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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

How reform to Wisconsin’s expungement law could make the difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, a look at some of the lesser-known aspects of criminal sentencing, known as “collateral consequences.” Wisconsin writer David McGlynn talks about his parenting memoir. And film contributor Dave Luhrssen discusses the look and feel of French films.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Writer John Gurda trains his historical eye on how water has literally and figuratively shaped Milwaukee. Then, a Milwaukee author talks about his biography of Herbet Hoover, which he hopes will change perspectives on the oft maligned president. Plus, a look at the obscure story of a famous philosopher's night in Milwaukee.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We’ve all heard the apocryphal George Washington cherry tree story, but on today’s show writer and Wisconsin native Peter Stark tells the tales of the real young George Washington. Film contributor Dave Luhrssen reflects on why a soft-spoken and gentle man in a zip up cardigan playing with puppets - and the documentary about him - has touched so many people. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

 

A leading Milwaukee expert on concussions and traumatic brain injury talks about the rapid change of pace in his field.  Later, former BoDeans front man Sam Llanas responds to public allegations he sexually abused the stepdaughter of a former bandmate.  We'll get a preview of this month's Milwaukee Magazine cover story, and Bubbler Talk returns to an iconic Milwaukee tavern.

 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with Bill Siemering, one of the people who shaped NPR and its signature show, All Things Considered, about the formative days of the network. Then we learn how a Midwestern teenager's obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book 40 years later. Plus an engineer from Trek Bikes talks about how a bike works with how it looks.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We all know something about the founding of our country, but how much do we know about the early lives of our founding fathers?  Writer and Wisconsin native Peter Stark went in search of the young George Washington, who was not nearly as successful as the man he became.  Later, an underdog soda company from western Wisconsin shares its recipe for success.  Plus we speak with Milwaukee musician David Fitzpatrick and hear a little from his new album.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We speak with Nigel Poor, the producer of the Ear Hustle podcast, which takes people inside the walls of San Quentin prison.  She’s working on a visual project which comes to Milwaukee this fall. Then, how listening to and performing music itself can play on people’s emotions. Plus writer Pamela Druckerman goes in search of when and how, exactly, she turned into a grown-up.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Coming up on the show today, the Canadian Consul General takes issue with President Trump’s claim in Wisconsin that the economic playing field is tilted in favor of Canada. Later, we find out about a one-woman show put on by two theater companies in a unique setting in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Plus, we’ll have the latest editions of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We look back at yesterday's Foxconn groundbreaking with a member of the WUWM news team. Then, the Canadian Consul General takes issue with President Trump's claim in Wisconsin that the economic playing field is titled in favor of Canada. We learn how Wisconsin researchers are developing an app to help understand why Lyme Disease is on the rise here. Bubbler Talk explains why the bridges over Milwaukee's rivers go up so often, and Milwaukee musician Joe Richter joins us in the performance studio.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee area psychologist urges us to take suicide seriously as a public health issue. Then, a Wisconsin native produces a documentary on some of the first American women to serve in the military. Plus, we hear from the actress starring in a one-woman show put on by two theater companies. And our astronomy contributor explains what we could do if we knew an asteroid might hit the earth.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

With groundbreaking set for the Foxconn factory in Racine this week, we revisit our most recent Across the Divide broadcast, held in conjunction with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  "Foxconn: Your Questions, Our Answers" was recorded live on stage in May at Prairie School in Wind Point and moderated by the Journal Sentinel's Erin Richards and Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

An award-winning fashion designer returns to Milwaukee, the place it all started for her... Then, if you don’t already, why you should know the story of Milwaukee native Lance Sijan. Plus singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty talks about the point when she gave up using her biology degree in favor of the music life.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A New York Times reporter chronicles the end of the line for a rural elementary school in Arena, Wisconsin. Then, when we talk about making cities bike or pedestrian-friendly, are some people being left behind? Plus film contributor Ryan Jay discusses the latest in the Jurassic World franchise, and we’ll have this week’s edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Learn why credentialed scientists and citizen scientists will fan out across a Madison park on Saturday. Then, a Milwaukee area man makes the case for why you should watch - or compete - in hand cycling in this month's Fit For You segment. Milwaukee native Julie Tarney writes a book sharing an unusual story for a parent of a transgendered child, and Bubbler Talk reveals the story of a Milwaukee beach icon from years past.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A new partnership between Northwestern Mutual, UWM, and Marquette aims to put Milwaukee on the data science map. Then, a look at some of the people being left behind in the conversation about creating bike and pedestrian-friendly cities. Later, a local cyclist talks about what drew her to the Tour of America's Dairyland. And film contributor Dave Luhrssen explains why he believes 2018 is the perfect moment in history for a documentary about Mr. Rogers.

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