Lake Effect

Lake Effect

From WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio

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: Milwaukee Rent Trends, Fit For You, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect: We explore why Milwaukee rents are going up, then Fit For You speaks with the creator of one of the most popular fitness programs: "Couch to 5K." Plus we'll have the latest episodes of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series Ex Fabula. Guests: Sam Radbil, ABODO.comJosh Clark, Couch to 5K programLisa Marie, musician; Gianofer Fields, material culture contributorLeah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWMSegments: Report: Rent in Milwaukee Skyrocketed Between June and JulyFit For You: Couch to 5KRadio Chipstone: 'Senior Scenesters'Ex Fabula: The Art of Creativity

Lake Effect Weekend: Milwaukee Rent Trends, Fit For You, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: RNC Recap, Jackie Evancho, 'Future Perfect,' Bubble Talk

Friday on Lake Effect: We get a recap on the just completed Republican National Convention from Milwaukee delegate Bob Spindell. Then, we speak with 16 year old singing sensation Jackie Evancho before she performs at Festa Italiana this weekend. We'll meet the photographer behind the Milwaukee Art Museum's "Future Perfect" exhibit. Bubbler Talk finds out about the falls in Menomonee Falls, and contributor Stacy Tornio says there's a waterfall in Whitnall Park that's very much worth a visit. Guests: Bob Spindell, Republican National Convention delegateJackie Evancho, singerLisa Sutcliffe, photography curatorBubbler Talk, (series)Stacy Tornio, outdoor contributorSegments: 'Future Perfect:' Penelope Umbrico and Photography in the Digital AgeIs There a Waterfall in Menomonee Falls?Wisconsin Waterfalls to Visit

Friday on Lake Effect: RNC Recap, Jackie Evancho, 'Future Perfect,' Bubble Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Rentals, 'Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube', Summit Players

Thursday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee real estate prices are on the rise. From June to July of this year, Milwaukee saw the highest average increase in the country, and it's not just Millennials that are driving those prices. Then, Wisconsin writer Blair Braverman worries about the potentially harshest critics of her memoir of the arctic: her parents. And the Summit Players celebrate a second summer of bringing Shakespeare to Wisconsin state parks. Guests: Sam Radbil, ABODO.comShaun Ranft, The Sports PostBlair Braverman, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice CubeHannah Klapperich-Mueller and Maureen Kilmurry, Summit Players TheatreSegments: Milwaukee Brewers Finish Mid-Season 'Slightly Better' Than Anticipated'Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube': A Look at Life in the Arctic

Thursday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Rentals, 'Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube', Summit Players

Wednesday on Lake Effect: LGBT-Run Businesses, Least Stressed U.S. Cities, 'The Baseball Whisperer'

Wednesday on Lake Effect: We look at the role LGBT-run businesses run play in the economy at large. Then, a new study shows two of the least stressed cities in America are in Wisconsin. Plus, we'll learn about the most influential Milwaukee golfer you've probably never heard of, and the most influential baseball coach you've probably never hear of either. Guests: Jason Rae, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Eric Ness, U.S. Small Business Administration; Jonathan Lovitz, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of CommerceAJ Smith, SmartAssetDoug Moe, writerMichael Tackett, author, The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams

Wednesday on Lake Effect: LGBT-Run Businesses, Least Stressed U.S. Cities, 'The Baseball Whisperer'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Implementing ESSA, Couch to 5k, Storming the Bastille, Precious Lives

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Today on the show, how Wisconsin is implementing what comes after No Child Left Behind's successor, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Plus, we'll learn one of the tricks to going from sedentary being to 5K runner and we bring you an audio postcard from the annual Storming of the Bastille run here in Milwaukee. And on Precious Lives, a legacy garden honors a young life lost to gun violence. Guests: Laura Pinsonneault and Jonas Zuckerman, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Rachel Morello, WUWM education reporterJosh Clark, Couch to 5k programStorming the Bastille 5k audio postcardChristopher the Conquered, musicianPrecious Lives, series

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Implementing ESSA, Couch to 5k, Storming the Bastille, Precious Lives

Monday on Lake Effect: RNC, Easy Recipes, 'Ghostbusters' Remake, Project Mahjongg

