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:

It’s not just your imagination - serious car crashes are up in the last few years in Milwaukee. A Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report quantifies the problem and looks for explanations. Then, our education reporter finds out why parents of Montessori school students wouldn’t have it any other way in this week's Beats Me segment. We learn why some birds travel to Wisconsin for the winter, and contributor, and farmer, Dave Kozlowski explains why the concept of buying local is more than a marketing ploy.

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Monday on Lake Effect: On-Site in Bay View

Feb 26, 2018

Monday on Lake Effect:

We take you to Enlightened Brewery and Twisted Path Distillery for our latest Lake Effect On-Site from the great neighborhood of Bay View. We’ll hear how Bay View came to be with historian Ron Winkler and learn about the evolution of the vibrant food and drink scene. We meet a poet who calls Bay View home, plus enjoy some live music with Milwaukee’s Willy Porter.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson parses the recent primary election for Wisconsin Supreme court with Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone. Then, learn how libraries are evolving to include much more than books, records, and microfiche. We get some advice from the Danish on how to be content during a long winter, and we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

 

WUWM reporter Rachel Morello quizzes us on the week in education news.  We meet a Milwaukee woman who was so inspired by the 2017 Women's March in Washington that she started the Wisconsin chapter of the organization behind it.  A Kenosha native plays a starring role in the national touring company of "Finding Neverland" on stage now in Milwaukee.  We revisit a 2016 interview about "PostSecret," a project which sees people submit postcards with their innermost secrets; and we hear the latest edition of Bubbler Talk.

 

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn more about an analysis of Milwaukee Police records that shows racial disparities and lack of probable cause in who is stopped by police in the city. Then, an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America and shows not only who the Maya were, but also who they are now. Our astronomy contributor talks about the impact the Hubble Space telescope has had on our understanding of the universe. And we have an essay about the powerful connection between music and memory.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We listen back to our conversation with retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who set an American endurance record in 2016 for most time spent in space. Kelly came to Milwaukee last fall to give a talk to a sold out crowd at the UWM Union, for an evening hosted by Lake Effect's Bonnie North. During the hour long program, Kelly discusses his life in NASA, his year in space, and about his book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

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  • Scott Kelly, former NASA astronaut and fighter pilot

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We learn what some student leaders at UW-Milwaukee are doing to confront the issue of hunger on campus.  An essayist explains who he believes is the real winner in the Winter Olympics, and a look back at our conversation with a master figure skate sharpener.  Plus,  why Danes are so content during the long winter and how they use that skill to our advantage.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect: 

We travel to the Bridges Public Library system to learn why library use is on the rise, even in the Digital Age.  Our innovation feature, "How Did You Do That?" introduces us to Jerry Smith, a pioneer in Wisconsin's business banking landscape who rose from a really challenging childhood in rural Wisconsin.  And we'll meet Wauwatosa native Tom Miller, and find out how his two professions - novelist and emergency room doctor - have more in common than you might think.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

As Marvel's Black Panther opens nationwide this weekend, film critic Ryan Jay reflects on everything the film has already achieved. Then, in this week's edition of Radio Chipstone, we learn about The Dave Project, a part of the Chipstone Foundation Collection of African American craft at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Plus the storytelling series Ex Fabula gives you some "Food for Thought."

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Friday on Lake Effect

How the environment surrounding both fitness trackers and workplace wellness incentives may change in the near future. Then, an ambassador to Korean culture talks about her work educating Milwaukeeans. Later, why local blogger Cree Myles is working to celebrate female artists for Black History Month. Plus, Bubbler Talk discovers the artist behind the iconic Koss billboards on I-43.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at efforts to protect some of the most vulnerable people from the threat of lead-tainted water. Later, whether it’s an Olympic figure skater or a toddler just taking the ice, a local expert explains the impact of a good skate sharpening. Plus, an in-studio performance from Milwaukee musicians Caley Conway and Marielle Allschwang.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn how the technology behind Bitcoin could help refugees prove their identity. Then, a so-called “Dreamer” recalls the celebration her family had when she was approved for DACA. Plus a Valentine’s Day story of how a couple can make it work in the restaurant business, and Milwaukee writer Nick Petrie says he is still stunned by the success of his Peter Ash novels.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A higher education policy expert at a public university talks about what’s wrong with public universities. Then, Lake Effect foreign policy contributor Art Cyr explains why he’s hopeful the Winter Olympics might cause a prolonged thaw between North Korea and the rest of the world. Later, A GM designer talks about the all-electric Bolt, and the effort to appeal to both electric vehicle fans and people new to the cars. Plus, novelist and Wisconsin native Cynthia Swanson discusses her latest novel, The Glass Forest.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We’ll meet several Milwaukee doctors who are looking at why some urban physicians burn out, while others stay in the field. Then, on the occasion of his 209th birthday, we learn how the early professional and political life of Abraham Lincoln gave rise to the man we know as the Great Emancipator. Environmental reporter Susan Bence answers another listener query on our Beats Me series and contributor Melinda Myers says it’s not too early to start preparing your garden - really.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We have a conversation with Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn as he prepares to retire this month after ten years in the MPD's top job. Contributor Kyle Cherek explains how Milwaukee's dining scene should never be about just the hip, trendy spot that just opened. Plus, the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula explores the theme of "Milwaukee Love."

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