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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a company dreamed up in Milwaukee may help Californians weather that state’s historic drought.  Later, the efforts of one organization working to increase water safety at Great Lakes beaches.  We’ll explore the present and future of driverless cars.  And some music from the Canadian band Whitehorse and poetry from Milwaukee’s Jenny Benjamin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Neil Hoffman reflects on his time in Milwaukee as president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design before his retirement. Find out what is behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care. Then, two authors of books aimed at middle-grade readers discuss how to get kids hooked on reading. And food contributor Kyle Cherek gives us an inside look at this years James Beard Awards held in Chicago.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A public-private partnership is launched to provide emotional support for people who have experienced gun violence. Plus, what Gretchen Mead has observed about gardeners in the seven years since launching a citywide garden blitz. Lake Effect inaugurates a new regular segment on fitness with a look at Zumba, and we explore the appeal of being a lighting designer for ballet.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show - what’s behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care? Plus, how a Milwaukee center works to be a national leader in helping domestic violence victims. A new novel by Wisconsin writer Kathie Giorgio examines the issue of rape culture and how women victims are treated. An preview of an in studio performance from singer-songwriter Lindy Vopnfjord, and we revisit the tragic story of Laylah Peterson on our Precious Lives series on gun violence.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how have things changed for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Neil Hoffman’s eight years in the top job there?  Hoffman retires at the end of the month.  Later, how Milwaukee and the Midwest fared at the recent James Beard awards.  Plus, where drone technology falls in the ethical dilemmas of war; and we’ll speak with the author of the first authorized biography of actress Madeline Kahn.

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Lake Effect Weekend:

Wisconsinite Mark Olsky and his mother improbably survived a German Concentration Camp, and Olsky is in Europe this weekend to commemorate the camp's liberation. Essayist Mel Miskimmen honors mother’s day as only she can.  Also featured are the next episodes in our Radio Chipstone and Ex Fabula storytelling series.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, more of the story of nine former members of a religious sect, joining the modern world in Wisconsin. Why Doctor James Mathew, originally from India, became so enthralled with Thoreau’s Walden when a friend lent him the book after arriving in the United States. And why playing on stage is more important than recording an album for musician J.P. Cormier.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Could a popular treatment for diabetes be having a serious impact on fish in the Great Lakes ecosystem? Milwaukee scientists release a study exploring the impact of metformin on fresh water fish. Later, fair trade advocates say they’re concerned about who a new free trade deal might leave behind.What goes into successfully hooking kids on reading… And the Florentine Opera closes its season on a happy note with a new production of The Elixir of Love.

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