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.

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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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We speak with two people with Wisconsin ties who took part in this weeks’ international climate summit in San Francisco. Then, we learn how a Milwaukee woman became one of Hitler’s most wanted on her birthday weekend. Essayist Avi Lank reflects on his first lesson of defining news in the recent age of “fake news,” plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Reporter Marti Mikkelson updates us on the Milwaukee Streetcar - and the arguments of critics and supporters. Learn how seniors and their adult children can make plans to let them age in place, and we learn about the ceramics side of musician Alberto Villalobos. Plus Bubbler Talk goes the extra mile to answer a question about a Milwaukee area road.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

 

We listen to our panel discussion, recorded as part of last week's "Across the Red and Blue Divide: Reforming Criminal Justice" event.  Plus, political satirist Will Durst returns home to Milwaukee for a show, ahead of an upcoming European tour.  Plus we discuss one immigrant group's baseball experience through the sport's history.

 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We speak with two people with Wisconsin ties who will be taking part in this weeks’ international climate summit in San Francisco. Later, political writer Mark Leibovich spends a year talking with NFL owners and tells fans of the publicly-owned Packers… you aren’t missing anything. Plus metalsmith Sarah Mann says the jewelry she makes has changed over the years based partly on her own tastes.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with St. Louis based journalist Sara Kendzior. Her book of essays, "The View From Flyover Country," predicted the rise of Donald Trump as early as 2012, and notes the increased authoritarian policies in this country are not unprecedented. Musicians Robert Cohen and Jozef Luptak join us to talk about the international music festival Luptak founded, and Radio Chipstone meets a Madison man and his collection of Oscar Meyer memorabilia.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We remember Anita Zeidler, who died earlier this week. In a 2017 interview, she remembers taking walks or going to the playground with her father, the late mayor Frank Zeidler. Then, what was in it for the UWM Libraries to have parts of their collection used in an art exhibit? Plus we have the latest edition in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Chicago writer Rebecca Makkai talks about capturing the essence of the AIDS epidemic in places like Illinois and Wisconsin in the mid-1980s and early '90s for her latest novel.  Then, in a season of flooding, a new art exhibit puts a more positive spin on water.  Plus, we learn the story of the man who started the best-known store at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport.

 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Author Mark Lankford explores the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in a new book. Then, Kevin Stalheim, founder of Present Music, talks about the history of the group and his last season as its artistic director. Plus, as the Milwaukee Short Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We introduce our biweekly series called Informed Voter: Wisconsin's Midterm Elections, an interactive series that invites listeners to ask the questions they want to know about Wisconsin's upcoming election. Then, our automotive contributors share some helpful tips to keep in mind before stepping into a dealership. And we speak with and hear some music by Cuban jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa.

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