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:

Today on the show, the case for less gym but more recess at elementary school. Plus, we’ll learn about two men and their ambitious remodeling projects on the north shore. How our outdoor adventure contributor changed her life, just by going outside more. Our film contributor talks Captain America: Civil War. And astronomer Jean Creighton explains how we see what we see in the night sky.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We check in the United Performing Arts Fund as they close in on the end of their current campaign. Then, American soprano Renee Fleming on why she’ll perform a mix of music with the Milwaukee Symphony Thursday night. We discuss how well Milwaukee County is doing when it comes to establishing community-based mental health services. And we learn the real life story of pioneer Mary Jemison, who was captured by Native Americans in 1758.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

This April set a record high temperature across the globe, and it was the 12th month in a row to do so. We’ll talk about the urgency of addressing climate change. Then, we learn about some of the mental health challenges faced by Latina teenagers in Milwaukee. The director of Skylights’ The Pirates of Penzance explains why drama is easy and comedy is hard. And we’ll have the latest episode in our Precious Lives series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How a new look at old data could change the way we eat, especially when it comes to which fats we consider to be healthy. Lake Effect essayist and foreign policy contributor Art Cyr examines the close relationship between the US and Great Britain. A new website maps the ambient noise in your neighborhood, and our wine contributor says everything is coming up rosé. Plus we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Oliva Barrow describes her new column, The Millennial Mind, and explains why it isn’t just for millennials. Then, how spending four years at Marquette University put one graduating senior on his life’s path. Milwaukee writer JR. Riordan joins us to talk about her newest book, The Audacity of Goats; we’ll hear about the Mastersingers of Milwaukee’s Sunday concert, and we’ll have the latest, and especially tasty, edition of Bubbler Talk.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

How a new look at old data could change the way we eat, especially when it comes to which fats we consider to be healthy. Then, on this month’s Fit For You segment, we’ll talk with writer and runner Jen Miller, whose NY Times article on her weight struggle hopes to debunk the idea of a “runner’s body”. We’ll catch up with three departing dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet, all of whom are sad to leave but who are all moving on to exciting new things. And writer Cari Taylor-Carlson discusses her new memoir, Life on the Loose.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Kathrine Switzer recounts the story of her first Boston Marathon 49 years ago, when officials tried to drag her off the course. Then, Podcaster and former radio producer Nate DiMeo weighs the differences between his two worlds, and author April Henry discusses writing young adult mystery books. Plus our wine contributor says everything is coming up rosé this season.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We get a glimpse at the first comprehensive study on the issues facing Milwaukee’s Latino community. Later, an organization aims to empower tween girls by teaching them to run. Artist Penelope Umbrico explains why it’s still important to study photography. Plus, we bring you the latest installment in our Precious Lives series.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, an effort to map ambient noise in cities like Milwaukee goes live, and finds users. Later, how writing about Holocaust survivors informed writer Wendy Holden’s view of modern humanitarian crises. Plus, why a southern chain restaurant is inspiring some Milwaukee chefs, how Mexican wrestling inspired a play by Alvaro Saar Rios, and how mindfulness and calming techniques are helping adults.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We wrap up our week-long series on truancy in Milwaukee Public Schools with a report on the expansive work of MPS's Regional Attendance Liaisons. Then, the power of playwright August Wilson’s Fences, currently on stage the Milwaukee Rep. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A former inmate tries to counsel other ex-cons to be persistent in their job search. Later, copy editor Tom Tolan talks about his job moonlighting as an Uber driver in Milwaukee. Plus, a preview of the new album by Milwaukee’ Nineteen Thirteen, an update on a new city flag, and the latest edition of Bubbler Talk.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Environmental reporter Susan Bence looks at the status of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water. Then, some insight into the spike in opioid abuse in Wisconsin, and essayist Avi Lank posits what A Donald Trump nomination means to the Democrats. Mandolinist Chris Thile discusses Prairie Home Companion ahead of the Punch Brothers show at the Pabst Theatre.And as the Florentine opera prepares to open Die Fledermaus, we learn why an operetta can be harder to do than grand opera.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about why it’s so important for the government to fund scientific research. Plus, why he thinks we should fund a whole fleet of interstellar vehicles. Later, a Wisconsin author brings the eldest Kennedy sister out of the shadow she lived in all her life.

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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
  • Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, author

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How discipline in schools is, all too often, going wrong. Later, how working with low-income and at-risk kids has helped shape the life of one artist. Plus, the opportunities another arts group is providing for younger performing artists. And on Precious Lives, we’ll meet the new head of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention.

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