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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the people who depend on the JobLines to get to and from work ahead of its services ending this weekend. Then, we hear from a Waukesha County supervisor on why he thinks the JobLines didn’t work. Later, a rising young pastor talks about his work with Milwaukee communities — from the homeless to youth groups. And, we explore Camp Reunite — a program that gives kids with incarcerated mothers an opportunity for family bonding.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On day two of our JobLine series, we talk with Rob Henken of the Wisconsin Policy Forum about the historical challenges our public transit has faced when trying to connect different counties. Our Beats Me series finds out about free tuition promise programs. Essayist Art Cyr mourns the loss of secrecy in our intelligence operations, and how experiencing a fringe festival elsewhere encouraged writer Dasha Kelly to participate in Milwaukee’s.

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Monday on Lake Effect

The last JobLine bus ends service into Waukesha County this Saturday. All this week, we look at why these lines were created, why they’re ending, and what the future holds for mass transit in Milwaukee County. Then, a film made in Milwaukee returns home after Sundance and Cannes, and the filmmakers explain why it almost didn’t get made at all. Plus, local musician Keith Pulvermacher talks about the different and personal nature of his latest album, 45 Story.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Foreign policy contributor Art Cyr talks with us about Brexit, unrest in Hong Kong, and a troubling new power paradigm. We have the latest episodes of Bubbler Talk and I’m an American. Plus, author Margaret Hickey explains how Ireland’s food heritage is also a way of looking at its history.

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  • Art Cyr, foreign policy contributor
  • Bubbler Talk (series)
  • I'm An American (series)
  • Margaret Hickey, author, Ireland's Green Larder

Thursday on Lake Effect

We remember the third anniversary of the Sherman Park protests with Ron Smith of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, film contributor Ryan Jay joins us to talk about The Wizard of Oz as the film celebrates its 80th anniversary. Plus, what it feels like for one band to play the world’s largest celebration of Irish music for the first time.

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  • Ron Smith, editor and project manager, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Ryan Jay, film contributor
  • Connla (band)

Wednesday on Lake Effect

Foreign policy contributor Art Cyr talks about Brexit, strained relations between Japan and Korea, and why tariffs aren’t likely to help us in the long run. Then, we travel to the Racine Zoo to learn more about how gibbons communicate. And Irish guitar virtuoso Shane Hennessy gives us an in studio performance.

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  • Art Cyr, Lake Effect foreign policy contributor
  • Angela Dassow, Racine Zoo
  • Shane Hennessy, guitarist

Tuesday on Lake Effect

Preston Cole, the Secretary-designee for Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, talks about the state's water. Then, author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz talks about his latest book An American Summer. And a man incarcerated in the Wisconsin prison system is about to receive a gallery show featuring his miniature abstract paintings.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the President and CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum about their plans for a new building and her vision for the future of the institution. An exhibition of painter Marc Chagall's circus works at Jewish Museum Milwaukee is winding up soon: we speak with Chagall's granddaughter. Plus the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Daykin reports on the efforts to restore some of Milwaukee’s movie palaces.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn how obstetric unit closures in rural hospitals impact women in Wisconsin. Then, we speak with former NASA Shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence ahead of her appearance in Milwaukee. Then, how a career as a chemistry teacher morphed into making ceramics full time for local artist Andrew Linderman. Plus we feature an episode of Bubbler Talk.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the Milwaukee County Zoo’s curator of large animals ahead of World Elephant Day on Monday. Then, a Milwaukee Magazine article urges people to get out of town and check out some nearby destinations - including towns on Lake Michigan. We begin a new series called Family Recipes, and the organizers of Milwaukee’s Dragon Boat Festival explain why they began the tradition here.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with former NASA Shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence ahead of her appearance in Milwaukee. Then, Paul Salsini's latest novel returns to Tuscany and focuses on the Garfagnana - a region known for its supernatural occurrences. Radio Chipstone explores the 19th century practice of object lessons. Plus, Wisconsin natives and filmmakers Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer share the story behind their new web series, Shangri-LA.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We learn how obstetric unit closures in rural hospitals impact women in Wisconsin. Then, how a career as a chemistry teacher morphed into making ceramics full time for local artist Andrew Linderman. Plus, local artist B~Free explains why her musical partnership with her husband and fellow musician Quentin Farr has been so important to their work.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

How to make sure you and your baby are healthy and happy while breastfeeding. Then, cellist Robert Cohen reflects on the influences that have shaped his musical career, starting with his father. Beats Me tackles listener questions about plastic bags and our Fit For You segment meets two traveling chefs on a mission.

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Editor's note: This show is a re-broadcast of Lake Effect's Aug. 10, 2017 live show from the WE Energies Energy Park at the Wisconsin State Fair.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We look at how "road diets" can help curb reckless driving in Wisconsin. Then, gardening expert Melinda Myers talks about the benefits of gardening for your health. Plus Bubbler Talk finds out about City Hall Square and our new series, Milwaukee Music Roundup, gets underway with Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild.

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