms of the 1960s and '70s.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect

Historian and professor of law Mary Sarah Bilder discusses how James Madison's notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention shapes modern interpretations of this founding document. Later, our innovation series, How Did You Do That? introduces us to a Wisconsin-based pioneer in theatre lighting. Plus, Milwaukee’s Gay Reinartz, one of the world’s leading authorities on bonobo study and conservation, talks about her work.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Bookseller Daniel Goldin brings you the long-awaited list of books for holiday gift-giving with suggestions for everyone from the demanding reader to children's books. Then Radio Chipstone takes us to an exhibit that invites you to get up close and personal with a 1960s living room and aluminum Christmas tree. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Journalist Maziar Bahari was jailed in Iran eight years ago. Now, he’s working to bring attention to other imprisoned journalists around the world. Film critic Duane Dudek weighs in on the newest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. Then, musician and Milwaukee native Lynne Arriale discusses her transition from classical musician to jazz pianist. Plus, the latest Bubbler Talk and an in-studio performance from Rebecca and the Grey Notes.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Game expert James Lowder looks at some of the exciting new games out this holiday season, in his annual "Games to Gift" list. Then, why giving children the gift of travel might mean far more than clothes or a new cell phone this holiday season. And the founders of the Chant Claire Chamber Choir explain what motivated them to create a new choral opportunity in Milwaukee.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Bookseller Daniel Goldin has suggestions for the demanding reader on your list in our long-awaited list of books for holiday gift-giving. We’ll explore the history of women warriors over the centuries and what led them to their roles. Plus, local musicians Kim Robertson and Brett Lipshutz share some Celtic music for the holiday season.

Guests:

  • Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company
  • Dawn Sher Thomae, Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Celtic harpist Kim Robertson & mutli-instrumentalist Brett Lipshutz

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What's in it for the United States to go it alone and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - and who might be the shrewdest member of the Trump Administration when it comes to Middle Eastern policy? Later, why some Milwaukee middle and high school students were so excited for a visit from a German hip-hop band. And we consider the art of being still in the midst of our busy lives.

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  • Art Cyr, Lake Effect foreign policy contributor
  • Einshoch6, band
  • Erin Maris, E2 fitness center

Monday on Lake Effect

We feature a profile of the life and work of Hannah Rosenthal, who leads the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The, how a fateful year for four authors shaped the future of literature. We learn about the innovative way the Milwaukee House of Correction equips inmates with skills to thrive when they finish their sentences. Plus award-winning writer and director Rob Schrab remembers his roots in the early 90s comedy scene in Milwaukee.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We'll take a look at our interest in sports through a philosophical filter. Then, why the provocative play Major Barbara is emblematic of its playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Plus we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Simon Critchley, author, What We Think About When We Think About Soccer
  • Rebecca Holderness, Major Barbara director
  • Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin company lets people travel across the world to volunteer, while not giving up their day jobs. Novelist Elizabeth Berg explains the genesis of her new title character, Arthur Truluv, and we’ll sit down with musician Patty Larkin as she prepares to record her 14th album.

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  • Ann Davis, founder, Venture With Impact
  • Elizabeth Berg, author, The Story of Arthur Truluv
  • Patty Larkin, musician

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