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
10:06 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs, Flying High with NASA

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

One business leader suggests a different approach to inner-city employment woes - teach kids to be entrepreneurs Then, we learn the importance of a global approach when marketing those innovations. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton flies high with NASA this month, and a novel’s protagonist is brought to life on stage through words and music.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee, Great Milwaukee Chefs, Puns Take Center Stage

Monday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee continues with a conversation with one former inmate about his post-prison experience and his determination. Later, how Milwaukee has become fertile ground for growing great chefs. An exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hopes to connect kids with the natural world and a couple of icons – Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear. And the best – or the worst – puns in Milwaukee will take center stage this week.

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Lake Effect
10:23 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Police Ride-along, Milwaukee Debate League, Glass Artist, Pro Wrestling

Friday on Lake Effect:

As part of our Project Milwaukee series, we ride along with a police patrol in the 53206 zip code – an area especially hit by high rates of black male incarceration. Later, we’ll learn about the work being done to raise the profile of high school debate teams in urban schools here. Plus, a conversation with Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman about a major work on display in West Bend. And a former staple on Milwaukee’s pro wrestling scene has a new memoir about his 25 years in the sport.

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Lake Effect
9:22 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Low-Cost International Airline Looking at Milwaukee, Racine Art Museum

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Low-cost international airlines might be looking at Milwaukee to expand their US footprint. We learn why this market is so attractive. Then, a former Wisconsinite introduces us to the newest research on “flow.” Our wine contributor connects with some familiar faces at this year’s Premiere event in Napa Valley, and we tour the Racine Art Museum.

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Lake Effect
10:26 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Documentary on Marquette's 1977 Basketball Jerseys, Milwaukee Blacksmith

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic weighs in on the work of the task force looking at the future of the downtown arena and area cultural institutions. Later, a new documentary recalls the iconic basketball jerseys of Marquette’s 1977 championship season. We’ll talk with the director – actor Danny Pudi (pr: pou-dee) – and with former player Bo Ellis, who designed the jerseys. And we’ll meet a blacksmith, plying his trade in 21st Century Milwaukee.

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Lake Effect
9:13 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Situation in Ukraine, Missing Malaysian Jetliner, 25-Year Sleep Study

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor shares his analysis of the situation in Ukraine, the response to the missing Malaysian jetliner, and a South Korean scandal we might have missed. Plus, a 25-year sleep study of Wisconsin research subjects; a new guided journal seeks to connect kids with nature; and an Eau Claire writer lets his love for Wisconsin show through in his debut novel.

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Lake Effect
10:08 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Stereotypes Girls Battle, Improvements in Cars' Fuel Economy, Irish Band

Monday on Lake Effect:

While women and girls may have more opportunities available than they once had, a Wisconsin author says girls are still battling stereotypes as they grow up. We’ll learn how she thinks parents can help counter those expectations. Later, our auto contributor talks about a key trend in cars and trucks in 2014 – improved fuel economy. And for St. Patrick’s Day, an on-stage concert by and conversation with the Irish band Goitse.

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Lake Effect
10:06 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Funding Milwaukee's Cultural Amenities, Mastering the SATs, Cookbook

Friday on Lake Effect:

The Public Policy Forum maps out potential funding for arts and culture in Milwaukee. Later, we hear about one woman’s quest to master – and love – the SAT, and the surprising story of one man’s effort to give away his piano. Plus, beer writer Lucy Saunders discusses the challenge of writing a cookbook when everyone’s tastes are different.

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Lake Effect
8:57 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: WI Economic Scorecard, Tom Ament, UWM Men's Basketball, Rep's An Iliad

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We get the latest numbers from the quarterly Wisconsin economic scorecard. Then, after the death of former county executive Tom Ament, we look back at the scandal that ended his political career. The UWM Panthers men’s basketball team are taking a trip to the NCAA tournament, and we meet actor James DeVita and cellist Alicia Storin, who star in the MKE Rep’s production of An Iliad.

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Lake Effect
8:55 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Understanding Head Injuries, NPR's Peter Sagal & Carl Kasell

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher says amid the concern over concussions in sports, there is some good news in how head injuries are understood and how people recover. Later, ahead of an appearance at the Harley-Davidson Museum, NPR’s Peter Sagal talks about his public TV series on the living, breathing, and evolving US Constitution and about Carl Kasell’s retirement from Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!. And we’ll listen back to our 2012 interview with Carl Kasell about his long career in radio.

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