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

Milwaukee’s Mount Mary University hopes a new housing project will help their student parents graduate. Then, costume designer and drag performer Patrick Holt remembers what first drew him to the art form. We learn about the state’s early gay history from the author of We’ve Been Here All Along. Plus film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about the World War I epic directed by Sam Mendes, 1917.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

A look at the lasting effects of exposure to the harmful chemicals known as PFAS. Then, we learn how companies get naming rights for public space. Plus, UWM philosophy professor Mark Peterson talks about the intersection of mythology, philosophy and world religions found in Star Wars.

Guests:

  • Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, professor in the Department of Health Sciences, Karlstad University
  • Larry Sandler, writer
  • JF Riordan, writer
  • Mark Peterson, philosophy professor, UW-Milwaukee

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Journalist Sarah Kendzior explains how President Trump uses rallies to galvanize his base. Then, we explore why the Democratic National Convention is heading to Wisconsin. We learn some tips on how to keep your car tuned up in the cold weather, and our How Did You Do That? series digs into the things you don’t think about when starting up a law firm.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A look back at a decade of commercial development trends across the Milwaukee area. Then, how a method called intercropping can help save our agricultural soils from erosion. Our Beats Me series examines the cultural experience of being a black man in Milwaukee. Plus, we find out how local company, Top Note Tonic is pouring itself into the sweet spot of consumer trends. 

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Monday on Lake Effect:

We talk with the Consul for the Luxembourg Embassy about the close relationship between Luxembourg and Wisconsin. Then, in light of birth defects prevention month, we speak with a local surgeon about preventing and caring for these issues. And Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl performs songs from her newest album in our performance studio.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn more about the Democratic National Convention and how it hopes to represent Milwaukee. Then, we talk with one of the country’s leading landscape painters, Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech, who says all art speaks to everyone. We have the latest episode of Bubbler Talk, plus learn about Milwaukee’s special connection to MLK day.

Guests:

  • Angelina Mosher Salazar & Maayan Silver, WUWM reporters
  • Tom Uttech, artist
  • Bubbler Talk (series)
  • Adam Carr, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Friday on Lake Effect

A look at the fight over Wisconsin’s voter roll purge and how it could impact the 2020 election. Then, Fit For You dives into the cultural origins of New Year’s resolutions and how it evolved into modern practices. Plus, a filmmaker turns poet in a book written as letters to his unborn daughter.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn more about the Democratic National Convention and how it hopes to represent Milwaukee. Then, Milwaukee Magazine offers its tips on staying happy and healthy through the winter season. Plus, author Nick Petrie talks about the latest addition to his Peter Ash series, The Wild One.

Guests:

  • Angelina Mosher Salazar & Maayan Silver, WUWM reporters
  • Carole Nicksin & Chris Drosner, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Nick Petrie, author, The Wild One: A Peter Ash Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect

We speak with international human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, who says we place far too much faith in politics and not enough on our own choices. Then, we learn about Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 - and the documentary about her career. Plus, poet Louis Clark talks about his experience growing up on Wisconsin's Oneida Reservation, and his collection of poems, Rebel Poet: More Stories from a 21st Century Indian.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We unpack the storied relationship between the U.S. and Iran, and what’s happening now. Then we look at some community events happening in Milwaukee this month. Plus, an essay on the fondness of wild turkeys, and we find out why homeowners of all ages are now competing for ranch homes.

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Monday on Lake Effect

The three candidates for Wisconsin's open supreme court seat, discuss why they're running. Then, one of the country’s leading landscape painters, Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech, talks about his work. Plus, as On That Note contributor, Robert Cohen, talks about the eternal allure of Bach.

Guests:

  • Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court: Professor Ed Fallone, Judge Jill Karofsky and Justice Daniel Kelly
  • Tom Uttech, artist
  • Robert Cohen, On That Note contributor

Lake Effect Weekend: Best Of Health

Jan 4, 2020

This weekend on Lake Effect

Bioethicist Craig Klugman talks about the ethics of technology and why observation is so crucial in the practice of medicine. Then, some parents worry that getting multiple vaccines at one time can be traumatizing for their child but an expert on immunization says this fear is unfounded. And our Fit For You series visits The Womb Room, a place that goes beyond simply offering pre and postnatal yoga classes.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how comedy songs can be some of the best forms of joke delivery from Crazy Ex Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom. Then actor and singer Mandy Patinkin talks about his humanitarian work and how it’s impacted his world. Plus, Shorewood High School grad and Broadway star Kate Baldwin talks about her theatrical work and gives advice on how to audition.

Guests:

  • Rachel Bloom, performer and writer
  • Mandy Patinkin, performer
  • Kate Baldwin, performer

Thursday on Lake Effect: Best of National Authors

Jan 2, 2020

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz talks about his newest book on the impact of gun violence in Chicago. Then, author Paul Hendrickson admits that architect Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t a very nice person — but his new book implores you to take a deeper look at Wright's career. And although global information systems have brought a wealth of information to our fingertips, but there’s still so much that’s unknown.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Best of Music

Dec 31, 2019

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

It's a best of music show to wrap up the year. We'll have in studio performances from Irish guitar virtuoso Shane Hennessy and Milwaukee singer-songwriter Marielle Allschwang. And Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild joins us for the last Milwaukee Music Roundup of 2019

Guests:

  • Shane Hennessy, guitarist
  • Marielle Allschwang, singer-songwriter
  • Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record

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