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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We share the story of Sculpture Milwaukee, which officially opened along Wisconsin Avenue this week, and we hear about how one sculpture took its place in the exhibition. Then Radio Chipstone looks at the Sidewalk Poetry project in Madison and we have the latest edition of our story-telling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

A group of high school graduates from the School District of Waukesha is graduating with a distinct badge of honor: the Seal of Biliteracy. We explore the benefits of a bilingual education. Then, as the Milwaukee VA Medical Center celebrates its 150th anniversary, we speak with its medical director. Later, a look at Milwaukee Magazine's City Guide and an exhibit in Walker's Point, which asks the question: what does it mean to be an American?

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Thursday on Lake Effect

NPR’s Scott Detrow talks about reporting in D.C. and responding to the news cycle in the Trump era. Later, a proposal in the American Health Care Act would disallow the use of Medicaid dollars at Planned Parenthood clinics. The move could leave thousands of Milwaukeeans in the lurch. And the folks who organized the 4th Bay View Jazz Festival hope to dispel some misconceptions about the style of music.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As Sculpture Milwaukee officially opens today, we learn about the story and meet several people involved in the process. The latest Fit For You explores exercise in a virtual reality environment, and we hear a preview of this week’s concert by the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Lake Effect and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hosted an Across the Divide event at Carroll University in Waukesha called “New Realities for Immigrants.” The panelists provide their personal perspectives on the current debate over immigration, with the goal of shifting the conversation from the hyperbolic to an on-the-ground discussion of the issues at play.

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Monday on Lake Effect

100 years after the United States entered World War One, Doughboy MIA works to identify our remaining soldiers still missing in action. Then, a Milwaukee writer goes searching for the site of his dad’s fatal plane crash in World War II. And we visit the dedication of the new memorial to a fallen airman from Milwaukee, Captain Lance Sijan.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month we speak with a local psychologist about the importance of monitoring mental wellness in children. Then, a Milwaukee-based health care group hopes to change the way we treat mental health, by combining services under one roof. Plus, we have the latest edition of our story-telling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

News analyst Charlie Sykes tries to make sense of Russia, the federal budget, Sheriff Clarke, and how they all fit in the same day’s broadcast. Then, why some believe global water policy is an issue that needs to be front and center, right now. Later, new book, The South Side explores how segregation and racial inequity transformed the city of Chicago.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack, a Milwaukee cyber security expert believes it's not just a company's IT professionals that should be preparing for the next major hack.  Later, why Milwaukee is making lists of the country's up-and-coming places to live.  We'll talk with poet Aja Monet about her new collection, and we'll visit the studio of tintype photographer Margaret Muza, the latest artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the effort to preserve an ancient language tied to Christianity in the Middle East. Later, Milwaukee Magazine profiles the man trying to change the reputation of gentlemen’s clubs as dens of iniquity. Plus, the compelling last chapter in the history of the Cassini space mission - now at one of Saturn’s moons.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at the ten-year history of the Water Council, and the work that's yet to come. Later, is textile-making a possible use for Wisconsin's surplus of cow manure? Plus, why it’s important to study concussions and other traumatic brain injury - and recovery - in young adults. And Johnny Solomon talks about the subset of sad songs that he crafts for his band, Communist Daughter.

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Monday on Lake Effect

As this school year winds down, we look at the financial condition of Milwaukee Public Schools from the Public Policy Forum's annual review. Then we celebrate the legacy of former mayor Frank Zeidler with his daughter, Anita, and historian John Gurda. We hear poems from a new collection by local poet Stephen Anderson and learn why Wisconsin's climate is ideal for making European cheeses.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s 10th annual water summit gets underway this week. For the second year in a row journalist Charles Fishman will moderate conversations with water leaders. And at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee artist Tom Bamberger looks back at a forty-year career. Plus, we have the latest edition of our story-telling series, Ex Fabula

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  • Charles Fishman, author, The Big Thirst
  • Tom Bamberger, photographer
  • Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect

News analyst Art Cyr looks at a frenetic couple of weeks in Washington and what he thinks we should be focusing on. Later, our film contributor offers his thoughts on an uncommon romantic comedy. Then, the difference a four-legged, furry concierge can make for guests at a Milwaukee hotel. And our Bubbler Talk season wraps up with some of your burning questions about Milwaukee’s streets.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A UW-Milwaukee professor studies autism, particularly as it impacts children in urban school.  Plus, how environmental educators are working with classroom teachers to take learning outdoors.  We'll speak with a Milwaukee psychologist and poet about her latest collection of poems; and visit the Milwaukee Collects exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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