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.

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Lake Effect
9:02 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Attitudes About Sexual Violence, Milwaukee's Punk Scene

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a Milwaukee researcher reports some disturbing trends in the attitudes girls and young women have about sexual violence. Then, Aurora Health Care finds an important niche for its new medical journal. A local author chronicles Milwaukee’s punk scene in the late 70s and early 80s, and a former fashion photographer helps medical professionals, and the rest of us, to see past genetic and physical differences in people.

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Lake Effect
8:58 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Proposed Basketball Arena, Climate Change, Supporting the Troops

Monday on Lake Effect:

The debate over a proposed new Milwaukee basketball arena evolves to include a debate over where it might be built. Plus, how climate change is a national security issue. Later, the unique story of how a knock on the head turned Jason Padgett into a math genius. And on Memorial Day, some thoughts on what “supporting the troops” really means.

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Lake Effect
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Black Men in Prison Town Hall - Solutions

Friday on Lake Effect:

Highlights from our Project Milwaukee town hall forum, recorded in front of an audience Tuesday at the downtown Milwaukee Public Library. We’ll examine possible solutions to the Milwaukee area’s high rate of black male incarceration – the role lawmakers, police, businesses, community groups and individuals can play in changing the equation.

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Lake Effect
8:56 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Intergenerational Care Center, Water Issues, Florentine Opera

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How an intergenerational care center could help break the cycle of incarceration in Milwaukee. Later, Alverno students look at Milwaukee’s water issues through a Baltic lens. Plus, a new exhibit challenges misconceptions about how Muslim women dress; and the Florentine’s latest production is in keeping with an encouraging trend – distinctly American opera.

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Lake Effect
10:50 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Senator Ron Johnson, Housings Trends for Millennials

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Republican Senator Ron Johnson discusses on his lawsuit to block the Affordable Care Act, and the need to overhaul the Veteran’s Administration. Then, we’ll learn about current trends in housing for Millennials. And we'll hear some Puerto Rican guitar music that might be classical or might be folk, but one thing is for certain – it’ll make you want to dance.

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Lake Effect
9:03 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Industrial Espionage, Help Homeowners, Chef Justin Aprahamian

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, what the U.S. gets out of charging five Chinese military officials with industrial espionage. Then, a new program aims to help would be Milwaukee homeowners with down payments. We chat with chef and Sanford owner Justin Aprahamian about his recent James Beard Award. And renowned clean person Jolie Kerr shares the truth about the best cleaning supplies and the best way to clean

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Lake Effect
9:55 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Mental Health Stigma, VA Delays in Treatment, Novelist Sue Monk Kidd

Monday on Lake Effect:

For all the work on improving access to mental health care, advocates say a significant problem remains – stigma. A new statewide coalition has formed to combat mental illness stigma in Wisconsin. Later, a Lake Effect essayist takes up the issue of delays in treatment in the VA Health System; we’ll chat with Mequon illustrator Linda Bleck about illustrating a Margaret Wise Brown story; and a chat with award-winning novelist Sue Monk Kidd.

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Lake Effect
9:09 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: NPR's Tamara Keith, Students Taking Up Ballroom & Tap Dancing

Friday on Lake Effect:

NPR’s Tamara Keith talks about covering the White House, the pressure of asking a question during a Presidential press conference, and her childhood listening to NPR. Later, Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis talks about his biography of legendary college basketball coach John Wooden; and we’ll learn why thousands of area school students are taking up ballroom and tap dancing.

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Lake Effect
10:18 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Real Talk, Shops of Grand Avenue Up For Auction, Milwaukee's Architecture

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A recent report by the Annie E Casey foundation finds Wisconsin is the worst state in the union for black children. Then, wanna buy a mall? The Shops of Grand Avenue are up for auction - the starting bid is $4.75 million. Later, we learn why a newcomer to Milwaukee who isn’t an architect is captivated by the architecture here, and we hear about the joy of conducting the Mastersingers of Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
10:39 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Working to Eradicate Global Hunger, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Filmmakers

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll meet a former Wall Street Journal correspondent who now works to eradicate global hunger and improve childhood nutrition.

Milwaukee Magazine takes on two fashion stories that go far beyond just style.

 

And we feature two reimaginings of classic stories – Milwaukee Ballet adapts Snow White to create Mirror, Mirror, and two Milwaukee filmmakers produce Hamlet A.D.D.

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