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:

The 6th annual VA Mental Health Summit takes place at the UWM Student Union this Saturday. We learn why the Zablocki VA Medical Center and UWM make such good partners in providing veterans with both health and educational services. Then, as the trend of raising backyard chickens grows in Milwaukee, one local business owner has made it her mission to help. Lake Effect essayist Marnie Mamminga gets braces - at 65, and a new children’s book examines a lesser known, local bee that’s a major pollinator.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

One national analyst shares his insights into yesterday’s ruling from the Supreme Court on the Wisconsin redistricting case. Then, a New York Times reporter chronicles the end of the line for a rural Wisconsin elementary school. Mount Mary University teams with two area community colleges to increase the number of bachelor’s degree nurses in the region, and Milwaukee writer Geoff Carter explains the catalyst for his first novel, The P.S. Wars.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A Jesuit priest lays out his case for why LGBT people should play important roles in the Catholic Church. Then our How Did You Do That? segment on innovation and entrepreneurship features a man who has headed his company through three sales to private equity firms. Plus Michigan native Lindsay Lou and her band forge into almost uncharted territory, marrying two sounds that aren’t usually associated.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We have a refresher course on the redistricting case before the US Supreme Court and what could happen if the court rules in favor of Wisconsin and Maryland. Writer Liam Callanan shares the backstory of his latest novel, Paris By the Book, and essayist Linda Flashinski consideres one of the lingering gifts her father gave her. Radio Chipstone explores an exhibit of Japanese prints from the early 20th Century and we have the latest Father's Day edition of our storytelling sereies, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Husband and wife, actors Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry talk about their careers and their Wisconsin roots. We learn how the Tour of America’s Dairyland has become a race of international prominence. A filmmaker turns poet in a new book written as letters to his unborn daughter, and Bubbler Talk takes a look at the Milwaukee breakwater.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A local scientist explains his unique approach to autism research and how it differs from most other labs. Then, a local group advocates for a stable funding source for Milwaukee County's parks. Later, why excitement over an environmental event in Custer, Wisconsin, is building around Wisconsin. Then, a visit with Anna Lardinois, the Pfister Hotel's 11th Narrator-in-Residence.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We have analysis of yesterday’s special election results, and get a refresher course on the redistricting case before the US Supreme Court. Later, we learn why people have started raising bees and chickens in a an urban environment like Milwaukee. Mystery novelist Patricia Skalka talks about the surprise inspiration for her latest Door County mystery, and we have a preview of this Friday's performance of JS Bach's Coffee Cantata from Great Lakes Baroque.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We talk with Guy Smith, newly named as the permanent head of Milwaukee County's parks department, about his vision for what's termed the "crown jewels" of the county.  Later, our automotive contributors look back at the kinds of features that used to be offered on cars, and what we might expect in the years to come.  And we'll find out what makes some sports fans cross the line from fandom to obsession.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

We take a trip on the Lake Express Ferry to speak with its founder, who will retire at the end of this season after nearly two decades of leading the effort.  Later, we talk nanotechnology with a Nobel Prize winner.  Wauwatosa writer Tom Matthews shares his latest novel, Raising the Dad, plus hear an in-studio performance by Milwaukee's Buffalo Gospel.

 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn how reform to Wisconsin's expungement law could make the difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, how Milwaukee's PrideFest offers local LGBTQ artists a chance to show off the creativity of the community. Plus, we whey our picnic food options with our cheese contributor and have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As the village of Mount Pleasant continues its fight for rights over private properties in the footprint of FoxConn, we look at how the situation stacks up to other cases of eminent domain. Then, why a group of Parkinson’s Disease patients is gathering in a boxing gym in West Allis. And as the MSO prepares to perform West Side Story as the film plays above their heads, concertmaster Frank Almond and his brother, percussionist Cliff Almond, explain a few of the challenges.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at how reforming Wisconsin’s expungement law could make a big difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, what the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project is doing to learn more about the people buried in public lots. Later, how Milwaukee's PrideFest offers local LGBTQ artists a chance to show off the creativity of the community. Plus, Milwaukee Magazine’s Carole Nicksin shares the magazine’s annual city guide issue and offers her top 10 list of summer activities around town.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee hosts some pioneers in the recreational trail movement this week - we find out what they’re doing here. Then, Milwaukee native Dan Kois had no trouble getting people to talk about the making of the play, Angels in America, 25 years ago. We find out what a new junior hockey team in Milwaukee hopes to accomplish by moving here, and we learn how a Midwestern teenager’s obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book - 40 years later.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Why Democrats in Wisconsin say the climate is right for them to succeed in midterm elections this fall. Later, writer David McGlynn explores becoming a dad and becoming a Wisconsinite in his new memoir. And an in-studio performance from the amazing fingerstyle guitarist Calum Graham.

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  • Martha Laning, Wisconsin Democratic Party
  • David McGlynn, author, One Day You'll Thank Me
  • Calum Graham, Canadian guitarist, singer-songwriter

Monday on Lake Effect:

A look at the revamped exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum, showcasing an iconic sound of Milwaukee summers. Later, Piano Arts jurist and Chopin specialist Ann Schein says it’s tough to be an aspiring classical musician these days. Cellist Robert Cohen says it’s fulfilling to be a teacher, though, especially when working with older adult students. And forget bowling - how axe-throwing might become Milwaukee’s next favorite pastime.

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