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

A look at the obstacles facing the proposal to save the Mitchell Park Domes. Then, we learn about the state’s early gay history. Bubbler Talk finds out how West Allis got its name, and we hear about the scourge of the KK Can Opener.

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  • Tom Daykin, reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Dick Wagner, author, We've Been Here All Along: Wisconsin's Early Gay History
  • Bubbler Talk
  • Matt Hrodey, writer

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Comedian Rachel Bloom brings her stage show to Milwaukee this Sunday. She talks with us about life after Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and how her comedy and love of musical theatre combine. Then, we mark the end of The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee after 110 years. And singer-songwriter Marielle Allschwang explains what it was like creating a concept album about the life of artist Mary Nohl.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

A National Science Foundation grant is supporting the Milwaukee Public Museum’s participation in a coordinated national project to digitize its records. We learn more from the museum’s research curator. Then, as sports betting becomes more common in the U.S., we look at the possible repercussions and the history of gambling on sports. And Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Antoine Dufour dazzles us with some tunes.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Before the proposal to save the Domes is publicly presented to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, we look at the obstacles it faces. Then we learn about the state’s early gay history from the author of We’ve Been Here All Along. We hear about the scourge of the KK Can Opener, and Beats Me explains what it means to be a sanctuary city. Plus, a song from musicians April Verch and Joe Newberry.

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Monday on Lake Effect

We meet the founder of the Milwaukee non-profit Future Urban Leaders and learn what the organization does. Then, why college students can be particularly susceptible to mental health issues. Later, how prostate health is something all men should take seriously, and we meet the Skylight Music Theatre’s new artistic director.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A look at homicides in the City of Milwaukee with Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Then, gardening expert Melinda Myers gives tips for planting your lawn this fall. A new documentary highlights the enduring appeal of Fiddler on the Roof. Plus, we learn about the mosaics in Mitchell Airport's concourse C on this week's Bubbler Talk.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

A look at the unique financing of “The Hop” streetcar and what it could mean for future expansion. Then, how a sculptor of stone found herself participating in and curating an exhibition about water. And mandolinist Erik Berry, of Trampled by Turtles, talks about the thrill of performing.

Guests:

  • Rob Henken and Joe Peterangelo, Wisconsin Policy Forum
  • Susan Falkman, sculptor
  • Erik Berry, mandolinist

Wednesday on Lake Effect

Physicist Sean Carroll discusses the many worlds theory of quantum behavior (promise you don't need a physics degree to understand). Then, a chef tackles the epidemic of diabetes in the Hispanic population, by making a film. The author of a new children's book talks about her love of the title character: her Portugese Water Dog, Zora. Plus, producer and musician Kiran Vedula celebrates 45 years of Hip Hop.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

A look at homicide and other violent crime rates in the City of Milwaukee with Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Then, gardening expert Melinda Myers discusses some tricks of the trade for planting your lawn this fall. Plus, actor and comedian Nick Offerman describes how his character “Ron Swanson” helps him with his stand-up routine.

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Monday on Lake Effect:

55 years ago today, 89.7 WUWM went on the air. We look at some of the many things that have changed at the station since September 9th, 1964. The station's first general manager, Dr. Ru Hill, talks about where the station started and what it has become. Then, a chat with WUWM’s long time news reporter and Morning Edition host Bob Bach about the appeal, and necessity, of public radio. Plus, a look back at our conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly.

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This weekend on Lake Effect:

We learn about some of the community events happening this month in Milwaukee from Adam Carr of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Then, the author of a new book about the Packers explains how Green Bay's size contributes to the team's popularity. Bubbler Talk digs into some of Milwaukee's rock and roll history, and cellist Robert Cohen steps out of his musical comfort zone to discover how difficult it is to play Irish traditional music.

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Thursday on Lake Effect

Milwaukee Magazine’s annual “Best of Milwaukee” issue features some of the city’s most cherished icons and institutions. Then, cellist Robert Cohen steps out of his musical comfort zone and discovers how difficult it is to play Irish traditional music. We look at how reinvigorating an ecosystem can also be tasty and singer-songwriter Caley Conway explains how playing with a band changes her performances.

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Wednesday on Lake Effect

Ahead of the 21st annual Short Film Festival this weekend, we speak with local entertainment attorney Robert Arthur about the legal issues independent filmmakers need to consider. Then, we visit the Baumgartner Center for Dance, Milwaukee Ballet’s new home in the Third Ward. And we talk with Midwest-native Susan Welch ahead of her Boswell Book Company launch of her debut novel, A Thread So Fine.

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Tuesday on Lake Effect

Japan's Chicago-based consul general Naoki Ito talks about trade between Wisconsin and Japan. Then, we learn about some of the community events happening this month in Milwaukee. Later, a study looks at the disparity between home and workplace segregation in U.S. cities. Plus, as we celebrate the Packers’ 100th season, we look back at some of the team’s most significant moments.

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This weekend on Lake Effect

A look at how Bayshore Town Center in Glendale’s evolution reflects consumers’ shopping habits. Then, automotive contributor Mark Savage explains why the classic sedan is becoming more popular. Bubbler Talk visits some fallout shelters, and we have this month's Milwaukee Music Roundup with Milwaukee Record’s Matt Wild.

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