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.

Today on Lake Effect:

How the remarkable work of Ear Hustle podcast producers Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods has changed since Woods was released from prison. Plus, Poor talks about some historic photos from within San Quentin currently on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She says our TV and movie view of prisons is anything but true to life. And writer and former pro football player Robert Turner says high-level college athletes may be getting a free education, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the lessons they need to succeed off the field.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn how Wisconsin’s now defunct Chapter 220 program affected segregation in Milwaukee-area schools. Then our How Did You Do That series digs into an immigrant's journey from growing up in Poland to running a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Wisconsin. A Wisconsin woman takes a heartbreaking tragedy and learns to not only survive, but thrive in its aftermath, and on Radio Chipstone, we meet the woman behind the remarkable story of a photography exhibit on display at the Chazen Museum in Madison.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Former Journal Sentinel art and architecture critic Mary Louise Schumacher weighs in on the fate of the trees that make up the Dan Kiley Grove at the Marcus Center. The, why building a house - or part of a house - works as a team sport for Wisconsin high school students. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We talk about the intersection of design and technology with a MIAD graduate who’s now the lead UX, or user interface designer, for Google. Then, one of the people behind a Delafield company that specializes in virtual reality says his first project was a tough one to top. Plus Wisconsin writer Marcia Bjornerud’s new book makes the case for understanding geologic time as a way to help save the world.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We explore the state of organized labor in Wisconsin with the new head of the state’s AFl-CIO. Then, how building a house - or part of a house - works as a team sport for Wisconsin high school students. Plus, art and architecture critic Mary Louise Schumacher weighs in on the controversy over the future of a grove of trees outside the Marcus Center.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The Wisconsin Policy Forum looks at the challenges facing funding for special education in Wisconsin. Then, we learn about the project to build a statue memorializing South Milwaukee native, and pro-wrestler, Reggie “Da Crusher” Lisowski. Plus, we revisit a conversation with another Milwaukee native, Chris Multerer, who was a pro-wrestling "job man" for 25 years. And we’ll remember a Wisconsin business and theater icon, Fred Foster, who died last week.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We look at the new documentary, Mr. Soul!, which tells the story of Ellis Haizlip and his pioneering public television program. Then, a look at Milwaukee Magazine's sweet treat ideas for Valentine's Day from food critic Ann Christenson. Plus local musician Keith Pulvermacher explains what makes his newest album different than those that came before.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

It’s an all music show today. We’ll chat with John Oates - yes, he of Hall and Oates - who digs deep into the roots of American music with his newest album Arkansas. Then, singer songwriter Paul Thorn stops by to chat about his newest album, Don't Let the Devil Ride, and play some tunes, and Wisconsin’s Driveway Thriftdwellers bring their award-winning sound to our studios.

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  • John Oates
  • Paul Thorn
  • Driveway Thriftdwellers

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Pulitzer-winning playwright and Wisconsin native Ayad Akhtar explains the inspiration for his latest play, “Junk.” Radio Chipstone examines a new exhibit by Gillian Laub that originated from prom night photography into an exploration of segregation. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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  • Ayad Akhtar, playwright
  • Gillian Laub, photographer; Gianofer Fields, material culture contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Rachel Owens, WUWM

Friday on Lake Effect: On-Site in East 'Tosa

Feb 8, 2019

Friday on Lake Effect

Our Lake Effect On-Site series heads to Birch on North Avenue in East 'Tosa. Mayor Kathy Ehley gives us her view of the city's past and the its future and the Journal Sentinel's Tom Daykin stops by to discuss development in the area. Then, we learn about the Ward Irish Music Archives, and a talk about heritage pork and beef with the folks from Kettle Range Meats. Plus, some organ-fueled grooves of doom from Tosa’s own Koch-Marshall Trio.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

As cyber attacks increase, the need for cyber security professionals to combat them is outpacing the supply. Then, a new report from The Nature Conservancy shows how nature itself can help us combat greenhouse gases. Why the February issue of Milwaukee Magazine is completely dedicated to the city’s arts scene. Plus, a preview of the 6th annual Latino Arts Guitar Festival.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We meet a German historian who was imprisoned by the East German secret police in 1981 for trying to escape to the West. Then, John Gurda adds a post-Millennium chapter to his landmark book, The Making of Milwaukee, and we wrap up with a short history of cats in America. No, not the musical, but the actual creatures themselves.

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  • Peter Keup, German historian and former Stasi prisoner
  • John Gurda, Milwaukee author and historian
  • Paul Koudounaris, cat historian

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Why the State of the Union address can still be important in the age of Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle. Then, our I'm An American series continues with a Hmong woman's identity story. Later, a Cedarburg math teacher talks about her geometry lesson, DARTBOARD, which earned her a national award. Plus, our Fit For You segment explains how people can get hurt when they exercise outdoors in cold weather.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We look into whether open road tolls should be a tool to help Wisconsin modernize its interstates. Beats Me returns with a question about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Wisconsin. Robert Cohen talks about the physical stamina required to play Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, and Milwaukee area novelist Nick Petrie continues to be pleasantly surprised by the success of his Peter Ash novels.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We revisit a couple of interviews from the polar vortex earlier this week. Even though the weather is warmer now, winter isn't over yet. Then, a former competitive figure skater talks about his transition to working on Cirque du Soleil's first ice-based show. The author of a recent biography of football coach Bill Belichick images what would have happened if Aaron Rodgers has been his quarterback and not Tom Brady, and we have the latest episode of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.

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