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: 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.

Full Episode: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jun 13, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We dissect the most recent Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll. Then, Project Milwaukee: Power Switch continues with a look at green energy on a residential scale, and we visit the Eco-Justice Center in Racine, in the shadow of the Oak Creek power plant. Choreographer Steven Koplowitz takes over two iconic Milwaukee locations to explore water through two world premiere dances, and we learn about the film Before Midnight – the third in a trilogy by director Richard Linklater.

Full Episode: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jun 12, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series continues with a look at the economics of clean energy. Later, why one expert believes reducing nuclear energy in our portfolio does not make our energy any cleaner. We’ll speak with a Madison researcher with a possibly game-changing innovation in solar power storage and delivery. And we’ll speak with a Fox Valley woman with her feet in two worlds – music and anti-wind power activism.

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jun 11, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee: Power Switch continues with an examination of how well Wisconsin’s utilities are complying with the state’s sustainability mandate. Then we broaden our view to see how other states are viewing renewable energy standards. Then, ahead of his cartoon adventure camp, animator Tim Decker says he doesn’t need a second language because he speaks in “cartoon”. And sing-songwriter and Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault talks about, and performs some songs from, his latest album – his second collaboration with poet Lisa Olstein.

Full Episode: Monday, June 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series gets underway with an overview of the climate for green energy in Wisconsin, plus an argument that the free market is best-equipped to dictate which green technologies take off. Later, two interviews on the circus – a new film tells the story of the man who saved hundreds of antique circus wagons. And a Milwaukee author’s new book is on the tragic story of two circus superstars from the early 20th Century.

Full Episode: Friday, June 7, 2013

Jun 7, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

A national magazine spends a week reporting on Milwaukee and its lingering Rust Belt image. Later, why starting a food truck was easier for Steve Perlstein than opening a restaurant. A program tries to help urban residents see the forests for the trees; and we’ll talk with Ophira Eisenberg, the host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” about her unique memoir.

Full Episode: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jun 6, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A divide opens up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims. We talk with Brendan O'Brien of the online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it. The search for extraterrestrial life gets more interesting as the search for earth-like planets heats up, and a doctor uses the same technology as astronomers do to get at eye disease, early. Plus essayist George Berdes has some thoughts on the double edged sword that is technology.

Full Episode: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jun 5, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We take a broad look at the challenge of delivering mental health care in Wisconsin. Then, 65 years after Koss pioneers the personal headphone, the biggest change might be in sheer numbers. And before you go out and buy a ton of gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Petersen has some advice – chill out.