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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

The Public Policy Forum looks at how Milwaukee’s marijuana laws are enforced. Later, a meteorologist says we’re entering a brave new atmosphere in the 21st Century. Plus, the lengths two Muslim fashion bloggers go to be fashionable and respectful of their faith. And an art museum wants you to look at paintings for a longer period of time.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series on innovation looks west to silicon valley to see what lessons this region can take from that success. Then, we get an international perspective on how well Milwaukee is doing when it comes to creating a positive entrepreneurial environment. And the co-founders of a movie-based business in Bay View lament the short-sightedness of eliminating the state’s tax incentives for the film industry.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

All this week, we’ve brought you stories from our latest Project Milwaukee series, Innovation: How Do We Compete? It explores both the City's assets and challenges as it attempts to carve a niche within a quickly changing national and international economy. Today our series continues with our forum on the future of innovation in Milwaukee.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series on innovation continues with a look at both cutting edge energy research taking place here, plus the roles higher education institutions play. Then, our foreign policy contributor talks about why we should care about the rise of terrorism in Africa. Lake Effect essayist Jonathan West considers the humble parking meter. And for Milwaukee musician Jeannine Rivers, tells us why the sacrifices of doing music full time are worth it.

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*All of today's scheduled Lake Effect segments will be aired later in the week due to the live coverage of President Obama's nomination for the new Supreme Court Justice. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series on innovation continues – we talk about one company’s difficult efforts to hang onto young talent. Plus, we listen back to a performance by a group who will play for the President. Then, while gun violence is a politically charged issue, one playwright thinks she’s found a way to make it less so. And we take another look at gun violence for the latest installment in Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program, our Project Milwaukee series on innovation looks at the influence of place on genius. Later, prepare to be itchy, as we look at the myth and reality of so-called “super lice.” Then, our food contributor explores how to make CSAs work for your kitchen. Plus, Milwaukee poet John Koethe reads from his new collection, which comes out this week.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a reporter spends three days immersed in the world of restorative justice in Wisconsin and emerges with its remarkable story. Then, people seem to love to go to concerts featuring film music with film clips, especially when it’s Star Trek. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A chat with the outspoken sociology professor leaving UW in the wake of its tenure changes. Then, a Wisconsin farmer who sees a metaphor for his work in Of Mice and Men. Our film critic discusses the winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar. And Splinter Group’s production of Shipwrecked wants to take you on a wild ride back to when you used to slay dragons with a cardboard sword

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We look at the impact of Act 10, five years after it became law. Then, two Wisconsin authors works to make children’s literature representative of all the kids who read it. Comedian Paula Poundstone discusses politics, internet dating, and dying her hair ahead of her stand-up performance at the Pabst this Saturday. Plus we catch up with the founders of Milwaukee’s Mad Hot Ballroom dance project for kids, and meet the Tasmanian based playwright of the The Snow, currently onstage at First Stage Children’s Theatre.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why it’s proving difficult to obtain hard data on Milwaukee’s human trafficking problem. Then, humor was the key to George Hodgman’s memoir about losing his mother to dementia. And why do so many movies and TV shows get the Wisconsin accent so wrong? Linguistics professor Steve Hartman Kaiser says it could be a simple issue with geography. Plus, Skylight Music Theatre’s new musical “Crowns” celebrates hat queens and African American church culture.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a reporter spends three days immersed in the world of restorative justice in Wisconsin and emerges with its remarkable story. Then, why Wisconsin writer Brittany Cavallaro, and so many others keep coming back to the mysteries of Holmes and Watson. And on Precious Lives, how kids and teens at the Holton Youth Center play a role in making sure it works for everyone.

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  • Zach Brooke, writer
  • Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte
  • Precious Lives (series)

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why the pending decision on Waukesha and Great Lakes water has national significance. Cellist Robert Cohen reflects on a concerto written in his honor, plus a couple of interviews with historical significance. And we’ll learn about the real life friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass as told by a Madison writer.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A comparison of the violence impacting Milwaukee with what’s happening in Baltimore, Then, Splinter Group’s production of Shipwrecked wants to take you on a wild ride back to when you used to slay dragons with a cardboard sword. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Justin George, Baltimore Sun
  • T. Stacy Hicks, Niffer Clarke, Jim Farrell; Splinter Group's Shipwrecked
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program, why a national group is calling for all youth prisons to be closed. Then, the simple truth that Milwaukee native Ramon Escobar learned in the State Department. Why another Milwaukee native, Lindsay Starck, chose to focus her novel Noah’s Wife, on Noah’s wife. Plus, a performance by Milwaukee’s Bel Canto chorus tries to portray the Midwest prairie through song.

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