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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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Precious Lives, Anodyne Cafe & Pizza, Laney Jones and the Spirits

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Our series on children and gun violence, Precious Lives, introduces us to an unlikely advocate for expanding background checks for gun buyers. Our coffee series continues with a trip to Anodyne's Bay View Café & Pizza. Later, cowboys might be American icons, but the one in Larry Watson's new novel doesn't think of himself that way. And we'll feature an in-studio performance with the one-of-a-kind Laney Jones and the Spirits. Guests: Precious Lives, seriesLacee Perry & Meara Downey, Anodyne Café & PizzaLarry Watson, author, As Good As GoneLaney Jones and the Spirits, bandSegments: Larry Watson's 'As Good As Gone' Offers Nuanced Take on the Classic Cowboy

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Precious Lives, Anodyne Cafe & Pizza, Laney Jones and the Spirits

Monday on Lake Effect: Gun Purchasing Loopholes, Coffee & Health, Fit For You

Monday on Lake Effect: The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism examines the loophole in gun purchases in Wisconsin. Later, we answer the question: When it comes to studying coffee and your health, where do scientists begin? Then, Milwaukee writer Paul Salsini closes the book on characters who have inhabited six books in a series set in Tuscany with his most recent addition, The Fearless Flag Thrower. And we dispel some myths women deal with when it comes to working out. Guests: Alex Arriaga, Wisconsin Center for Investigative JournalismKim Flannery, nutrition director, Wisconsin Athletic ClubPaul Salsini, author, The Fearless Flag ThrowerSonya Wren, personal fitness trainerSegments: Strong Public Support Fails to Move Wisconsin on Gun Background ChecksMilwaukee Author Paul Salsini Finishes 'A Tuscan Series' with Sixth VolumeFit For You: Women & Weights

Monday on Lake Effect: Gun Purchasing Loopholes, Coffee & Health, Fit For You

Lake Effect Weekend: Pati Jinich, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect: Coming up on the show today, a Shorewood woman spends part of her summer working in refugee camps in Greece. Then, just in time for Fiesta Mexicana, we learn about the bold flavors of Mexican-Jewish cuisine. Radio Chipstone goes to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and we'll have the latest episode of our storytelling series Ex Fabula. Guests: Shana Davis, volunteer; Bonnie Petrie, WUWMPati Jinich, chef, cookbook author, and television hostMargaret Andera, Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum; Gianofer Fields, material culture contributorLeah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWMSegments: Life in a Refugee Camp: Shorewood Woman Documents Volunteer Experience on FacebookChef Pati Jinich's 'Mexican Today' Features Contemporary Cuisine in MexicoRadio Chipstone: Self-Taught ArtEx Fabula: Taking Risks

Friday on Lake Effect: Zablocki VA, Stone Creek, Actress Jenny Wanasek

Friday on Lake Effect: The Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee has a new director. We meet him and hear about expansion plans here and around the state. Then, our coffee series continues with a visit to Stone Creek kitchen and roasters. And local actress Jenny Wanasek reflects on a life in Milwaukee theater, and says the city is lucky to have so many selfless actors living and working here. Guests: Dr. Daniel Zomchek, Zablocki Veteran's Administration Medical CenterStone Creek Coffee & Bakery audio postcardsKris McCoy, vendor at Mineral Point Farmers' MarketJenny Wanasek, actressSegments: 'Sipping Slowly' at Stone Creek CoffeeEntrepreneur Tests Creations at Mineral Point Farmers MarketActress Jenny Wanasek Reflects on Life in Milwaukee's Theater Scene

Thursday on Lake Effect: Bird-Friendly Coffee, Basilica of St Josaphat Restoration, 'LGBT Milwaukee'

Thursday on Lake Effect: How coffee farming practices can have an impact on global bird populations. Later, we scale the scaffolding on the outside of the Basilica of St. Josaphat for a close-up look at its restoration work. Plus, we explore some of the lesser-told stories about Milwaukee's history with Michail Takach, the author of a new book, LGBT Milwaukee: Images of Modern America. Guests: Dr. Robert Rice, Smithsonian Migratory Bird CenterMark Rohlfing, St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation Board Chair; Tony Lipek, Masonry Restoration Inc.Michail Takach, author, LGBT Milwaukee: Images of Modern AmericaSegments Bird-Friendly Coffee Encourages Biodiversity

Thursday on Lake Effect: Bird-Friendly Coffee, Basilica of St Josaphat Restoration, 'LGBT Milwaukee'

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Coffee Regulars, 'Sportsball!', Musician Trevor Borden

