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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Friday on Lake Effect: Aquaponics, Milwaukee Fish Fry, As You Wish, 'The Names of the Stars'

Friday on Lake Effect : We talk about the role of aquaponics in the supply of fresh fish in a place like Milwaukee. Plus, dining critic Ann Christenson talks about what she looks for in a proper, Milwaukee fish fry. We meet a UWM student with a passion for entrepreneurship, and Shorewood native Pete Fromm documents a remarkable time in the wilderness. Guests: Will Allen, MacArthur fellow and former NBA player; Fred Binkowski, senior scientist, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences Ann Christenson, dining critic and senior editor, Milwaukee Magazine Jenna Terek, founder, As You Wish co. Pete Fromm, author, The Names of the Stars

Friday on Lake Effect: Aquaponics, Milwaukee Fish Fry, As You Wish, 'The Names of the Stars'

Thursday on Lake Effect: James Cameron's Legacy, Astronomy, Finger-Style Guitarist Adam Rafferty

Thursday on Lake Effect : We remember the story of James Cameron, who survived a lynching in Indiana in 1930 and later settled in Milwaukee. Later, astronomy contributor Jean Creighton talks about how she taps into the natural curiosity of people about her field, and we hear an in-studio performance from the finger-style guitarist Adam Rafferty. Guests: Reggie Jackson & Fran Kaplan, America's Black Holocaust Museum Jean Creighton, astronomy contributor Adam Rafferty, finger-style guitarist

Thursday on Lake Effect: James Cameron's Legacy, Astronomy, Finger-Style Guitarist Adam Rafferty

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Climate Change Denial, Milwaukee Safe Zones, 'Grounded'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : One of the nation's leading climate scientists looks back at the Obama Administration's climate legacy and ahead at the next four years. We'll learn about Milwaukee's Safe Zones initiative, which was born out of the protests over the death of Dontre Hamilton. Plus, a one-woman show opening tonight at the Milwaukee Rep features a female fighter pilot and the difficult tasks she faces. Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University, author, The Madhouse Effect Jabril Faraj, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Jessie Fisher & Laura Braza, Grounded , Milwaukee Rep

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Climate Change Denial, Milwaukee Safe Zones, 'Grounded'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Oconomowoc Watershed Protection, Musician Valerie June, Importance of Ice

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We learn about the many forces that have come together in the defense of the Oconomowoc River Watershed. Later, the spiritual and secular find a home together in the poetry of Ed Block. Plus, the organic songwriting process of musician Valerie June. And how choosing the right ice is emblematic of chef Heather Terhune's approach to food. Guests: Tom Steinbach, Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program; John Koepke, dairy farmer; Bob Ingersoll, corn grower Ed Block, poet, Anno Domini Valerie June, singer-songwriter Heather Terhune, executive chef, Tre Rivali

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Oconomowoc Watershed Protection, Musician Valerie June, Importance of Ice

Monday on Lake Effect: Resettling Refugees, 'Fabric of Survival,' MealSteals

Monday on Lake Effect : People working to help refugees resettle in Wisconsin face uncertain times. Then, a daughter recounts her mother's remarkable story - of fleeing her Poland village as a girl, surviving World War II, coming to America, and then creating fabric art that told the story. And two Milwaukeeans create an app designed to connect diners with restaurants offering specials. Guests: Mary Flynn, program director, Refugee & Immigrant Services at Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Bernice Steinhardt, co-founder, Art and Remembrance; Molly Dubin, curator, Jewish Museum Milwaukee Ben Bourgeois and Brian Kopp, co-developers, MealSteals

Monday on Lake Effect: Resettling Refugees, 'Fabric of Survival,' MealSteals

Lake Effect Weekend: School After Sherman Park, 'Everything You Want Me to Be,' Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : Six months after the Sherman Park unrest, a group of educators looks back at how that time has been reflected inside their school. Then, the story of a murder mystery set in a small town in the upper Midwest. A Milwaukee business owner reflects on nearly 80 years of map making and selling before his doors close this spring. Plus we have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula. Guests: Linetta Davis, Mark Ketterhagen, Maggy Olson and Michael Morgan, MCP Leadership Team Mindy Mejia, author, Everything You Want Me to Be Jan Swain, owner, Milwaukee Map Service Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Lake Effect Weekend: School After Sherman Park, 'Everything You Want Me to Be,' Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Water Works, Wisconsin Superintendent, Charles Thwaites Exhibit

Friday on Lake Effect : We speak with the outgoing head of Milwaukee's Water Works. Then, we get some insight into the race for Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction - from students. Later, we learn about a Wisconsin artist who has employed virtually a thousand styles of painting in his career. Plus a yeast inspection on Bubbler Talk and we remember storyteller Stuart McLean. Guests: Carrie Lewis, superintendent, Milwaukee Water Works Students from Carmen Schools of Science & Technology, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, Nicolet High School, and St. Joan Antida Graeme Reid, director of collections, Museum of Wisconsin Art Bubbler Talk Stuart McLean, storyteller and former host of Vinyl Cafe on the CBC

Friday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Water Works, Wisconsin Superintendent, Charles Thwaites Exhibit

Thursday on Lake Effect: U.S. Economic Competitiveness, MilMag Live!, Fab Lab

Thursday on Lake Effect : How and why the U.S. fell behind in the global economy. Plus, we hear excerpts from a panel discussion earlier this week on how Milwaukee presents itself to the world, and whether it matters. And we learn about an engineering academy at South Milwaukee High School. Guests: Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations MilMag Live! Eric Wolbach and Brittany Jadin, teachers, South Milwaukee High School

Thursday on Lake Effect: U.S. Economic Competitiveness, MilMag Live!, Fab Lab

Wednesday on Lake Effect: School After Sherman Park, 'Brick Through the Window,' 'Genesis'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : Six months after the Sherman Park unrest, a group of educators looks back at how that time has been reflected inside their school. A new book reveals some unexpected things about Milwaukee's punk rock scene in the 1970s and '80s. Later, we learn how three choreographers approach a novel competition to create world-premiere ballet performances. Guests: MCP Leadership Team Dave Luhrssen, co-author, Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave & Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984 George Williamson, Mariana Oliviera, and Enrico Morelli, choreographers, Genesis , Milwaukee Ballet Radio Chipstone, series

Wednesday on Lake Effect: School After Sherman Park, 'Brick Through the Window,' 'Genesis'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Immigrant Protest, Agriculture & Immigration, Milwaukee Map Service

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We talk about yesterday's march in support of refugees and immigrants, and our food contributor looks at the intersection of immigration and agriculture. Then, as he prepares to close his store, Jan Swain looks back at a lifetime in the map business. Plus, the story of a murder mystery set in a small town in the upper Midwest. Guests: Jabril Faraj, reporter, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Kyle Cherek, Lake Effect food contributor Jan Swain, owner, Milwaukee Map Service Mindy Mejia, author, Everything You Want Me to Be

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Immigrant Protest, Agriculture & Immigration, Milwaukee Map Service

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