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.

Friday on Lake Effect:

International human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, talks about the politics and the power of personal choices. Then, we learn about Janet Guthrie the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Plus, poet Louis Clark talks about his experience as a Native American child, growing up in the Catholic church.

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  • Payam Akhavan, international human rights lawyer
  • Jenna Ricker, director, Qualified documentary
  • Louis Clark, poet, Rebel Poet

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a new exhibit at Jewish Museum Milwaukee that explores the life of a young woman growing up in the Łódź Ghetto. Then, why Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle leaving behind their royal duties may have bigger implications about race relations in the UK. Plus, the first Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University talks about the drive to create useful ideas and products.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A constitutional law professor talks about the history of presidential impeachment and compares it to the current process. Then, meteorologist Paul Roebber explains the difference between climate and weather. Plus, Alexa Alfaro, co-owner of Meat on the Street, talks about why bringing Filipino food to Milwaukee is so important to her.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

We learn about new research that could help farmers weather climate change and protect plants from drought. Then, Mario and Cathy Constantini look back at 40-years with their furniture company — La Lune Collection. Essayist Judy Steininger explains why you can't pack lithium batteries. Plus, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Tae performs in studio and talks about her creative process.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. day with a conversation about the impact of racial segregation in Milwaukee. Then, NPR’s “White Lies” podcast takes a deep look into the unsolved murder of Civil Rights activist Reverend James Reeb. Plus, the author of The Color of Law unpacks the federal mandates and regulations that defined "de jure" segregation in the U.S.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn why the Democratic National Convention is coming to Wisconsin. Then, we speak with International human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, who says we place far too much faith in politics and not enough on our own choices. Bubbler Talk explores the Town of Lake and Kevin Ramsey chases the blues at the Milwaukee Rep.

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Friday on Lake Effect

Milwaukee’s Mount Mary University hopes a new housing project will help their student parents graduate. Then, costume designer and drag performer Patrick Holt remembers what first drew him to the art form. We learn about the state’s early gay history from the author of We’ve Been Here All Along. Plus film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about the World War I epic directed by Sam Mendes, 1917.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at the lasting effects of exposure to the harmful chemicals known as PFAS. Then, we learn how companies get naming rights for public space. Plus, UWM philosophy professor Mark Peterson talks about the intersection of mythology, philosophy and world religions found in Star Wars.

Guests:

  • Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, professor in the Department of Health Sciences, Karlstad University
  • Larry Sandler, writer
  • JF Riordan, writer
  • Mark Peterson, philosophy professor, UW-Milwaukee

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Journalist Sarah Kendzior explains how President Trump uses rallies to galvanize his base. Then, we explore why the Democratic National Convention is heading to Wisconsin. We learn some tips on how to keep your car tuned up in the cold weather, and our How Did You Do That? series digs into the things you don’t think about when starting up a law firm.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at a decade of commercial development trends across the Milwaukee area. Then, how a method called intercropping can help save our agricultural soils from erosion. Our Beats Me series examines the cultural experience of being a black man in Milwaukee. Plus, we find out how local company, Top Note Tonic is pouring itself into the sweet spot of consumer trends. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the Consul for the Luxembourg Embassy about the close relationship between Luxembourg and Wisconsin. Then, in light of birth defects prevention month, we speak with a local surgeon about preventing and caring for these issues. And Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl performs songs from her newest album in our performance studio.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn more about the Democratic National Convention and how it hopes to represent Milwaukee. Then, we talk with one of the country’s leading landscape painters, Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech, who says all art speaks to everyone. We have the latest episode of Bubbler Talk, plus learn about Milwaukee’s special connection to MLK day.

Guests:

  • Angelina Mosher Salazar & Maayan Silver, WUWM reporters
  • Tom Uttech, artist
  • Bubbler Talk (series)
  • Adam Carr, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Friday on Lake Effect

A look at the fight over Wisconsin’s voter roll purge and how it could impact the 2020 election. Then, Fit For You dives into the cultural origins of New Year’s resolutions and how it evolved into modern practices. Plus, a filmmaker turns poet in a book written as letters to his unborn daughter.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn more about the Democratic National Convention and how it hopes to represent Milwaukee. Then, Milwaukee Magazine offers its tips on staying happy and healthy through the winter season. Plus, author Nick Petrie talks about the latest addition to his Peter Ash series, The Wild One.

Guests:

  • Angelina Mosher Salazar & Maayan Silver, WUWM reporters
  • Carole Nicksin & Chris Drosner, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Nick Petrie, author, The Wild One: A Peter Ash Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect

We speak with international human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, who says we place far too much faith in politics and not enough on our own choices. Then, we learn about Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 - and the documentary about her career. Plus, poet Louis Clark talks about his experience growing up on Wisconsin's Oneida Reservation, and his collection of poems, Rebel Poet: More Stories from a 21st Century Indian.

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