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

A local respiratory therapist talks about her experiences caring for COVID-19 patients out east. Then, we learn about how the Wisconsin Elections Commission is helping people vote by mail in the November election. We meet two local entrepreneurs who created a market-based solution to extreme poverty with fruit that would have gone to waste. Plus, an essay pays tribute to comedy legends Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We look at the new series “Milwaukee’s Promise,” with reporter James Causey from the Journal Sentinel. Then, we learn about different strategies to civil disobedience and what makes a protest successful. Plus, we meet the new President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Kendra Whitlock Ingram.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The Milwaukee Bucks Chaplain Pastor Kennth Lock talks about what he’s experienced at the ongoing protests in Milwaukee. Then, a look at some of the exciting things happening in Milwaukee this month. We learn about an exhibit that features Black art collectors at the Cedarburg Art Museum. Plus, how the Milwaukee Public Museum is adapting to a virtual experience during the pandemic.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We examine how the U.S. government subsidized segregation in cities throughout the country. Then learn what it took for the first home built by a black man in Wauwatosa to become a historic landmark. Plus what made Milwaukee a city where socialism worked for nearly half of the 20th century, despite being known as “sewer socialists.”

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear about what policing is like around the world. Then, Bubbler Talk looks at contact tracing in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Public Library gives us a list of book recommendations for adults and kids to learn more about racism. Plus, we learn some tips and tricks on grilling out.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A new report examines how hiring teachers of color could help close the achievement gap between Black and white students. Then, our Bonus Bubbler Talk conversation remembers what life was like for LGBTQ Milwaukeeans in the 1980s. As we gear up for the Fourth of July, we learn some tips and tricks for grilling out. Plus, an essay about the longing for live theater.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley talks about the eviction crisis and a new plan to help families get through it. Then, we look at how police departments in other countries compare to the U.S. Plus, how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the gaming world.

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  • David Crowley, Milwaukee County Executive; Jim Mathy, Milwaukee County Housing Division Administrator
  • Gary Potter, professor emeritus at the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University
  • Jim Lowder, games contributor

Tuesday on Lake Effect

We look at global perspectives on the nationwide protests here in the U.S. Then, we learn about policies that experts say are needed to curb climate change. Plus, we hear some new, local music on this month’s Milwaukee Music Roundup. 

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Monday on Lake Effect

We talk about the symbolism of a noose after several were found hanging in a Milwaukee park. Then, we hear from the director of the new documentary Unsettled which explores the experiences of LGBTQ asylum seekers. Our gardening expert explains how deadheading plants can help brighten up your garden. Plus, an essayist compares the coronavirus pandemic to experiences during the Great Depression.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We speak with the director of the Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Then, we learn about new affordable housing projects that could transform some of Milwaukee’s north side neighborhoods. Bubbler Talk looks at Jeffrey Dahmer’s impact on the gay community. Plus, we talk about the new Jon Stewart film Irresistible, a political satire set in small town Wisconsin.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We speak with the director of the Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Then, the newly-named executive director of the Freshwater Collaborative talks about her goals for the program. Plus astronomy contributor Jean Creighton talks about the fast approaching Mars 2020 mission.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We learn about new affordable housing projects in Milwaukee’s north side neighborhoods. Then, we learn why UW-Milwaukee decided to do both online and in-person classes this fall. We talk about the new Jon Stewart film Irresistible, a political satire set in small town Wisconsin. And a journaling project from the Wisconsin Historical Society seeks to show how everyday people are experiencing this pandemic.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We hear from some of the organizers of the ongoing protests in Milwaukee and why they plan to keep marching. Then, the Milwaukee Public Library gives us a list of book recommendations for adults and kids to learn more about racism. Plus, we look at research that shows that even though parents say they want diverse schools, they often don’t make it a priority.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We learn about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Then, our Fit For You segment explores why you may be having trouble sleeping or experiencing odd dreams during quarantine. Plus, we learn how Gothic Milwaukee’s historical ghost tours are managing during the pandemic and how previous pandemics led to some of their own ghostly tales. Plus, an essay that pays tribute to comedy legends Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

We speak with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes about how the state can move toward racial equity. We learn about Juneteenth Day, and have the latest edition of Bubbler Talk. Then, a new report looks at the gender wage gap in Milwaukee County - which is closing, but persists. Plus, how the Milwaukee Public Museum is adapting to a virtual experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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