Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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:

Bookseller Daniel Goldin has suggestions for the demanding reader on your list in our long-awaited list of books for holiday gift-giving. We’ll explore the history of women warriors over the centuries and what led them to their roles. Plus, local musicians Kim Robertson and Brett Lipshutz share some Celtic music for the holiday season.

Guests:

  • Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company
  • Dawn Sher Thomae, Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Celtic harpist Kim Robertson & mutli-instrumentalist Brett Lipshutz

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What's in it for the United States to go it alone and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - and who might be the shrewdest member of the Trump Administration when it comes to Middle Eastern policy? Later, why some Milwaukee middle and high school students were so excited for a visit from a German hip-hop band. And we consider the art of being still in the midst of our busy lives.

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  • Art Cyr, Lake Effect foreign policy contributor
  • Einshoch6, band
  • Erin Maris, E2 fitness center

Monday on Lake Effect

We feature a profile of the life and work of Hannah Rosenthal, who leads the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The, how a fateful year for four authors shaped the future of literature. We learn about the innovative way the Milwaukee House of Correction equips inmates with skills to thrive when they finish their sentences. Plus award-winning writer and director Rob Schrab remembers his roots in the early 90s comedy scene in Milwaukee.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We'll take a look at our interest in sports through a philosophical filter. Then, why the provocative play Major Barbara is emblematic of its playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Plus we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Simon Critchley, author, What We Think About When We Think About Soccer
  • Rebecca Holderness, Major Barbara director
  • Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin company lets people travel across the world to volunteer, while not giving up their day jobs. Novelist Elizabeth Berg explains the genesis of her new title character, Arthur Truluv, and we’ll sit down with musician Patty Larkin as she prepares to record her 14th album.

Guests:

  • Ann Davis, founder, Venture With Impact
  • Elizabeth Berg, author, The Story of Arthur Truluv
  • Patty Larkin, musician

Thursday on Lake Effect

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Marquette University team up to focus on social innovation in the state. Later, why some are closely watching the future of a hiking trail through a Milwaukee County park. A performance from Milwaukee singer-songwriter Micah Olsan and then, Milwaukee Magazine’s Ann Christenson brings us a guide to the best cocktails in the city.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

The daughter of a Milwaukee civil rights icon discusses what it's like to edit her father's writing. Later, what Presidential scholar Jeff Engel learned about international crises by studying the Presidency of George HW Bush. And ahead his appearance in Milwaukee, singer and rapper Matisyahu reflects on his new album and where music is taking him.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We have a conversation with the journalist who managed the investigation that uncovered the Panama Papers, which led to the resignation of two world leaders. Then, why the provocative "Major Barbara" is emblematic of its playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Plus writer Katherine Rundell goes on an adventure along with her characters on a trek through the Amazon.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A look at some of the lesser-known aspects of criminal sentencing and impact of collateral consequences. Then, astronaut Kathy Sullivan describes the unique feeling of walking in space. Later, a look at sports through a philosophical filter and cellist Robert Cohen discusses his work with the Fine Arts Quartet.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

How a Milwaukee college is setting out to measure whether its graduates are truly ready for the work world. Then, film critic Dave Luhrssen says the film Lady Bird represents a triumph for coming-of-age films, and for its director, Greta Gerwig. Plus, we have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We'll visit the completely revamped Food Lab at Mount Mary University and learn how it’s integrated with the wider community. We look back on four decades of “A Christmas Carol” at the Milwaukee Rep and meet the muralist and designer responsible for the set and the unique lobby art for InTandem Theatre’s new production. Bubbler Talk answers another listener question about the Milwaukee area, and Oscar-winning and now Grammy-nominated composer Justin Hurwitz talks about his creative process.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A former policy advisor to Robert Kennedy describes what he sees as the criminalization of poverty in America. Then, one scientist looks at competing views of the impact of a proposed golf course development in Kohler. Theatre critic Dave Begel discusses some of the latest series of Fall season openings on stages around Milwaukee. Plus, how a picture of NASA scientist Margaret Hamilton sitting next to a stack of computer code gave a Madison children’s book author the idea for his latest book.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

How a Milwaukee college is setting out to study how prepared its graduates really are for the work world; Plus, the role schools play in not just academic learning, but social-emotional learning, as well. We'll get a snapshot of the opioid crisis affecting the Milwaukee community; and a conversation with the director of Skylight Music Theatre's hit production of the musical, "Annie."

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Reporter Rachel Morello answers a listener question about education in her newest “Beats Me” segment. Then, in an era of fad diets and pseudo-science, the founder of a new start-up wants to put your genome to work to help you decide what to eat. Tony Macaulay explains his work to stop the sectarian violence in his home city of Belfast in the 1980s, and we learn how a tiger moth’s ability to defend against its greatest predator has impacted its evolution.

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