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:

NPR’s Don Gonyea hosted Milwaukee’s participation in A Nation Engaged last week. He and Mitch Teich discuss the many unknowns about how the media will be able to cover the Trump administration. Then, we hear some excerpts from Milwaukee’s Nation Engaged event. Later, Essayist Avi Lank weighs in on the fight over the Affordable Care Act, and we learn about an engineering academy at South Milwaukee High School.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer Lisa Servon explores why the United States is seeing the rise of alternative financial services and the decline in banks. Then, singer-songwriter Julien Baker performs at the Pabst next week. In our interview with her from last summer, she talks about the push and pull of being a deeply spiritual person in a secular music world. Plus we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

We hear excerpts from our event with Milwaukee Magazine, on the influence of insiders and outsiders in the city and about what’s next for our creative class. Later, writer Emily Fridlund explores the ambiguity of power in a powerful new novel that plays out in the north woods. Our film contributor talks about the movie musical La La Land, and why it seems to have struck a chord with audiences. And we get an inside tour of the northside’s Milwaukee Mall.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Writer Lisa Servon explores the rise of alternative financial services and the decline in banks. We visit a local Habitat for Humanity de-construction team at work. And why watching men in tights duke it out in a wrestling ring continues to be so popular in Wisconsin.

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  • Lisa Servon, author, The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives
  • Habitat for Humanity de-construction crew
  • Rich Rovito and Tom Conroy, writers, "Brotherhood of Bruisers" in Milwaukee Magazine

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As a Presidential transition moves ahead, we look at how history is reassessing a past Republican President, George H.W. Bush. Then, in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, some car makers are still adamant there’s a future for diesel cars. Later, author Nicholas Petrie discusses the problem with writing a novel featuring futuristic technology, while modern technology continues to evolve. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We hear about the importance of giving law enforcement sensitivity training about people with mental illness. Later, poet and Milwaukee native Jodie Hollander talks about how her approach to writing poems has evolved over time. And Wisconsin writer Sandy Brehl returns with a sequel to her middle grade novel about a young girl, coming of age in occupied Norway during World War II.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn how leaders at a Wisconsin hospital are spearheading an effort to improve the well-being of their entire county. Our film contributor takes a look back on his favorite movies of 2016, and we have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A soil scientist asks you to pause and consider the impact of salt before spreading it over your sidewalk and driveway. Later, with the NFL playoffs starting, our sports contributor has an unpopular prediction about the Packers-Giants game and its quarterbacks. We explore a unique collection of high-flying artwork. Plus, a local writer explores the history of Milwaukee’s unique address tiles.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Dr. Barron Lerner discusses the evolution of medical ethics and his latest book, The Good Doctor. Later, a Milwaukee writer hopes that children of all backgrounds will start to see themselves in children’s literature, including her new book I Am a Boy of Color. And a new cookbook from Milwaukee-based Taste of Home makes the case for spending more time with your family around the dinner table this year.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Leaders at a Wisconsin hospital are spearheading an effort to improve the well-being of Dodge County. Later, you may be getting more than a side of fries when you order fast food. You could be ingesting hormone disruptors. And, how your relationship with food might be complicating your effort to maintain a healthy weight.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

It’s our Producer’s Choice edition where we revisit some of our favorite interviews from the past year. We’ll start with a book on the music of the Vietnam War era – and how songs had the power to unite people during a divisive time. Then, we learn how coffee farming practices can have an impact on global bird populations and take a trip to Anodyne Coffee Company. And we'll have a conversation with Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, the new hosts-to-be of ESPN’s SportsCenter.

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Friday on Lake Effect: Best of Bubbler Talk

Dec 30, 2016

Friday on Lake Effect

On today’s show, we listen back to the best of Bubbler Talk from the past year, featuring questions submitted by our listeners. Our reporters tackle a diverse array of questions about Milwaukee traditions, interesting geography, or things we pass everyday on the streets. It's a Bubbler Talk mixtape.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

It’s a best of music show today, starting with local jazz pianist Mark Davis. Then, musician Sarah Aroeste explains why she writes and performs in the endangered language of Ladino. Later, English folk musician Josienne Clarke talks about her writing style, which some describe as a bit melancholic. 

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  • Mark Davis, jazz pianist
  • Sarah Aroeste, Ladino musician
  • Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, folk musicians

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It's a best of health show today, starting with a new and musical way to get in shape - POUND Fitness. Then, when it comes to getting back into shape after pregnancy, what can you realistically expect? Plus, we'll learn about coffee and your health and about local efforts to reduce black infant mortality and improve birth outcomes.

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