Dan Harmon

Lake Effect Producer

Dan Harmon has been with WUWM since the launch of At 10 in 1999. Now with Lake Effect, Dan is responsible for much of the technical side of producing a daily magazine show, from selecting the music that accompanies interviews, to the actual editing and mixing of the complete show. Dan can also be heard on air, interviewing guests on subjects ranging from movies to architecture.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Author Explores The Importance Of Increasing Empathy In Our Society

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Empathy is one of those values that we’re taught as children.  It’s the idea of imagining yourself in someone else’s shoes and using that sense as a guide for how to treat other people.

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Arts & Culture
2:13 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Top 10 Favorite Films of 2014

In looking back at 2014, Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen doesn’t think the last year was an especially strong one for movies. 

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Arts & Culture
2:57 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Wisconsin Writer Uses Humor To Transcend Pain

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Wisconsin writer Lesley Kagen applies a nostalgic look to difficult circumstances in many of her novels. In her latest title, The Resurrection of Tess Blessing, the difficult circumstances come fast and furious.

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Arts & Culture
11:08 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Advocate Sees Good Things Coming Out Of Milwaukee's Film Scene

Director of Photography Jimmy Sammarco and Director Gil Cates, Jr. on the set of the film, "The Surface," on the shore of Lake Michigan
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It’s been six years since the Johnny Depp film, Public Enemies, used Milwaukee as its setting. And with the short-lived tax credit for filmmakers long gone, it may be a while before that happens again.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

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Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Turns Out The Movie 'Interstellar' Is Not So Stellar

The film "Interstellar" chronicles the adventures of explorers who make use of a wormhole to travel in order to find a new place for humans to relocate after the Earth has turned scarce and desolate.
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For many people, their strongest connection to science is in the form of reading or watching science fiction. 

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Arts & Culture
2:46 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Where To Eat in Milwaukee Once Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Are Gone

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After you spend the holiday cooking, or spending time with people who were cooking, and eating.  What are you going to eat aft​er the leftovers are gone?

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

The Films of War

War on the Silver Screen: Shaping America’s Perception of History

  Which leaves a more lasting impression on Americans – images of war or images from war movies? A new book tries to answer that question.

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2:56 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Most Annoying Food Trends of 2014

Milwaukee's very own "Chicken Fried" Bloody Beast previously served at Soblemans Pub n Grill.
Credit Drew Hubbard, Ben & Lisa Waters / Flickr

When it comes to the experience of eating out, everyone has their likes and dislikes.  

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Economy & Business
4:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Is Your Car Truly American?

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We all know the phrase “buy American.”  But in our global world the lines are increasingly fuzzy.

In the case of automobiles it’s hard to decipher what an American car actually is.  Is it a car made by an American manufacturer like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but including parts from Europe?  What if it’s put together in Canada or Mexico?

Or what about a car assembled in the United States, but on behalf of a foreign company, like Honda, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz?

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