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.

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Lake Effect
2:41 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Travel Conference, Science of Virtue, Positive Exposure, Itzhak Perlman

Friday on Lake Effect:

How cities such as Milwaukee are hoping to lure international travelers – and their money in 2015 and beyond.

Later, a multi-million dollar grant goes to Marquette University to study the science of virtue.

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Lake Effect
1:28 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: MPS Superintendent Search, Spinal Cord Injuries, Poetry, Handicraft Project

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Two thought leaders in public education weigh in on the opportunity presented to Milwaukee Public Schools in its search for a new superintendent.  Later, research going on in Milwaukee seeks to find more effective treatments for spinal cord injuries.  We’ll start a weekly series to mark National Poetry Month.  And an exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art shines a spotlight on the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, which put thousands to work during the Great Depression.

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Lake Effect
1:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Epigenetics, Viruses and Proteins, The Simpsons and Politics, Murder Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the field of epigenetics, which tells us our actions can have long term genetic consequences to future generations. Then, a team of physicists from UWM receive a National Science Foundation grant to study viruses and proteins at the molecular level. Later, we find out why young political scientists in the audience ought to watch The Simpsons. And we learn why writer Kathleen Ernst decided a Norwegian lefse pin would make a perfect murder weapon.

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Lake Effect
4:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: WI Employment Numbers, Superman's Origin Story, History of Invulnerability

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher breaks down ten years’ worth of Wisconsin employment numbers and finds some noteworthy trends.  Later, Superman’s creation story is told in two different venues – a book details the story of how the character came to be, and how many religions claim the story as their own.  And a new production at the Milwaukee Rep tells the story of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel.

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Lake Effect
7:57 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Tracking ACA Rollout in WI, History of Milwaukee County Politics

Monday on Lake Effect:

With a deadline looming today for people to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, we look at what’s known about how the rollout has gone in Wisconsin so far. Later, a 150-year history of contentious Milwaukee County politics. We’ll have the latest installment in our Islands of Milwaukee series. And what the extinction of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago says about our relationship with nature today.

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