Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am and 10 pm (except Thursdays) & 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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about an unlikely project to plant rice in southeastern Wisconsin. Then, as Bastille Days gets underway in Milwaukee, we find out why Wisconsin is more French than you might imagine. Plus we'll learn about the place of French food in our culinary landscape of beer and brats and present the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect

How meteorologists distinguish between a forecast and a risk assessment when it comes to severe weather. Later, the Full Plate series continues with aquaponics and the work being done in Wisconsin to train the next practitioners world wide. Radio Chipstone talks with one of the leaders of an influential Milwaukee-based children’s clothing company. And for Bastille Day, an interview with a Parisian band that made its Wisconsin debut earlier this summer at Eaux Claires.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

How the organization Girls Who Code focuses on getting women into computer science careers. Later, a new game app hopes to get people interested in Milwaukee's water resources. Plus, a conversation with the suburban founders of a new urban charter school, and a local blogger encourages women to change the face of history by sharing their personal stories.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Local group launches an unlikely project to plant rice in southeastern Wisconsin. Then, a Marquette researcher delves into the complicated science of gender and performance in sports. A new production by Theatre Red lets women take on some juicy roles, and the Summit Players discuss the challenges of trying to perform Shakespeare, with no amplification, in Wisconsin state parks.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A look at the history and the future of the Oriental Theater, and what Milwaukee Film has planned for the famed space. Then, from movie theaters to movie riffing, Wisconsin native and creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodgson, talks about the new live edition of the show. Plus, he discusses how Milwaukee's local news unwittingly led to his movie riffing career.

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Monday on Lake Effect

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, Doughboy MIA works to identify our remaining soldiers still missing in action. Later, book critic Jim Higgins takes a turn writing his own book about some notable Wisconsin authors. And acclaimed writer Paul Theroux’s latest novel explores how a large family is a little like a country under dictatorship

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Our Full Plate series continues with urban beekeeper Maggie Stang. Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company offers up some summer reading suggestions. Plus, we’ll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Maggie Stang, urban beekeeper
  • Daniel Goldin, proprietor of Boswell Book Company
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn about an effort in Milwaukee to help medical professionals better identify and treat young victims of human trafficking. Later, have we reached a critical mass of farmers’ markets in Milwaukee, and across the country? Plus, Milwaukee Magazine has suggestions for a cultural summer road trip across Wisconsin, and how Shakespeare in the Park’s production this summer is in part a reaction to a tough time for the world.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Award-winning novelist Meg Rosoff shares her latest novel on the realities of adulthood, "Jonathan Unleashed."  Later, a local former emergency room physicians talks about the transformation of his career, as he now specializes in preventive medicine.  And we chat with and hear some songs from Carmel Mikol.  The Canadian singer-songwriter and former Racine resident has a new album out called "Daughter of a Working Man."

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the story of Sculpture Milwaukee, which adorns Wisconsin Avenue from 6th street to the lake front, plus how one sculpture took its place in the exhibition. Then, Danielle Trussoni’s memoir tells the story of what she thought would be a fairy-tale marriage… but wasn’t. Plus we visit Hartung Park - the once quarry, turned landfill, turned park.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a new program aimed at improving outcomes for new mothers with mental health or substance abuse issues. Our On That Note contributor speaks about surprises during performances, and Boswell Book Company’s Daniel Goldin shares his can’t-miss summer reading list.

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  • Christina Wichman, medical director of the Periscope Project; Jennifer Doering, UW-Milwaukee Associate Professor in the College of Nursing
  • Robert Cohen, On That Note contributor
  • Daniel Goldin, Boswell Books

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We visit Milwaukee’s Sherman Park and see the similarities between an African-American barbershop and the Kosher butcher shop next door. Then, how art therapy can reach people in ways that making art or talk therapy alone cannot. Radio Chipstone visits with the Director of the Chazen Museum in Madison, Russell Panczenko, who is retiring after 33 years on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

What aspects of the Senate health care bill are under the radar, and how could they affect your health? Plus, our automotive contributor offers some advice for planning your summer road trip. We hear performances from two bands playing Summerfest tomorrow, and an exhibit in Walker’s Point asks the question, "What does it mean to be an American?"

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a new initiative to bring rails-to-trails opportunities to underserved Milwaukee neighborhoods.  Later, our Full Plate series on Wisconsin agriculture continues with a Milwaukee woman who works to involve people in some of those same neighborhoods in beekeeping.  We'll check in with our contributor hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer; and hear some new tunes by Milwaukee musician Anthony Deutsch.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy analyst talks about the US standing overseas, and recent elections in the UK and France. Later, the nearly unbelievable story of a 1940s homemade submarine caper and its would-be mastermind, and why the author of a new book about ice cream across America decided she had to spend some significant time in Milwaukee.

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  • Art Cyr, news analyst & foreign policy contributor
  • Matthew Prigge, writer
  • Amy Ettinger, author, Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America

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