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.

Friday on Lake Effect:

A look at the quiet epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the Milwaukee-area. Then, the director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention discusses the increase in violent crime this summer. Bubbler Talk answers a question about the origins of the trash on Lake Michigan's shoreline. Plus, Nova Scotian band, The Stanfields, performs in studio. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic. It’s the first clinic here to focus on the medical needs of the LGBTQ community. Then, historian John Gurda explains how while the Milwaukee River is now a mecca for kayakers and paddle boarders, a century ago its conditions were quite different. Plus we have an in studio performance by Canada’s Shreem - a unique mix of fiddle tunes, hip hop, house, and beats.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We recap the results from the primary election and look ahead to some of the tight races in Wisconsin this November. Then, in her latest novel, author Sheila Post uses her family history in the Dingle Peninsula to discuss some universal experiences of Irish-Americans. Plus Irish band Seo Linn give us a preview of their music as they prepare for their first appearance at Irish Fest.

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  • Lilly Goren, political analyst
  • Sheila Post, author, Your Own Ones
  • Seo Linn, band

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at some of our favorite conversations with Wisconsin writers. First, Madison-based author, Chloe Benjamin, discusses her newest novel which tracks the lives of four siblings. Later, Milwaukee writer Nick Petrie explains why he's still stunned by the success of his Peter Ash novels. Plus, J.F. Riordan talks about Robert's Rules, her latest novel set on Washington Island.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We take a look back at the 2010 east side explosion and fire that decimated a block of businesses, including a Milwaukee institution: Pizza Man. Then, we catch up with the Milwaukee/Chicago ensemble The Jason Seed Stringtet and get a preview of some new music. And another local musician, B-Free, gives us an in studio concert and explains why her musical partnership with her husband Quentin Farr has been so important to their work.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

With Tuesday’s primary right around the corner, we analyze the three-way race for Milwaukee County Sheriff. Then, each of the candidates discusses why they decided to join the race. On Radio Chipstone, we meet Madison resident Shawn Padley, whose transition from female to male caused him to rethink just about everything. Plus, we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We continue our look at the Wisconsinites vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor. First, we hear from political newcomer Josh Pade and then we’ll have a conversation with former state representative Kelda Roys. Later, how Milwaukee Water Commons has changed since its inception. Then, why those who work in fine crafts depend on events like this weekend’s Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We profile two of the Wisconsinites vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor. First, we hear from candidate Mike McCabe, founder of the government watchdog group Blue Jean Nation, followed by a conversation with candidate Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Wisconsin Firefighters Union. Our Fit For You segment meets two traveling chefs on a mission, and we celebrate International Cat Day by learning about the feline companions that came to the new world with the first European settlers.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A look back at the Republican senatorial debate, which first aired the evening of July 26. "Decision 2018: The Republicans Debate," was recorded live at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was cosponsored by WUWM, Today’s TMJ4, WisPolitics, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA Today Network. The Moderators were Charles Benson and Shannon Sims of Today’s TMJ4, and Mitch Teich of WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Sunday marks the 6th anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. We learn what possessed the son of one of the victims to collaborate on a book with a former white supremacist. Then, to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a Frenchman restores a 1918 Harley Davidson, brings it to the US, and rides it to Milwaukee. On Radio Chipstone, we meet Madison area luthier Alex Hohlstein and learn how he makes pieces of wood sing, Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Journalist Sarah Kendzior talks about her book of essays, The View From Flyover Country, and the increase in authoritarian policies in the U.S. Then, as the anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting approaches, Pardeep Kaleka reflects on the life of his father, who was killed in the mass shooting. And Bubbler Talk answers a question that all fair weather baseball fans have: how do the Brewers decide whether to open the roof at Miller Park?

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A law professor looks at the climate surrounding abortion law as the Supreme Court likely takes a conservative term in the coming months. Then learn how the Milwaukee Public Museum tries to avert a building crisis by planning for a new campus to house its enormous collection. Plus, ahead of her appearances at the State Fair, garden expert Melinda Myers talks about why it’s been a rough summer for the plants we like, but a great summer for the ones we hate.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A group of Americans talk about their experiences meeting recent U.S. deportees in El Salvador. Later, a local anti-hunger activist authors a children's book, but hopes her efforts go well beyond the printed page. And Milwaukee guitarist extraordinaire Greg Koch shares the creation story of his latest band, the Koch-Marshall Trio.

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