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.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Best of Film

5 hours ago

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 

It’s a look back on some of our favorite film interviews on today’s show, starting with native son John Ridley and the launch of No Studios. Then, the documentarian behind Netizens explores what happens as our lives become more intertwined with the internet. Next, a film that shows how bringing music to inmates can be a spiritual and emotional experience. Finally, a chronicle of the hard work of kids in an ultra-competitive science fair: 

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It’s a look back on some of our favorite film interviews on Tuesday’s show, starting with native son John Ridley and the launch of No Studios. Then, the film Netizens explores how our views of online harassment are evolving as our lives become more intertwined with the internet. 16 Bars shows how bringing music to inmates can be a spiritual and emotional experience, and Science Fair is a chronicle of the hard work of kids in an ultra-competitive science fair.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Best of Food

21 hours ago

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

 

It's the best of our food interviews from the past year, starting with how what you eat can change your fitness - brain fitness, that is. We visit a unique Milwaukee bakery serving people with some complex dietary needs. Plus contributor Jeanette Hurt explains what makes an award-winning cheese, and suggests four samples that you might consider trying.

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Monday on Lake Effect: Best of Sports

Dec 17, 2018

Monday on Lake Effect:

We go behind some of the absurd scenes at NFL owners’ meetings and learn why you wouldn’t make a good owner. Then, Wisconsin has a lot of sports traditions besides Packers football.  The Brewers, the Badgers, the Bucks… and pickleball? Plus we talk with a Wisconsin woman who set a new mark for the fastest completion of the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail.

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  • Mark Leibovich, author, Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
  • Pickleball (feature)
  • Fit For You (series)

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We feature our annual Games to Gift segment with gaming expert James Lowder. Then, how 2018 was a year of collision - both metephorical and literal - that changed the world and our view of the universe. Family Backpack has some suggestions about gifts for the travelers on your list, and we have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We feature the second part in a series on single-use plastic bag bans where a contributor travels home to New Zealand, which is about to prohibit single-use bags. Film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about a new big screen depiction of Britain's Queen Anne. A new children’s book explores Milwaukee through its animal characters, and we have the story behind "Kenosha," the new album by Semi-Twang. Plus, Bubbler Talk asks why City Hall is always under construction.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

As another country prepares to ban single-use plastic bags, we explore Wisconsin’s currently market-driven approach. Then, a look at some of the people doing remarkable volunteer and charitable work in Milwaukee this time of year. Our automotive contributor explains why some American car makers are ending production of smaller cars. Plus, a Milwaukee sports writer takes his basketball knowledge to the next level to give us all a must-know list of Milwaukee Bucks stories.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We explore the world of science with a look back at some of our favorite conversations. First, our astronomy contributor Jean Creighton reviews a year of astronomical discoveries. Then, a documentary by Milwaukee filmmaker Chip Duncan, follows first year med students as they learn gross anatomy through dissecting human cadavers. Plus, scientist Merlin Tuttle discusses his love of bats and how his work helps change negative perceptions of these animals.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A world-premiere play at First Stage teaches young people, especially girls about rowing and an important life lesson. Our Fit For You segment takes us to a unique Milwaukee bakery serving people with some complex dietary needs. Plus games expert James Lowder joins us for our annual Games to Gift list and shares his suggestions for role playing games, family games, hobby games and more.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn how Wisconsinites turn out to be a pretty generous bunch. Then, the Wisconsin Policy Forum examines relatively noncontroversial 2019 budgets at the city and county level in Milwaukee.  Poet Andrea Gibson wishes more people would turn out at poetry readings. Plus, writer Kim Suhr’s new collection of short fiction and the Public Museum’s focus on frogs. 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about an uptick in tobacco use among young people in the region and what has several organizations concerned. Then contributor Joanne Weintraub reflects on her changing relationship with a certain television show after her career as a TV critic. Radio Chipstone explores a collection of narratives told by those who lived and remember what Madison was like for African Americans who initially settled in the city. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

 

We look at the constitutional issues that could come up in a legal challenge to the bills from Wisconsin's lame duck session.  John Gurda adds a post-Millennium chapter to his landmark Making of Milwaukee book.  We'll talk about some of the best new restaurants around town.  And Bubbler Talk shares the history of a famous tugboat.

 

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  • Chad Oldfather, Marquette Law School
  • John Gurda, historian
  • Ann Christenson, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Bubbler Talk

 

Thursday on Lake Effect:

National political writer Dan Kaufman evaluates the seismic moves taking place this week in Madison. Later, a journalist compiles the stories of Wisconsin veterans in a new book, which he hopes adds to the historical record. Plus, a look at Skylight Music Theater's production of the musical Hairspray.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We have the latest from the special legislative session in Madison. Later, what we know about the polio-like disease that has afflicted children throughout the country, including some in Wisconsin. Several organizations are concerned about an uptick in tobacco use among young people in the region. And what ought to be on your list of things to see and do this holiday season in Milwaukee? We have some ideas.

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As the Republican-led legislature takes aim at new Gov. Tony Evers’ power, we look back at how Democrats reacted when Scott Walker took office. We speak with incoming Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, and then find out why the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy with a month left in the season. Plus, we hear a Latin jazz spin on some music for the Chanukah season — Latka con Salsa.

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