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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A hearing on the future of water in Waukesha – we’ll hear what came out of last night’s heavily attended meeting. Plus, the sometimes overlooked link between women and heart disease and the challenges doctors face. We take a trip to the Wisconsin Dells to enjoy the geology. “Fit For You” explores a local movement clinic, and the latest installment in Precious Lives looks at one community organizer’s hopes for roadside memorials.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The new chairman of Milwaukee County’s Board of Supervisors looks to the challenges he seems looming in the coming months.  Later, writer Barbara Miner examines the rising influence and stature of the Latino population in one rural Wisconsin town.  A filmmaker and Milwaukee native seeks to find a wide audience for his web series on issues faced by transgender males.  And an Illinois novelist writes a steampunk novel for middle grade readers.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee is a divided city in many ways – but in the Belfast of the 1970s, the divisions were deep, formal and violent. We’ll talk with writer Tony Macaulay about growing up in the middle of it all. Then, how the retail landscape is changing in Milwaukee. Playwright Angela Iannone draws heavily on primary source materials for her fourth play based on 19th American actor Edwin Booth, and we’ll have tunes from the Irish bands Socks in the Frying Pan and We Banjo 3.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Could tough times be looming for Milwaukee arts groups that rely on private sector donors?  A new report looks at private philanthropy for arts and culture.  Later, an effort to strengthen the relationship between Lake Michigan and the people of Milwaukee.  Milwaukee native Cynthia Swanson talks about her debut novel, The Bookseller.  And a preview of a couple of songs that’ll be featured on stage at Irish Fest this weekend.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

The official historian of Major League Baseball talks about whether the sport is still an important part of becoming American. Then, the founders of this weekend's India Fest speak to the challenges of representing the second-most populous nation in the world with a single-day festival. And Chicago fiddler extraordinaire Liz Carroll plays some tunes and tells the story of playing for the President of the United States.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’ll learn of one woman’s dream of a Great Lakes hiking trail that would go through 8 states and two Canadian provinces. Then, from Meijer to Nordstrom, the retail landscape is changing in Milwaukee. We’ll talk with local author Pamela Ford about her new novel, To Ride a White Horse, and we’ll have an in studio performance by Wisconsin musicians:  harpist Lauren Hayes and countertenor Patrick Terry.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, a team of Ukrainian journalists tries to debunk what they say is Russian propaganda masquerading as news. Irish Author Ann O’Farrell talks about her unlikely journey to becoming a writer, which started with short stories. Plus, local playwright Angela Iannone discusses her fourth play based on 19th American actor Edwin Booth, and the latest in our Precious Lives series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, Milwaukee is a divided city in many ways – but in the Belfast of the 1970s, the divisions were deep, formal and violent. Irish author Tony Macauley has written about growing up during part of the period known as The Troubles in a trilogy of memoirs. Then we explore an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum at which pop culture aficionados teach the docents about the art on display, and a conversation with LEGO Master Builder David Howard.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore what one researcher terms the rise of rural resentment, and its implications for Wisconsin politics. Then, Jim DeVita dives into his new mystery novel he spent 5 years writing. Radio Chipstone takes candy from babies this week, and we’ll have more stories from the latest edition of Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program, we’ll gain some insights on last night’s GOP presidential debate. Plus, a UWM program gives students insights into what’s on the minds of older Americans. What Milwaukee should expect from the Brewers in the next couple of seasons, and the history behind the founding of Irish Fest.

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