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.

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Lake Effect
10:21 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Steve Wozniak, Personal Finance, Fingerstyle Guitarist

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We listen back to our interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and the lessons he believes we can all learn from the early days of personal computing. Then, we’ll have some advice for keeping track of those things you donate to thrift shops at the end of the year. And British fingerstyle guitarist Mike Dawes performs his brand of “percussive” guitar in Lake Effect’s studio C1.

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Lake Effect
10:41 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Surviving Cardiac Arrest, John Lennon's Last Record Producer

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher works to find the most effective treatments to help people survive cardiac arrest. Then, essayist Aleta Chossek thinks back on the violence that claimed her father’s life – and what good she hopes can come out of it today. We’ll hear the little known story of John Lennon’s last record producer and his Wisconsin family. And wine contributor Ray Fister says don’t save sparkling wines for parties – it’s good any time.

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Lake Effect
11:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Northwestern Mutual on O'Donnell Park, Attracting Tech Start-Ups

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Northwestern Mutual leader responds to concerns related to their potential purchase of O’Donnell Park along Milwaukee’s lakefront. Later, how perception and reality might be impacting Milwaukee’s ability to attract tech start-ups. Auto contributor Mark Savage shares his holiday wish list – what he hopes cars will include in the coming year. And we’ll meet a Milwaukee man who set a land-speed record in an unlikely car – a 1971 MG Midget.

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Lake Effect
10:22 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: American Gun Culture, Dean of Marquette's Law School, Games to Gift

Monday on Lake Effect:

Writer Craig Collins explores American gun culture as it’s reflected in a childhood hunting accident and in the lives of friends and family members, including his Wisconsin ancestors. Later, the dean of Marquette University’s Law School discusses the role he sees the school playing in the community at large. And we’ll have our long-awaited annual Games to Gift list with game expert James Lowder.

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Lake Effect
10:25 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: EPA Regional Administrator, United Healthcare, BBC Documentary

Friday on Lake Effect:

The EPA’s Regional Administrator offers some background on the federal plan to require existing power plants to reduce carbon emissions. Later, why one major health provider in Wisconsin sat out the first year of the Affordable Care Act, but has joined the exchanges this year. We’ll meet a journalist producing a documentary on the priceless Stradavarius violin that was stolen, and later recovered in Milwaukee. And the Milwaukee ensemble keeping the British Brass Band tradition alive.

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Lake Effect
10:03 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: New Tracking Poll, State of Education in Milwaukee

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Right-to-Work History and Impact, Author Bret Anthony Johnston, Book List

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As a potential debate over right-to-work laws looms in Wisconsin, we get some historical perspective on such legislation, and more insight into the impact it could have on labor and politics in the Badger State. Later, we’ll chat with Bret Anthony Johnston about his best-selling novel, his work at Harvard University and the similarities he sees between writing and skateboarding. And in time for holiday shopping, suggestions for the best gift books from Boswell’s Daniel Goldin.

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Lake Effect
9:14 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Mike McCabe, Actor Michael York, Best New Restaurants

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Lake Effect
10:43 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Neil deGrasse Tyson, 'Interstellar' Movie Review

Monday on Lake Effect:

Ahead of a two-night stint at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater, Lake Effect chats with scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the relaunched TV series Cosmos. Tyson talks about popularizing science, why he believe government-funded research is vital and about the future of outer space exploration. And later, we turn to science fiction as Lake Effect’s film contributor offers a tepid review of the movie Interstellar. And essayist Linda Benjamin on the need for flexibility.

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Lake Effect
9:50 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Profile of Sen. Baldwin, Big Sports Games, GlamourTango

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee writer asks what Tammy Baldwin’s long-term hopes are in the Senate. Later, a new Milwaukee chapter of a national Jewish group opposed to Israel’s military response to violence. We’ll have a preview of some big games this weekend, including Saturday’s basketball game between the Badgers and Marquette. And we talk with the founder of GlamourTango, an all-female tango ensemble performing tonight at Latino Arts.

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