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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we’ll talk with Doctor Kenneth Lee, chief of the spinal cord injury division at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Then, a joint art exhibit opens in the third ward – the first for father Dave Belling and daughter Liz Phillips. Plus Milwaukee Film launches a new funding source for local filmmakers.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, an excerpt from a recent forum on the fate of public transit in Milwaukee, which brought together a diverse panel of local experts, as well as some from Cleveland and Minneapolis. Then, a local author pens a mystery – but it’s not what you might expect. And author Eileen Flanagan’s midlife crisis turned her into a David who’s winning over Goliaths in the environmental movement.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, ahead of a special episode in our Precious Lives series on children and gun violence, we learn how Minneapolis is handling youth violence, and what Milwaukee can learn from them. Precious Lives takes us to Minneapolis as they talk to people in government, non-profit organizations, and on the ground to find out what that city is doing that’s working to reduce youth violence. And even though it’s about a Cleveland team, a lot of the 1989 movie Major League was filmed right here in Milwaukee.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn about the life of Stalin’s daughter, whose life straddled the Soviet Union and rural Wisconsin. Plus, we’ll talk with Willie G. Davidson – legendary designer of motorcycles that carry his family’s name, and an accomplished watercolor artist as well. We’ll have information about water safety for kids and adults, and contributor Gianofer Fields takes us to the Vilas Zoo in Madison to visit the lemurs.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, how NPR's political Reporter Scott Horsley comments on how Scott Walker will seek to set himself apart in a crowded field for the GOP presidential nomination. Then, during a particularly violent year in Milwaukee, a local panel considers the how race and violence play out in our city. Local guitarist Greg Koch performs in our studio, and more stories from the latest edition of Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The impact Scott Walker’s candidacy might have on state politics in the coming months. Plus, does it matter that the city’s largest homeless shelter requires people using it to attend a mandatory prayer service? Why a group of Wisconsin Muslims is fighting on behalf of environmental causes, and the unique story of a planetarium in Wisconsin’s north woods. And why a Milwaukee man thinks there’s room for one more farmer’s market – in his neighborhood.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, we look at how the closure of a neighborhood health center leaves a big hole in one community. Then, after spending time in Italy, a woman decided to bring some international flair to Slinger, Wisconsin. Our Traveler’s Roundtable looks at a lesser-visited Florida destination: the panhandle. And mystery writer Michael Harvey is back with a new thriller with its roots in corrupt politicians in a neighboring state.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

As Milwaukee deals with an especially violent summer – and a violent year, a panel talks about the intersection of race, economics, and violence. Then, a conference kicks off today to get input on how people might get along better with wolves and other wildlife – around the world and here at home. And we’ll catch up with longtime Milwaukee music favorite guitarist Greg Koch, ahead of an outdoor concert tonight.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As the campaign tour begins, we’ll talk about how Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will seek to distinguish himself in a crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls. Later, context on the arena debate from an expert on “entertainment zones” in urban corridors. We’ll look back at the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. And the latest installment in our series on children and gun violence in Milwaukee, Precious Lives.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

As Scott Walker prepares to launch his Presidential campaign, an analyst asks – whatever happened to candidates touting consensus building? Then, we’ll learn about some creative mornings in Milwaukee. An essay offers an alternative to the run-of-the-mill living will, and Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland of the Canadian band, Whitehorse give us an in studio concert.

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