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.

Full Episode: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jun 27, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

In the wake of yesterday’s US Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, we’ll get an initial look at what activists in Wisconsin are saying. Then, Wisconsin ranks near the bottom of the list for access to dental care for poor children - what's going on? Later, we take a trip to the stars – and the moon – with astronomy contributor Jean Creighton. And the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee mines hidden gems of local history.

Full Audio: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jun 26, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get some perspective on a flooding-intensive June from an expert on floods and storm water management.  Later, as Milwaukee’s economy slowly turns around, we’ll travel along with some people engaged in the growing practice of collecting and selling scrap metal to make money.  Dining contributor Ann Christenson introduces us to her “chef matrix”; and we’ll meet the author of a dark and intriguing mystery novel featuring Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad.

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jun 25, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What role does the US Navy have in an inland port like Milwaukee? We’ll speak with the Commander of the Naval Service Training Command. Later, the GED tests are changing at the end of the year, and that’s causing concerns among some students and people who help students prepare for the tests. The last remaining iron-clad building in Wisconsin gets a new life. And we’ll meet Milwaukee writer Jenny Benjamin, whose novel spans hundreds of years and thousands of miles.

Full Episode: Monday, June 24, 2013

Jun 24, 2013

This is the busiest time of year for tornadoes in Wisconsin. But tornadoes have already caused disasters in Oklahoma. We’ll learn how some Wisconsinites have played a role in the recovery in Moore. Then, the challenges of rebuilding in a place like Wisconsin – after a tornado. And we’ll learn about the career turn for the legendary musical satirist Weird Al Yankovic – he’ll be in Brookfield on Tuesday, to sign copies of his latest children’s book.

Full Episode: Friday, June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

The Senate spent Thursday debating the biennial state budget. We'll get perspective from the Journal Sentinel's Jason Stein. Then, men's health is the focus of city and local efforts. Later, pianist Xiayin Wang plays this weekend with the Fine Arts Quartet. Then, get out your tent this weekend and pitch it - in the backyard.

Full Episode: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jun 20, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We travel to central Wisconsin to learn about the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. Then, Milwaukee Magazine surveys all the national lists Milwaukee shows up in, and finds some contradictions. A local music shop prepares to celebrate National Music Day by letting you try any instrument you want, and the 5th annual Okka Fest celebrates free jazz.

Full Episode: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee is the U.S. launching spot for a campaign seeking to wind down the clock on hatred. Then, writer – and runner – Tom Held chronicles the evolution of running, from races to events. And we’ll talk with one of the original members of the groundbreaking Ladysmith Black Mambazo, ahead of their Thursday concert in Milwaukee.

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jun 18, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What are the kinds of questions that should be on our minds when we consider the surveillance programs of Americans by the National Security Agency?  And why are the latest disclosures generating such an uproar?  Later, writer Kate Atkinson discusses her international bestseller Life After Life.  And Lake Effect intern-turned-rock star Trapper Schoepp, and his band, The Shades, join us ahead of a concert this week in Milwaukee.

Full Episode: Monday, June 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

New research into Milwaukee nonprofits shows that they appear to have turned a corner after the Great Recession, and are starting to thrive. We’ll learn more. Later, how talking with people who are facing death can help us understand how to live a good life. We’ll talk smart roads and better traffic management with our automotive contributor. And Wauwatosa writer Andrea Lochen’s heroine relives a year, and tries to figure out what to change.

Full Episode: Friday, June 14, 2013

Jun 14, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Our special series Project Milwaukee: Power Switch concludes with a public forum that explores the promise and reality of green energy in Wisconsin. The hour long forum is hosted by Mitch Teich, and the panellists include Tom Content of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shahla (SHAH-la) Werner of the Sierra Club, Deborah Erwin of the Public Service Commission, Chuck McGinnis of Johnson Controls, Andy Hesselbach of WE Energies, and Gary Radloff of the Wisconsin Energy Institute.