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
4:57 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Same-Sex Marriage, Academy Awards Preview, Badfinger's Joey Molland

Friday on Lake Effect:

Politics and moral philosophy aside, what would the economics of same-sex marriage be in Wisconsin?  Milwaukee Magazine crunched the numbers, and we get an inside look.  Later, film critic Dave Luhrssen breaks down the nominees in Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremonies.  And Joey Molland - the last surviving original member of the group Badfinger - talks about the band’s promising rise, its eventual collapse, and its appeal today.

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Lake Effect
7:40 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Media Ethics, Data Mining, How Astronomical Data is Collected

Thursday on Lake Effect:

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Lake Effect
9:08 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Race & Crime, Afterschool Programs Struggle, Thriving Cities Project

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We explore when statistics first sought to tie African-Americans to the issue of crime – at the turn of the last century. Later, a new report shows struggles for afterschool programs in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee is one of a handful of cities taking part in a new self-assessment process. And our dining critic examines new offerings on a seemingly humble dish – ramen.

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Lake Effect
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Connecting the Affordable Care Act with Artists; George Tillman, Jr.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A unique Milwaukee effort aims to connect the Affordable Care Act to a particular community of business owners – artists. Later, how the American Medical Association hopes the medical system will evolve. We’ll speak with award-winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native George Tillman, Jr. about a movie that’ll screen at UWM on Wednesday. And writer Elizabth Eulberg’s new novel owes a lot to a 25-year old classic movie, “When Harry Met Sally”.

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Lake Effect
8:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Effect of Industrial Chemicals on Development, Michael Perry Essays

Monday on Lake Effect:

Newly published research documents the adverse effect industrial chemicals can have on human neurological development. We’ll talk with a local scientist about the findings. Then, foodie Kyle Cherek talks about what got him interested in Wisconsin’s food and cuisine in a conversation recorded at the University Club. Ahead of his appearance in Oconomowoc later this week, Michael Perry stops by to talk about his newest collection of essays. And we hear the latest installment of the series, The Islands of Milwaukee.

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