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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

During Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, we get an update on the work of the Periscope Project, which aims to help providers serve new mothers with mental health issues. Then, learn about a film that tells the story of a legendary - and important - Los Angeles night club and its founder. Plus local band Buffalo Gospel returns to the performance studio with a preview of their latest album five years in the making.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We get details of a new report that shows African-Americans are disproportionately represented among people arrested in Milwaukee County on felony marijuana charges.  Later, organizers of the Day Without Latinos protest focus their efforts on Waukesha County.  A neuroscientist and nutritionist shares research that shows what we eat today can affect our brain health much later in life.  Plus, we get the state of the auto industry - the model auto industry.  And, we learn about a new book for kids that you can turn into a beehive.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

We'll talk about the state of heart research with a Milwaukee doctor, the incoming president of the American Heart Association. Then, why a group of Parkinson’s Disease patients is gathering in a boxing gym in West Allis. We'll learn about the challenges faced by family and other small-scale farms around the country. And as Spring has finally taken hold, we'll hear a seasonally appropriate song recorded in the Lake Effect performance studio.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We look at the far-reaching impact of federal housing policies that encouraged and caused segregation in communities throughout the United States. Then, we meet Marquette grad Brian Castner, who canoed 1,200 miles through the Canadian wilderness during the summer of 2016. Plus we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A former white supremacist and a Sikh man team up to write a new book. Then, the head of UPAF talks about why it is selective about the arts groups it chooses to fund. Musician Kiran Vedula talks about gaining trust with the students he works with. Plus, Bubbler Talk looks back at Milwaukee’s first pro basketball team.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

The rallying cry of “Build a Wall” goes up near the new IKEA… to protect salamanders. Our astronomy contributor explains how the Hubble Space Telescope has contributed to our understanding of black holes. Meet the founders of the Milwaukee Pretzel Company, who are twisting a taste of Bavaria on the city’s north side. Plus, we speak with legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland ahead of a crosscultural show this weekend in Milwaukee.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A look at how the government segregated American cities. Later, an engineer from Trek Bikes talks about weighing the appearance of a bike with its functionality. Plus, poet Jenny Benjamin talks about her latest collections, Midway and More Than a Box of Crayons.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We meet a Marquette graduate who recreated the effort by 18th Century Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie, who searched for the elusive Northwest Passage through northern Canada to China.  Later, a lead contamination expert talks about the opportunity she still believes Milwaukee has to respond to the lead crisis here.  And Milwaukee writer and historian Larry Baldassaro shares histories of Italian-American baseball players he's collected from first-hand interviews over the years.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Susan Bence answers questions about lead levels in the drinking water of suburban communities on our "Beats Me" segment. Then, we talk with award-winning children's book author and now publisher, Kwame Alexander on board his tour bus. Wisconsin author Michael Perry explains what his chickens have in common with the 16th century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Plud we chat with the violist half of the classical/hip hop duo Black Violin.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer Barbara Miner explains how immigrants of the 21st Century are changing the face of Milwaukee. Then, Renaissance Theaterworks explores the nature of success in the 1982 play Top Girls. Radio Chipstone explores Australian aboriginal art at Madison's Chazen Museum. Plus we have the latest edition in our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A look at why some Racine County homeowners will likely be displaced as the plans for Foxconn move forward and how municipalities are trying to utilize eminent domain to acquire the necessary land for the project. Later, a Marquette University researcher explains their study on how climate change is affecting an environment people thought would be immune. Jazz saxophonist Caroline Davis talks about her new album and Bubbler Talk takes on another Milwaukee icon, the venerable fish fry and its surprising origins.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We listen back to a 2002 interview with Milwaukee civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips, who died this week.  Plus, historian John Gurda helps us look back at the heyday of Boston Store and its place in Milwaukee history.  Writer Barbara Miner examines the face of immigration in Milwaukee today.  And wine contributor Ray Fister updates us on how the industry is doing since last year's devastating California wildfires.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We walk with Dr. Shiela Reaves, whose research at UW-Madison focuses on the visual brain. Then, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth shares his strategy for finding subjects along the open road. We'll talk with a Milwaukee man who has decided that 59 is way too young to be thinking about retirement, and we remember NPR newscaster and Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me sidekick Carl Kassel, who died Wednesday.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the lesser-known aspects of criminal sentencing, known as “collateral consequences.” Then, poet, rapper, and activist Theo Wilson talks about his experience impersonating an white supremacist troll on the internet. Plus, the Pulitzer-winning author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, explains why he refused to sanitize the brutal reality of American slavery, depicted in his book.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the lead reporter on a multi-year series that details the mental health challenges faced by young people across the state. Then, our podcast, How Did You Do That?, talks with Tera Johnson, who had a revolutionary idea for a whey processing plant in Wisconsin back in 2008. We chat with Milwaukee author Nick Petrie about the latest book in his Peter Ash series, Light It Up, and hear a song from Milwaukee's own Patty Larkin.

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