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:

After major success in redeveloping the once-blighted Menomonee Valley, the leading group behind those efforts is looking to the Valley’s next big chapter. Later, the link between arctic cold in Wisconsin, blizzards in New England, and global climate change. We’ll talk with our astronomy contributor about the birth of stars. And a rising opera star at UWM prepares to sing the role of her young lifetime.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

How deep cuts to the UW System budget could impact research playing out at UW-Milwaukee, and the school’s ability to attract talent. Later, the Midwest premiere of the latest play by South African writer Athol Fugard – we’ll hear the story of The Train Driver. And it’s the end of an era, as an iconic art supply story on the west side of Milwaukee prepares to close its doors after 79 years.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A woman who grew up in the Milwaukee area returns to the country of her birth – South Korea – to fight to reduce the number of international adoptions. Later, an exhibit at the Harley Davidson Museum celebrates the artistic side of motorcycle parts. And why a search for the world’s rarest 78 RPM records included a scuba dive into the Milwaukee River.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The remarkable story of nine people who grew up in the United States and Canada, but only recently truly joined the modern world. The nine are former members of a tight-knit religious sect who left their former colonies and have relocated to Wisconsin. Later, we’ll learn about the Milwaukee man who is raising the profile of many athletes, both in Wisconsin and nationally. And a conversation with Barry Manilow, before his stop in Milwaukee in what he says is his last concert tour ever.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, heart disease is the leading killer of women in this country – so why don’t more people take that threat seriously? Plus, in our society, there’s a lot of emphasis on weight loss as a way to get healthy – but is that necessarily a good thing? And the president of a Milwaukee sprouted wheat bakehouse sees her products taking off.

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  • Dr. Joshua Liberman, Columbia-St. Mary’s healthcare
  • Christy Greenleaf, UWM
  • Jenny Marino, Angelic Bakehouse​

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The widening I-94 through downtown Milwaukee inches forward, WUWM News reports. Later, why tax identity fraud and theft have recently become a nightmare for some people filing their taxes. We’ll learn how a 19th century Scandinavian model of practical learning is finding success in Wisconsin’s Driftless region; we’ll meet, and hear, the Milwaukee gospel group Sounds of Faith ahead of a concert this Friday at the Pabst, and Lake Effect essayist George Berdes thinks about snow.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How food security is a global public health crisis and an issue in urban environments such as Milwaukee. Plus, a new photography exhibit at the Haggerty Museum opens a window on how three former Soviet republics have transformed. We'll meet Milwaukee poet Brittany Cavallaro, and hear the next installment in our Precious Lives series.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Putting numbers with the rhetoric – how important are small businesses in Wisconsin’s economy? We talk with the Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research for the Small Business Administration in Washington. Then, the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative hopes a dance party will generate lasting results. Our film contributor previews this month’s Academy Awards, and we chat with opera singer, and Appleton native, Alisa Jordheim ahead of her upcoming performance with the Florentine Opera.

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