Lake Effect 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.
Lake Effect

Lake Effect

From WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Friday on Lake Effect: English Language Learners, David & Nic Sheff, 'Gloria Bell', Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect: A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum details the challenges featuring education for English language learners in the state. We talk with the author of the report, Anne Chapman. Then, we talk with David & Nic Sheff, whose recent book for young adults talks about why people use drugs and how they impact the brain. Our film contributor discusses the new film Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, and Bubbler Talk uncovers the unique history of a Riverwest dog park.

Friday on Lake Effect: English Language Learners, David & Nic Sheff, 'Gloria Bell', Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's Dairy Industry Challenges, Ice Fishing, Florentine Opera

Thursday on Lake Effect : We examine the challenging times for Wisconsin's dairy industry, then hear about the unique life journey traveled by the CEO of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. Then, say goodbye to winter with a love letter to a sport that got thousands of people through the cold months - ice fishing. Plus, a preview of the Florentine Opera's production of "The Coronation of Poppea." Guests: Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Dan Simmons,

Thursday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's Dairy Industry Challenges, Ice Fishing, Florentine Opera

Wednesday on Lake Effect: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Young Farmers, Milwaukee Musaik

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We talk with the remarkable Marley Dias, creator of the viral #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. Plus, the challenge of attracting more young people to farming. And ahead of a unique concert later this week, we hear from several members of the consortium called Milwaukee Musaik. Guests: Marley Dias #1000BlackGirlBooks Dave Kozlowski, Pinehold Gardens; Sarah Krohn, Village Farmstead Jeanyi Kim, Susan Babini, Kelsey Molinari, Milwaukee Musaik

Wednesday on Lake Effect: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Young Farmers, Milwaukee Musaik

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reporting on Terrorism, 'You Never Told Me That,' Life After the NFL

Tuesday on Lake Effect : Our foreign policy contributor talks about the challenge for the media in covering terrorist acts without spurring others to commit them. Later, Milwaukee writer Kathleen Davis talks about her experience raising sons as the enter their next stage of life, and she enters hers. Plus, sociologist and former pro football player Robert Turner says high-level college athletes may get a free education, but they don't always get the lessons they need to succeed off the field.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Reporting on Terrorism, 'You Never Told Me That,' Life After the NFL

Monday on Lake Effect: Beats Me, Human Trafficking, 'Damn the Old Tinderbox,' Radio Chipstone

Monday on Lake Effect : Our Beats Me series examines how traffic changes after a major construction project. Later, a human trafficking survivor explains why she started speaking about her experiences. Then, we learn about Milwaukee's Newhall House fire, one of the deadliest hotels fires in U.S. history. Plus, Radio Chipstone explores some everyday monuments. Guests: Beats Me Theresa Flores, founder, Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution Matthew Prigge, author, Damn the Old Tinderbox!:

Monday on Lake Effect: Beats Me, Human Trafficking, 'Damn the Old Tinderbox,' Radio Chipstone

Lake Effect Weekend: Democratic National Convention, Ward Irish Music Archives, Seo Linn

This weekend on Lake Effect : Now that Milwaukee has won the bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, what are the challenges ahead? We'll talk with the Milwaukee committee's bid chair, Alex Lasry. Then we learn about the Ward Irish Music Archives in Wauwatosa, plus listen back to a music performances by Ireland's Socks In The Frying Pan and Seo Linn. Guests: Alex Lasry, senior vice president, Milwaukee Bucks Barry Stapleton, director; Jeff Ksiazek, archivist, Ward Irish Music

Lake Effect Weekend: Democratic National Convention, Ward Irish Music Archives, Seo Linn

Friday on Lake Effect: Hidden Homelessness, Bubbler Talk, Carmina Burana, The Music of Tango

Friday on Lake Effect: Chronic, traditional homelessness is much improved in Milwaukee. However, silent homelessness is still pervasive. We hear one woman's story of success at an area shelter. Then, on the week Milwaukee was awarded the 2020 Democratic Convention, Bubbler Talk considers the city's history of socialist mayors. We talk with the artistic team behind The Skylight Music Theatre's collaborative production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. And the melancholic sounds of the Argentinian

Friday on Lake Effect: Hidden Homelessness, Bubbler Talk, Carmina Burana, The Music of Tango

Thursday on Lake Effect: The Health Of Wisconsin, Dancer Emily Schoen, 'Paris By The Book'

Thursday on Lake Effect : We speak with an epidemiologist working to get a snapshot of the health of the state of Wisconsin. Dancer and Brookfield native Emily Schoen talks about the unifying global nature of art, and the heroine in Milwaukee writer Liam Callanan's most recent novel dreams of Paris - and then one day finds herself there. Guests: Kristen Malecki, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at UW-Madison, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin co-director Emily

Thursday on Lake Effect: The Health Of Wisconsin, Dancer Emily Schoen, 'Paris By The Book'

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Democratic National Convention, 'Kaukauna & King,' 'Bad Reputation'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : Now that Milwaukee has won the bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, what are the challenges ahead? We talk with the Milwaukee committee's bid chair, Alex Lasry. Then, for the past three years, Milwaukee PBS host Joanne Williams has been chronicling a 1967 exchange between African American kids from Rufus King and white kids from Kaukauna High School. And a Milwaukee native talks about managing the archives of rock star Joan Jett and her label,

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Democratic National Convention, 'Kaukauna & King,' 'Bad Reputation'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'An American Summer,' Beats Me, American Advertising Cookbooks, Lullaby Road

Tuesday on Lake Effect : Journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz talks with us about his newest book on the impact of gun violence in Chicago, An American Summer . Beats Me examines the impact of 1960s freeway construction on Milwaukee neighborhoods. Milwaukee writer Christina Ward gives us a history of 20th century America through our food, and Oregon writer James Anderson brings us another atmospheric novel of the American southwest. Guests: Alex Kotlowitz, author, An American Summer: Love and

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'An American Summer,' Beats Me, American Advertising Cookbooks, Lullaby Road

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