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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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Thursday on Lake Effect: Plastic Bag Bans, Charitable Work, GM Closures, Bucks History

Thursday on Lake Effect : As another country prepares to ban single-use plastic bags, we explore Wisconsin's currently market-driven approach. Then, a look at some of the people doing remarkable volunteer and charitable work in Milwaukee this time of year. Our automotive contributor explains why some American car makers are ending production of smaller cars. Plus, a Milwaukee sports writer takes his basketball knowledge to the next level to give us all a must-know list of Milwaukee Bucks stories

Thursday on Lake Effect: Plastic Bag Bans, Charitable Work, GM Closures, Bucks History

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 2018 Astronomical Discoveries, 'The First Patient,' Bat Conservation

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We explore the world of science with a look back at some of our favorite conversations. First, our astronomy contributor Jean Creighton reviews a year of astronomical discoveries. Then, a documentary by Milwaukee filmmaker Chip Duncan, follows first year med students as they learn gross anatomy through dissecting human cadavers. Plus, scientist Merlin Tuttle discusses his love of bats and how his work helps change negative perceptions of these animals. Guests: Jean

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 2018 Astronomical Discoveries, 'The First Patient,' Bat Conservation

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'Girls In The Boat,' Fit For You, Games To Gift

Tuesday on Lake Effect : A world-premiere play at First Stage teaches young people, especially girls about rowing and an important life lesson. Our Fit For You segment takes us to a unique Milwaukee bakery serving people with some complex dietary needs. Plus games expert James Lowder joins us for our annual Games to Gift list and shares his suggestions for role playing games, family games, hobby games and more. Guests: Alice Austen, playwright, Girls in the Boat Susan Goulet & Lars Schloemer

Monday on Lake Effect: Philanthropy, Noncontroversial Budgets and Frogs

Monday on Lake Effect : We learn how Wisconsinites turn out to be a pretty generous bunch. Then, the Wisconsin Policy Forum examines relatively noncontroversial 2019 budgets at the city and county level in Milwaukee. Poet Andrea Gibson wishes more people would turn out at poetry readings. Plus, writer Kim Suhr's new collection of short fiction and the Public Museum's focus on frogs. Guests: Tony Shields, president and CEO and Caty Bulgrin, director of operations and research, Wisconsin

Lake Effect Weekend: Curbing Tobacco Use, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We learn about an uptick in tobacco use among young people in the region and what has several organizations concerned. Then contributor Joanne Weintraub reflects on her changing relationship with a certain television show after her career as a TV critic. Radio Chipstone explores a collection of narratives told by those who lived and remember what Madison was like for African Americans who initially settled in the city. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling

Friday on Lake Effect: Legal Challenges of Lame Duck Session Bills, Best Restaurants, Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect : We look at the constitutional issues that could come up in a legal challenge to the bills from Wisconsin's lame duck session. John Gurda adds a post-Millennium chapter to his landmark Making of Milwaukee book. We'll talk about some of the best new restaurants around town. And Bubbler Talk shares the history of a famous tugboat. Guests: Chad Oldfather, Marquette Law School John Gurda, historian Ann Christenson, Milwaukee Magazine Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect: Legal Challenges of Lame Duck Session Bills, Best Restaurants, Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: WI Legislature's Extraordinary Session, 'Honor,' 'Hairspray' the Musical

Thursday on Lake Effect : National political writer Dan Kaufman evaluates the seismic moves taking place this week in Madison. Later, a journalist compiles the stories of Wisconsin veterans in a new book, which he hopes adds to the historical record. Plus, a look at Skylight Music Theater's production of the musical Hairspray . Guests: Dan Kaufman, author, The Fall of Wisconsin Mark Concannon, author, Honor: Wisconsin Stories from the Battlefield Lili-Anne Brown, director, Hairspray at Skylight

Thursday on Lake Effect: WI Legislature's Extraordinary Session, 'Honor,' 'Hairspray' the Musical

Wednesday on Lake Effect: AFM, Curbing Tobacco, and Milwaukee Holiday Events

Wednesday on Lake Effect: We have the latest from the special legislative session in Madison. Later, what we know about the polio-like disease that has afflicted children throughout the country, including some in Wisconsin. Several organizations are concerned about an uptick in tobacco use among young people in the region. And what ought to be on your list of things to see and do this holiday season in Milwaukee? We have some ideas. Angelina Mosher Salazar, WUWM News Susann Ahrabi-Fard,

Wednesday on Lake Effect: AFM, Curbing Tobacco, and Milwaukee Holiday Events

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Sheriff-Elect Earnell Lucas, Mike McCarthy Firing, 'Latka Con Salsa'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : As the Republican-led legislature takes aim at new Governor Tony Evers' power, we look back at how Democrats reacted when Scott Walker took office. We speak with incoming Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and then find out why the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy with a month left in the season. Plus we hear a Latin jazz spin on some music for the Chanukah season - Latka con Salsa. Guests: Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jenny Benjamin,

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Sheriff-Elect Earnell Lucas, Mike McCarthy Firing, 'Latka Con Salsa'

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin & Quebec's Economic Ties, On That Note, 'Potato Pants'

Monday on Lake Effect : Following the signing of a trade deal between the US, Canada, and Mexico, we look at the strong economic ties between one state and one Canadian province - Wisconsin and Quebec. Our On That Note contributor talks about the intersection of music and dance in some surprising ways. Plus children's book author and illustrator Laurie Keller travels across Lake Michigan to talk about the friendly but timid potato at the center of her latest book. Guests: Jean-Francois Hould,

Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin & Quebec's Economic Ties, On That Note, 'Potato Pants'

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