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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect

We get an outside view of this year's U.S. election cycle, with  journalists from Serbia and Tanzania. French author Antoine Laurain's latest novel French Rhapsody weaves together a story of lost youth and competing political candidates, including one resembling a man on the ballot in the U.S. Musician Sarah Aroeste explains why she writes and performs in the endangered language of Ladino. And we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We explore the electoral college, and understand how tomorrow’s electoral math evolved. Later, how kids and electronic devices can be a troubling combination, especially when they reach the level of addiction. Plus we’ll hear an intriguing tale of the remote south Pacific from writer Simon Winchester.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We meet a woman who was born in a German concentration camp at the end of World War II, and the son of the American medic who saved her life. Then, why some people (and Millennials in particular), like to take photos of their food. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

At the beginning of basketball season, Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs is honoring the role of girls, both in the club and society in general. Later, the Army Corps of Engineers and UWM collaborate to create habitat on Milwaukee’s breakwater. Then, Cellist Robert Cohen pays tribute to his first and most influential teacher. On Bubbler Talk, we get the story of bar dice, and then discuss the issue with stereotyping women based on their drink preferences.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A Wisconsin forensic scientist discusses how modern methods help solve crimes. Then, family psychologist and poet Sarah Rosenblatt, uses her work to explore the curiousness of life and the human condition. Contributor Ray Fister helps us understand how to behave at a wine tasting, and the band Adrian+Meredith gets inspirations for future songs from their tour stops.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

How issues surrounding climate change are reflected in the Wisconsin race for Senate. Then, Dutch video artist and photographer Rineke Dykstra explains how she approaches portraiture. Film critic Dave Luhrssen discusses Denial, a film which he says raises some very contemporary issues. And we talk with comedian, writer and TV host Craig Ferguson ahead of his show in Milwaukee.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We get some insight into the City of Milwaukee’s new ordinance banning panhandling on median strips and entrance ramps. Then, how a Milwaukee woman designed an online course to help women who have suffered loss from miscarriages. Plus, why some people – Millenials in particular – like to go to restaurants and take pictures of their food. And Precious Lives offers some historical perspective on the current culture of gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A local organization is working to make more effective school board members through a program called BoardCorps. We speak with three of the people involved with the program. Then, the Milwaukee author of a new biography of Herbert Hoover hopes people take it to heart. And our Fit For You segments seeks to demystify yoga. Plus, we talk to the author of a new comprehensive biography of Brett Favre

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Milwaukee public school students suffer with a significant achievement gap, but one local group believes that focusing on academics alone won't solve the issue. Then, the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra welcomes a trio from Italy, for an ambitious concert that includes the complete Four Seasons Suite by Antonio Vivaldi. Plus, we hear some Halloween tales on the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula. 

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A new book examines the history and the significance of the Wisconsin Idea in higher education. Then, one of the people behind the SafeHouse restaurant explains why she’s still drawn to the place after so many years as the spy haven celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bubbler Talk answers a question about Milwaukee’s Miller Brewery, and we'll have an in studio performance and conversation with indy-rock duo Lily & Madeline.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

How the US presidential campaign fits into a larger story about the state of global democracy. Then, the creators of a new musical based on a biography of suffragist Victoria Woodhull, discuss the show’s unlikely beginnings. Our astronomy contributor explains an intriguing discovery from one of Saturn’s moons. And artist David Lenz explains how he chose the subjects that comprise his new exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new book illustrates the face of the civil rights movement in northern U.S. cities, including in Milwaukee. Then, the creator of the controversial artwork Eggs Benedict is back with a new work that celebrates Planned Parenthood. Essayist JF Riordan examines the divisions between rural and urban America. And Theatre Red launches a new play based on the real American pirate Anne Bonney.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we get a couple of views on climate change – one from a global recognized atmospheric scientist on why he’s speaking directly to politicians. Later, how the impact of climate change is being seen on lakes in Wisconsin. Plus, a commentator explains what he doesn’t get about selfie sticks, and we’ll hear the latest episode of Precious Lives.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Milwaukee native and attorney, Kim Motley, opened her own practice in Afghanistan nearly eight years ago. She discusses the documentary based on her work, and explains how she connects with her clients. Then, NPR’s Shankar Vedantam explains how the revisions in social science research are like global exploration. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

County Executive Chris Abele talks about his call for a new vehicle registration fee and why he believes it’s crucial to the budget. Later, essayist Pam Nettleton remembers a dress with a notorious past. The Boulevard Theatre hearkens back to 1950s Milwaukee for its latest production, and we journey back to 1988 when Milwaukee played the role of Cleveland in an all-time great baseball movie. Plus, we have the latest edition of Bubbler Talk.

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