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.

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Lake Effect
7:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s potential generates buzz among retailers at an international shopping center convention. We’ll have a report from Las Vegas. Then, why creating a work-life balance isn’t really about balance at all. An etiquette expert weighs in on a survey that shows Wisconsin is the least polite state in the country. And an in-studio performance by the Milwaukee band, Ian and the Dream.

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Lake Effect
6:02 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

With a panel considering the state’s second wolf hunt season today, two researchers reflect on their years of studying the controversy over wolves in Wisconsin. Later, we hear about the practical challenges in home schooling; then, a Milwaukee-based organization builds national momentum for its approach to breast cancer support. And we’ll meet musician Sean Raasch and hear parts of his band’s new CD, “Twin Brother.”

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Lake Effect
3:07 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

New research into what Milwaukee parents want from afterschool programs shows they measure quality, cost, and convenience. Later, a journalist and first-time mom examines the politics of breastfeeding. Then, a book of prose poetry gets inspiration from an unlikely source: video games of old. And a Lake Effect essayist sings the praises of a beloved summer accouterment.

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Lake Effect
1:55 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get analysis of how county conservation and other agricultural programs stand to fare in the state budget. Later, writer Temple Grandin – one of the most accomplished people on the autism spectrum today – shares what she believes is a current revolution in how we study and work with autism. We’ll learn about new technology that improves MRI results in people with artificial joint replacements. And Milwaukee writer Barry Wightman’s new novel is set at a key juncture in computer and rock-and-roll history.

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Lake Effect
5:29 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, May 20th, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

A recent book features some of the stories you didn’t hear from the fight over collective bargaining in Wisconsin; Later, a modern yoga practice is not for the faint of heart; and celebrated cook and author Nigella Lawson on the joys of Italian food.

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Lake Effect
1:27 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Full Episode: Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

The International Joint Commission challenges the U.S. and Canada to step up efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Plus, we get an update on the war against the Emerald ash borer. We’ll preview the new album featuring Wisconsin’s Jeffrey Foucault, and a Whitewater family goes back to the 19th century at Old World Wisconsin this weekend.

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Lake Effect
11:44 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher teams up with a national organization to look into the genetic roots of obesity. Later, Milwaukee Magazine’s Ann Christenson talks about the magazine’s effort to produce the definitive food-lover’s guide to the city - from cheese to jerky to Indian spices. We’ll talk with the departing artistic director of the Skylight Music Theatre about their upcoming production of Porgy and Bess; and a magazine launching this weekend in Milwaukee has a delicious goal in mind.

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Lake Effect
12:58 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll look at the issues facing National Forests with the woman in charge of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region; Also, a day after actress Angelina Jolie’s big medical announcement, we’ll examine the philosophical and ethical dilemmas of the human genome. Plus, a historian is challenged to tell the story of the Civil War in 50 objects; and Milwaukee author Jenny Benjamin’s new novel, This Most Amazing, spans thousands of miles and hundreds of years.

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Lake Effect
7:41 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor checks in in Benghazi, Syria, the elections in Pakistan, and the ongoing situation in North Korea.  Then, a major conference this month in Milwaukee focuses on restorative practices in use in various parts of the community – from the criminal justice system to the schools.  And writer Jess Walter talks about the big-hearted but flawed characters that populate his fiction.

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Lake Effect
1:44 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Full Episode: Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

Columnists and NPR political analysts David Brooks and EJ Dionne talk about Wisconsin’s role as a political laboratory and how they’re able to disagree politically but get along as friends, anyway. Then, writer Michael Pollan says the food revolution has to extend beyond the grocery store to the kitchen. And Jerry Pohlen spotlights some of Wisconsin’s most unusual tourist attractions.

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