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.

Friday on Lake Effect:

 

A graduating high school senior reflects on the lessons she learned working summers working with her dad, as a plumber's helper.  Later, what brings 3,600 of the best young public speakers in the country to Milwaukee this weekend.  How a lack of African-American midwives might be affecting the black infant mortality rate in Wisconsin.  And our gardening contributor helps us get ready for Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A suicide prevention researcher explains the difficult task of openly discussing suicidal thoughts. Then, a new documentary explores teen mental health and peer-to-peer intervention. A comprehensive guide invites us to explore our national parks, and astronomer Jean Creighton gets starry-eyed about the cosmos.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A conversation with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, who started as the network's national security correspondent before moving into the co-host's chair at All Things Considered. She's also known for her unflinching interview with NPR President Jarl Mohn, in the wake of a #MeToo scandal at the network. Later, a look at how Wisconsin’s ginseng growers are affected by the emerging trade war with China. And Lake Effect essayist Mel Miskimen explores her love of the Outlander books. 

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new set of studies look at the impact of gender expectations on who does the housework. Later, momentum is building for a new Museum of Wisconsin History. Our Beats Me series looks at a federal program that aims to have people share their health and lifestyle information, as well as their DNA. Plus, writer, cartoonist and Milwaukee native Paul Noth channels his experience growing up with eight siblings in his latest middle grade novel, How to Properly Dispose of Planet Earth.Guests:

Monday on Lake Effect

Why residents of some Milwaukee neighborhoods are conflicted over police pursuits of criminals. Later, two area colleges team up to strengthen education for students pursuing animation. Then, the benefits of the first national Veterans Theater Festival, running this week in Milwaukee. And a Brewers pitcher goes the distance in support of the environment.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A former Milwaukee psychiatrist looks at the science of PTSD to clear up some misconceptions. Then, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter talks about Wisconsin’s surprisingly checkered history with women’s suffrage. Radio Chipstone visits an iron pour at the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Bubbler Talk looks at the early history of pro-basketball in Milwaukee.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

25 years after the Rwandan genocide, we look at what the world has learned from it and the justice that came afterward. Later, an author and illustrator explains how birdwatching can change your view of the world around you. And filmmaker and actor, Tommy Wiseau, talks about his cult-classic The Room and his mysterious past. Plus, a look at the "People of the Road" monument, a tribute to the thousands who labored for a passenger and freight-rail service best known as the Milwaukee Road.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A former Milwaukee psychiatrist looks at the science of PTSD to clear up some misconceptions. Then, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter talks about Wisconsin’s surprisingly checkered history with women’s suffrage. Plus, musician Peter Mulvey offers a selection of tunes from his new album and talks about his writing process.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The trade war between the Trump Administration and China is heating up, but will it turn into a 2020 campaign issue for Democrats? And how is it affecting US consumers? Then, Gullah music comes to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center on Friday and we learn about the art project the kids at Capitol West Academy are creating in response. Plus we revisit an in-studio performance and interview with singer songwriter Paul Thorn.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

 

Why the League of Women Voters is focusing its efforts on lead poisoning in children.  Plus, Beats Me examines loaded language in describing different parts of Milwaukee; we'll find out why Milwaukee County's public golf courses are so special; and contributor Robert Cohen demystifies the classical music audition process.

 

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  • Anne Batiza and Louise Petering, League of Women Voters
  • Beats Me (segment)
  • Chris Drosner, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Robert Cohen, contributor

Monday on Lake Effect:

A look at how housing can impact children’s health and some ways of solving this complex issue. Then, how two area colleges are aiming to alleviate the nursing shortage in Wisconsin. Plus, a local engineer talks about his trip to Guatemala in the wake of a volcanic eruption, where he worked to restore access to a small town.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We revisit a special broadcast from the Cooperage in Milwaukee’s Harbor District as a part of our Project Milwaukee series, Great Lakes, Troubled Waters.

Friday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series wraps up with how a region-wide water management plan could have significant impacts on the area’s clean water supply. Later, we learn about the positive gardening spin that comes from our anemic Spring weather. Bubbler Talk unearths the truth behind the smell that wafts over the Hoan Bridge,plus we learn how a period of bipolar mania fueled a new novel by Bill Zaferos.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

Our Project Milwaukee series on water flows on with two organizations at the confluence of water issues here. We speak with the head of The Water Council about where they fit in the dynamic of solutions to water problems. We learn about the work of the Milwaukee Water Commons and explore how we can all conserve water in our daily lives. Plus, a conversation with the legendary David Crosby, ahead of his concert in Milwaukee Saturday Night.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at Milwaukee's cryptosporidiosis outbreak and how the city responded. Then, why the City of Madison decided to remove all of its lead pipes. Later, Milwaukee Magazine focuses on fitness in its May issue. Plus, we meet a Milwaukee woman who spent 5 days in Newfoundland trying to get home on September, 11th, 2001.

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