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
9:43 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Wednesday on Lake Effect: State of the State Address, SHARP Literacy Book, Oconomowoc Play

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll analyze Governor Walker’s State of the State address, and examine how it speaks to statewide or national political ambitions. Later, Milwaukee-based SHARP Literacy publishes its latest book for kids, a mystery story introducing young readers to the pioneering urban agriculture movement here. Later, an upcoming play for which the actor has never read the script, there are no rehearsals, and no director. And a couple of new songs from public radio producer-turned Texas singer-songwriter Jessie Torrisi.

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Gun Culture Memoir, Precious Lives, Spending Time With The Bartolottas

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how a childhood hunting accident frames Craig Collins’s memoir of gun culture. A reporter spends some time with the city’s most prominent restaurant brothers – Joe and Paul Bartolotta, and sets out to understand their success. Plus, we launch Precious Lives, a two-year series examining children and gun violence in Milwaukee. We’ll hear the story behind the series, and listen to the first episode.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Monday on Lake Effect: Genome Sequencing, Empathy, Milwaukee Midget Racing

Monday on Lake Effect:

Just because you can get your genome sequenced, does that mean you should? We’ll talk about the ethics of genomics with one of the country’s leaders in the field. Later, what’s happened to empathy in our society? We’ll learn why it’s important and how we might get more of it into our lives. And we’ll meet a Milwaukeean who drove his MG Midget faster than anyone has ever driven one before.

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Lake Effect
10:56 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Friday on Lake Effect: Case for Common Core, Stories from Wisconsin Farmers, Movies

Friday on Lake Effect:

With Common Core standards in the cross-hairs of many Wisconsin conservatives, including the governor, we hear from one education analyst who believes the education standards hold true to many traditionally conservative values. Later, we’ll hear about a project to collect audio interviews from Wisconsin farmers. Plus, a look back at the movie year-that-was, and one essayist’s guide to watching football, just in time for the playoffs.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Thursday on Lake Effect: 30th Street Corridor Revitalization, Singer-Songwriter Jess Klein

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The massive effort to revitalize a massive piece of Milwaukee – we’ll learn what’s at stake in the 30th Street Corridor. Later, what Koss Corporation gets out of the Consumer Electronics Show, even though the Milwaukee-based company isn’t showing off any new products there. And an in-studio performance by Austin-based singer-songwriter Jess Klein, whose latest album is called Learning Faith.

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Lake Effect
9:36 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's Telecommunications Landscape, Art Meets The Environment

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk with two of the people behind a comprehensive look at the telecommunications landscape in Wisconsin, and find out how connected the Milwaukee area is. Later, a Whitewater man tries to bring light to the experiences of young adults in El Salvador. We’ll catch up with Wisconsin writer Lesley Kagen, who has a new novel out. And art meets the environment in work on display from two recipients of Mary Nohl Fellowship grants.

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Lake Effect
9:55 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Walker Inauguration, Sub-Zero Temps, Cold Weather Activities

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll take a look back at Governor Walker’s second inaugural address, delivered yesterday in Madison, and look ahead to the coldest weather forecast of the winter thus far. Plus, a spotlight on a few fun things you can do in sub-zero temperatures. We’ll find out about the challenges faced by the local filmmaking community – and the opportunities at hand. And a chat with author Mark Slouka about his novel set in the late 60s.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Monday on Lake Effect: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Use of Torture by CIA, On That Note

Monday on Lake Effect:

We revisit our conversation with scientist – and celebrity – Neil DeGrasse Tyson, whose mission in life is to get us to see that science is everywhere. Then, essayist Art Cyr analyzes last month’s Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA. And contributor and cellist Robert Cohen describes how he prepares for a performance in his regular “On That Note” series.

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Friday on Lake Effect: Big Money in Politics, Bach Chamber Choir, Milwaukee Rock & Roll

Friday on Lake Effect:

How people looking to extract the big money from both political parties might take a page from the Tea Party’s rise. Then, don’t let the name of Milwaukee’s Bach Chamber Choir and Orchestra make you think it’s all Bach all the time. We talk with local author, and photographer, Larry Widen on the impetus for his newest project, Milwaukee Rock and Roll. And essayist Cari Carlson celebrates a milestone birthday in a special way.

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Lake Effect
10:30 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Thursday on Lake Effect: BBC 'The Lipinski' Documentary

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We present the BBC World Service documentary The Lipinski, the story of the Lipinski Stradivarius violin played by the MSO’s concertmaster, Frank Almond. The documentary digs into the 300 year old instrument’s history, including the incident last year when Almond was tasered and the instrument stolen from him, and ultimately recovered, here in Milwaukee.

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  • Peter Curran/BBC World Service documentary The Lipinski

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