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

Our foreign policy contributor weighs in on the great unknown: foreign affairs under a Donald Trump presidency. Then, Congressman John Lewis discusses writing his comic book series about the Civil Rights Movement. His most recent edition, March Book: 3, just won the National Book Award. Later, our sports contributor reflects on the angst that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced during an inconsistent season. And Gayle Forman's latest novel is her first for adult readers, and it asks some big "what-if" questions. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A health policy expert discusses the longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act. Then, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospect coloring book of his artwork. Plus, we'll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula

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  • Barbara Zabawa, attorney, Center for Health and Wellness Law
  • Reggie Baylor, artist
  • Radio Chipstoneseries
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect

A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Alice Waters, discusses the past, present, and future of food. Then, why there's no one right way to play medieval music. Later, Bubbler Talk visits that Milwaukee building that looks like the Taj Mahal. And two of the people behind Skylight Music Theatre's production of "La Cage aux Folles" debate the work's true meaning. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A Shorewood native tells the compelling story of his time in the wilderness. Then, Milwaukee PBS gets set to launch a comprehensive, locally produced news show. Later, Milwaukee Magazine profiles the new director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Plus, local LGBTQ groups band together to celebrate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. 

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We consider the national rise of three Wisconsin Republicans. Later, an event this weekend at Discovery World seeks to excite more girls about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Creativity Series at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents furniture designer and builder Asher Israelow. And the Milwaukee of 1953 comes to life in the world premiere of Unsilent Night at Next Act Theatre. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

The longterm and immediate future of the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration. Then, the surprising origin of We Energies’ holiday tradition, the annual Cookie Book. Later, the accidentally good timing behind Milwaukee Rep's production of The Foreigner. Plus, the latest episode in our Precious Lives series.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Organizations that study the Great Lakes express their concern about what the Trump Administration may mean for their ongoing efforts. Then, the people behind a successful effort to improve police-community relations in Cincinatti give Milwaukee some helpful advice. Later, the appeal of tiny homes on the south side, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And Milwaukee musician B-Free tries to create songs that her listeners can relate to. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect

British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, Dutch video artist and photographer, Rineke Dijkstra, explains her unique approach to portraiture. Plus, we'll have the latest episode of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. 

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  • Claire Bolderson, journalist
  • Rineke Dijkstra, video artist and photographer
  • Ex Fabula, series

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Friday on Lake Effect

After Tuesday's election, analysts are asking big questions about how campaigns work in the 21st century. Later, a Wisconsin man's memoir of service in Vietnam, and a Milwaukee writer's search for the site of his father's fatal plane crash in World War II. Plus, Bubbler Talk looks for Milwaukee's oldest buildings, and we'll hear about the latest in a series of mysteries based on Old World Wisconsin. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

British journalist, Claire Bolderson, shares her perspective on the U.S. presidential election. Then, jazz pianist Patricia Barber makes a rare Milwaukee appearance this weekend. Later, Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor produces a retrospective coloring book. And the 16 things every Wisconsinite needs to know about the Badger State.

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  • Claire Bolderson, journalist
  • Patricia Barber Trio, jazz musicians
  • Reggie Baylor, artist
  • Dan Murphy, Milwaukee Magazine

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*Our regularly scheduled program was preempted due to coverage of Hillary Clinton's concession speech and President Obama's address following the election results.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Local political scientists Lilly Goren and Thomas Holbrook discuss how the national trends were reflected in Wisconsin, and the message voters were sending here and elsewhere. Also discussed are the ramifications for the Electoral College and Paul Ryan’s leadership position in the house of representatives.

Tuesday on Lake Effect

We get an outside view of this year's U.S. election cycle, with  journalists from Serbia and Tanzania. French author Antoine Laurain's latest novel French Rhapsody weaves together a story of lost youth and competing political candidates, including one resembling a man on the ballot in the U.S. Musician Sarah Aroeste explains why she writes and performs in the endangered language of Ladino. And we’ll have the latest episode of Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We explore the electoral college, and understand how tomorrow’s electoral math evolved. Later, how kids and electronic devices can be a troubling combination, especially when they reach the level of addiction. Plus we’ll hear an intriguing tale of the remote south Pacific from writer Simon Winchester.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We meet a woman who was born in a German concentration camp at the end of World War II, and the son of the American medic who saved her life. Then, why some people (and Millennials in particular), like to take photos of their food. Plus, we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

At the beginning of basketball season, Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs is honoring the role of girls, both in the club and society in general. Later, the Army Corps of Engineers and UWM collaborate to create habitat on Milwaukee’s breakwater. Then, Cellist Robert Cohen pays tribute to his first and most influential teacher. On Bubbler Talk, we get the story of bar dice, and then discuss the issue with stereotyping women based on their drink preferences.

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