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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’ll learn of one woman’s dream of a Great Lakes hiking trail that would go through 8 states and two Canadian provinces. Then, from Meijer to Nordstrom, the retail landscape is changing in Milwaukee. We’ll talk with local author Pamela Ford about her new novel, To Ride a White Horse, and we’ll have an in studio performance by Wisconsin musicians:  harpist Lauren Hayes and countertenor Patrick Terry.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, a team of Ukrainian journalists tries to debunk what they say is Russian propaganda masquerading as news. Irish Author Ann O’Farrell talks about her unlikely journey to becoming a writer, which started with short stories. Plus, local playwright Angela Iannone discusses her fourth play based on 19th American actor Edwin Booth, and the latest in our Precious Lives series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, Milwaukee is a divided city in many ways – but in the Belfast of the 1970s, the divisions were deep, formal and violent. Irish author Tony Macauley has written about growing up during part of the period known as The Troubles in a trilogy of memoirs. Then we explore an exhibit at the Racine Art Museum at which pop culture aficionados teach the docents about the art on display, and a conversation with LEGO Master Builder David Howard.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore what one researcher terms the rise of rural resentment, and its implications for Wisconsin politics. Then, Jim DeVita dives into his new mystery novel he spent 5 years writing. Radio Chipstone takes candy from babies this week, and we’ll have more stories from the latest edition of Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program, we’ll gain some insights on last night’s GOP presidential debate. Plus, a UWM program gives students insights into what’s on the minds of older Americans. What Milwaukee should expect from the Brewers in the next couple of seasons, and the history behind the founding of Irish Fest.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

 

One analyst critiques the DNR's plans for a massive reorganization. Then, documentary producer Mark Siegrist spends some time at two remarkable little league fields in Milwaukee. Writer John Klima tells stories of the front lines and the home front in World War II - using baseball as a filter, and the Milwaukee company Fashion Angels encourages girls to pursue their business interests and dream big.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show we explore what one researcher terms the rise of rural resentment, and its implications for Wisconsin politics. Later, we’ll discuss the latest Jim DeVita mystery that took him three years to solve. Plus, a preview of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and a Wisconsin man puts a new spin on either tennis…or soccer.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Magazine’s Matt Hrodey and Jon Anne Willow discuss the annual survey of the best doctors in the metro area, bedside manner, and the reality of virtual medicine. Then, novelist Lauren Fox talks about her third novel, Days of Awe, which is published today. We visit the artery – a green space at the intersection of the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods, and we’ll have the latest installment in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives. 

Monday on Lake Effect:

Today we revisit an interview with the former, and founding, dean of UWM’s School of Public Health, Magda Peck. Then, the surprising reality Sy Montgomery found when she started studying octopus science, and cellist Robert Cohen joins us for the latest “On That Note” segment.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Journalist Steven Kotler explores how technologies once considered science fiction have become reality in his new book Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact. Then, in our "Fit For You" segment, a local company teaches people how not to diet, but build a healthier living. And we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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