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:

A new report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum sheds light on the affordable housing crisis here in Milwaukee. Then, the DC-based Millennial Action Project joins forces with several Milwaukee institutions to foster civil dialogue. Later, the author of Milwaukee Ghosts and Legends talks about some local spirits and the things that connect ghost stories of all kinds. Plus, Milwaukee Magazine has its readers select their choices for the best things the city has to offer.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

A national business writer tries to make sense of President Trump’s very public battle with Harley-Davidson. Then, why a play about Edwin Booth, a famous 19th Century American actor, speaks to us 150 years later. Radio Chipstone meets a Madison man and his collection of Oscar Meyer memorabilia, and we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

The late Matthew Hintz was a licensed artist for Harley-Davidson until his death in December. We look at a retrospective of his paintings and illustrations presented by his alma mater, MIAD. Later, author Pamela Druckerman discusses her book, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story. A local anti-hunger activist explains her inspiration for writing books for young readers. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores the origins of some local place names.

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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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