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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we explore the intersection of evolutionary biology and feminism. We’ll learn about an all-out BioBlitz at Grant Park starting tomorrow. Plus, why novelist Peter Geye thinks the Boundary Waters of Minnesota is the perfect place, and Victor DiLorenzo of the Milwaukee duo Nineteen Thirteen talks about how their new album came together.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The Coast Guard plans significant changes to several Wisconsin Great Lakes stations. Then, you may be getting more than a side of fries when you order fast food. You could be ingesting hormone disruptors. Later, Milwaukee writer Paul Salsini closes the book on characters who have inhabited six books in a series set in Tuscany. And for musicians from Milwaukee’s High School of the Arts, playing jazz has upped their musical game.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Why a more diverse body of teachers is an important tool in reaching students – especially Latino students. Later, a Milwaukee company reaches out to help women struggling with postpartum issues, from getting better sleep to health concerns. The Iowa musician called Christopher the Conquered talks about honesty and vulnerability in his music. And our Precious Lives series introduces us to the MPD’s Police Aides program.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

How the early professional and political life of Abraham Lincoln gave rise to the man we know as the Great Emancipator. Later, a recently published 1930s guidebook to Milwaukee offers a glimpse of what the city was, and how it’s changed. Plus, why Piano Arts’ biennial competition is so important for young musicians.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A conversation with Donald Baumgartner, on why he chose to sell his family’s manufacturing business – to its employees. Then, a conversation with Milwaukee-born jazz and soul vocalist Lili K. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Donald Baumgartner, Paper Machinery Corporation
  • Lili K, jazz and soul vocalist
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Manpower explores what Millennials are looking for in a job. Then, a breathtaking photography exhibit by a Madison photographer is on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Plus, Milwaukee Tool finds a way for power tools to hook up with smartphones. And the latest edition of Bubbler Talk asks a simple question about a street name in Whitefish Bay.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a conversation with Donald Baumgartner, on why he chose to sell his family’s manufacturing business to its employees. Later, a 102-year old Wisconsin man laments the lack of intimacy in his life these days. Essayist Jonathan West laments his collection of keys. Then, ahead of his work with Present Music, twenty-something conductor, David Bloom explains why he loves working with living composers. And Radio Chipstone explores how museums get the word out about their exhibits.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Education writer Paul Tough studies how some teachers impart lessons on grit and character, and learns the ones who do it the best, talk about it the least. Then, the new editor of Milwaukee Magazine gets in-depth about her new city. Later, comedian Lisa Lampanelli is known as “The Queen of Mean” but that’s just part of her on-stage persona. And what makes a 130-year old lighthouse remain so interesting.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A local research ethicist talks about the concerning issues with using public, social media data for scientific research. Then, an English writer adapts a point from HG Wells to describe why it’s so important to make creativity a bigger part of education. Later, a conversation with Milwaukee-born jazz and soul vocalist Lili K. And we’ll have the latest installment in Precious Lives, our series on children and gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

On our Memorial Day edition of the show, the sister of a Vietnam War hero from Milwaukee works to commemorate his legacy here and everywhere. Then, writer Chris Cleave talks about the lengths he went through to research his latest novel, set in World War II England. Plus, there was a lot that divided people during the Vietnam War. But a new book makes the case that at least one thing united people: music.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A former Ethiopian refugee devotes his life to helping resettle other refugees. Then, when everyone’s a photographer, why study photography? Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As Viswa Subbaraman gets ready to leave Milwaukee, he reflects on what he accomplished in his time at Skylight Music Theater. We visit a century-old car made here in Milwaukee by a surprising source. Then, our automotive contributor talks about his love of auto racing, and one aspect he doesn’t necessarily enjoy. Bubbler Talk travels to a prehistoric coral reef in Wauwatosa, and we bring you another original song from local singer-songwriter, John Sieger.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the case for less gym but more recess at elementary school. Plus, we’ll learn about two men and their ambitious remodeling projects on the north shore. How our outdoor adventure contributor changed her life, just by going outside more. Our film contributor talks Captain America: Civil War. And astronomer Jean Creighton explains how we see what we see in the night sky.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We check in the United Performing Arts Fund as they close in on the end of their current campaign. Then, American soprano Renee Fleming on why she’ll perform a mix of music with the Milwaukee Symphony Thursday night. We discuss how well Milwaukee County is doing when it comes to establishing community-based mental health services. And we learn the real life story of pioneer Mary Jemison, who was captured by Native Americans in 1758.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

This April set a record high temperature across the globe, and it was the 12th month in a row to do so. We’ll talk about the urgency of addressing climate change. Then, we learn about some of the mental health challenges faced by Latina teenagers in Milwaukee. The director of Skylights’ The Pirates of Penzance explains why drama is easy and comedy is hard. And we’ll have the latest episode in our Precious Lives series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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