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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Olivia Barrow of the Milwaukee Business Journal discusses the recent news that Johnson Controls will merge with Ireland’s Tyco International. Then, contributor Kyle Cherek shares the long, storied history of Milwaukee’s food scene ahead of the city’s 170th “Savor the City” birthday celebration. We’ll meet one of the founders of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, and chat with two Milwaukee natives who are also Hollywood animators.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A new report finds that arsenic is a real problem in water in parts of Wisconsin. Plus, why lead poisoning remains a problem for Milwaukee kids years after lead paint was banned. We’ll learn about the formation of a new network of Catholic elementary schools, and we’ll learn about a cave that has recently gone on the market in western Wisconsin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We take a closer look at Governor Walker’s State of the State address earlier this week. Then,  a conversation and some tunes from Milwaukee singer songwriter Jay Matthes. Plus the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Julia Azari, Marquette University; Marti Mikkelson, WUWM News
  • Marge Eiseman, essayist
  • Jay Matthes, musician
  • Aaron Howard, Black Smith/Iron Artist/Metal Worker; Gianofer Fields, Radio Chipstone

Friday on Lake Effect:

With two more months of winter yet to come, we offer a guide to activities in Wisconsin – both outdoor ones and indoors alike.  Later, a post-mortem on the Packers season, and we’ll talk about whether the Bucks are finally living up to expectations.  Also, why Milwaukee’s latest music ensemble has no one person at its helm.  Plus, an essayist reflects on turning 60.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

What will the future of solar power in Wisconsin look like? Later, we’ll talk with artist and climate justice activist Nicolas Lampert about participating in the December protests at COP21 in Paris. A new exhibit at Discovery World tells the story of the human genome… And we talk with former Replacements front man Tommy Stinson ahead of his concert tonight in Milwaukee.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a closer look at Governor Walker’s State of the State address last night. Plus we look into the ongoing dispute between a Wisconsin company and some of its Muslim workers. The International Joint Commission examines whether it is effectively managing water conflicts, and the Charles Allis Art Museum does something unprecedented - opening its entire building to an exhibit. We also hear the distinctive voice of singer Joan Shelley.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

An interview with Mayor Barrett for Precious Lives, on devising a broad strategy to combat gun violence. Then, you might not know what neutrinos do, but maybe you should. Plus, how one company has created an app for snowplowing, and we talk with the director and set designer for Of Mice and Men at the Milwaukee Rep.

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  • Precious Lives, with Mayor Tom Barrett
  • Dr. Francis Halzen, UW-Madison
  • Wills Mahoney, Plowz and Mowz
  • Mark Clements & Todd Ivans, Milwaukee Rep

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the relevance of one of Martin Luther King’s last public speeches – his sermon at the National Cathedral in March of 1968. Later, writer Katherine Applegate’s latest middle-grade novel has at its heart characters who are sometimes homeless and almost always hungry. And on our Fit for You segment, we explore how it’s not too late to make a realistic resolution for the new year.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, with the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” attracting global attention, the Journal Sentinel reporter who covered the trial nine years ago reflects on the case. Then, Milwaukee poet Mark Zimmermann enjoyed writing poems that omitted certain letters - at least to a point. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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