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.

Wednesday on Lake Effect

We recap Wisconsin’s Fall Partisan Primary. Then, we learn how grief can turn into prolonged grief disorder and how the pandemic could be causing an uptick of the disorder. Plus, our film contributor dives into the World War II film Greyhound and its digital-only release. And an essay about the joys of raising Monarch Butterflies.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

We look at new research on domestic violence rates among American Indian and Alaska Native women. Then, we learn about the fight for racial equity and the individual changes that can help make it a reality. Plus, two filmmakers talk about how movies can help inform conversations surrounding racial justice and protests.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We learn about the checks in place to make sure your mail-in absentee vote is secure. Then, we look at the history of Milwaukee protests and how current movements can learn from our past. Plus, travel guide Rick Steves shares new things he’s learned to appreciate while staying at home in the summer for the first time in 30 years.

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  • Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the city of Milwaukee Election Commission
  • John Gurda, historian and author
  • Rick Steves, PBS host

This weekend on Lake Effect:

As we approach Wisconsin’s fall partisan primary, we go through best practices for voting by mail. Our Fit For You segment addresses how to exercise safely with a mask on. We explore the creation of a new NES video game set here in Milwaukee, plus feature an essay on the world of Milwaukee’s alleys.

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Friday on Lake Effect

We recap the Fire and Police Commission meeting where MPD Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted. Then, we learn how our political system developed here in the U.S. Later, we hear concerns from teachers as they get ready to start the school year virtually. Plus, the documentary Disclosure looks at the history of transgender misrepresentation in media.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We go over the latest DNC updates after it was announced that Vice President Joe Biden won’t be coming to Milwaukee. We learn about El Pueblo, an activist group formed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, speak with a local advocate for opioid awareness and research. Plus, how Wisconsin’s 4-H program is coping with the pandemic and the loss of the State Fair.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

We learn about local efforts to get a complete count for the 2020 Census. Then, we hear about the revival of a local activist group called, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression. We explore the creation of a new NES video game set here in Milwaukee. Plus, an essayist compares the coronavirus pandemic to experiences during the Great Depression.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

As we approach Wisconsin’s fall partisan primary, we learn about the best practices for voting by mail. Then, we hear from a newly-formed group of young activists in Ozaukee County who are organizing events to promote racial justice. Then our Fit For You segment addresses how to exercise safely with a mask on. Plus, an essay explores what we learn from our parents.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We hear from a local champion for people with disabilities as he heads into retirement. Then, we look at five community events happening in Milwaukee this month. We learn how one Milwaukee neighborhood is getting creative to make more outdoor space. We look at new research being done at UW-Milwaukee that could tell us if a beach is safe to swim or not. Plus, an essay on Milwaukee’s alleys.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We learn about Ladarius Marshall, a local teenager imprisoned for murder and released 12 years later, after a federal judge found police violated his constitutional rights. Then, contributor Kyle Cherek explains how the lack of federal and local leadership in restaurant operations has led to public distrust. Plus, in this month’s Milwaukee Music Roundup we learn what some local musicians are creating during this pandemic.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

In honor of Minority Mental Health Month we hear one man’s struggle with mental illness and his advice for others. Then, we learn about a Milwaukee County program that aims to help people facing eviction. Plus, a local COVID-19 survivor shares her story to help this global pandemic feel a little more personal.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We learn why conventions matter in the election process and what we can expect from Milwaukee’s scaled down DNC. Then, we have the latest installment in our series on entrepreneurship, How Did You Do That? which explores one man’s career in life sciences. Plus, we learn about H.H. Bennett, the man known for making the Wisconsin Dells famous.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We hear what it could be like to have federal agents in Milwaukee. Then our Fit For You segment asks: even though gyms are open during the coronavirus pandemic, is it safe to go? We learn about the Milwaukee Independent Restaurant Coalition and what they hope to change in the hospitality industry. Plus, an epidemiologist gives her advice on how to protest safely in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We hear from the secretary for the Democratic National Committee about what to expect from the scaled down convention. We learn about Black Leaders Organizing for Communities and their efforts to engage voters. Plus Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company joins us to share his annual summer reading recommendations — with a Wisconsin theme.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We hear the latest Listen MKE which focuses on young people who are organizing and participating in the ongoing Milwaukee protests. Then our astronomy contributor shares her tips on how to best observe the Perseid meteor shower. Plus, Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company shares his annual summer reading recommendations.

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