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
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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Lake Effect
9:03 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: All Music Show - Cheryl Leonard, Nora Collins, Escondido

Friday on Lake Effect:

It’s an all music show today, starting with composer, instrument builder and sound designer Cheryl Leonard. She’s been in residence at UWM this week and is known for her exploration of the “micro-aural” worlds of non-traditional instruments like pinecones and sand. Then, Brookfield native Nora Collins is making a name for herself on the country music scene without going to Nashville, while the duo Escondido is based in Nashville, but their sound brings to mind the open spaces of the American west.

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Lake Effect
8:44 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Bucks Being Sold, Gluten-Free Cooking, Milwaukee Start-up Improves Walkers

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll analyze Wednesday’s announcement that former Senator Herb Kohl will sell the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks to two hedge fund billionaires. Later, a Milwaukee company works to take the guesswork out of gluten-free cooking. And another Milwaukee start-up aims to improve a device that has gone unchanged for 60 years – the walker.

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Lake Effect
9:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Ballet's Peter Pan, Mental Side of Tennis, Milwaukee Poet

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee Ballet’s production of Peter Pan airs nationally on PBS this week. Learn why it is a good fit for the network, and why it’s important to the ballet itself. Later, how one local tennis school is stressing the mental part of the game as much as the lob or the backhand; and Milwaukee poet Angela Sorby reads from her new collection, The Sleeve Waves.

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Lake Effect
9:34 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Update on Ukraine, Professional Walking, Corporations As People

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The continued violence in Ukraine forced a special meeting of the UN Security Council this past weekend. Our foreign policy contributor weighs in. Then, we'll learn about the 19th Century forerunner to big-time spectator sports; professional walking. The hero of Brian Kimberling’s novel, "Snapper", studies the birds... and the people of Indiana. And essayist Joel Habush imagines a scenario in which corporations really are people…

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Lake Effect
9:18 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Racial Disparities Versus Racism, Pioneers of Television, Photography Exhibit

Monday on Lake Effect:

In examining racial disparities, why the term racism often causes more problems than it solves – we look at the distinction between racial disparities and racism. Later, the local producer of PBS’s “Pioneers of Television” previews the fourth season of the show, which premieres Tuesday night. Our Islands of Milwaukee series continues, and a major photography exhibit at the Haggerty Museum asks us to look at our roles as consumers.

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Lake Effect
9:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Media Ethics, Wes Anderson Films, Writing As A Way of Thinking & Discovery

Friday on Lake Effect:

A leading ethicist says if we can all be journalists in the 21st Century, then we should all be thinking about media ethics. We talk with the Poynter Institute’s Kelly McBride. Then, why trying to define the quirky, compelling films of Wes Anderson is kind of beside the point. And award winning writer Scott Russell Sanders says the most important things his students can learn is that writing is a way of thinking and of discovery.

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Lake Effect
8:56 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Garden Tips, Reaction to Ryan Braun

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, organized by the Medical College of Wisconsin and four partner agencies. Then, we find out how a new play might make talking about abusive relationships easier. Plus, we get tips on how to prep your garden for the spring – and how to prep your back for all that gardening. And our sports contributor talks about Ryan Braun's reaction to being a pariah in opposing ballparks.

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Lake Effect
8:51 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Mental Health Complex, Future of Journalism, Sonnet Slam, Michigan Farm

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

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