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.

Monday on Lake Effect:

 

A Wisconsin native writes the story of the state's decade-long political transformation for a national audience.  Later, we'll meet a Frenchman who is riding a 1918 Harley-Davidson around the country to honor the centennial of the end of World War I.  We'll take a trip to Ladies Rock Milwaukee, a weekend-long camp for aspiring adult rockers.  And we'll learn why, after 54 years, summer high school baseball in Wisconsin is no more.

 

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We speak with the medical director of the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Inclusion Health Clinic - the first here to focus on the medical needs of the LGBTQ community. Plus, we learn how the Milwaukee Pretzel Company twists out thousands of our favorite snack a day, and we’ll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A look at the wild water movement and why people have been drawn to this potentially dangerous trend. Then, we learn how the Urban Ecology Center plans to expand its Washington Park center and its global reach. Our astronomy contributor explains the spectacle of this summer's night sky. Later, as the Milwaukee Comedy Festival is about to begin, we look at its unofficial kick off: The Milwaukee Roast. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores the Brady Street Beasts.

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Thursday on Lake Effect: On-Site in Riverwest

Jul 25, 2018

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We take you to the Riverwest Public House for our latest Lake Effect On-Site from the great neighborhood of Riverwest. We hear how the neighborhood came to be with historian and author Tom Tolan and learn about the physical structure of Riverwest homes with Ken Converse of Bliffert Lumber and Hardware. Plus, we learn about Riverwest's bike culture from the Riverwest 24 to Fyxation bicycles. We meet the women behind the neighborhood's staple bookshop, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and enjoy some live music with Milwaukee’s Denny Rauen.

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We speak with Bill Siemering, one of the people who shaped NPR and its signature show, All Things Considered, about the formative days of the network. Then we learn how a Midwestern teenager's obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book 40 years later. Plus an engineer from Trek Bikes talks about how a bike works with how it looks.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We take a look at the spread of insect-borne illnesses in Wisconsin, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.  Plus, learn how a smartphone app could help researchers better track the proliferation of Lyme disease.  Later, why dress designer and Milwaukee native Donna Ricco will return to her alma mater beginning this fall.  And we speak with the founder of a consulting business that helps aspiring backyard chicken farmers.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We rebroadcast the democratic gubernatorial debate, which first aired on WUWM the evening of July 12th.

Decision 2018: The Democrats Debate was recorded live at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was cosponsored by WUWM, Today’s TMJ4, WisPolitics, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA Today Network.

The moderators:

  • Charles Benson and Shannon Sims, Today’s TMJ4
  • Mitch Teich, WUWM

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We visit a Milwaukee garden that area veterans tend to help them cope with mental health issues. Then, Burnout and depression is a problem for people caring for loved ones at home. But their jobs are made easier if families have the difficult conversations early on. On Radio Chipstone, a curator finds new insights into her work thanks to her son’s love of Scooby Doo. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

As the man behind the Lake Express Ferry is getting ready to retire, he gives some insight about the ship’s history. Bubbler Talk explores the history of the Eagles Club in Milwaukee. Actor Michael Tucker reflects on his debt of gratitude to the Milwaukee Rep, and a former Pfister Artist in Residence talks about the tintype medium in which she works.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that approximately one in three Wisconsin voters are still undecided just one month before the primaries. We’ll hear from the poll’s director, Charles Franklin, to find out more.  We learn why dermatologists say you really should wear sunscreen every day, even if you don’t spend every day at the pool. Plus our automotive contributors discuss the new crop of plug-in hybrid vehicles, and we have an in studio concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Mark Erelli.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the charges facing community activist, Vaun Mayes, who's accused of planning to firebomb a Milwaukee Police station in light of the unrest in Sherman Park. Then, why the International Joint Commission wants all parties to be involved in protecting the Great Lakes from toxic chemical pollution. Plus, how a mobile app could be an ideal way for some patients to treat symptoms of depression. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee area neurologist looks for the root causes of physician burnout in the 21st Century and offers some solutions. Then, we meet a local man who became an unofficial health care advocate for same sex couples when his husband was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Plus wine contributor Ray Fister talks about the best of the summer wines and says don’t be afraid to try something new-to-you.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk 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. Later, our innovation feature, “How Did You Do That?,” speaks with a nurse who transformed her career to work in technology. We learn why Antarctica is a perfect place to study neutrinos, and essayist Linda Flashinski reflects on a hero among us.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Writer John Gurda trains his historical eye on how water has literally and figuratively shaped Milwaukee. Then, writer Pamela Druckerman goes in search of when and how, exactly, she turned into a grown-up. Plus we’ll have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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  • John Gurda, author, Milwaukee: A City Built on Water
  • Pamela Druckerman, author, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Rachel Owens, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect:

We visit a Milwaukee garden that area veterans tend to help them cope with mental health issues. Then, ahead of the World Cup Final on Sunday, we talk with philosopher and soccer (football) fan Simon Critchley about the the fine line between dread and hope that all sports fans experience while watching their favorite teams. Plus, Bubbler Talk finds out why there are colorful fish painted on some of our sidewalks, and the Milwaukee-based Claudia Johnson Band performs some original songs for us in the studio.

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