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: 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.

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Jun 4, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new study sheds light on the public’s perceptions on participating in medical trials. And a book explores informed consent in medicine - and the vast gray area when it comes to scientists using a patient's blood samples in research. We’ll discuss how removing residency requirements for public workers could affect the Milwaukee real estate market. And Joe Bartolotta talks about 20 years of success in the Milwaukee restaurant business, and his new lease on life.

Full Episode: Monday, June 3, 2013

Jun 3, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk about the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on Wisconsin’s business owners and consumers. Then, visit Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood to learn about a church-based non-profit attempting to overcome the city’s divisions. Local writer Dan Murphy explores Milwaukee over the course of 24 hours, and Australian chef and TV host Curtis Stone talks about the importance of the home-cooked meal.

Full Episode: Thursday May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program. we will focus on the federal government taking aim at improving the health of the Great Lakes. Then, one of only a handful of master model builders explains the enduring appeal of LEGO. We learn what affect the full moon has, and doesn't have, on us. And a botanist walks into a bar--and comes away with the idea for a book on the long history of using plants in alcoholic beverages.

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 31, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Theologian Elaine Pagels joins us in the studio to discuss why so many people are interested in the apocalypse. Later, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee marks a centennial milestone. Plus, a cautionary tale from Kristy Athens is told if you are thinking about moving to the country.  And the calculated gamble of turning a cavern into a concert venue. Is it safe?

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn how math can help predict and stem the spread of infectious disease. Then, fifteen years ago a huge, and not very successful, manhunt fanned out looking for three dangerous criminals in the American Southwest. We’ll get the story. We talk convertibles on our regular automotive segment. And Scottish writer Ian Rankin says every book he’s ever written is about one basic question: Why do we continue to do bad things to each other as human beings?

Full Episode: Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

On Memorial Day, and we talk to the creators of a multimedia exhibit tells some of the stories of American combat veterans. Then, we introduce a new segment on Outdoor Adventures with contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer. We learn about a fictional character, and the man who created him, who captured the American imagination in the 1930s and 40s, and meet a remarkable painter of Wisconsin landscapes.