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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin discusses her bill to increase funding for science and research. Then, this year marks the centennial anniversary of the Red Summer of 1919. We talk about the series of race riots and massacres that rocked the nation. Beats Me finds out what happens to school districts when voters say "no" to funding referenda, and musician and composer Mario Quadracci takes it out of the basement and onto the stage at Miramar Theatre.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Writer David Sedaris talks about the pros and cons of having candid conversations with people at his readings. Then, our farming contributor shares what to expect this farmer’s market season following a cold and wet spring. And we turn the clock all the way back to 2008 for a memorable conversation about learning philosophy through jokes.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We meet a computer scientist who works to make technology, especially artificial intelligence, not only more available, but more inclusive and ethical. Then, learn about the rush that comes with being the host of a live comedy quiz show. Plus, as Milwaukee prepares to play host to the 2019 North Central Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists, we visit one of the instruments that will play a key role.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

How exempting Milwaukee from some air quality regulations could impact health and the environment. Later, Piano Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with a series of concerts this weekend. We get some thoughts on why it can be tough to root for your favorite sports team. Plus, a look at the film The Dead Don't Die.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee County Transit System is facing a potential 10% reduction in its service due to budget cuts. We consider the possible ramifications on the city and county. Plus, momentum builds for a new Museum of Wisconsin History. And as Milwaukee prepares to play host to the 2019 North Central Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists, we visit one of the instruments that will play a key role.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about "effective philanthropy" - the way of ensuring your giving dollars make a difference.  Plus, the history of Milwaukee County's Oak Leaf Trail; a partnership between art and conservation in Ozaukee County, and Wisconsin writer J.F. Riordan shares her new collection of essays.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Three teenagers in MCAP - a close-to-home alternative youth prison in Milwaukee County - share what they hope will be a cautionary tale of their lives. Their podcast, The VRP Breakdown, was a finalist in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Then, we talk with the UWM professor who won this year’s International Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry. Outdoor adventures writer Stacy Tornio and her son Jack speak in praise of the summer bucket list and our cheese contributor brings along a cheddar that came from the best of everything.

Monday on Lake Effect:

We meet a computer scientist who works to make technology, especially artificial intelligence, not only more available, but more inclusive and ethical. Then, in her first months in office, Wisconsin tourism secretary Sara Meaney has tried to think like a first-time visitor to the state. Plus, the joys of writing noir fiction using Milwaukee as the city that never sleeps.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We have a busy summer books segment for a busy Milwaukee summer! From Bastille Days and Irish Fest to even Zoo a la Carte - Daniel Goldin of Boswell Books has suggestions for all of them. Then, a former backpacking and hiking guide writes her own guidebook to all 59 national parks to make them even more accessible to anyone to enjoy. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores the undercover operation that matched the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with the former Grand Theater.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

W. Kamau Bell brings the CNN show, The United Shades of America, to Milwaukee. Then a Wisconsin writer shares the story of a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement. Plus our sports contributor rates the Brewers season through the first two months, and editor Carole Nicksin shares Milwaukee Magazine's Summer Guide issue.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the first LGBT uprising in Wisconsin, 8 years before the Stonewall riot in Greenwich Village kicked off the national gay pride movement. Then, we talk with the artist responsible for turning the Chase Building atrium into a jungle of flowers. Essayist Art Cyr shares some thoughts on D-Day’s 75th anniversary. WUWM's Angelina Mosher Salazar visits a festival marking the end of Ramadan, and innovation reporter Chuck Quirmbach looks into the future of energy storage.

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Wedday on Lake Effect:

How an innovative program underway at the 16th Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee works to help Latinos with substance abuse problems in a culturally sensitive way. Then, a new report looks at the impact of foreclosures here during the great recession had on voter turnout. And Rebecca Makkai’s latest novel is set in the Midwest at the height of the AIDS epidemic. But one of the messages she hopes comes out of it is that the epidemic has never gone away.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor puts President Trump’s state visit to the U.K. into a historical context. Then,  a recent book looks at the long history of robots displacing human workers and how that dynamic is changing. Plus, are Milwaukeeans endangered by herbicides and pesticides in public parks? Our Beats Me segment examines that issue. And with a commemorative statue set to be unveiled this weekend, we learn about the pro wrestler and South Milwaukee native known as “Da Crusher.”

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

We'll explore the ongoing transformation of Milwaukee's so-called "Deer District," plus look at how room taxes - and restrictions on their use - impact communities.  A scientist speaks in praise of creepy, crawly, icky things.  And contributor Robert Cohen talks about earworms in classical music.

 

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  • Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum
  • Mark Siddall, American Museum of Natural History
  • Robert Cohen, contributor

 

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss talks about his newest book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father. Then, we learn about the story of the Wisconsin company that revolutionized colon cancer screening. Radio Chipstone visits an immersive installation at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, and Bubbler Talk visits the Zoo.

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