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.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

 

We update the story of a southwest Wisconsin town hit hard by flooding a decade ago, and again this month.  Our astronomy contributor explains a pretty fundamental issue - what holds the sun together?  We talk with the leader of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center about making the sport accessible to all.  Plus we explore why Harley's sound the way they do.

 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A national business writer tries to make sense of President Trump's very public battle with Harley-Davidson. Then we learn how digital device access can help teach kids critical thinking skills. Plus how portions of the UWM library's digital collections were used to create an art installation at the Villa Terrace Museum that was favorable for both artists and librarians.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

 

 

Madison is facing historic flooding problems, but how prepared is the Milwaukee area in the event of flood-causing torrential rains?  Later, our "How Did You Do That?" podcast introduces us to Kyle Weatherly and his story of going from law student to Habitat for Humanity volunteer, to the leader of a company that made medical supplies.  Plus we learn what brought philosopher Henry David Thoreau to Milwaukee - for exactly one night.

 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

The groundbreaking for the first park to be built in Milwaukee’s new Harbor District happened on Friday - we get a preview of what to expect once the park is completed. Then, find out how a South Dakota and an Arkansas native came together to form a group called Carolina Story. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A new film looks at the influence of dark money on politics in Montana, Wisconsin, and across the country. Then, as Milwaukee Opera Theatre opens its newest production, Doc Danger and The Danger Squad, we talk with artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik about the company’s creative process. Wauwatosa writer Tom Matthews explains how a dream about his deceased father inspired him to write his novel, Raising the Dad. And Bubbler Talk looks at the current state of a former Milwaukee shopping mall.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our environmental reporter gives a preview of the first park that will be built in Milwaukee’s new Harbor District. Then, we look ahead at Milwaukee Fringe Festival at the Marcus Center this weekend. Plus, on stage at the Fringe Fest is a former member of Milwaukee’s legendary Theatre X, back with a brand-new show.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

 

A New Zealander goes in search of a Wisconsin icon.  Reporter Debbi McCullough takes an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of barns in Wisconsin, and introduces us to people using them in both traditional and enterprising ways.  Later, how Wisconsin happened to become an important place in the development of a sport called Pickleball.  And we'll meet the husband and wife Americana duo called Carolina Story.

 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

With the stage set for this fall’s elections, we explore how Wisconsin’s polarized political climate evolved over the last decade. Then, how two Milwaukee men take a common ingredient from their native Pakistan and make it a key part of a beverage aimed at health-conscious American consumers. Plus, find out what a country music and TV star from Ireland will film in Wisconsin this fall as part of a reality show.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

El Salvador has some of the strictest laws against abortion of any country in the world. We talk with a group of Wisconsinites who traveled there and learned how restrictions to abortion access to impact women here in the U.S. Then, we revisit an in-studio concert by Nova Scotian musicians Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, who explore and perform Scottish working songs. Plus, we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A look at the quiet epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the Milwaukee-area. Then, the director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention discusses the increase in violent crime this summer. Bubbler Talk answers a question about the origins of the trash on Lake Michigan's shoreline. Plus, Nova Scotian band, The Stanfields, performs in studio. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with the medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic. It’s the first clinic here to focus on the medical needs of the LGBTQ community. Then, historian John Gurda explains how while the Milwaukee River is now a mecca for kayakers and paddle boarders, a century ago its conditions were quite different. Plus we have an in studio performance by Canada’s Shreem - a unique mix of fiddle tunes, hip hop, house, and beats.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We recap the results from the primary election and look ahead to some of the tight races in Wisconsin this November. Then, in her latest novel, author Sheila Post uses her family history in the Dingle Peninsula to discuss some universal experiences of Irish-Americans. Plus Irish band Seo Linn give us a preview of their music as they prepare for their first appearance at Irish Fest.

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  • Lilly Goren, political analyst
  • Sheila Post, author, Your Own Ones
  • Seo Linn, band

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at some of our favorite conversations with Wisconsin writers. First, Madison-based author, Chloe Benjamin, discusses her newest novel which tracks the lives of four siblings. Later, Milwaukee writer Nick Petrie explains why he's still stunned by the success of his Peter Ash novels. Plus, J.F. Riordan talks about Robert's Rules, her latest novel set on Washington Island.

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