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 inaugural Dance Fest this weekend features a diverse group of local and national dance companies. We chat with comedian Paul Reiser as he prepares to bring his stand up routine to the city, And a look at the technology that created Disney’s new Lion King film, which is both brand new and invisible.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

As anti-abortion demonstrations and abortion access counter demonstrations continue in Milwaukee, we speak with two women who represent both sides of the issue. Then, astronomer Jean Creighton talks about the many companies that made the moon landing mission possible. And we remember South African musician and activist Johnny Clegg, who died earlier this week.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Emilio De Torre from the ACLU of Wisconsin explains how to ensure your rights are protected when dealing with law enforcement. Then, South African novelist Bianaca Marais talks about her new novel, If You Want to Make God Laugh. Plus, how librarians are playing a role in helping people with Alzheimer’s, and their caregivers.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect:

WUWM’s Maayan Silver speaks with us about yesterday’s anti-abortion protests here. Then, travel guru Rick Steves discusses what his company has done to reduce their carbon footprint from sending travelers across the globe. Our Beats Me series looks at the future of 5G wireless in Wisconsin, and a new book about Milwaukee places goes beyond the obvious.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We explore Camp Reunite, a program that gives kids with incarcerated mothers an opportunity for family bonding. We chat with best selling author Chuck Klosterman about his latest book, Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction. And author Christina Ward talks about America's embrace of processed and shelf stable foods, and the continued legacy of food advertising.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie recently visited Milwaukee, and we follow up with him about takeaways from his trip. Then, our gardening contributor gives tips for planting and pest management after Milwaukee’s very damp spring. We learn more about why there are so many motels on South 27th Street from the latest episode of Bubbler Talk. Plus, we talk to the directors of a new PBS documentary that looks at how one southern town embraces both evangelical Christians and the LGBTQ community.

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Friday on Lake Effect

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Daykin reports on the efforts to restore some of Milwaukee’s movie palaces. Then, a local event in support of the Close the Camps movement, features a display of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph — detained in an ICE facility. Essayist Mel Miskimen wonders if she’s become too callous, and dining critic Ann Christenson shares one of her favorite outdoor dining spots.

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Thursday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the issues on the minds of The League of United Latin American Citizens conference attendees. Plus we meet two Israeli women, one Druze, the other Jewish, working to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then, our gardening contributor talks about planting and pest management, after Milwaukee’s very damp spring. Explore Milwaukee’s French connection in time for Bastille Days, and contributor Gianofer Fields travels to the Dells by way of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A look at the wins and losses for K-12 education in the new state budget. Then, how recent police deaths are affecting new recruits. Later, a study analyzes the disparity between home and workplace segregation in U.S. cities. And a new PBS documentary looks at how love, religion and civil rights are expressed between evangelical Christians and the LGBTQ population in Eureka Springs, Ark.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie talks about the challenges facing U.S. veterans and recent reforms meant to solve some of these issues. Then, a Wisconsin-native discusses his work defending the lion population in Tanzania and shifting cultural attitudes. And we look at the evolution of Margaret Rozga's poetry, Wisconsin's most recent poet laureate.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

Theater critic and author Chris Jones explains the many things that make Hamilton unique among Broadway shows. Then, we talk with the artist responsible for turning the Chase Building atrium into a jungle of flowers. Plus, how writer Barbara Joose and illustrator Renee Graffe wanted to depict Milwaukee in just the right way for a new children’s book.

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Lake Effect Weekend: On-Site in Cedarburg

Jul 6, 2019

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We re-broadcast the latest in our On-Site series from Cedarburg, which was ahead of the city's annual Strawberry Festival. We were joined by the founder of the festival and the winery that made it all happen. Then, meet the people working to attract and help women get more comfortable with road cycling. Learn about some of the work going on at the Mequon Nature Center, and the band Chicken Wire Empire brings their heartfelt, bluegrass harmonies to the show.

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Friday on Lake Effect:

A former backpacking and hiking guide writes her own guidebook to all 59 national parks - making them even more accessible for anyone to enjoy. Outdoor adventure writer Stacy Tornio and her son Jack speak in praise of the summer bucket list for their new book. Plus, we have a busy summer books segment for a busy Milwaukee summer - from books for Bastille Days to Irish Fest and even Zoo a la Carte.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the smooth running of many things, including our paramedics. Founding director, Christine Westrich, how OEM operates. Then, as Milwaukee prepares to host the first national cricket league competition, we learn about the sport. And even though musician Brett Newski has performed all over the world, he explains why he's happy to call Milwaukee home.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Representatives for the International Joint Committee kick off their Great Lakes tour in Milwaukee. Then, why HPV vaccination rates remain low and the overall impact of the virus. Beats Me looks at the lack of black male physicians and how that affects patient outcomes. And Milwaukee Magazine’s pet feature explores the appeal of non-traditional pets, like scorpions and cockroaches.

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