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.

This weekend on Lake Effect:

The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie gives us an update on the department’s initiatives, including dealing with difficult issues like suicide.  Then how the editor of The Milwaukee Anthology hopes the book adds genuine voices to the conversation about who Milwaukeeans are, and Radio Chipstone explores Functional Fashion at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We wrap up a week of reports on human trafficking in Milwaukee. WUWM’s Maayan Silver talks with the head of the city’s human trafficking task force. Later, a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum examines the condition of the county's deteriorating senior centers and offers variety of options the county could explore to remedy the situation. We learn about the efforts to save Native American languages in Wisconsin, and Bubbler Talk goes in search of... bubblers.

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Editor's note: The morning edition of Lake Effect was preempted for special NPR coverage of the release of the Mueller report.

Today on Lake Effect:

We'll have a two-part conversation with NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly. Kelly started as the network’s national security correspondent before moving into the co-host’s chair at All Things Considered. But she’s also known for her unflinching interview with NPR President Jarl Mohn in the wake of a #MeToo scandal at the network. Plus we’ll revisit our 2017 interview with comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, ahead of their return visit to the Riverside Theater this week.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, talks about how the Department has changed int he wake of the Tomah opioid scandal. Plus, Beats Me explores the climate for Montessori schools in Milwaukee.  Contributor Ray Fister discusses wines for Spring. And a recent cookbook compiles recipes from well-loved creameries around the state.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

A preview of WUWM's series on human trafficking in Milwaukee. Then, how marketing practices are impacting tobacco use in communities of color. A Milwaukee engineer helps a Guatemalan community recover from a devastating volcano. Plus, a Native-American fiber arts exhibit in Cedarburg makes the case that visitors are seeing more than pretty objects.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We meet the filmmaker behind the documentary, The Green Book: Guide to Freedom. Later, as the real estate market heats up in various parts of town, the competition for what were once thought of as “starter homes” can become fierce. Bubbler Talk shares a lion of a tale from the Milwaukee Public Library, and musician Peter Mulvey offers a selection of tunes from his new album and talks about his writing process.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn how two area colleges are aiming to alleviate the nursing shortage in Wisconsin. UW-Milwaukee architecture students work on a design for a solar home, and think about how it would affect its inhabitants. Then, what the most important thing actor Scott Greer learned in performing an audience-interactive, one-person play. Plus, our Radio Chipstone series delves into “Tramp Art.”

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A look at how housing can impact children’s health and some ways of solving this complex issue. Later, what attracts scientist Mark Siddall to creepy things like leeches and parasites, and why we should care about them, too. We take a look at the latest production from Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Plus, Marcus Theaters celebrates their third year of the CineLatino festival, now expanding beyond South Shore Cinema.

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Political writer Dan Kaufman looks at the legacy of a tumultuous decade in Wisconsin politics.  Then, a researcher examines how workplaces are segregated in U.S. cities including Milwaukee.  We talk with nationally renowned dancer and Brookfield native Emily Schoen, who helped kick off UPAF's annual campaign.  Plus how a Milwaukee woman learns to thrive in the aftermath of tragedy.

 

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Monday on Lake Effect

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We get a view from Britain on the reality of the Brexit chaos there from former BBC reporter Claire Bolderson. Then our environmental reporter explores why birds look forward to Spring as much as the rest of us do, and how the Lambarena is an exuberant fusion of classical ballet and African dance. Plus Radio Chipstone delves into “Tramp Art.”

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Friday on Lake Effect

A legal expert discusses the immigration debate in the United States, and explains that understanding how our system works is crucial to understanding how to frame the conversation. Then, dining critic Ann Christenson explains why the mushroom business is growing for some Milwaukee-area chefs. Next Act Theatre's latest production explores the questions that arise when we lose a parent. Plus, Bubbler Talk tells the story of a notorious bank riot that rocked Milwaukee in 1861. 

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We take a look at new data that quantifies the concentrated disadvantages of one Milwaukee neighborhood. Mount Mary University develops a program specifically to help students who haven’t chosen a major, and the Riverwest Band Pay the Devil brings us their version of bluegrass - a genre they affectionately call Punkgrass or Riotgrass.

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