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
1:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program... a worldwide campaign, Hours Against Hate, began its first project in the United States in Milwaukee last month – and since then people like Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic have joined the initiative. We’ll talk with the two co-founders. Then, rock-and-roll and the the dawn of the computer revolution is at the heart of local author and Lake Effect contributor Barry Wightman’s new novel, Pepperland. And even though the blockbusters get all the hype, there are other kinds of movies released in the summer months. We’ll talk about two: Blue Jasmine and Girl Most Likely.

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Lake Effect
3:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee celebrates the 95th birthday, and legacy, of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela, who remains in the hospital with a lung infection. We’ll talk with Alderman Joe Davis Jr., the South Africa Honorary Consul for Wisconsin, and his wife Magugu Davis, a native of South Africa. We’ll also hear what it was like to sing at Mandela’s inauguration from a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Then, we talk with Chicago writer Michael Harvey about his newest novel The Innocence Project, and learn about Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley, which opens this weekend.

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12:21 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk about the George Zimmerman verdict and what the takeaway message might be for African American communities in places like Milwaukee.  Later, how one Milwaukee neighborhood is trying to get its diversity equation right.  We’ll talk about one leader in the immigration and labor movements in Milwaukee.  And we’ll learn about the flawed characters that populate writer Jess Walter’s fiction.

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Lake Effect
5:19 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A researcher taps the members of a local-based organization to learn more about the genetics of obesity. Then, a Milwaukee native pens a history of swear words through the ages… including the Victorian period when it was risqué to even refer to your pants. We’ll catch up with the Alchemist Theatre and their new production of King Lear, and take a short road trip to 11th and Kilbourn to visit the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear.

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Lake Effect
4:25 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

A new Milwaukee organization is working to connect more women and girls of all ages to science and engineering fields.  Later, how nonprofit boards need to evolve to work better on behalf of their organizations.  We’ll talk about Car Gizmo Overload with our automotive contributor; and during a tough season, what Brewers fans can learn from the members of Red Sox Nation.

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