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.

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

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn why the diversity of neighborhoods like Sherman Park is an increasingly rare phenomenon in Milwaukee - and around the country. Then, award-winning photographer and former Wisconsinite Larry D'Attilio trains his lens on Vietnam. He'll speak about the book at Boswell Books Wednesday night. Our Fit for you segment explores TRX training, and Radio Chipstone visits an exhibit of fashion by influential Milwaukee children’s clothing designer, Florence Eiseman.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A Jesuit priest explains why he thinks the Catholic Church should better welcome its LGBT parishioners.  Later, the commonalities between an African-American barbershop and the Kosher butcher shop next door in Sherman Park.  We'll visit a growing art therapy studio in Bay View and find out why the practice is gaining popularity.  And an essayist thinks back on a moving time in his life.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

There are rumors that the Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is considering Wisconsin for a major plant. We speak with a reporter who covered past plans by the company that never materialized. A new exhibit exposes the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo from the inside, and we go in search of the spirit of the  Eaux Claires music festival that wrapped its third edition last weekend. Plus, we have the latest in our weekly storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We look at how the elimination of long-distance Amtrak routes could have a ripple effect throughout the country. A Milwaukee-raised composer talks about his work on the award-winning score of La La Land. We learn about transgender activist Lou Sullivan from local author Brice Smith, and we find out why there’s always an advantage to eating frozen custard fresh out of the machine.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Writer Scott Turow’s latest mystery novel involves war crimes and the sometimes difficult task in telling the good guys from the bad guys. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton talks about how to cope without Orion in the night sky, and our Full Plate summer series continues with a Milwaukee writer’s new book on food preservation.

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  • Scott Turow, author, Testimony
  • Jean Creighton, astronomy contributor
  • Christina Ward, author, Preservation

Wednesday on Lake Effect

Rumors that Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is considering Wisconsin for a major plant, may be just that: rumors. We speak with a reporter who has covered past plans by Foxconn that never materialized, and compare them to the current rumor. Later, plans move forward to honor the work of the late radio host Eric Von with the creation of a fellowship. And how one artist hopes to play a role in the revitalization of Milwaukee’s Harbor District.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

We revisit our conversation with writer and gerrymandering expert Dave Daley, as the US Supreme Court decides to hear Wisconsin’s redistricting case. Later, we explore the impact of the latest version of the GED test, which many consider more difficult than previous tests. And a new exhibit exposes the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo from the inside out.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Are our respective economic fortunes pushing the United States and China towards war? What an ancient Greek tells us about the dynamic. Later, Milwaukee native and former TV writer Susan Silver describes her Hollywood memoir, Hot Pants in Hollywood. And a film critic contextualizes the success of Wonder Woman and its director.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Architecture critic Tom Bamberger explains why he thinks the design of the new Northwestern Mutual tower works so well. Then, author Marnie Mamminga and her husband find themselves with a flat tire in the northwoods of Wisconsin - and find they have to actually use the owner’s manual. Radio Chipstone visits the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend to explore the exhibition of children’s clothes designed by Milwaukee native Florence Eiseman, and we present the latest edition of our story-telling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As the Wisconsin Assembly calls for a new constitutional convention, a law professor weighs in on the many unknowns that would surround it. Then, we learn about the newly formed Milwaukee Area Science Advocates, a group dedicated to furthering evidence based public policy. Later, writer Anna Blessing explains why she believes what farmers in the Midwest are doing is nothing less than heroic. And violinist Rachel Barton Pine discusses the driving force behind the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

An Army veteran talks about serving in the complicated era of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Later, how trauma-informed care can be applied in school settings to help struggling students. Plus, Milwaukee Magazine profiles five Milwaukee neighborhoods on the rise and why almost all of the Museum of Wisconsin Art has been given over to fashion this summer.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The VA Medical Center teams up with UW-Milwaukee resources to explore mental health issues in LGBT veterans. Later, writer Marnie Mamminga talks about seeing essay material in the world around her. And musician and contributor Mike Mangione talks about the hard truth he uncovered in conversation with another Lake Effect regular, singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey.

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