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Our coffee series continues with a unique look at some of the regulars who haunt coffee houses around Milwaukee. A former Milwaukee Brewer returns to Wisconsin as a film expert, and we visit an exhibit on the game of Mahjongg. Plus, singer-songwriter Trevor Borden discusses how growing up in East Africa to American parents shaped his music. Guests: Maayan Silver, Lake Effect contributorDavid Newmann, Alderaan CoffeeJohn Axford, curator, SportsBall!Julie Luchek, Jody Herbert, and Ellie Gettinger, Project Mah Jongg exhibit, Jewish Museum MilwaukeeTrevor Borden, singer-songwriterSegments: 'Project Mah Jongg' Exhibit Highlights Competition & Camaraderie

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Coffee Regulars, 'Sportsball!', Musician Trevor Borden

Monday on Lake Effect: Refugee Camps, Photographing National Parks, Troubadour Bakery

Monday on Lake Effect: A Shorewood woman spends part of her summer working in refugee camps in Greece. Later, as he starts a dream job photographing National Parks, Milwaukee's Jarob Ortiz shares what attracts him to photography. Our coffee series continues with a trip to Colectivo Coffee's Troubadour Bakery. And for a Milwaukee cookbook author, the pictures she took were as important as the recipes she wrote. Guests: Shana Davis, International Rescue CommitteeJarob Ortiz, National Park ServiceColectivo Coffee's Troubadour Bakery audio postcardPhilia Kelnhofer, author, Fast & Easy Five Ingredient RecipesSegments: Life in a Refugee Camp: Shorewood Woman Documents Volunteer Experience on FacebookMilwaukee Native Lands Prestigious Job as National Park Service PhotographerInside Colectivo's Troubadour BakeryMilwaukee Writer Creates Five-Ingredient Recipes for Busy People

Monday on Lake Effect: Refugee Camps, Photographing National Parks, Troubadour Bakery

Friday on Lake Effect: Healing After Sherman Park, 'Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke,' Barrule

Friday on Lake Effect: In the wake of the demonstrations in Sherman Park, schools are getting ready to be part of the healing process. Later, writer Ellen Alden discovered a cache of letters from her ancestors in her attic and they inspired her first novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke. And Celtic band, Barrule, music of the Isle of Man – like its geography – is kind of a crossroads. Guests: Leaders of the Milwaukee College Prep charter school network; Rachel Morello, WUWM education reporterSkerryvore, bandEllen Alden, author, Yours Faithfully, Florence BurkeBarrule, bandSegments: How One School Near Sherman Park Plans To Help Students Process ViolenceScottish Band Skerryvore's 'Happy to be Home'Barrule is Bringing Manx Music Beyond the British Isles

Friday on Lake Effect: Healing After Sherman Park, 'Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke,' Barrule

Thursday on Lake Effect: Sherman Park Aftermath, Trinity Irish Dance, Hunger Task Force Farm

Thursday on Lake Effect: Now is the summer of our discontent in Milwaukee. The unrest and violence that swept through Sherman Park seemed to shock the nation. But for many Milwaukeeans, it was a long time coming. We convene a panel to discuss the unrest for a special co-production with Milwaukee Public Television. Then, we'll catch up with the founder of the internationally renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company, who says the seeds of their success were planted in Milwaukee. And we visit the Hunger Task Force Farm, and Valentine Coffee Roasters. Guests: James Causey, Black Nouveau and Journal Sentinel; Reggie Jackson, America's Black Holocaust Museum; Laura Richard Marshall, Blue on Center; LaToya Dennis, WUWM reporter; Jarrett English, ACLU of WisconsinMark Howard and Paul Marshall, Trinity Irish Dance CompanyCole Compton, Hunger Task Force volunteer; Susan Bence, WUWM environmental reporterValentine Coffee Roasters, audio postcardSegments: Shorewood Student Continues His

Thursday on Lake Effect: Sherman Park Aftermath, Trinity Irish Dance, Hunger Task Force Farm

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Humane Business Practices, Coffee Brewing Methods, Musician J Hardin

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Coming up on the show today, a new book says humane business practices are good for animals and good for business. We talk with Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States. Then, you may love coffee – but do you know how many ways there are to make a cup? We go in search of the answer as part of our ongoing series on Milwaukee's coffee scene. Plus, Wisconsin singer-songwriter J Hardin talks about getting past a crisis of confidence surrounding his music. Guests: Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United StatesStephen Schulman, coffee consultant and licensed Q GraderJ. Hardin, singer-songwriter; Hayward Williams, producer, The Piasa BirdSegments: 'The Humane Economy': How Animal Welfare is Good BusinessMusician J. Hardin Finds His 'Inner Truth' with New Album

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Humane Business Practices, Coffee Brewing Methods, Musician J Hardin

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