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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

A look at the proposed 2020 city budget for Milwaukee. Then, we learn about The Infiltrators, which features the true-story of undocumented immigrants working to save people from deportation. Education writer Paul Tough dismantles the myth of college as a pure meritocracy, and author and journalist Paul Hendrickson talks about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We explore how one Wisconsin family’s devastating experience with medical error became a beacon of hope and a call for reform. Then, two journalists talk about what it was like covering the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the impact of their reporting. And a Milwaukee entrepreneur explains why they're working to increase the number of people of color in STEM fields.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Dr. Cheryl Hayashi, from the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the secrets of spider webs. Then, we hear about some of the most haunted spaces in downtown Milwaukee. Plus, a look at Harry Houdini’s Wisconsin roots and how he became one of the first international celebrities.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the origins of Atlas Obscura and some of the thousands of places they’ve uncovered through their book and website. Then, cellist Robert Cohen talks about his work as a classical musician and how audiences respond to him on tour. Essayist J.F. Riordan makes a plea for peace in public. And film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about Lucy in the Sky, a movie inspired by the true story of astronaut Lisa Nowak, who was charged with attempted kidnapping in 2007.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We speak with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's new music director Ken-David Masur. Then, the next installment in our Family Recipes series visits the home of Mildred Yantin to make a Puerto Rican dish, viandas con bacalao. We feature an episode of Bubbler Talk, plus WUWM personality Bob Reitman reflects on his decades of work in the industry.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Ahead of our chat at the Milwaukee Public Library, we speak with NPR reporter Aarti Shahani about her new book, Here We Are. Then, former sports writer Howie Magner joins us to highlight a moment from each decade of the Packers’ 100-year history. And, WUWM personality Bob Reitman reflects on his decades of work in the industry.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Two local researchers explain the connection between home foreclosures and voter turnout. Then, Milwaukee athlete Lindsey Kriete talks about why it's difficult to attract women and juniors to competitive cycling. And the book 111 Places in Milwaukee That You Must Not Miss explores some lesser-known, Cream City destinations.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

We speak with Pardeep Singh Kaleka, the new executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. Then, Ana Martinez-Ortiz from the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service joins us to talk about some of the top community events happening in Milwaukee this month. Plus, Irish guitarist Shane Henessey joins us for an in-studio performance and conversation.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A look at Milwaukee’s annual Summit on Poverty, which will - in part - tackle the topic of environmental justice. Then, in honor of mental health awareness week, we speak with two advocates who have their own experiences with mental health issues. We learn about a group of Latino Milwaukeeans, studying to become U.S. citizens. Plus, a new book about the Green Bay Packers goes far beyond football and looks at Vince Lombardi’s support for the team’s African-American players.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Making A Murderer, is petitioning Gov. Tony Evers for clemency, even though his case does not meet the criteria for eligibility. A member of his legal team discusses Dassey's case. Then, activist Cleve Jones, talks about what it was like working in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. And Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Antoine Dufour dazzles us with his music.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at how youth justice reform in Wisconsin compares to what’s happening in other states. Then, connecting fragments of habitat has caused an annual increase of species in each area - surprising even the scientists. And writer Denise Kiernan explains why she was so intrigued by the colossal Biltmore Estate mansion in North Carolina.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

We meet a German historian who was imprisoned by the East German secret police in 1981 for trying to escape to the West. Then, a naturopathic doctor explains her difficulties treating patients and the breakthrough that changed her practice. Plus, the joys of writing noir fiction using Milwaukee as the city that never sleeps.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Fit For You explores how timing, or what we call our circadian rhythms, affects our health. We get an inside look into the breaking — not breakdancing — history in Milwaukee with Milwaukee Magazine's Lindsey Anderson. We learn why you can’t mail lithium batteries, and Milwaukee Record’s Matt Wild joins us to share his September Milwaukee Music Roundup.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Doors Open Milwaukee will have more than 170 buildings open to the public this weekend, but the spotlight this year is on the near west side Then, our new series, Healthy Body Basics, gets underway with a very simple goal. Our Bubbler Talk series finds out what happened to a Milwaukee underground comix artist. Plus, a conversation with rock and roll icon Todd Rundgren.

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