Lake Effect

Airs Mondays - Thursdays at 10 am and 10 pm

Lake Effect is WUWM’s local show about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. It goes beyond the headlines and connects listeners to the community.

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll learn how math can help predict and stem the spread of infectious disease. Then, fifteen years ago a huge, and not very successful, manhunt fanned out looking for three dangerous criminals in the American Southwest. We’ll get the story. We talk convertibles on our regular automotive segment. And Scottish writer Ian Rankin says every book he’s ever written is about one basic question: Why do we continue to do bad things to each other as human beings?

Full Episode: Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

On Memorial Day, and we talk to the creators of a multimedia exhibit tells some of the stories of American combat veterans. Then, we introduce a new segment on Outdoor Adventures with contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer. We learn about a fictional character, and the man who created him, who captured the American imagination in the 1930s and 40s, and meet a remarkable painter of Wisconsin landscapes.

Full Episode: Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

Milwaukee’s potential generates buzz among retailers at an international shopping center convention. We’ll have a report from Las Vegas. Then, why creating a work-life balance isn’t really about balance at all. An etiquette expert weighs in on a survey that shows Wisconsin is the least polite state in the country. And an in-studio performance by the Milwaukee band, Ian and the Dream.

Full Episode: Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

With a panel considering the state’s second wolf hunt season today, two researchers reflect on their years of studying the controversy over wolves in Wisconsin. Later, we hear about the practical challenges in home schooling; then, a Milwaukee-based organization builds national momentum for its approach to breast cancer support. And we’ll meet musician Sean Raasch and hear parts of his band’s new CD, “Twin Brother.”

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

May 22, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

New research into what Milwaukee parents want from afterschool programs shows they measure quality, cost, and convenience. Later, a journalist and first-time mom examines the politics of breastfeeding. Then, a book of prose poetry gets inspiration from an unlikely source: video games of old. And a Lake Effect essayist sings the praises of a beloved summer accouterment.

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

May 21, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll get analysis of how county conservation and other agricultural programs stand to fare in the state budget. Later, writer Temple Grandin – one of the most accomplished people on the autism spectrum today – shares what she believes is a current revolution in how we study and work with autism. We’ll learn about new technology that improves MRI results in people with artificial joint replacements. And Milwaukee writer Barry Wightman’s new novel is set at a key juncture in computer and rock-and-roll history.

Full Episode: Monday, May 20th, 2013

May 20, 2013

Monday on Lake Effect:

A recent book features some of the stories you didn’t hear from the fight over collective bargaining in Wisconsin; Later, a modern yoga practice is not for the faint of heart; and celebrated cook and author Nigella Lawson on the joys of Italian food.

Full Episode: Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

Friday on Lake Effect:

The International Joint Commission challenges the U.S. and Canada to step up efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Plus, we get an update on the war against the Emerald ash borer. We’ll preview the new album featuring Wisconsin’s Jeffrey Foucault, and a Whitewater family goes back to the 19th century at Old World Wisconsin this weekend.

Full Episode: Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher teams up with a national organization to look into the genetic roots of obesity. Later, Milwaukee Magazine’s Ann Christenson talks about the magazine’s effort to produce the definitive food-lover’s guide to the city - from cheese to jerky to Indian spices. We’ll talk with the departing artistic director of the Skylight Music Theatre about their upcoming production of Porgy and Bess; and a magazine launching this weekend in Milwaukee has a delicious goal in mind.

Full Episode: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll look at the issues facing National Forests with the woman in charge of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region; Also, a day after actress Angelina Jolie’s big medical announcement, we’ll examine the philosophical and ethical dilemmas of the human genome. Plus, a historian is challenged to tell the story of the Civil War in 50 objects; and Milwaukee author Jenny Benjamin’s new novel, This Most Amazing, spans thousands of miles and hundreds of years.

Full Episode: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Our foreign policy contributor checks in in Benghazi, Syria, the elections in Pakistan, and the ongoing situation in North Korea.  Then, a major conference this month in Milwaukee focuses on restorative practices in use in various parts of the community – from the criminal justice system to the schools.  And writer Jess Walter talks about the big-hearted but flawed characters that populate his fiction.

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.