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’ll get some tips on doing your best on the SATs, then a nutritionist weighs in on the health effects of coffee. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We meet the woman taking over the the helm at Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Then, we preview this weekend’s short film festival and hear about the Riveredge Nature Center new club, which helps families spend some quality time outside. Plus, we meet the cast of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, opening this weekend at the Milwaukee Rep.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It takes a village to tackle a community-wide problem, like keeping old lead paint from poisoning kids. We learn about the Growing Healthy Soil For Healthy Communities project, which teaches Milwaukee gardeners about lead contamination. Then, the story of a Milwaukee priest some see as a rock star for his work as an urban vicar. And the members of Rogue Valley explain how they went about writing the songs on their new album, Radiate/Dissolve.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new book examines the history and the significance of the Wisconsin Idea in higher education. Then, Jorge Cham was in academia when he started doodling. Now, he's the creator of his own comic strip, Piled Higher and Deeper. Later, we discuss the strings that can make or break the sound of a cello performance. And we have the latest installment in our Precious Lives series.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism examines the loophole in gun purchases in Wisconsin. Then, we get an up-close and high-up look at the restoration of the Basilica of St. Josaphat. It’s been 10 years since Pluto became the object formerly known as a planet. Our astronomy contributor talks about the demotion and a recent discovery in the Kuiper Belt. Plus we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Students are back in college classes, and so are their smartphones, to the dismay of some faculty members. Later, two Madison men set out to remake the record industry to do a better job of treating musicians. Plus, our film critic talks about the portrayal of Wall Street women in the movie “Equity,” and we’ll meet the creators of a web series satirizing how TV portrays women in sitcoms.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a cross country trek by two Wisconsin veterans and how it helped them deal with the aftermath of combat. Then, we explore the Harley Davidson Museum’s Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time exhibit and talk to the family of the late Harlan Herriges, who helped establish the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove. And Lake Effect contributor, Stacy Tornio, has some unconventional suggestions on how to spend time this Labor Day weekend.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As Milwaukee students head back to school we look at a study on how school lunches affect student obesity. Then, we chat with a local winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge: 9-year-old Raya El-Hajar. Later, Mount Mary University mounts an effort to build diversity among counselors. And our astronomy contributor talks about an anniversary and a new discovery in the Kuiper Belt.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives, introduces us to an unlikely advocate for expanding background checks for gun buyers. Our coffee series continues with a trip to Anodyne’s Bay View Café & Pizza. Later, cowboys might be American icons, but the one in Larry Watson’s new novel doesn’t think of himself that way. And we’ll feature an in-studio performance with the one-of-a-kind Laney Jones and the Spirits.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism examines the loophole in gun purchases in Wisconsin. Later, we answer the question: When it comes to studying coffee and your health, where do scientists begin? Then, Milwaukee writer Paul Salsini closes the book on characters who have inhabited six books in a series set in Tuscany with his most recent addition, The Fearless Flag Thrower. And we dispel some myths women deal with when it comes to working out.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Coming up on the show today, a Shorewood woman spends part of her summer working in refugee camps in Greece. Then, just in time for Fiesta Mexicana, we learn about the bold flavors of Mexican-Jewish cuisine. Radio Chipstone goes to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee has a new director. We meet him and hear about expansion plans here and around the state. Then, our coffee series continues with a visit to Stone Creek kitchen and roasters. And local actress Jenny Wanasek reflects on a life in Milwaukee theater, and says the city is lucky to have so many selfless actors living and working here.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

How coffee farming practices can have an impact on global bird populations. Later, we scale the scaffolding on the outside of the Basilica of St. Josaphat for a close-up look at its restoration work. Plus, we explore some of the lesser-told stories about Milwaukee’s history with Michail Takach, the author of a new book, LGBT Milwaukee: Images of Modern America.

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