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.

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Lake Effect
8:47 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Teaching Young Writers, Young Farmers, Modern Quilting

Friday on Lake Effect:

What more should insurance companies be doing as healthcare reform becomes the law in the United States? Later, Scott Russell Sanders has taught young writers for years with one key lesson at the heart: write to discover. Then, what’s drawing younger people to become farmers in Wisconsin? And a traditional art form is updated in modern quilting.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Raw Milk Controversy, Shakespeare Helping Milwaukee Veterans

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How raw milk has turned into such a controversial issue in a place called the Dairy State. Then, photographer Paul Calhoun’s new exhibit is a retrospective of seven years of work, from both home and abroad. An essayist offers some guidelines for interacting with those who grieve. And we learn how Shakespeare is helping Milwaukee veterans develop the emotional resources they need to reintegrate into civilian life.

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Lake Effect
8:24 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ideadvance Seed Fund, La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee County Parks

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new seed fund works to help ideas from UW campuses take a step towards commercial viability. Later, we’ll learn about the decade-long evolution of an MPS charter school serving many students from Spanish-speaking families. A recent book spotlights some can’t-miss activities in Milwaukee County Parks; and our fitness contributor says it’s time we paid attention to the health of our feet.

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Lake Effect
8:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reinvention of AO Smith, Tax Advice, Milwaukee's Punk Scene

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The outgoing head of AO Smith talks about the constant reinvention of the long time Milwaukee manufacturer. Then, as we get closer to April 15th, one financial educator offers tax advice, including why we should already be thinking of the tax returns we'll fill out in 2015. One of the city’s top networkers expounds on the secret to her success, and a local musician turned author examines Milwaukee’s vibrant punk and alternative music scene.

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Lake Effect
10:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Using Bacteria to Combate Pests & Folk Art at MAM

Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the long and painstaking process of finding something that can fight invasive species in the Great Lakes. Then, a major exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum spotlights art we might not think of as art – things like duck decoys. And a Milwaukee writer’s latest book is a guide to some of the best fantasy novels – for both children and adults.

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