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:

What data tells us about the potential impact of a Supreme Court ruling against a key Obamacare provision. Find out how two Milwaukee neighborhoods are trying to sweeten the deal for prospective business owners to move in. Also, when he was a kid, C.J. Hribal wanted to move to a place like San Francisco – but ended up on a Wisconsin farm...and cellist Robert Cohen talks about listening to one of his idols, Pablo Casals.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish reflects on what she's learned from her journey of reporter to host. Then, Shakespeare scholar Eloisa James talks about the appeal of the historical fiction romances she writes. Plus the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Audie Cornish, NPR/All Things Considered
  • Eloisa James, author
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder and Andre Ellis, We Got This

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The Public Policy Forum looks at the case for and against reforming Milwaukee’s marijuana laws. Then, among the Milwaukee stories Jennifer Morales tells in her new book is a nuanced depiction of the Black Panther party in the 1960s. The UPAF Ride for the Arts saddles up this Sunday, and theater veteran Jonathan West takes on a new role – chronicling a year in the life of the Pfister Hotel.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

NPR’s Audie Cornish discusses the state of the news business and her learning curve on All Things Considered. Plus, comedian Craig Ferguson reflects on his career before and after late night. Our astronomy contributor tells us what to look for in the night sky, and a glass blower describes how his art is like a long-term relationship.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the head of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative talks about the programs ambitions amid a turbulent time for the nation’s cities. Then, as the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee prepares to take on the transportation budget, what will be the future of funding for the state’s bicycle infrastructure? And Grammy-winning producer and musician Alan Parsons discuss his tour featuring the many hits of The Alan Parsons Project.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

New data shows that climate change – which has somewhat spared the Midwest until now, is coming. Shakespeare scholar Eloisa James talks about the appeal of the historical fiction romance she writes. Plus, Wisconsin writer Vivian Probst learns a little something from the characters she created. And we'll have the latest in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A message from the state department to Milwaukee-area college students – we need you. Then, why it was tricky for a Wisconsin researcher to study the impact of music on cats, and And why Phil DiMeo kept driving his car, even for years after contracting a condition that was causing him to go blind.

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  • Harry K. Thomas, Diplomat-in-Residence at Arizona State University
  • Charles Snowdon, UW-Madison
  • Phil DiMeo, author

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How a company dreamed up in Milwaukee might help Californians weather their historic drought. Then, comedian Craig Ferguson looks philosophically at the trajectory of his life and those of the people he's known. Our Radio Chipstone series explores art therapy this week, and we’ll have the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

In just about a month, the Michigan retailer Meijer opens its first two stores in Wisconsin, with two more to follow in August.  The chain has the potential to radically change the grocery climate in Milwaukee and we’ll examine what’s at stake.  Plus, we’ll revisit a notorious 1981 murder of a notorious night club owner in Milwaukee.  And we’ll get a summer movie preview from our film contributor.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Reaction to a plan that could change the governance of some Milwaukee public schools. We’ll hear from MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver. Then, advocates of the state's Historic Tax Credits program say it's of huge importance to Wisconsin towns with endangered buildings. We’ll learn about some creative mornings in Milwaukee, the Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre channels Salvador Dali in its newest production, and we chat with author Lizzie Skurnick about her new book, That Should Be a Word.

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