Monday on Lake Effect: We bring you an inside view of this week's Republican National Convention, from a local delegate. Then, a Milwaukee cookbook author makes the case that dinner – or lunch, or breakfast – doesn't need a long ingredient list to make for a delicious meal. Our film contributor shares his thoughts on what some see as sacrilege and others found pretty amusing: the remake of Ghostbusters. Plus, Milwaukee's George Washington statue gets a facelift, and an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee celebrates the game of Mah Jongg. Guests: Bob Spindell, RNC delegatePhilia Kelnhofer, author, Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy PeopleDuane Dudek, film contributorSusan Bence, WUWM environmental reporterEllie Gettinger, Jody Herbert, and Julie Lookatch, "Project Mah Jongg"

Monday on Lake Effect: RNC, Easy Recipes, 'Ghostbusters' Remake, Project Mahjongg

Lake Effect Weekend: Globalization Fears, Singer-songwriter Beatrice Martin, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect: Journalist and Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan explains how world events are pointing an accusing finger at globalization. Then French-Canadian singer-songwriter Beatric Martin talks about taking the risk in following others who have gone from singing in French to singing in English. Plus we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series Ex Fabula. Guests: Sandy Tolan, journalistBeatrice Martin, singer-songwriterLeah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWMSegments: Globalization Fears Bolster Fringe Campaigns in U.S. and BritainCoeur de Pirate Seeks to Capture American Fans - in English and FrenchEx Fabula: Love

Lake Effect Weekend: Globalization Fears, Singer-songwriter Beatrice Martin, Ex Fabula

Thursday on Lake Effect: Housing Vouchers, Wisconsin's French History, Blues Music in Milwaukee

Thursday on Lake Effect: The deadline looms for Milwaukeeans hoping to receive housing voucher assistance. Then, for all the efforts to create unity in the wake of a violent period in this country, there are still many open wounds. Lake Effect essayist Laura Marshall gives us her thoughts on how we might start to heal them. Later, as Bastille Days gets underway in Milwaukee, we find out why Wisconsin is more French than you might imagine. Plus, we meet the members of one band playing at Bastille Days, who think both old bands and new ones are ushering in a renaissance for Blues music in Milwaukee. Guests: Dena Hunt, Section 8 program manager; Alba Mendez and Connie Newsom, housing program assistantsLaura Marshall, Lake Effect essayistAnne Leplae and Mary Emory, Alliance Francaise de MilwaukeeTerra Guitarra, bandReverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, bandSegments: Essay: Finger Pointing and America's Racial Divide

Thursday on Lake Effect: Housing Vouchers, Wisconsin's French History, Blues Music in Milwaukee

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice', 'Ringside Seat', Drag Racing

Wednesday on Lake Effect: New short film, "Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice" looks at Wisconsin's climate of political polarization. Then, we revisit our interview with former state senator Tim Cullen, who writes about political polarization in his recent memoir, Ringside Seat. We talk about how art museums reach out to find new museum-goers. Plus, how drag racing reflects some much bigger issues in society. Guests: Brad Lichtenstein, filmmaker, "Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice"Tim Cullen, former Democratic state senatorStuart Deets, Student Ambassadors for the Chazen Museum of Art; Gianofer Fields, Radio ChipstoneDavid Kreidler, Harley Davidson MuseumSegments: Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein Explores the Deeply Divided Politics of WisconsinFormer Wisconsin State Senator Tim Cullen New Memoir Offers Life & Political LessonsRadio Chipstone: Making Art AccessibleAmerica's Fast Time: The Surprising History of Diversity and Innovation in Drag Racing

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice', 'Ringside Seat', Drag Racing

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Gerrymandering, Cardiac Deaths, Urban Ecology Center, Precious Lives

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Writer Dave Daley looks at the modern history of gerrymandering around the US and in Wisconsin. Later, Milwaukee's role in a national effort to reduce sudden cardiac deaths. Then, why the story of the Urban Ecology Center hinges on the story of one remarkable guy. And we'll have the latest episode of Precious Lives. Guests: Dave Daley, author, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's DemocracyDr. Tom Aufderheide, Medical College of WisconsinCarolyn Kott Washburne, Milwaukee Magazine; Susan Bence. WUWM environmental reporterPrecious Lives, seriesSegments: One Writer's Case For How Gerrymandering Turned the Badger State RedReport: U.S. Survival Rate for Cardiac Arrest Needs ImprovementMilwaukee's Urban Ecology Center Strikes on a Formula that Works#078 Precious Lives: Seeking Distance

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Gerrymandering, Cardiac Deaths, Urban Ecology Center, Precious Lives

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