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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear about what policing is like around the world. Then, Bubbler Talk looks at contact tracing in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Public Library gives us a list of book recommendations for adults and kids to learn more about racism. Plus, we learn some tips and tricks on grilling out.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A new report examines how hiring teachers of color could help close the achievement gap between Black and white students. Then, our Bonus Bubbler Talk conversation remembers what life was like for LGBTQ Milwaukeeans in the 1980s. As we gear up for the Fourth of July, we learn some tips and tricks for grilling out. Plus, an essay about the longing for live theater.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley talks about the eviction crisis and a new plan to help families get through it. Then, we look at how police departments in other countries compare to the U.S. Plus, how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the gaming world.

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  • David Crowley, Milwaukee County Executive; Jim Mathy, Milwaukee County Housing Division Administrator
  • Gary Potter, professor emeritus at the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University
  • Jim Lowder, games contributor

Tuesday on Lake Effect

We look at global perspectives on the nationwide protests here in the U.S. Then, we learn about policies that experts say are needed to curb climate change. Plus, we hear some new, local music on this month’s Milwaukee Music Roundup. 

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Monday on Lake Effect

We talk about the symbolism of a noose after several were found hanging in a Milwaukee park. Then, we hear from the director of the new documentary Unsettled which explores the experiences of LGBTQ asylum seekers. Our gardening expert explains how deadheading plants can help brighten up your garden. Plus, an essayist compares the coronavirus pandemic to experiences during the Great Depression.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We speak with the director of the Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Then, we learn about new affordable housing projects that could transform some of Milwaukee’s north side neighborhoods. Bubbler Talk looks at Jeffrey Dahmer’s impact on the gay community. Plus, we talk about the new Jon Stewart film Irresistible, a political satire set in small town Wisconsin.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We speak with the director of the Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Then, the newly-named executive director of the Freshwater Collaborative talks about her goals for the program. Plus astronomy contributor Jean Creighton talks about the fast approaching Mars 2020 mission.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We learn about new affordable housing projects in Milwaukee’s north side neighborhoods. Then, we learn why UW-Milwaukee decided to do both online and in-person classes this fall. We talk about the new Jon Stewart film Irresistible, a political satire set in small town Wisconsin. And a journaling project from the Wisconsin Historical Society seeks to show how everyday people are experiencing this pandemic.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We hear from some of the organizers of the ongoing protests in Milwaukee and why they plan to keep marching. Then, the Milwaukee Public Library gives us a list of book recommendations for adults and kids to learn more about racism. Plus, we look at research that shows that even though parents say they want diverse schools, they often don’t make it a priority.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We learn about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Then, our Fit For You segment explores why you may be having trouble sleeping or experiencing odd dreams during quarantine. Plus, we learn how Gothic Milwaukee’s historical ghost tours are managing during the pandemic and how previous pandemics led to some of their own ghostly tales. Plus, an essay that pays tribute to comedy legends Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We speak with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes about how the state can move toward racial equity. We learn about Juneteenth Day, and have the latest edition of Bubbler Talk. Then, a new report looks at the gender wage gap in Milwaukee County - which is closing, but persists. Plus, how the Milwaukee Public Museum is adapting to a virtual experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A child and family therapist gives tips on how to talk to kids about racism. Then, we learn why people aren’t just frustrated about racial justice and look at the many things factoring into social unrest. Plus, this year’s river cleanup had to be canceled, but we hear how people are continuing to do their part.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We speak with a child psychologist about how best to talk to your kids about the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. Then, a new report looks at the gender wage gap in Milwaukee County. A young poet makes a statement about racial justice through her writing. Plus, a poem about privilege.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We speak with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes about how the state can move toward racial equity. Then, we look at the history of Milwaukee protests and how current movements can learn from our past. Plus, how the Milwaukee Public Museum is adapting to a virtual experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Guests:

  • Mandela Barnes, lieutenant governor of Wisconsin
  • John Gurda, historian
  • Jenni Tetzlaff, Milwaukee Public Museum director of integrated marketing 

Monday on Lake Effect

We examine added barriers to abortion in Wisconsin during the coronavirus, despite telehealth being encouraged in health care. Then, we learn about what rights journalists have while covering protests. Plus, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Milwaukee-native Jaida Essence Hall talks about the city’s drag community and working through the pandemic.

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