Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm (except Thursdays) & 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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Santelle reflects on three decades in public service and the investigation that led him to resign two years ago. Then, actor Sonia Manzano talks about her time playing "Maria" on Sesame Street and the lasting impact on the children's show. Plus, an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum features pieces from the Works Progress Administration, a federal program that helped employ artists during the Great Depression.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Researchers at UW-Milwaukee look at the long-term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Then, in honor of national teacher appreciation week, we talk with one local educator about his experiences in the classroom. And what will happen to the automotive industry if autonomous vehicles become the norm? We look at the future of self-driving autos.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Challenges loom for the city's water and sewer system. Then, a local campaign hopes to recruit more mental health nurses in Milwaukee. Later, Journal Sentinel book critic Jim Higgins gets some advice on who to include in his book about Wisconsin’s literary luminaries. And singer-songwriter Mike Mangione shares the surprising story of an interview he did with two of his musical heroes.

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We learn about the high hopes leaders in Racine have for the city's nearly complete Bicycle Master Plan. Then, pianist Sasha Kasman discusses how playing an instrument should effect your personal traits. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

 

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Friday on Lake Effect:

News analyst Charlie Sykes joins us to talk about President Trump’s first 100 (and five) days. Plus, why transportation funding is such a hot potato in the Wisconsin legislature. A MIAD senior makes a 3-D movie that offers viewers a virtual glimpse of what the world is like if you have autism. Film critic Dave Luhrssen talks about the dialog in a film that is basically a ninety-minute shootout, and Bubbler Talk gets the story of a historic downtown skyscraper.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Retired educators share a key message mentors brought to girls on the fence about going into science and engineering fields. Later, we find out what the hot topics are under discussion at this year’s Wisconsin Bike Summit. We talk with the director and star of the Milwaukee Rep’s current production of “Jane Eyre," and Milwaukee artist Tom Bamberger looks back at a forty year career.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Writer Kristin Hannah talks about The Nightingale, her novel of women in the French Resistance during World War II. Later, as Ringling Brothers circus ends its 147-year run, a Wisconsin man prepares to part with his prodigious collection of circus memorabilia. A nationally renowned dancer helps choreograph a production for the kids in Express Yourself Milwaukee. And performers from the Florentine Opera, discuss the exhausting work of singing The Barber of Seville.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new book looks at what happened to Janesville and its people after its GM assembly plant closed in December of 2008. Then, contributor Robert Cohen discusses how bad moods can effect professional musicians for the better. We also take a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum to explore the "Milwaukee Collects" exhibition with the curators and collectors.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A Public Policy Forum report examines the last mile problem: getting people from bus stops to workplaces. Then, sociologist Ray Oldenburg thinks you can improve your life with a little quality time with good friends at the coffee shop. We hear about a Milwaukee start-up trying to change the wastewater treatment business, and we learn about a children’s book set in an enchanted forest in Central Wisconsin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Mathematician, chef, pianist, and all around smart person Eugenia Cheng explains the ultimate challenge to math. Our fit for you segment reminds us that fitness isn’t created overnight. Plus, listen to the latest episode of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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  • Dr. Eugenia Cheng, author, Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
  • Jodene Richard, fitness instructor
  • Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect:

We look at the future of Milwaukee’s Harbor District, and hear about the latest people inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Milwaukee’s Lauren Groh contrasts a day hike in Wisconsin with what she’s doing on the Appalachian trail. Plus, we have a conversation with one of the nation’s most-loved poets, Mark Doty, and get a preview into Present Music’s unusual venue for a concert Saturday night.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng helps to explain the ultimate challenges of math, including the concept of "forever and a day." Wisconsin writer Jane Kelley crafts a children's book character who needs to do something with his constant creative urges, and astronomy contributor Jean Creighton dives into black holes. Plus, we learn about CineLatino - the first Hispanic film festival in Milwaukee presented by Marcus Theaters.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We have a conversation with the next president of Milwaukee's Mount Mary University, Christine Pharr. Plus, we learn about the noble goals of the Slow Food movement in the United States, and Milwaukee musician Peter Mulvey joins us for an in-studio performance and conversation as he releases his 17th album.

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  • Dr. Christine Pharr, Mount Mary University
  • Jennifer Casey, Wisconsin Governor of Slow Food USA
  • Peter Mulvey, musician

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How a UW-Milwaukee professor is helping young refugees adjust to life in American schools. Plus, how researchers work on the physical challenges faced by kids on the autism spectrum in a unique local clinic. And Chicago-based jazz singer Alyssa Allgood uses her voice like a trumpeter plays a horn.

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  • Lynn Sedivy, UW-Milwaukee
  • Victoria Moerchen & Margaret Dietrich, UW-Milwaukee Coordination Clinic for Adolescents with Autism
  • Jessie Garcia, essayist
  • Alyssa Allgood, singer

Monday on Lake Effect

Why we’re still learning about Nazi atrocities in the former Soviet Union. Then, we talk with a US trade expert to learn how and why the US has fallen behind in the global economy. And paralympian, Rhodes Scholar, and international businesswoman Bonnie St. John talks about successful ways to empower girls.

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  • Father Patrick Desbois, president, Yahad-In Unum
  • Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Bonnie St. John, Paralympic Ski Medalist

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