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:

We explore why there has not yet been a trial in the notorious Slender Man case. Then, US Speedskating tries to learn from what went wrong in Sochi two winters ago. Plus we’ll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

Guests:

  • Matt Hrodey, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Ted Morris, Executive Director of US Speedskating
  • Gianofer Fields, Radio Chipstone; Eric Appleton, scenic designer
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why secret societies such as the Masons, and Elks, and Oddfellows were initially embraced by mainstream America. Later, the NFL playoffs open this weekend.  Do the Packers have any chance whatsoever? And longtime Milwaukee sports journalist Jessie Garcia writes about a Wisconsin athlete, his triumphs and his family’s hardest hours.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We look ahead to what could be the top foreign policy storylines of the next year – including a Presidential world farewell tour.  Will that impact Obama’s legacy? Later, our wine contributor makes the case for American wines from across the country, and Jonathan Evison talks about why it’s important for his novels to feature the less-than-beautiful people of society.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We update the case of a former Olympic speed skater accused of sexual misconduct. Later, why there has not yet been a trial in the notorious Slender Man case… We’ll meet some middle school students trying to create a waste-free city of the future; we talk with cellist Robert Cohen about his musical resolutions for 2016; and we’ll have the latest installment in our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Upgraded facilities and innovative new exhibits are important for places like the Milwaukee Public Museum, but there’s more to the story.

*Due to President Obama's gun control speech that aired during Lake Effect, our other scheduled segments will be aired later this week.

Guests:

  • Dennis Kois, MKE Public Museum; John Prown, Chipstone Foundation

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Monday on Lake Effect: Local Luminaries

Jan 4, 2016

Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, an iconic figure from Milwaukee’s north side.  We meet Lester Carter, Junior – Dr. Carter – who has served a neighborhood as a pharmacist for nearly 50 years. Then, the photographer who profiled Dr. Carter also captured images from Cuba before things changed in 2014. And how Metalsmith Frankie Flood found a second career in making prosthetic hands for children.

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Lake Effect Weekend: Annual All Music Show

Jan 2, 2016

This weekend on Lake Effect:

It’s our annual all music show in which we feature music recorded in our performance studio from the past year.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

On our New Year’s Day show, it’s Confessions of a Comma Queen – life on the copy desk of The New Yorker magazine. Then, cat behavioral expert Jackson Galaxy sheds not fur, but some light on ways you and your cat can better co-exist. And comedian Craig Ferguson reflects on his late night television career and looks forward to what’s to come.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

It’s an all music interviews show today…we’ll learn which musical influences go beyond folk or classical for acclaimed guitarist Clive Carroll. Plus, Milwaukee’s R&B Cadets reunite after 30 years, and are pleasantly surprised at how much people missed them. And we’ll find out why Nora Jane Struthers gave up teaching to pursue a music career.

Guests:

  • Clive Carroll, fingerstyle guitarist 
  • R&B Cadets, (band)
  • Nora Jane Struthers & Joe Overton, The Party Line, (band)

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

On today's show we take a look back at the top science stories of the past year, with a top editor at Discover magazine.  Plus, how Milwaukee rates when it comes to volunteerism.  We’ll look at the year in food with contributor Kyle Cherek, and the latest installment of Precious Lives comes your way, as well.

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