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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the head of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative talks about the programs ambitions amid a turbulent time for the nation’s cities. Then, as the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee prepares to take on the transportation budget, what will be the future of funding for the state’s bicycle infrastructure? And Grammy-winning producer and musician Alan Parsons discuss his tour featuring the many hits of The Alan Parsons Project.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

New data shows that climate change – which has somewhat spared the Midwest until now, is coming. Shakespeare scholar Eloisa James talks about the appeal of the historical fiction romance she writes. Plus, Wisconsin writer Vivian Probst learns a little something from the characters she created. And we'll have the latest in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A message from the state department to Milwaukee-area college students – we need you. Then, why it was tricky for a Wisconsin researcher to study the impact of music on cats, and And why Phil DiMeo kept driving his car, even for years after contracting a condition that was causing him to go blind.

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  • Harry K. Thomas, Diplomat-in-Residence at Arizona State University
  • Charles Snowdon, UW-Madison
  • Phil DiMeo, author

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How a company dreamed up in Milwaukee might help Californians weather their historic drought. Then, comedian Craig Ferguson looks philosophically at the trajectory of his life and those of the people he's known. Our Radio Chipstone series explores art therapy this week, and we’ll have the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

In just about a month, the Michigan retailer Meijer opens its first two stores in Wisconsin, with two more to follow in August.  The chain has the potential to radically change the grocery climate in Milwaukee and we’ll examine what’s at stake.  Plus, we’ll revisit a notorious 1981 murder of a notorious night club owner in Milwaukee.  And we’ll get a summer movie preview from our film contributor.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Reaction to a plan that could change the governance of some Milwaukee public schools. We’ll hear from MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver. Then, advocates of the state's Historic Tax Credits program say it's of huge importance to Wisconsin towns with endangered buildings. We’ll learn about some creative mornings in Milwaukee, the Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre channels Salvador Dali in its newest production, and we chat with author Lizzie Skurnick about her new book, That Should Be a Word.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan tells the remarkable story of a Palestinian man, and the music conservatory he founded in his troubled community. It’s the subject of Tolan’s new book. Later, two Milwaukee college professors collaborate on a remarkable physics text book – which incorporates cartoon characters to teach systems dynamics. And a UW-Madison grad comes back to Wisconsin to share the story of his love for horror films.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A targeted therapy offers hope to patients with advanced HER-2 breast cancer. We’ll talk with oncologist responsible for the research. Then, high hopes that a vacant Sherman Park building could turn the neighborhood around. We’ll have the latest in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives. And singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis talks about writing from the heart and her show in Milwaukee tonight.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a company dreamed up in Milwaukee may help Californians weather that state’s historic drought.  Later, the efforts of one organization working to increase water safety at Great Lakes beaches.  We’ll explore the present and future of driverless cars.  And some music from the Canadian band Whitehorse and poetry from Milwaukee’s Jenny Benjamin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Neil Hoffman reflects on his time in Milwaukee as president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design before his retirement. Find out what is behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care. Then, two authors of books aimed at middle-grade readers discuss how to get kids hooked on reading. And food contributor Kyle Cherek gives us an inside look at this years James Beard Awards held in Chicago.

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