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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Why we’re only today learning about Nazi atrocities  in the former Soviet Union. Then we’ll learn why illustrator Jessica Hagy was drawn to the classic military text, The Art of War. How a Milwaukee runner chose which race to run earlier this month in Pyongyang, and the next episode in the storytelling series Ex Fabula

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee alcohol and drug treatment center announces plans to expand – in part because its government funding is shrinking.  Later, tourism numbers rolling out this morning show some positives locally and around the state.  We’ll learn about the first annual Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  And 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, a middle grade novel sends its young protagonist back to her ancestral home.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

What’s at stake from labeling the Midwest merely as “Flyover Country” – a summit today and tomorrow seeks to put elevate the importance of understanding the region we call home. Then, our sports contributor analyzes the contrasting fortunes of the Milwaukee Bucks and their polar opposite – the Brewers. We learn how the earth and other planets like it came to exist at all, and Wisconsin writer Nick Butler explains the importance of his novel leading a recent community read in Shorewood.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

With the Bucks still alive in the NBA playoffs, supporters of a new arena are hoping to employ a full-court press to make it happen.  But does a proposed deal short-shrift the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County?  Later, why the classic strategy text The Art of War was ripe for a new, visual interpretation.  Plus, some of the best sandwiches in town; and a Milwaukee poet writes in English and Ojibwe.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, South Korea, its trading power, and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. How a Milwaukee runner chose which race to run earlier this month in Pyongyang,  and legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman joins us ahead of his performance tonight with the Milwaukee Symphony. And the latest  in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the challenges facing local reporters when they cover a national story – the political rise of Scott Walker. Rhiannon Giddens...We’ll have the next episode in our Radio Chipstone series, and the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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  • Anna Clark, Detroit-based reporter
  • Rhiannon Giddens, singer
  • Gianofer Fields, Material Culture Contributor
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, a message from the state department to Milwaukee-area college students – we need you. A Milwaukee man produces a film and a board game about an invasive water species. Plus, why it makes sense for the Milwaukee Rep and a Cincinnati company to join forces on a new production, and an in-studio performance by the Midwestern Irish band Bua.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore says she feels a spirit of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, but only to a point. Later, a Milwaukee man and his connection with freshwater and soil issues helps us continue to mark Earth Week. We’ll meet poet and award-winning writer Quincy Troupe ahead of an appearance tonight in Milwaukee, and a Chicago musician via Haiti, reveals what distinguishes his version of Haitian roots music.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On Earth Day, a new documentary by historian John Gurda examines the region's history through our waterways. Then, how a sociologist connects our shared understanding of the past, and the material world – through food. The Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates partners in life and art: photographers J. Shimon & J. Lindemann. And Broccoli Theatricals presents Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

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