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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As the future of state funding for bicycle infrastructure in Wisconsin remains in doubt, a professional cyclist tries to call attention to the conditions cyclists face in the Midwest.  How the classic text, The Art of War represents many aspects of modern life.  An exhibit at the Charles Allis Art Museum lays bare the history of burlesque, and the latest in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Why northern Wisconsin counties lag behind when it comes to assistance from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. A new simulation website lets users see the impact of tax policies on Milwaukee cultural institutions. We’ll learn about a group hoping to bring pro outdoor soccer to Milwaukee, and a talk with writer Emily Gray Tedrowe about her novel about wounded veterans and the home front.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

How crunching numbers has made a huge difference to one Milwaukee area school. Then, what attracts science writer Sy Montgomery to creatures like the octopus. An essay from George Berdes, plus the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula

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  • Lynn Grimm and Scott Marty, Menomonee Falls North Middle School
  • Sy Montgomery, science writer
  • George Berdes, essayist
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’ll get some analysis on the deal reached yesterday that would allow the construction of a new basketball arena in Milwaukee. Plus, we’ll look at what a new arena could mean to the Bucks team itself. Milwaukee’s Partners in Art reflect on their moves - both artistically and geographically - and how their most recent project is both artistic and functional. And Author Tea Krulos writes a book about monster hunting - but the stars of his book aren't the monsters.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why one Milwaukee area school district is attracting international attention for its use of data. Plus, Kasia Ozga is working on a public art project this summer at Carroll University – and like her other work, hopes it brings in a wide audience. And a new project from Milwaukee’s Present Music is borne out of a remarkable collaboration.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s first Sustainability Director is stepping down after five years on the job. Matt Howard talks about his legacy with the city and looks ahead to his next challenge.  Later, the artists and the different disciplines that make up the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory.  Plus, seven Marquette alums see their dream come true – a company that will bring Shakespeare performances to Wisconsin’s state parks this summer.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The Precious Lives series features a conversation on the impact of gun violence with Milwaukee alderman Ashanti Hamilton and state legislator Jonathan Brostoff.  Plus, new loan programs to jump start Milwaukee small businesses, and we’ll learn about the surprising world of octopus science.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

What data tells us about the potential impact of a Supreme Court ruling against a key Obamacare provision. Find out how two Milwaukee neighborhoods are trying to sweeten the deal for prospective business owners to move in. Also, when he was a kid, C.J. Hribal wanted to move to a place like San Francisco – but ended up on a Wisconsin farm...and cellist Robert Cohen talks about listening to one of his idols, Pablo Casals.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish reflects on what she's learned from her journey of reporter to host. Then, Shakespeare scholar Eloisa James talks about the appeal of the historical fiction romances she writes. Plus the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Audie Cornish, NPR/All Things Considered
  • Eloisa James, author
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder and Andre Ellis, We Got This

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The Public Policy Forum looks at the case for and against reforming Milwaukee’s marijuana laws. Then, among the Milwaukee stories Jennifer Morales tells in her new book is a nuanced depiction of the Black Panther party in the 1960s. The UPAF Ride for the Arts saddles up this Sunday, and theater veteran Jonathan West takes on a new role – chronicling a year in the life of the Pfister Hotel.

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