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.

Full Episode: Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

Columnists and NPR political analysts David Brooks and EJ Dionne talk about Wisconsin’s role as a political laboratory and how they’re able to disagree politically but get along as friends, anyway. Then, writer Michael Pollan says the food revolution has to extend beyond the grocery store to the kitchen. And Jerry Pohlen spotlights some of Wisconsin’s most unusual tourist attractions.

Full Episode: Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

An effort is underway to make childhood wellness screening standard – for all families, no matter their means or where they live.  We’ll learn about Project LAUNCH.  Later, Melinda Myers helps us get our lawns through a cool, wet Spring… And thoughts on what kind of flowers should you get for mom this weekend.  Plus, roller derby plots its future in Milwaukee while enjoy some current smashing successes.  And an essayist shares the story of the best prom she never had.

Full Episode: Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

How can math have an impact on slowing the spread of disease? We’ll find out about practical implications for the math you may have avoided in school. Then we get some insight into the history of eastern forests and the political battles that created them. Later, musician and former Lake Effecter Paul Sschwarzkopf returns to the bungalow with stories about his new band.

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The Kewaunee nuclear plant has stopped producing power – now what happens? Then, five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres talks about competing well into her 40s, and about the first time she realized she was turning into a role model. Plus, Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek discusses Milwaukee’s surprising new restaurant boom, and a Sheboygan woman talks about how she became an entrepreneur.

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The battle over Wisconsin’s mining future continues, as a hard truth emerges from trying to make sense of the situation up north. Later, Boswell Book Company’s Daniel Goldin talks about his relationship with books. Then, writer Paul McComas and lifelong pal Greg Starrett team up to pay tribute to the Frankenstein films of the forties in a new novella. And Andrea Lochen’s heroine relives a year, and tries to figure out what to change.

Full Episode: Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

We learn about a new way of thinking about post conflict operations, spearheaded by the Defense Department. Later, filmmaker Marian Marzynski tells the story of his childhood in wartime Poland. Then, we’ll learn about another European filmmaker who pioneered a now-familiar part of movies. And we offer some reading suggestions from a book club with a specific taste.

Full Episode: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dec 10, 2011

Saturday's Lake Effect:

MPS students again have some of the lowest math and reading scores in the nation - news analyst Bruce Murphy weighs in on that, plus teacher union recertifications. Then informed consent in medicine and the vast gray area when it comes to scientists using a patient's blood samples in research. A Milwaukee author sets her debut novel in an import shop, and an interactive children's application for the iPad that's a marriage of literature and technology.