Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm (except Thursdays) & 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

Our Full Plate series continues with a look at how consumer trends are changing the grocery business. Then, a local author tries to help people deal with the problem of “toxic leadership." We find out what’s in store for this weekend’s Wisconsin Bike Festival in Cedarburg and our automotive contributors offer some advice for planning your summer road trip.

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Monday on Lake Effect

The Public Policy Forum looks at what would happen if Milwaukee could change its revenue structure to have a more stable source of public money. Later, how ending US support for Syrian rebels could help stabilize the Middle East. A Whitefish Bay woman’s new book tries to help parents get their kids ready to leave the nest by offering some basic realities, and the Milwaukee-based Zach Pietrini Band brings its Midwestern Americana sound to our performance studio.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We explore the economic challenges facing working class Americans, which include financial instability, particularly when they are paid hourly and the number of hours they work each week varies. Then, we visit an exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo that exposes animals from the inside out. And we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Full Plate series continues with a conversation with the co-founder of the Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research and watchdog group that promotes ethically raised, organic food nationwide. Then, a film about a Wisconsin man who was the last adherent to a utopian belief system called Lawsonomy. And writer Bianca Marais explains how her childhood and thinking of her Black caretaker informed her new novel of Apartheid-era South Africa.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Journal Sentinel economics reporter, John Schmid, talks about the likelihood of a Foxconn factory in Racine coming to fruition. Later, why advocates of a sales tax to bolster Milwaukee County Parks would like to see it wrapped up in a statewide initiative. The UWM Planetarium gears up for the solar eclipse next month, and guitar virtuoso Greg Koch shows off his new trio in our performance studio.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A local campaign seeks to curb the demand for prostitution by engaging men in conversations about the realities of sex trafficking. Later, a Milwaukee man publishes the remarkable travel journal his father kept on the trip of a lifetime: two months in Europe in 1936. And two authors discuss meeting one another in a writing group, and discovering their grandparents were on opposing sides of World War II.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

The Full Plate series on agriculture in Wisconsin continues with a lesson on dairy economics. Later, our correspondent on the Appalachian Trail talks about the different ways to relieve the monotony of hiking every day. And a look back at our 2009 interview with Martin Landau, who died last Saturday at age 89.

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  • Bob Cropp, professor emeritus and dairy marketing policy specialist, University of Wisconsin in Madison
  • Lauren Groh, Lake Effect contributor
  • Martin Landau, actor

Monday on Lake Effect

Author Rachel Schneider discusses some of the overlooked variables that impact the economic challenges faced by working-class Americans. Later, how financial challenges affected musicians Laura and Lydia Rogers, and how they got through their darkest times. Plus, film critic Dave Luhrssen offers an enthusiastic review of Sofia Coppolla’s latest film, The Beguiled.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about an unlikely project to plant rice in southeastern Wisconsin. Then, as Bastille Days gets underway in Milwaukee, we find out why Wisconsin is more French than you might imagine. Plus we'll learn about the place of French food in our culinary landscape of beer and brats and present the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

How meteorologists distinguish between a forecast and a risk assessment when it comes to severe weather. Later, the Full Plate series continues with aquaponics and the work being done in Wisconsin to train the next practitioners world wide. Radio Chipstone talks with one of the leaders of an influential Milwaukee-based children’s clothing company. And for Bastille Day, an interview with a Parisian band that made its Wisconsin debut earlier this summer at Eaux Claires.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

How the organization Girls Who Code focuses on getting women into computer science careers. Later, a new game app hopes to get people interested in Milwaukee's water resources. Plus, a conversation with the suburban founders of a new urban charter school, and a local blogger encourages women to change the face of history by sharing their personal stories.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Local group launches an unlikely project to plant rice in southeastern Wisconsin. Then, a Marquette researcher delves into the complicated science of gender and performance in sports. A new production by Theatre Red lets women take on some juicy roles, and the Summit Players discuss the challenges of trying to perform Shakespeare, with no amplification, in Wisconsin state parks.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A look at the history and the future of the Oriental Theater, and what Milwaukee Film has planned for the famed space. Then, from movie theaters to movie riffing, Wisconsin native and creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodgson, talks about the new live edition of the show. Plus, he discusses how Milwaukee's local news unwittingly led to his movie riffing career.

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Monday on Lake Effect

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, Doughboy MIA works to identify our remaining soldiers still missing in action. Later, book critic Jim Higgins takes a turn writing his own book about some notable Wisconsin authors. And acclaimed writer Paul Theroux’s latest novel explores how a large family is a little like a country under dictatorship

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Our Full Plate series continues with urban beekeeper Maggie Stang. Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company offers up some summer reading suggestions. Plus, we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Maggie Stang, urban beekeeper
  • Daniel Goldin, proprietor of Boswell Book Company
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

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