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Lake Effect

Lake Effect

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Lake Effect is Milwaukee Public Radio's the daily interview/magazine program, featuring conversations, commentary and more. Guests - from authors to academics, musicians to politicians - take on subjects that link Wisconsin with the world and the world with Wisconsin.More from Lake Effect »

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Lake Effect Weekend: Redeveloping Westlawn Gardens, 'Blade Runner 2049,' Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We learn why there's a lot at stake from redeveloping the Milwaukee neighborhood of Westlawn Gardens. Then, as Blade Runner 2049 plays in theaters across the country, it's inevitable that there are comparisons to the 1982 original. It's also inevitable that not all of those comparisons are favorable. We'll hear what film contributor Dave Luhrssen makes of the long awaited sequel. Plus we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests:

Lake Effect Weekend: Redeveloping Westlawn Gardens, 'Blade Runner 2049,' Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: The Panama Papers, 'Draft Animals,' Skipper's Alley, Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect : How the Panama Papers impacted the public view of offshore finance. Later, an unusual sports memoir about the life of an athlete who landed somewhere in between success and failure. Then, a look at the nature of traditional music with the members of the Irish Band Skipper's Alley, and Bubbler Talk talks about how we talk . Guests: Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Phil Gaimon, former professional road cyclist and

Friday on Lake Effect: The Panama Papers, 'Draft Animals,' Skipper's Alley, Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: Lloyd A. Barbee's Writings, Mountain Biking, Violent Femmes Percussionist

Thursday on Lake Effect : The daughter of a Milwaukee civil rights icon edits her dad's writings . Later, Wisconsin will crown a high school mountain bike champion this weekend. But competition isn't at the heart of the league. Plus, drummer John Sparrow describes his prophetic moment when he saw a Violent Femmes concert in high school. And six women of a certain age will be on stage this weekend in a stereotype-defying dance performance. Guests: Daphne Barbee-Wooten, editor, Justice for All:

Thursday on Lake Effect: Lloyd A. Barbee's Writings, Mountain Biking, Violent Femmes Percussionist

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Bucks Arena, Directing Onstage Intimacy, Singer-Songwriter Tift Merritt

Wednesday on Lake Effect : The Bucks tip-off their season in Boston this evening, but basketball fans in Milwaukee are looking to next season, and the arena rising just west of downtown. Then, creating a safe work environment when part of your job is to pretend to have sex on stage. And singer-songwriter Tift Merritt talks about making the sometimes challenging transition from musician to parent. Guests: Zach Brooke, writer Tonia Sina, founder, Intimacy Directors International Tift Merritt,

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Bucks Arena, Directing Onstage Intimacy, Singer-Songwriter Tift Merritt

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Westlawn Gardens, 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet,' 'The Merry Widow'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : What's at stake from redeveloping Milwaukee's Westlawn Gardens neighborhood. Later, a new novel tells the story of a kid growing up in public housing in Harlem, and how Legos help him cope with the traumas around him. And a look at the Florentine Opera's production of The Merry Widow . Guests: Murphy Antoine, architect, Torti Gallas and Partners; Warren Jones, vice president of construction, Travaux Incorporated David Barclay Moore, author, The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Westlawn Gardens, 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet,' 'The Merry Widow'

Monday on Lake Effect: Proposed City & County Budgets, 'Beats Me,' Your Genome & Food Choices

Monday on Lake Effect : The proposed city and county budgets are being debated...we'll do the numbers with The Public Policy Forum's Rob Henken. Then, our "Beats Me" segment explores the history of what some call the area's crown jewels - Milwaukee County's parks. And in an era of fad diets and pseudo-science, the founder of a new start-up wants to put your genome to work to help you decide what to eat. Plus we talk apples with Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek. Guests: Rob Henken, Public Policy Forum

Monday on Lake Effect: Proposed City & County Budgets, 'Beats Me,' Your Genome & Food Choices

Lake Effect Weekend: Ethics of Big Data Collection, Title IX Turns 45, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : A new project hopes to answer some of the more difficult ethical quandaries presented by big data collection. Then, an essay from contributor Lauren Groh takes us back to the days of playing in your backyard tree house. Plus, why Title IX is still relevant, 45 years after it sought to level the playing field for women in colleges and universities. And we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, ExFabula. Guests: Michael Zimmer, researcher, PERVADE

Lake Effect Weekend: Ethics of Big Data Collection, Title IX Turns 45, Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: Reporter's Notebook, Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan, Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect : We get an update from education reporter Rachel Morello on the planned consolidation of UW two and four year campuses. Then, we find out why Lake Michigan is home to so many shipwrecks. An architect talks about the disconnect cabin owners are seeking, and Bubbler Talk finds out why Milwaukee has so many duplexes. Guests: Rachel Morello, WUWM education reporter Art Cyr, essayist & foreign policy contributor Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society maritime

Friday on Lake Effect: Reporter's Notebook, Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan, Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: 'STUMPED,' 'Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles,' Harpsichord

Thursday on Lake Effect : The featured subject of the documentary STUMPED , explains why he decided to share his story. Later, another film explores street murals and graffiti art. And Chicago-based harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs and talks about his concert featuring music from the court of Marie Antoinette. Guests: Will Lautzenheiser, Angel Gonzalez, and Robin Berghaus, STUMPED Sara Daleiden, producer, Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles ; Stacy Williams-Ng, program director,

Thursday on Lake Effect: 'STUMPED,' 'Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles,' Harpsichord

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Lincoln Hills Correctional Facility, 'Stranger in Paradise,' Title IX

Wednesday on Lake Effect : The Journal Sentinel 's Patrick Marley talks about the latest controversy surrounding the state's troubled Lincoln Hills correctional facility. Later, a refugee resettlement worker in Wisconsin shares her impressions of a documentary on the European refugee crisis. We'll learn why Title IX is still relevant, 45 years after it sought to level the playing field for women in colleges and universities. Then, why contributor and theater critic Dave Begel has been pretty

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Lincoln Hills Correctional Facility, 'Stranger in Paradise,' Title IX

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