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
10:42 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: Irish Faith, Irish Mom, Nova Scotian Music, Irish Music

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We kick off our Irish Fest coverage today with a look at Irish spirituality in place, word and deed. Plus, this year features the distinctive traditional music of Nova Scotia. But there will also be plenty of Irish music, too – from England and Ireland by way of Disney World. And we’ll hear about a new book about a remarkable Irish Wisconsin woman and her life of faith.

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Lake Effect
3:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ron Johnson Feature, Lebowski Fest, Genesis Guitarist, Mystery Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A reporter charts the rise of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson on the national stage. Later, we learn why Milwaukee and The Big Lebowski are an ideal match. Then, rock star Daryl Stuermer pays it forward to the next generation of guitarists. And writer Wendy Webb expounds on the art of creeping us out.

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Lake Effect
9:44 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect: US Navy, The Testing, Punk Icon Richard LaValliere

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn why the US Navy is important to Milwaukee’s economic security. Later, have you ever felt like your whole life depended on the outcome of one exam? That’s literally the case in the new book, The Testing. And a group of friends remember one of Milwaukee’s late, great punk icons, bassist Richard LaValliere.

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Lake Effect
11:54 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Full Episode: Friday August 9th, 2013

Today on Lake Effect, we begin a new series called Real Talk with David Pate that will examine topics at the intersection of race, gender, and class. Today we’ll hear about the racial wealth gap in Milwaukee. Then, Denny Rauen celebrates 30 years of making guitars sound great. And we visit the American Cheese Society's annual conference and contest, held last week in Madison:

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Lake Effect
10:13 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Thursday's Lake Effect: Search for Life on Other Planets, Positive Parenting Program, Civil War

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with astronomer and astrophysicist David Latham about the ongoing search for life off earth – and the kinds of planets we’d need to find that could support it. Then, one local teenager’s experience with Rosalie Manor’s Positive Parenting Program helped her do her best for herself and her daughter 18 years ago. We learn about a book that features letters home to Wisconsin during the Civil War. And the very funny, but unpredictable, play Art opens at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

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