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.

Full Episode: Monday, July 29, 2013

Jul 29, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

On our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series retrospective today, we look at clean energy in the state, beginning with a discussion of the economics of green. Then, an argument that the greening of the grid is best left to the free market. Later, why some say the closure of a Wisconsin nuclear plant isn’t a victory for clean energy. And we take a look at green energy on a residential scale.

Full Episode: Friday, July 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

As Three Bridges Park opens, protestors say nearby Palermo’s Pizza poses an environmental danger. Then, we travel to Waunakee to learn about a music education technique from Switzerland. Later, a new historical novel features a murder mystery in the midst of the Civil War. And discover parts of Milwaukee you didn’t know existed during the second Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes.

Full Episode: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get two perspectives on the worsening crisis in Syria. We’ll talk global policy with contributor Art Cyr, and then speak with two Syrian activists – and artists – who hope the arts can do for Syria what policy and politicians can’t seem to. Later, we dive into the sea of moons that surround the planet Neptune, including the newest one not yet named. And we’ll learn about a new, quarterly poetry reading series taking place in Milwaukee.

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jul 23, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the obesity bias that exists – even among gym teachers and fitness professionals. Later, a bunch of girls, guitars, drums, and a summer camp mix this summer at the first Girls Rock Camp Milwaukee. We’ll talk about another use for your backyard grill – making smoked salt, and the Canadian husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, joins us for an in-studio performance.

Full Episode Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Jul 22, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect

A new study shows Milwaukee nonprofits are beginning to thrive once again, we’ll learn more from the study’s authors. Then, Joe Bartolotta shares one of the reasons his restaurant business has been a success for 20 years. A historian tells the story of the civil war in 50 objects. And musician, and former Lake Effect intern, Sean Raasch joins us to talk about his CD, Twin Brother.

Full Episode: Friday, July 19, 2013

Jul 19, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program... a worldwide campaign, Hours Against Hate, began its first project in the United States in Milwaukee last month – and since then people like Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic have joined the initiative. We’ll talk with the two co-founders. Then, rock-and-roll and the the dawn of the computer revolution is at the heart of local author and Lake Effect contributor Barry Wightman’s new novel, Pepperland. And even though the blockbusters get all the hype, there are other kinds of movies released in the summer months. We’ll talk about two: Blue Jasmine and Girl Most Likely.

Full Episode: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Jul 18, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee celebrates the 95th birthday, and legacy, of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela, who remains in the hospital with a lung infection. We’ll talk with Alderman Joe Davis Jr., the South Africa Honorary Consul for Wisconsin, and his wife Magugu Davis, a native of South Africa. We’ll also hear what it was like to sing at Mandela’s inauguration from a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Then, we talk with Chicago writer Michael Harvey about his newest novel The Innocence Project, and learn about Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley, which opens this weekend.

Full Episode: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll talk about the George Zimmerman verdict and what the takeaway message might be for African American communities in places like Milwaukee.  Later, how one Milwaukee neighborhood is trying to get its diversity equation right.  We’ll talk about one leader in the immigration and labor movements in Milwaukee.  And we’ll learn about the flawed characters that populate writer Jess Walter’s fiction.

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jul 16, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A researcher taps the members of a local-based organization to learn more about the genetics of obesity. Then, a Milwaukee native pens a history of swear words through the ages… including the Victorian period when it was risqué to even refer to your pants. We’ll catch up with the Alchemist Theatre and their new production of King Lear, and take a short road trip to 11th and Kilbourn to visit the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear.

Full Episode: Monday, July 15, 2013

Jul 15, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

A new Milwaukee organization is working to connect more women and girls of all ages to science and engineering fields.  Later, how nonprofit boards need to evolve to work better on behalf of their organizations.  We’ll talk about Car Gizmo Overload with our automotive contributor; and during a tough season, what Brewers fans can learn from the members of Red Sox Nation.

Full Episode: Friday, July 13, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee Latino organization opens a legislative speaker series this evening with Republican Senator Ron Johnson and a discussion of immigration reform. Later, a new book tells the story of Milwaukee’s Sylvia Bell White and a life spent searching for justice for African Americans. Work begins on a major action drama film to be shot on location in Milwaukee and on Lake Michigan; and a play on stage at a park near you aims to connect kids with healthier eating.

Full Episode: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect: 

As Harley prepares to celebrate its 110th anniversary, it works to appeal to a broader audience. Rich Rovito talks about Harley’s  evolving fortunes. Then, the Optimist Theatre opens As You Like It in their new home in Kadish Park. We talk with the director and star. A new documentary focuses on the world, and the appeal, of early American circuses, and Milwaukee writer Dean Jensen’s new book spotlights rise and fall of two circus superstars.

Full Episode: July 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A coalition is seeking greater transparency in Waukesha’s efforts to tap into Lake Michigan water. Later, what we can learn about collaboration from the work of inventor Thomas Edison; a filmmaker and Milwaukee native searches for the meaning of life at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada; and we’ll hear from the new CD by the Milwaukee-based Jason Seed Stringtet.

Full Episode: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jul 9, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Minnesota bounty hunter gives us his take on the future of that profession in Wisconsin. Then, a Milwaukee psychiatrist reflects on his years in the field in a new memoir that combines anecdotes with poetry. We’ll travel to Napa Valley to learn about the wine industry’s largest and most successful fundraiser, and meet a Sheboygan entrepreneur whose lip balm company is making a name for itself.

Full Episode: Monday, July 8, 2013

Jul 8, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

We look at the issues facing national forests with the woman in charge of the eastern region. Then, author Wes Moore talks about the diverging paths taken by him and another Baltimore native named Wes Moore. An etiquette coach wants to take the Golden Rule one step further. And a new book offers advice for those who would use their bicycles to burn fat.