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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why some are concerned about the proposed state budget's impact on an adult long-term care program. Plus, everything you always wanted to know about Wisconsin's rocks, and probably more. A dinner event scheduled for this week honors the legacy of a 19th Century Frenchman. And a food-lover's guide to Milwaukee, from knife lessons to how to barbecue.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A US Senator uses a snowball to ridicule climate change. Anti-vaccine efforts have led to a measles outbreak. What's behind Americans' skepticism of science? A Milwaukee researcher weighs in. Plus, a preview of the Florentine Opera's production of Elmer Gantry, and an in-studio performance by a transplanted Wisconsinite, singer-songwriter Jon Statz ahead of the release of a new CD in Milwaukee this week.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

How people of faith can respond when violence is undertaken in the name of religion. We’ll talk with a religious scholar about the history and dynamics surround people who use religion as a justification for violence. Later, our auto contributor talks about his favorite cars of the past 12 months. And a man whose hobby is roadside assistance shares his suggestions for preventing your own car breakdown.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

What the rising prominence of women means in terms of political, economic and social power – in Wisconsin and around the country. Later, how an old house in Bay View has transformed into an experiment in residential living and working. We’ll talk about Bucks up and down year with our sports contributor. And meet the 1960s pop star-turned award-winning producer, Peter Asher.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with poet, former inmate, and teacher Jimmy Santiago Baca, who is in Milwaukee this week giving public readings and presentations and working with at risk youth. We’ll also talk with the founder of one of the organizations sponsoring Baca here: Express Yourself Milwaukee. Canadian writer Miriam Toews’s novel based on her sister’s death is spurring conversations about assisted suicide. And essayist Pam Parker reflect on how large a shadow suicide can cast on a family.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Magazine takes a look back at the Dontre Hamilton shooting and the ongoing civil rights probe. Then, Barbara Miner discusses her exhibition of recent photographs from Cuba – taken just before normalization of diplomatic relations. In Tandem Theatre explores both the poignancy and the humor of death in the world premiere of Come Back. And Milwaukee-area novelist Lesley Kagen talks about the art of writing about tough subjects with a light touch.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Even with the downtown streetcar project currently on track, buses will remain the mass transit that carries the most passengers in Milwaukee. A new report says some fairly low-cost changes could make a big difference in efficiency and reliability at Milwaukee County Transit. Later, we’ll learn about the focus on “growing up green” at this year’s Sustainability Summit. We’ll also hear about how one Muskego company is embracing sustainability in all aspects of its business. And we’ll hear the latest installment in our Precious Lives series.

Monday on Lake Effect:

Where Milwaukee stands in preventing a potential measles outbreak, like the one being experienced in Chicago. Plus, one researcher brings light to the challenges faced by children who are caregivers for chronically or terminally ill relatives. We’ll learn about the underrated art of bow-making. And we’ll take a trip to a garden center in Oak Creek that truly is like no other.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Why is Wisconsin the place, and why is now the time, that battles are heating up over organized labor, and the future of higher education? One analyst says the political flashpoints have actually been simmering for decades here, and elsewhere. Later, the story of a Milwaukee company, quietly making leading EKG machines for more than three decades. Plus, a Milwaukee woman shares the wisdom she gained from surviving a heart attack a few years ago. And a Texas dairy delicacy catches on among cheese fans in Wisconsin.

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