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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Ten years after Katrina, a Wisconsin native looks at how the character of New Orleans has changed in one key way – dining. How one man nourished his interest in permaculture, even through 30 years working at a paint factory. We remember the late Wisconsin photographer Julie Lindemann, and we’ll have the latest from our story telling series Ex Fabula.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A new analysis of census data shows Milwaukee among the places in the US with the fastest growing areas of concentrated poverty. Radio Chipstone goes to an art museum to learn about fruits and vegetables. Plus the band SLV creates a truly unique sound, in part thanks to the seemingly effortless collaboration of its two driving forces. And we’ll have the latest from our story telling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, in a world increasingly given over to computers, what will we always need humans to do? How Little Free Libraries that began in Wisconsin have caught on around the world six years later. And in two decades since “Riverdance” grabbed worldwide audiences by surprise, the Irish dance community considers what’s next.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a transplant from Wisconsin to New Orleans considers the changes in character to her adopted city, ten years after Hurricane Katrina.  Later, why 450 people will hop on bikes in Dubuque on Saturday and ride all the way to Kenosha.  We’ll learn about the vast influences on the Milwaukee hip-hop musician named Klassik.  Our astronomy contributor talks about the digital revolution, and whether it will make human astronomers obsolete. And we remember Wisconsin photographer Julie Lindemann.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, did China engineer the worldwide financial chaos of the last week? How the tumultuous California climate this year will impact wine made in 2015, and Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri’s new book, A Field Guide to Awkward Silences, offers a different perspective about coming to terms with her distinctly unusual approach to the world.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Mount Mary professor takes an academic look at the meaning of and implications from roadside death shrines in the community.  Later, a former Milwaukee police officer is hoping his new book offers people a chance to better understand the nature of police work.  Milwaukee native Karen Lee Boren shares the story of a new collection of short stories.  And we’ll have the latest installment in our Precious Lives series on youth and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Why we’re only today learning about Nazi atrocities in the former Soviet Union. Later, an upcoming effort at Marquette University seeks to give would-be social innovators a boost; while a Marquette student uses his own experience as a visually impaired man to start a summer camp for kids dealing with the same challenges. And a woman starts a language and arts institute in perhaps an unlikely place – Slinger, Wisconsin.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We look at how a conservative state paved the way for same-sex marriage nationwide… Later, a local organization works to support people with mental health issues. Also, on the eve of a Milwaukee surfing festival, a new convert explains why her first time surfing hooked her for life. And the Canadian group Vishten has a new album, and also tries to keep their old material fresh.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, an effort to make Milwaukee more accessible to those with impaired movement focuses on something we all want to do in the summer – go to the beach. Then, a group of scientists tries to count every living species of plant and animal at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. We’ll meet a man who tended the grounds at the Lynden Sculpture Garden for a half-century; and hear a few tracks from jazz musician and Wisconsin native Kat Reinhert’s new album.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A new analysis of census data shows Milwaukee among the places in the U.S. with the fastest growing areas of concentrated poverty. What connects the diverse artists featured at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition, and the band SLV creates a truly unique sound, in part thanks to the seemingly effortless collaboration of its two driving forces.

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