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.

Facebook | Twitter | Contact | Podcast: iTunes | Player of Your Choice

Genre: 

Pages

Lake Effect
10:27 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Head of NEA, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Dave Davies

Monday on Lake Effect:

We look at the future of federal funding for the arts with the head of the National Endowment for the Arts, who was in Milwaukee last week. It’s a subject we cover with Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin, as well. Baldwin also addresses a difficult election season for Democrats. Later, we’ll speak with an expert on “integrative health” about the art of pairing it with traditional forms of medicine. And we’ll have a conversation with Kinks co-founder Dave Davies on the eve of his concert at Turner Hall.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:01 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: 30th Street Corridor, The Commons, Promising Start to Buck's Season

Friday on Lake Effect:

The great opportunity - and the great metaphor - in the effort to breathe life into the 30th Street corridor. Then, a new seed accelerator seeks to jump-start innovation among college students, even if they don't end up becoming entrepreneurs. Our sports contributor talks about a promising start to the Buck’s season. And it’s all about accessibility for award winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
8:54 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Shortcoming in Proposed County Budget, Milwaukee Bucket List Guide

Thursday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee board chairwoman talks about shortcomings she saw in the proposed county budget and the significant changes to it the County Board budget committee has offered up. Then, we’ll have a local writer’s bucket list guide to Milwaukee. We hear about the world premiere of an opera that tells the true story of a man who attempted to raise a chimpanzee like a human child, and find out why the time is right for a new style guide for writing.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
1:09 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Midterm Election Results, Caring for A Parent With Alzheimer's

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

After sweeping wins for Republicans in Wisconsin and nationwide, we convene a panel of analysts to explore the meaning of yesterday’s results and look at the potential national political future of Governor Scott Walker. Later, a Milwaukee writer’s memoir describes her efforts to care for her mother, ailing from Alzheimer’s. And we’ll speak with two Wisconsin authors about their new mystery novels, ahead of appearances this weekend at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:31 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reinventing Milwaukee's Downtown, Former Vatican Astronomer

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As voters help decide the direction of the state of Wisconsin today, we look at the direction of downtown Milwaukee, whether the city is on the cusp of something big, and what might derail it. Later, the former Vatican astronomer talks about reconciling a life of science and religion. We’ll hear about the aftermath of the August earthquake on California’s wine country; and why the right partnership can provide a creative spark.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:13 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Former US Ambassador, Treatments for Liver Disease, On That Note

Monday on Lake Effect:

A former US Ambassador offers the bigger picture surrounding the rise of ISIS and Boko Haram. Then, a Milwaukee researcher zeroes in on treatments for liver disease. Our next segment of our series On That Note, musician Robert Cohen talks about his constant traveling companion. And our series on the Milwaukee Ballet’s advanced training program concludes with a look back at an eventful year.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
8:53 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: MPS Commitment Schools Program, Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Ballet Series

Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how a federally funded program seeks to spark improvement at some of MPS's most-challenged schools. Then, members of the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra talk about the 114 year history of the organization – and play a couple of pieces in the studio. We’ll have part five of our backstage series on the Milwaukee Ballet Two program, and learn that the success of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir is based on an expectation of greatness.

Guests:​

Read more
Lake Effect
9:44 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Root Causes of ISIS, The Surface Movie, First Halloween, Ballet

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A former high ranking CIA official talks about the root causes is ISIS. Then, director Gil Cates, Jr., talks about making the new film The Surface on Lake Michigan. Essayist Alexandra Rosas remembers the immigrant experience around her first Halloween. And our continuing series on the Milwaukee Ballet Two program highlights the reality of performing in three different ballets, twice in the same day.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
9:56 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: NPR's Tamara Keith, Paleontology of A Woman, Annoying Food Trends

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

President Obama campaigned in Milwaukee yesterday on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. We talk about what was in it for the President, as we talk with NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Later, fashion designer Timothy Westbrook joins forces with Danceworks Performance Company in a new show; plus, our dining contributor takes a page from Esquire Magazine to share the most annoying food trends of 2014. And our series on becoming a professional ballet dancer continues.

Guests:

Read more
Lake Effect
8:52 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit, Ballet Series, House of Coates

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll speak with three of the organizers of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit, which is trying to bring fathers back to the table in some of Milwaukee’s most-challenged neighborhoods. Later, the second part in a week-long series on what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer, as we meet members of the Milwaukee Ballet’s “MBII” program. And Minnesota writer Brad Zellar’s novel features a man blending into the fringes of society.

Guests:

Read more

Pages