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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

One of the survivors of the shooting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School talks about their experience. Later, we hear the little-told story of the Milwaukee County Zoo’s library. Cartoonist - and Milwaukee native - Paul Noth explains why the "Peanuts" cartoons had such a large impact on him and his generation. Plus, legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb joins us ahead of a performance at the Pabst Theatre.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A look at how a change to Wisconsin's FoodShare eligibility may have led to thousands leaving the program. Then, a Turkish journalist shares some cautionary words about the erosion of press freedoms. Later, we learn some strategies for avoiding fraud and other scams this tax filing season. Plus, an inside look at the creation of a Wisconsin icon: the cheesehead. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Historian Reggie Jackson examines the roots of segregation in Milwaukee. Then, this week's Radio Chipstone explores the history of black, male suffrage in the state of Wisconsin. Plus, we hear the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula

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  • Reggie Jackson, head griot, America's Black Holocaust Museum
  • Gianofer Fields, Radio Chipstone​; Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Afro-American studies program, UW-Madison
  • Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect:

Award winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley talks about the new creative hub he’s starting in an old Pabst Brewery building. Then, chemotherapy can be a life-saver, but it takes a toll on a person’s body. Now, a Milwaukee researcher is doing pioneering work on how chemotherapy affects a patient’s cognitive abilities. Plus, concert pianist and Carthage College faculty member Wael Farouk prepares to play all five Beethoven concertos in one evening.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We explore the continuing work of community prosecutors in Milwaukee despite lack of funding. Then, the story behind Milwaukee Magazine’s redesign. Later, Renaissance Theaterworks explores the nature of success in the 1982 play Top Girls. And we learn why a post-apocalyptic novel was a perfect title to unite the community of Shorewood.

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Monday on Lake Effect

How the evolving economic climate is affecting the retirement and financial services firm, TIAA. Later, Milwaukee writer Liam Callanan talks about his new novel and the heroine at the heart of the story. Plus, cellist Robert Cohen prepares to perform all of Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for unaccompanied cello in one evening.

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  • Roger Ferguson, CEO, TIAA
  • Art Cyr, director, Clausen Center for World Business
  • Liam Callanan, author, Paris By The Book
  • Robert Cohen, cellist

This weekend on Lake Effect:

The lead author of a survey on police satisfaction in Milwaukee explores the many factors impacting community attitudes toward law enforcement. Later, community members from neighborhoods throughout the city discuss their views on the Milwaukee Police Department and some residents explain why they appreciate the work of a citizen patrol group more than official law enforcement. Plus, meteorologist Mike Westendorf looks at the Easter forecast and the latest episode of the storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series, To Protect and Serve: Police, Community, and a Time of Transition, concludes with a community forum recorded at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum in Milwaukee. It was moderated by Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and WUWM's News Director Ann-Elise Henzl.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series, To Protect and Serve, continues with a conversation about police-community relations with Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.  Later, one member of a coalition of community groups talks about the long history of contentious police-community relations, and what the path forward might be.  We'll explore one possible blueprint - the experience of leaders in Cincinnati.  And on a sweeter note, we'll visit a nearly century-old candy shop in Wauwatosa, gearing up for a busy time of year.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee: To Protect and Serve gets underway with a look at recent data on community attitudes towards law enforcement. Then, we explore an underrated moment in the history of police-community relations: when foot patrols were replaced by patrol cars. Fit For You shines a light on a friendly competition among Milwaukee universities as they take on the Presidential Fitness Test. Plus, why business is on the rise for professional cuddlers.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Glowing reviews continue for the Milwaukee Riverwalk after more than 20 years. Then, how the first generation of Italian-American baseball players were pioneers in the sport - and in their families. Radio Chipstone explores the life of a cup of coffee, and we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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