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
8:55 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: State of Arts Education, Award-Winning Music Educators, Drum Corps

Friday on Lake Effect:

It’s a Friday focus on the arts – the Public Policy Forum looks at the state of arts education in the Milwaukee area and looks to other cities for examples of how to improve. Later, we’ll speak with two award-winners in the area of music education – a teacher and an administrator making a difference in their field. We’ll hear from a band that is trying to change the image of the French Horn; and learn the history of Racine’s Horlick Athletic Field, the birthplace of the American drum corps tradition.

Lake Effect
8:47 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Economic Ties Between France & the Midwest, Bay View Massarce

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The French ambassador to the United States comes to Milwaukee to strengthen economic ties between his country and the Midwest. Then, we look back at the legacy of the Bay View Massacre, which took place 128 years ago this week. And two visiting guitarists perform together for the first time in Lake Effect’s studio.

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Lake Effect
8:58 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Attitudes Towards Sexual Violence, Wisconsin's Air Quality

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher reports some disturbing trends in the attitudes girls and young women have about sexual violence. Later, a new report shows improvement in the state of Wisconsin’s air. Then, restaurants make good use of something many of us loathe – stinging nettles. And an artistic effort tries to ensure safe street crossings for older Milwaukeeans.

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Lake Effect
8:45 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Public Financing for Major Building Projects, MCTS Innovations

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We examine the Milwaukee area’s historically strong resistance to public financing for major building projects – from Miller Park to expanding rail service to the current debate about a new downtown arena. Later, Milwaukee County Transit is moving forward with three new innovations – automated stop announcements, new fareboxes and real-time bus tracking. And we’ll hear about research into the state known as “flow.”

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Lake Effect
3:06 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Growing Artisan Cheese Movement, Local Restaurant Landscape, Kyle Cherek

Monday on Lake Effect:

On a special all-food edition of the show, we examine what’s behind the growing specialty and artisan cheese movement. Later, we’ll talk about the local restaurant landscape with one longtime area restaurateur and one brand-new one. We’ll go behind the scenes at Milwaukee’s Stone Creek Coffee. And we’ll catch up with Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek.

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Lake Effect
9:55 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Gov. Walker's First Term, WI's Oldest Family-Run Businesses

Friday on Lake Effect:

A magazine profile tries to shed light on some lesser-told angles of Scott Walker’s first term as governor. Later, a Wisconsin photographer captures the images of some of the state’s oldest family-run businesses in a new book and an exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art; we’ll talk with our outdoor adventure contributors about involving kids in growing vegetables; and we’ll meet poet and Wisconsin native Erin Lorandos.

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Lake Effect
9:18 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Using Shakespeare to Help Inmates, NASA Stratospheric Flight

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we talk with the founder of an internationally acclaimed program that uses Shakespeare to help inmates transform themselves into the people they want to become, despite the odds stacked against them. Then, we learn about the importance that regular screening plays in detecting colon issues before they become cancer. And Lake Effect contributor Jean Creighton gives us her debrief on the stratospheric flight she just took with NASA.

Lake Effect
8:52 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Sustainability at UWM, Listen To Your Mother, Sean Carey

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

UW-Milwaukee focuses on sustainability this week, but the results of the effort go beyond the environment. Later, a storytelling event planned for Sunday focuses on the experience of motherhood – we’ll speak with an organizer and one of the essayists. And we’ll chat with singer-songwriter, producer, percussionist, and Wisconsin native Sean Carey ahead of his concert this evening in Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
11:39 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Efforts to Solve WI's High Black Male Incarceration Rate, Acoustic Ecology

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Learn about efforts to solve the complex issue of the high incarceration rate of black men in Milwaukee, plus how statistics inform our understanding of crime. Then, what wearing denim has to do with raising awareness about sexual violence. And Earth Week is underway. We'll learn about an under appreciated part of ecology – acoustic ecology.

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Lake Effect
10:25 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Quieter MRI Machines, Ira Glass, Capturing the Essence of WI

Monday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee-area company pioneers the effort to make MRI machines quieter and less disturbing to patients, and a Milwaukee-area hospital is one of the first in the country to adopt it. Then, we’ll chat with This American Life host Ira Glass, who comes to Milwaukee this Saturday with his new stage show that combines radio and modern dance. Later, eleven photographers from around the world fan out around the state to capture the essence of Wisconsin. We talk with two of them. And we’ll have the latest segment from Islands of Milwaukee.

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