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:

In our Wisconsin 2020 series, we answer listener questions about voting - and voter suppression - here in Wisconsin. Then we learn about what top food trends you can expect to carry into 2020 from OutPost’s local perspective. Bubbler Talk checks out the Milwaukee Public Library’s most popular books and Peter Mulvey performs in Studio C.

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Friday on Lake Effect

We chat with outgoing Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele as he prepares to end his tenure. Then, a discussion about the need for reform in the Wisconsin prison system. Lake Effect contributor, Ray Fister, talks about homegrown, Wisconsin wine. Plus, essayist Mel Miskimen revisits a Valentine's Day gift that keeps giving.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

We learn about the creation of the Harmony test — a noninvasive prenatal test for birth defects. Then, as the Milwaukee Ballet prepares to open Ballet Russes Reimagined, we learn the century old Milwaukee connection to that Russian Company. Plus, we learn about Milwaukee singer-songwriter John Sieger’s conversations on songs.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Our Wisconsin 2020 series answers listener questions about voting and voter suppression, here in Wisconsin. Then, we dive into the challenges facing the next Milwaukee County Executive, when they take over the post in April. An Arctic explorer gives his advice for dealing with frigid temperatures, and Swedish composer and singer Sophie Dunér performs with Milwaukee’s Present Music.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

In honor of Black History Month, we begin a series called "Black Women Firsts," paying tribute to black women who are making history in their roles and industries. Then, we talk with choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis about her upcoming multimedia performance, Black Like Me. Our latest installment of Beats Me looks into the challenges facing homeowners with private wells. Plus, a chat with "Arm & A Leg" Podcast host Dan Weismann about U.S. health care.

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Monday on Lake Effect

Morning Edition host, Steve Inskeep talks about his latest book and the historical impact of Jessie and John Fremont. Then, Mario and Cathy Constantini look back at 40-years with their furniture company La Lune. And a chance to hear some chamber music performed by the Prometheus Trio, recorded on site at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

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  • Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition
  • Mario and Cathy Costantini, founders of La Lune Collection
  • The Prometheus Trio

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Tthousands of residential properties in Milwaukee are no longer owned by city residents — we examine what that means the city. Then, our film contributors join us to talk about their top Oscar picks. Bubbler Talk explores Waukesha’s vanishing water springs, plus we look at how the constant struggle of city snow removal could impact Tom Barrett’s re-election campaign.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

We explore how a method called intercropping can help save our agricultural soils from erosion. Then, how one Wisconsin family’s devastating experience with medical error became a beacon of hope and a call for reform. And Milwaukee writer, Nick Petrie is back with book five in his Peter Ash series, The Wild One.

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  • Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison
  • Steve Burrows, writer, actor & director
  • Nick Petrie, author

Thursday on Lake Effect:

New research shows that even though parents say they want diverse schools, they often don’t make it a priority. What that could mean about school choice in Wisconsin. Then, farming contributor Dave Kozlowski gives a sobering update on the current challenges of farming. Singer and songwriter Peter Mulvey returns to the studio after 14 years to talk about two new albums he’s working on.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the allegations concerning the leadership of the DNC's Host Committee — the organization tasked with helping pull off the historic convention. Then we learn about what top food trends you can expect to carry into 2020 from Outpost's local perspective. Plus a murder mystery play with an avian twist hits the road.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Thousands of residential properties in Milwaukee are no longer owned by city residents. We examine what that means for the city. Then we look at how the constant struggle of city snow removal could impact Mayor Tom Barrett’s reelection campaign. And a classical cellist and a jazz saxophonist play Bach together, and make beautiful music.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We look at one Wisconsin family’s experience with medical error, which became a beacon of hope and a call for reform. Then, we hear about 5 things to do around town this month from the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Plus, the Prometheus Trio performs chamber music at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

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  • Steve Burrows, documentarian, Bleed Out
  • Ana Martinez-Ortiz, community engagement reporter, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Prometheus Trio

This weekend on Lake Effect:

A philosopher muses on the cultural importance of the Super Bowl. Then, we learn how Super Bowl ads try to tap into a magical formula that makes them stick with audiences. Bubbler Talk meets the man behind Wisconsin’s witty highway safety messages, and we meet The Flash Nites — a local couple that illuminate abandoned places through their photography (literally).

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Friday on Lake Effect

We discuss some iconic, and previously unknown, photos of the civil rights era in northern cities. Then, our Fit For You series looks at the practice of acupuncture. Plus, we hear new music from some Milwaukee bands, including GGOOLLDD.

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  • Mark Speltz, author, North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
  • Amy Severinsen and Olive Crane, co-founders, Milwaukee Community Acupuncture
  • Matt Wild, co-founder, Milwaukee Record

Thursday on Lake Effect

Steve Inskeep talks about his latest book Imperfect Union and the historical impact of Jessie and John Fremont. Then, a philosopher muses on why the Super Bowl is a stronger cultural touchstone than the World Series. Our Healthy Body Basics series keeps things simple with one minute exercises to help you stay moving in the New Year. Plus, we discuss the disparity in how men and women experience heart attacks.

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