Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A gay priest talks about the experience of participating in a Wisconsin retreat with others in his situation. Then, just six percent of Milwaukee Public School teachers are black and Latino men. A look at what's keeping men of color from becoming teacher and what's being done to change these obstacles. Plus, our Informed Voter series returns and answers a handful of listener questions about registering to vote, the voting process, and what’s on the ballot.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett believes other mid-sized metro areas like Milwaukee can draw some valuable lessons from his city's rebirth.  Later, why the stars of the Milwaukee Rep's production of "Guards at the Taj" say their roles are more than just another couple of acting gigs. And for her new book, writer Stacy DeKeyser draws on her dad's stories of growing up in Milwaukee in the 1940s and '50s. 

 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A documentary by a Wisconsin native takes a deep dive into the world of dark money in politics. Then we learn about one school’s efforts to hire teachers as diverse as its student body, and our On That Note contributor discusses the place of arrangements in classical music. Plus, a Wisconsin native produces a documentary on some of the first American women to serve in the military.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Lake Effect’s Bonnie North (in Europe on a fellowship) brings us an interview with a former Green Party member of the German parliament who is troubled by the state of populism in the country. Then, Atlas Obscura founder Dylan Thuras talks about how travel can benefit our minds as well as spur a spirit of adventure in all of us. Plus we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A look at Wisconsin’s economic recovery since the Recession of 2008 and the people who have been left behind. Then, a Milwaukee researcher studies alternative treatments for Group B Strep infections in pregnant women. And Wisconsin singer-songwriter Willy Porter commemorates the 25th anniversary of his album, "Dog Eared Dream."

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  • Laura Dresser, associate director, COWS
  • Dr. Lisa Hansen, college of nursing, Marquette University
  • Willy Porter and John Calarco, musicians

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Atlas Obscura founder Dylan Thuras talks about spurring a spirit of adventure in all of us. Then, how gravity plays a vital role in holding planets together, but only to a point. Plus choreographer Chelsea Hoy talks about making Irish dance interesting while keeping it authentic.

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  • Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura co-founder & author of "The Atlas Obscura Explorers’ Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid"
  • Jean Creighton, astronomy contributor
  • Chelsea Hoy, Trinity Irish Dance Company

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

 

One of the members of the so-called Milwaukee 14 remembers the day 50 years ago when he and others broke into a government office building, burned draft records, and were arrested.  Later, our film contributor says the new Amazon Studios' release, "Life Itself," deserves a better fate than the reception it has received so far.  And a Milwaukee actor has taken it upon himself to share the life and work of author, poet, and editor Carl Sandburg, who once called Milwaukee home.

 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How scientists have changed their approach to considering traumatic head injuries. Then, a UW Milwaukee professor looks at how our culture discusses motherhood. Later, the history of cats in the United States and how they went from street animals to human companions over the last century. Plus, the people behind a western Wisconsin soda company talk about the state of the industry.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A local economist explains his algorithm for calculating Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on job creation. Then, a national expert talks about strategies for addressing trauma in Milwaukee — we examine the intersection of race and education. Plus, we learn why UWM's campus is especially welcoming to the LGBTQ+ population.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Lake Effect's Bonnie North, in Europe on a fellowship, brings us an interview about the continued relevance of NATO. Then, we travel to one of the Doors Open Milwaukee sites people can visit this weekend. On Radio Chipstone, we meet an artist who combined her passion for fashion and fair treatment into a new business. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The Wisconsin Policy Forum finds a nearly intractable situation facing Milwaukee County’s parks and cultural institutions. Later, in the wake of shootings in Wisconsin and Maryland this week, a law enforcement expert discusses some real-world strategies for personal safety. A Wisconsin energy company CEO makes a career detour and writes a suspense novel. And we go behind the scenes at the Pabst Mansion with two people involved in maintaining the historic 19th Century building.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

 

We learn about the role Marquette University and its president are playing in bringing the community together to address the impact of trauma in Milwaukee.  Later, we talk with Lake Effect's Bonnie North, who is on assignment in Germany, about her conversations with NATO officials.  An artist and UWM academic walks us through the concept of ecological aesthetics.  Plus Wisconsin writer DeWitt Clinton explains how his tour of duty in Vietnam led him to become a poet.

 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Our Informed Voter series explores truth, fiction, and context in Wisconsin political ads. Then we explore the relationship between the poverty rate in Milwaukee and in the rest of the state. We travel to one of the sights people can visit during this weekend’s Doors Open Milwaukee, and percussionist Jon Mueller talks about his collaboration with choreographer Dawn Springer - and how they meld their unique talents for a singular performance.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic talks about its first clinic here to focus on the medical needs of the LGBTQ community. Later, a look at Skylight Music Theatre's production of the musical "Pippin." Plus, former Milwaukee Bucks star Desmond Mason talks about a side of himself that has always existed, but has only recently become a full-time job: his work as a visual artist.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

Our foreign policy contributor helps us sort through the ongoing controversy over Russian meddling in US elections, plus Russia's spying tete-a-tete with the United Kingdom and the recent Swedish elections.  Later, our series on business and entrepreneurship introduces us to Sue Marks.  Plus we talk with the project manager for Sculpture Milwaukee, which is already planning a third season for next year.

 

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