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.

This weekend on Lake Effect

A look at the difficulty students face navigating sex, power, and consent on college campuses. Then, a leading concussion doctor talks about the growing awareness of concussion injuries. We meet two families in a time of transition, as teens moves from high school to college and we have the latest edition of our story-telling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

Republican and Democratic governors seek to break a legislative stalemate on healthcare reform. Later, Milwaukee Magazine shares its Fall arts preview. Renaissance Theaterworks celebrates 25 years of women making theatre with its Br!nk New Play Festival this weekend. And Bubbler Talk returns with an intoxicatingly sweet topic suggested by a listener.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A note of caution from the man who shone a national spotlight on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Later, the benefits (and downsides) of being a political comedian in the Donald Trump era. A festival celebrates the renaissance of one Milwaukee neighborhood this Saturday, and local filmmakers explain the rush they get from making short films in Milwaukee.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We discuss trying to navigate the difficult landscape of sex, power, and consent on college campuses. Then, novelist Tom Perrotta explores some of that same landscape, both among college students, and the parents they leave behind at home. Plus we learn about the ambitious aim of a young theatre company opening a production of “Next to Normal” this week at Next Act Theatre.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A Marquette researcher delves into the complicated science of gender and performance in sports. Then, the bizarre story of a homemade submarine and an extortion plot in 1940s Milwaukee. And how art therapists know that using art is helping their clients get through their mental health challenges.

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We look back on a landmark in Milwaukee history - the start of 200 nights of open housing marches. Race and ethnicity reporter Aisha Turner speaks with a man who was front and center during that time - Prentice McKinney. Then we examine cybersecurity and internet connected devices, from your fitness tracker to your car. Radio Chipstone introduces us to a woman looking at the pervasive nature of racism in Wisconsin’s history, and we present the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As teenagers they marched for housing reforms - 50 years later, they share those memories. Then, as the school year begins, we recap the week in education with reporter Rachel Morello. An architect talks about the disconnect cabin owners are seeking, and we’ll take a road trip to northern Wisconsin and a couple of summer camps that have been part of one family for decades.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at Milwaukee's hotel building boom, and the potential speed bumps ahead. Then, how society’s view of autism has evolved in the past four decades. Our Fit For You segment heads to the Milwaukee River for a lesson on rowing, and critic Dave Luhrssen shares his thoughts on the film Good Time.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

How the Strange Fruit festival in Milwaukee seeks to use music to address race relations. Later, a farm-to-table dinner honors some of the high school students who worked the land. A Whitefish Bay woman’s recent book tries to help parents get their kids ready to leave the nest with some basic realities. Plus musician Trapper Schoepp explains how Bay Beach Amusement Park inspired his new album.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A look at cybersecurity and interconnected devices, from fitness tracker to cars. Then, an update on a wide-scale effort to improve the health of people living in Dodge County. Plus, why bees need cities and cities need bees.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We remember the 50th anniversary of a landmark in Milwaukee history: the start of 200 nights of open housing marches in the city. Former NAACP Youth Commando leader, Prentice McKinney, discusses his work in the fight for open housing. Then, a look back at the history of Milwaukee's black-white divide and the continued segregation of the city today. And Margaret Rozga, widow of Father James Groppi, talks about his legacy and her own work in the civil rights movement.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer Evie Perry shares her research on how diversity in Milwaukee works - and how it’s challenged in Riverwest. Then, why some music works so well in some movies - like John Williams’ score for Star Wars, and we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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  • Evie Perry, author, Live and Let Live
  • Aaron Krerowicz, Beatles scholar
  • Lean DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukeean discusses what she learned from a summer working in the field of food justice. Then, an update on the progress of a major housing rehab program in Sherman Park. What an Ancient Greek tells us about the relationship between the United States and China. Plus, a look at Chicago actor Tim Campos' new one man show inspired by his work in a Ford factory.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

An in-depth look at the evolution of Wisconsin's technical college system and the role it plays today. Then, how music, like John Williams' score for Star Wars, impact the way we view some films. Plus, why the 1975 musical, “A Chorus Line,” still resonates with audiences, more than four decades later.

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