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.

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Lake Effect
10:26 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Revitalization of Downtown Phoenix, Journalism & Community Building

Monday on Lake Effect:

How higher education could play a role in jump-starting a stagnant part of downtown Milwaukee; plus, a journalist uses the online news source as material for his graduate thesis – on journalism and community building; and music that sounds like the wide-open spaces of the American southwest, from the Nashville-based Escondido.

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Lake Effect
8:40 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: 4th of July Fun - Six Flags, Beach Volleyball, Stubby Chubbz Brass Band

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Ahead of the long Independence Day weekend, Lake Effect offers up three options for your holiday entertainment purposes. We’ll travel to Six Flags Great America for a preview of the amusement park’s new record-breaking roller coaster. Then, we’ll talk beach volleyball as the professional AVP tour makes its first Milwaukee stop in more than a decade. And ahead of a couple of concerts this week, we’ll hear from the Stubby Chubbz Brass Band.

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Lake Effect
10:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Crime Data Analysis, Math Genius, West African Music

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll examine the growing field of crime data analysis, which is being fed by an increasing number of college graduates from Milwaukee. Later, how a mugging and a crack on the head turned Jason Padgett into a math genius. We’ll speak with award-winning author and Wisconsin native Mona Simpson about her latest novel, “Casebook,” and her hometown of Green Bay. And some West African music played on a distinctive 22-string instrument.

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Lake Effect
9:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Mary Burke Profile, Bucks Hiring of Jason Kidd, Lynden Sculpture Garden

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

With the general election just four months away, we look into the history of presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke, with the author of a new profile. Later, we break down the Milwaukee Bucks’ sudden hiring of Jason Kidd to be their new coach. A recent book delves into Wisconsin’s linguistic heritage; plus, we’ll take a trip just north to the Lynden Sculpture Garden; and meet an up-and-coming Milwaukee photographer.

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Lake Effect
9:14 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Sheldon Lubar, Library Time Capsule, The Trews

Monday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about economics, education, and the future of the city. Later, why a Milwaukee library is embracing a physical time capsule in the age of digital storage. We’ll hear an in-studio performance by the Canadian band, The Trews, who performed last week at Summerfest; and we’ll meet a 12-year-old root beer float magnate from Pewaukee.

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Lake Effect
10:06 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: President of Milwaukee Public Museum, Odin's Promise, Wine & Cheese

Friday on Lake Effect:

Whitefish Bay native Dennis Kois returns home to Wisconsin to head the Milwaukee Public Museum – we’ll learn what he sees as the future of the vaunted institution and the challenges he faces. Later, a Milwaukee area writer takes her young readers to German-occupied Norway at the outset of World War II in a new novel. Our wine contributor thinks a Napa Valley auction could inspire similar ways to support causes in places like Milwaukee; and we’ll visit a cheese dinner – just cheese, that is.

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Lake Effect
9:53 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap, Conflict Resolution, Mental Side of Tennis

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Real Talk segment dismisses notions of a post-racial America and offers solutions to closing the racial wealth gap. Then, a method of conflict resolution in use in law enforcement explains its basic premise. Later, a Milwaukee mother remembers her late son in a book that chronicles her journey through grief. And we learn why one local tennis school thinks the mental part of the game is as important as the backhand.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

    Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the WUWM studio to give us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date. 

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Lake Effect
8:46 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Michael Lovell, Beyond the Veil Exhibit

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Former UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell talks about his time at UWM and looks ahead to his next challenge – being the first lay leader in Marquette University’s 133-year history. Later, an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum makes the point that Muslim women’s clothing is about more than the veil; and we’ll learn about the eastern Russian city of Magadan, setting for a new collection of short stories.

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Lake Effect
10:01 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Iraq, Success Stories in Local Government, Frank Almond

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the deteriorating situation in Iraq. Then, why Milwaukee business women are having difficulty serving in corporate leadership roles, such as on company boards of directors. The Public Policy Forum points to some success stories in local government, and we’ll catch up with MSO concertmaster Frank Almond.

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