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
10:08 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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Project Milwaukee
1:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Advocate: WI's High Rate of Incarcerating Black Men an "Undeclared State of Emergency"

Panelists Willie Brisco, Mark Evans, Torre Jackson and E. Michael McCann
Ann-Elise Henzl

MPTV's Joanne Williams and WUWM's Mitch Teich moderated the "Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison" community forum.

One of Milwaukee's most outspoken advocates for racial justice is calling Wisconsin's disproportionate incarceration of black men an "undeclared state of emergency."

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Lake Effect
8:31 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Genetically Engineered Corn and Soybeans, Crisis in Ukraine, Romantic Comedy

Monday on Lake Effect:

The US Department of Agriculture considers whether to allow corn and soybeans seeds that are genetically engineered to be resilient to herbicide. Later, some historical context for the crisis in Ukraine; we’ll learn what x-ray emissions from far off galaxies tell us about the universe; and a romantic comedy features a protagonist with Asperger’s.

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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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