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
9:28 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Curt Culver, Story of Former Packer Lionel Aldridge, Jewish Museum Exhibit

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Curt Culver reflects on 33 years at MGIC, and a senate race that didn’t happen. Then, the story of former Packer Lionel Aldridge, his wife Vicky, and barrier broken in the 1960s. And the Stitching History from the Holocaust exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee tells a very personal story.

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  • Curt Culver, MGIC Investment Corporation
  • Howie Magner, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Ellie Gettinger, Jewish Museum Milwaukee; Rachel Baum, Jewish Studies, UWM​

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Lake Effect
9:09 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Conservation Stewardship Program Changes, Musician Stephen Wade

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the debate over changes to a conservation stewardship program that are proposed under the new Farm Bill – some say they are unfair to small-scale farmers. Later, the changing landscape for Wisconsin’s Indian nations in the 21st Century. Stephen Wade showcases some uniquely American music in a one man show at the Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret. Our sports contributor gets philosophical about the Packers’ playoff loss. And the latest installment in our Precious Lives series.

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Lake Effect
10:43 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Monday on Lake Effect: Racial Disparities Versus Racism, Wisconsin Historical Society

Monday on Lake Effect:

On the holiday honoring Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., we’ll talk about racial disparities that persist in America, and the differences between disparities and racism. Later, the Wisconsin Historical Society prepares for a big week of programming in Milwaukee. We’ll meet New York chef Gabrielle Hamilton and learn about the cookbook based on her popular restaurant. And an essayist talks about where to turn for good advice.

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Lake Effect
9:31 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Friday on Lake Effect: Corporate World & LGBT Equality, Digitizing Underground Milwaukee Newspaper

Friday on Lake Effect:

How corporate America has been often been further out in front of LGBT equality than other parts of society. We’ll hear about the state of the workplace for LGBT people in 2015. Later, a groundbreaking radical 1960s underground Milwaukee newspaper gets new life online. We’ll meet UWM grad Jim Locke, now a flight surgeon for NASA. And fine art photographer Eddee Daniel wraps up a year as artist-in-residence for the Menomonee Valley.

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Lake Effect
9:54 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Thursday on Lake Effect: Streetcar Project, Milwaukee Bucks' Iconic Court Floor

Thursday on Lake Effect:

With a vote looming on Milwaukee’s proposed downtown streetcar project, we hear highlights from a forum on the plan, held earlier this week. We’ll hear what advocates believe is the promise of the project and how it might impact the community at large. We’ll also learn why some believe that even if the streetcar line is built, we should temper our expectations from it. Also on the show, the next chapter will soon be at hand for the iconic basketball court where the Milwaukee Bucks played in the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Lake Effect
9:43 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Wednesday on Lake Effect: State of the State Address, SHARP Literacy Book, Oconomowoc Play

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll analyze Governor Walker’s State of the State address, and examine how it speaks to statewide or national political ambitions. Later, Milwaukee-based SHARP Literacy publishes its latest book for kids, a mystery story introducing young readers to the pioneering urban agriculture movement here. Later, an upcoming play for which the actor has never read the script, there are no rehearsals, and no director. And a couple of new songs from public radio producer-turned Texas singer-songwriter Jessie Torrisi.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Gun Culture Memoir, Precious Lives, Spending Time With The Bartolottas

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how a childhood hunting accident frames Craig Collins’s memoir of gun culture. A reporter spends some time with the city’s most prominent restaurant brothers – Joe and Paul Bartolotta, and sets out to understand their success. Plus, we launch Precious Lives, a two-year series examining children and gun violence in Milwaukee. We’ll hear the story behind the series, and listen to the first episode.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Monday on Lake Effect: Genome Sequencing, Empathy, Milwaukee Midget Racing

Monday on Lake Effect:

Just because you can get your genome sequenced, does that mean you should? We’ll talk about the ethics of genomics with one of the country’s leaders in the field. Later, what’s happened to empathy in our society? We’ll learn why it’s important and how we might get more of it into our lives. And we’ll meet a Milwaukeean who drove his MG Midget faster than anyone has ever driven one before.

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Lake Effect
10:56 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Friday on Lake Effect: Case for Common Core, Stories from Wisconsin Farmers, Movies

Friday on Lake Effect:

With Common Core standards in the cross-hairs of many Wisconsin conservatives, including the governor, we hear from one education analyst who believes the education standards hold true to many traditionally conservative values. Later, we’ll hear about a project to collect audio interviews from Wisconsin farmers. Plus, a look back at the movie year-that-was, and one essayist’s guide to watching football, just in time for the playoffs.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Thursday on Lake Effect: 30th Street Corridor Revitalization, Singer-Songwriter Jess Klein

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The massive effort to revitalize a massive piece of Milwaukee – we’ll learn what’s at stake in the 30th Street Corridor. Later, what Koss Corporation gets out of the Consumer Electronics Show, even though the Milwaukee-based company isn’t showing off any new products there. And an in-studio performance by Austin-based singer-songwriter Jess Klein, whose latest album is called Learning Faith.

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