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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, Magda Peck reflects on challenging times for higher education as she prepares to leave UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health. Researchers try to get a snap shot of Wisconsin’s physical and mental health, and discover some trends. When faced with the overwhelming task of downsizing, organization is key, and we’ll hear Milwaukeean Peter Mulvey’s timely song that’s taken the internet by storm.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, a study quantifies how older LGBT people are treated in Milwaukee. A new book dives into the historic Stonewall Inn as we celebrate the anniversary of a major moment in gay rights this weekend.  We visit the Madison Beer Museum and its striking collection of wooden barrels on Radio Chipstone, plus the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin writer tries to help put the Stonewall riots in historical context in a new book. The anniversary of the landmark in LGBT rights is this weekend. Plus, a startling invasive worm spreads across Wisconsin – and the United States. We’ll hear about some advances in breast cancer research. And how infrared light is being used as a health therapy.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, our foreign policy contributor helps us understand the latest financial crisis in Greece, plus Britain's dicey relationship with the European Union, and saber rattling in the South China Sea.  Plus, can an entire city be considered as a single object?  Later, dining critic Ann Christenson talks about some of the city’s notable iced coffee places, and some milkshakes worth trying on a hot summer day.  And we’ll hear an in-studio performance by Madison native Jon Statz.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, the continuing debate over a proposed charter school on Milwaukee’s north side. Why an electrical cast of cartoon characters is a nice fit for a physics text book. Plus a series of books that seeks to nurture children’s innate affection for wildlife. And on Precious Lives, a program works to equip teachers with the skills to help students affected by trauma.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

At a time of racial polarization in this country, we learn about a story from another racially charged time.  A Wisconsin writer introduces us to Perry Wallace, a pioneering college athlete in the late 1960s.  Later, we clear up some misconceptions about the place of math in everyday life.  Plus, a Marquette researcher uses electricity to clean up water.  And who would be cast in the leading roles in a movie about Milwaukee?

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, the remarkable story of Svetlana Alliluyeva – the daughter of Joseph Stalin.  She was born into the Kremlin elite in 1926 and was living in a Wisconsin retirement home by 2011. Plus, a conversation and live music from the Milwaukee band Soul Low, and we’ll have the latest edition of the storytelling series Ex Fabula

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  • Rosemary Sullivan, author
  • Soul Low, band
  • Leah Delaney, Ex Fabula co-founder

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Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan explains why he chose the compelling focus of his new book on a boy living in Palestine with a dream to make and share music with other children in his country. Wisconsin writer Michael Perry returns with a novel of rural proportions titled, "The Jesus Cow." Plus, why it’s important to attract more African American men to health professions, and a wellness coach explains the physical and mental issues she helps people overcome.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Why a group of Muslims in Wisconsin fights on behalf of environmental causes; later, a Marquette graduate is the man behind the new Disney-Pixar short film.  We’ll talk summer wines with Lake Effect’s wine contributor, and a collaborative performance of The Fairy Queen plays out at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

On today’s show, an education analyst says tenure was created less for employment guarantees and more for reasons of academic freedom. A growing organization sees a lot of raw potential in Milwaukee’s Harbor District. Plus, writer Liam Callanan presents the latest in a series of essays on summer innocence, and why Wisconsinites should take the importance of surf rescue seriously.

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