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

A look at what’s wrong with our drinking water and what can be done to protect it. Then Bubbler Talk looks at the colorful history of stained glass windows in Milwaukee bungalows. Daniel Goldin of Boswell Books discusses the best books to gift this holiday season. Plus, gardening contributor Melinda Myers talks about caring for live holiday decorations, like trees and wreaths.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Liz Gilbert from Milwaukee 2020 joins us to talk about the impending Democratic National Convention. Then, author David Maraniss talks about his latest book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.Then, as the weather cools down, we learn how to protect pets from the cold. Plus, a look at the history of Milwaukee County’s Oak Leaf Trail.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We talk to a political expert about why Wisconsin is so important for the 2020 election. Then, a look at some community events happening in Milwaukee this month, including the Sherman Phoenix’s first anniversary. Plus, we hear some new music from the Milwaukee band Panalure.

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  • Kyle Kondik, political analyst, University of Virginia Center for Politics
  • Adam Carr, deputy editor for community engagement, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Panalure, band

Tuesday on Lake Effect

We learn about some of the obstacles facing homeless people this winter season. Then, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Table of Elements with a look at how the chart came to be and how it can be used. We learn why after almost 30 years, Milwaukee physical therapist Peter Stathas is returning to his first career: dance. Plus, we pay tribute to Whitney Gould, a former architecture critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who passed away this weekend at the age of 76.

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Monday on Lake Effect

A look at Wisconsin’s deep ties to role-playing games, and what gameplay says about our culture. Then, games expert Jim Lowder talks about the diverse world of gaming in our 10th annual "Games to Gift" segment. Plus, how a book on the Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee inspired a new exhibit at MSOE’s Grohmann Museum.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How Firing Line host Margaret Hoover hopes the reprisal of the classic show helps Americans remember what it’s like to discuss issues. Contributor Art Cyr gives a commentary about Lincoln’s first Thanksgiving proclamation. We have the first episode of our tenth season of Bubbler Talk, and we speak with bioethicist Craig Klugman about the ethics of technology and why observation is so crucial in the practice of medicine.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Sen. Ron Johnson joins us to talk about his role in the impeachment investigations, as a witness and possible juror. Then, Firing Line host Margaret Hoover hopes the reprisal of the classic show helps Americans remember what it’s like to discuss issues. And singer-songwriter Jesse Malin talks about the evolution of his career and his latest album, Sunset Kids.

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  • Senator Ron Johnson
  • Margaret Hoover, host, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover
  • Jesse Malin, singer-songwriter

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It's a best of Wisconsin authors show, starting with a book on Wisconsin’s early gay history that hopes to give more insight into omissions and misconceptions about LGBT people. Then, we’ll learn about Milwaukee’s Newhall House Fire, which remains one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. history. And the author of American Advertising Cookbooks explains how things like JELL-O®, bananas, and SPAM® became household staples.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy expert dissects next week’s elections in the United Kingdom. Then, a new study says the state financial package given to the Foxconn Corporation may not have been needed to bring the Taiwan firm here. The host of an Arm & A Leg podcast joins us to talk about the impact of health care costs in the U.S., and Beats Me answers your questions about recycling.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

As technology advances more and more discoveries beg the question: just because we can, does it mean we should? Bioethicist Craig Klugman explores the ethics of technology and why observation is so crucial in the practice of medicine. Then Dr. David Mayer talks about the dire consequences of medical errors and what can be done to prevent them. Plus, cellist Robert Cohen says improvisation is possible for classical musicians.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We talk with former Milwaukee Journal managing editor Steve Hannah about his new book, Dairylandia: Dispatches from a State of Mind, based on the newspaper columns he began writing in the 1970s. Then food historian Kyle Cherek explains why Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday, and it’s all about the flutes in this month’s Music Roundup with Milwaukee Record’s Matt Wild.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Everything you think you know about the Thanksgiving meal is wrong. Food historian Kyle Cherek joins us with the menu from that first feast in 1621. Then, while acid reflux is generally just a mild annoyance, we learn how it can be a serious issue for some people. Essayist Joanne Nelson thinks about the meaning of the food in our refrigerators, and Fit for You learns about Muscle Activation Technique (MAT).

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn the troubled history of the site of the proposed Couture building. Then, Beats Me answers a listener’s question about what affects new cancer drug availability. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton walks us through the science grant writing process, and Family Recipes explores how a dish of cabbage and dumplings can be a testament to the power of memories. Plus, gardening contributor Melinda Myers explains how the frigid temperatures are impacting our lawns and gardens.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We speak with former NASA Shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Then, how a new foundation plans to supplement the Milwaukee County Parks budget. We look at the state of women’s work in Wisconsin, plus this month’s Healthy Body Basics helps us put our best foot forward.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Our "On-Site" series heads to the Pabst Milwaukee Taproom & Brewery in the heart of the city's Brewery District. Historian John Gurda and former architecture critic Whitney Gould, discuss the evolution and transformation of the area. Then, photographer Paul Bialas talking about his work documenting the once abandoned brewery site. Later, the owner of Milwaukee Brewing Company and Pabst Milwaukee's head brewer talk about their craft. Plus, musicians Trapper and Tanner Schoepp underscore the evening as the show's house band. 

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