Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm & 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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We explore the continuing work of community prosecutors in Milwaukee despite lack of funding. Then, the story behind Milwaukee Magazine’s redesign. Later, Renaissance Theaterworks explores the nature of success in the 1982 play Top Girls. And we learn why a post-apocalyptic novel was a perfect title to unite the community of Shorewood.

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Monday on Lake Effect

How the evolving economic climate is affecting the retirement and financial services firm, TIAA. Later, Milwaukee writer Liam Callanan talks about his new novel and the heroine at the heart of the story. Plus, cellist Robert Cohen prepares to perform all of Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for unaccompanied cello in one evening.

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  • Roger Ferguson, CEO, TIAA
  • Art Cyr, director, Clausen Center for World Business
  • Liam Callanan, author, Paris By The Book
  • Robert Cohen, cellist

This weekend on Lake Effect:

The lead author of a survey on police satisfaction in Milwaukee explores the many factors impacting community attitudes toward law enforcement. Later, community members from neighborhoods throughout the city discuss their views on the Milwaukee Police Department and some residents explain why they appreciate the work of a citizen patrol group more than official law enforcement. Plus, meteorologist Mike Westendorf looks at the Easter forecast and the latest episode of the storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series, To Protect and Serve: Police, Community, and a Time of Transition, concludes with a community forum recorded at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum in Milwaukee. It was moderated by Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and WUWM's News Director Ann-Elise Henzl.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series, To Protect and Serve, continues with a conversation about police-community relations with Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.  Later, one member of a coalition of community groups talks about the long history of contentious police-community relations, and what the path forward might be.  We'll explore one possible blueprint - the experience of leaders in Cincinnati.  And on a sweeter note, we'll visit a nearly century-old candy shop in Wauwatosa, gearing up for a busy time of year.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee: To Protect and Serve gets underway with a look at recent data on community attitudes towards law enforcement. Then, we explore an underrated moment in the history of police-community relations: when foot patrols were replaced by patrol cars. Fit For You shines a light on a friendly competition among Milwaukee universities as they take on the Presidential Fitness Test. Plus, why business is on the rise for professional cuddlers.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Glowing reviews continue for the Milwaukee Riverwalk after more than 20 years. Then, how the first generation of Italian-American baseball players were pioneers in the sport - and in their families. Radio Chipstone explores the life of a cup of coffee, and we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A Marquette University student describes some of the many surprising things she learned on a border experience trip to El Paso, Texas. Then, Saehee Chang gives a couple of Lake Effect producers a Korean cooking lesson. Film contributor Dave Luhrssen discusses the new film Annihilation, and Bubbler Talk returns to the scene of the crime.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Student leaders at UW-Milwaukee discuss their work, making sure their peers aren’t going hungry. Then, farmer and contributor Dave Kozlowski talks about the trials and tribulations of growing and harvesting garlic. Minnesota photographer Alec Soth talks about his approach in the field. Plus, a look at one of the many ways NASA's Hubble Telescope has contributed to our understanding of the universe.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On the eve of a panel that brings together the four African-Americans who have served as Milwaukee Common Council President, we talk with one of them about history, challenges - and his brief term as mayor. Later, the TV show Wisconsin Foodie celebrates 10 years of celebrating the people who grow, prepare, and consume food here. And from food to drink… we go behind the scenes at a Milwaukee distillery to learn how flouting conventions in the liquor-world can lead to better results.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee writer talks about a recent assignment that turned out to be life-changing and the man who made it all happen. Then, a look at the wonders of the immune system and the "memory" it acquires over time. Plus, the bold plans of one automaker to make its vehicles achieve the ultimate in safety: zero-deaths in its cars.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We explore the origins of the opioid crisis in America with journalist and author Sam Quinones. Then, our Beats Me segment looks at emissions from the Oak Creek Power Plant. An exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America, and our How Did You Do That? podcast heads back to the farm...kind of.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about the importance of sunshine laws and how they allow citizens to analyze how their governments work. Then, how a play on stage at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is emblematic of a a wider, new appreciation of the black experience in America. Plus we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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