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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

11th-hour decisions about the election create confusion for voters across the state. Then, the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin recommends how to reward businesses helping consumers during the pandemic, and how to spot scams. And while Milwaukee has an impressive music scene and big events like Summerfest, we've been lacking a written anthology of our music history - until now.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Local journalism is struggling as the economy faces a downturn. We see how publications in Milwaukee are faring. Then, a look at how President Trump’s rhetoric impacts the work of foreign diplomats. Plus, researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are looking at the barriers that prevent young black gay and bisexual men from seeking HIV prevention treatment.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

The CDC has come to Milwaukee to investigate the spread of COVID-19 in the especially hard hit areas on the city’s north side. We learn how they’re hoping to track the spread of the virus. Bubbler Talk explores best practices for social distancing outside in state parks. Then, what you can do to make your upcoming stimulus check last. Plus a new art project explores questions about democracy and citizenship through photos of and conversations with Milwaukeeans. 

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We hear lessons from the last great American pandemic: the Spanish flu of 1918. Then, an essay about how hearing loss can lead to its own kind of isolation. Plus, a special stay-at-home edition of our monthly segment that features enticing events in the city of Milwaukee.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We hear from the State Supreme Court candidates hoping to be elected to a ten-year term in Tuesday’s election. And as cases of the coronavirus continue to spread across the globe, so do instances of racism against Asian people. A new art project explores questions about democracy and citizenship through photos of and, conversations with, Milwaukeeans. Plus, we learn the origins of the bedside Bible in hotels.

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Wednseday on Lake Effect:

The two candidates hoping to take over as the new Milwaukee County executive talk about their plans to handle the lasting impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on the community. Then, the CDC has come to Milwaukee to investigate the spread of COVID-19 in the especially hard hit areas on the city’s north side. Plus, a local realty agent explains how the pandemic may have a lasting impact on her work.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s mayoral candidates talk about their approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Then, our Fit For You series explores apothecary yoga and how it naturally brings two traditional practices together. Plus, our monthly Milwaukee Music Roundup includes some special and timely songs. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Tips on ways to make your upcoming stimulus check last. Then, we learn about the creation of the Harmony Test, a noninvasive prenatal test for birth defects. We find out what’s so special about a new, rare coffee that made its way to Milwaukee. Plus, a lesson about kindness during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

Countries around the world are struggling to bury their dead now that Coronavirus fatalities are spiking. We’ll see if Milwaukee’s deathcare is up to par. Then, we look at how the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is engaging with patrons during the pandemic. Bubbler Talk answers your questions about the Coronavirus. And we’ll tell you how a Milwaukee church is honoring a homeless man one year after his death. Plus, film contributor Ryan Jay tells us what to stream at home and how the film industry is being impacted by the coronavirus.

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Friday on Lake Effect

The Marquette Law School Poll is shifting its focus to the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine how it's impacting the election and how people are reacting. Then, how the stay-at-home order and the looming recession are impacting real estate projects in the area. Then, Milwaukee’s homeless are some of the most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, and we look at some ways to help them. Plus, we learn how a Milwaukee church is honoring a homeless man one year after his death.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

The Wisconsin Policy Forum looks at Wisconsin’s readiness for the coming recession. Then, film contributor Ryan Jay tells us what to stream at home and how the film industry and movie theaters have been impacted by the coronavirus. We talk about the changing astronomical season with Jean Creighton. Plus, our Family Recipes series learns how to make tortilla de patatas, also known as a “Spanish omelet.”

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

An advocacy group calls for change in the state's jails and prisons over concerns about inmate health and safety. We hear a doctor’s perspective on how the coronavirus is impacting his surgical patients. Then, we look at how the coronavirus is impacting the environment. Plus, we have the latest edition of How Did You Do That and Beats Me.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission defends the decision to move forward with the April 7 election. We look at how it could be impacted by the “safer-at-home” order. Then, Italy’s funeral homes are struggling to keep up with respectful burial practices during the pandemic. How prepared are we in Wisconsin? And at a time when senior living facilities are being placed on lock down, we explore the effects of senior isolation.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the chief medical officer of Versiti Blood Center to find out how blood donations are being affected by the coronavirus. Then, we look at how the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is engaging with patrons during the pandemic. And we discuss their current exhibit, which explores the life of a young woman growing up in the Lodz Ghetto, through her diary. Then, a former white supremacist describes his experience visiting a Nazi concentration camp.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear how Wisconsin hospitals are handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Then, despite the rise in popularity of CBD shops and the growing numbers of products in stores, only one has actually been approved by the FDA. We learn about the history of Tarot cards, and one practitioner explains what card readings mean to him. And, while acid reflux is generally just a mild annoyance, for some people it can be a serious issue known as GERD.

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