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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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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Post Election Analysis, Author Sheila Post, Irish Band Seo Linn

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We recap the results from the primary election and look ahead to some of the tight races in Wisconsin this November. Then, in her latest novel, author Sheila Post uses her family history in the Dingle Peninsula to discuss some universal experiences of Irish-Americans. Plus Irish band Seo Linn give us a preview of their music as they prepare for their first appearance at Irish Fest. Guests: Lilly Goren, political analyst Sheila Post, author, Your Own Ones Seo Linn, band

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Post Election Analysis, Author Sheila Post, Irish Band Seo Linn

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'The Immortalists,' 'Light It Up,' 'Robert's Rules'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : A look back at some of our favorite conversations with Wisconsin writers. First, Madison-based author, Chloe Benjamin, discusses her newest novel which tracks the lives of four siblings. Later, Milwaukee writer Nick Petrie explains why he's still stunned by the success of his Peter Ash novels. Plus, J.F. Riordan talks about Robert's Rules , her latest novel set on Washington Island. Guests: Chloe Benjamin, author, The Immortalists Nick Petrie, author, Light It Up J.F.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'The Immortalists,' 'Light It Up,' 'Robert's Rules'

Monday on Lake Effect: Pizza Man Fire Remembered, Jason Seed Stringtet, B-Free

Monday on Lake Effect : We take a look back at the 2010 east side explosion and fire that decimated a block of businesses, including a Milwaukee institution: Pizza Man. Then, we catch up with the Milwaukee/Chicago ensemble The Jason Seed Stringtet and get a preview of some new music. And another local musician, B-Free, gives us an in studio concert and explains why her musical partnership with her husband Quentin Farr has been so important to their work. Guests: Steven Potter, Milwaukee Magazine

Monday on Lake Effect: Pizza Man Fire Remembered, Jason Seed Stringtet, B-Free

Lake Effect Weekend: Milwaukee County Sherriff's Race, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : With Tuesday's primary right around the corner, we analyze the three-way race for Milwaukee County Sheriff. Then, each of the candidates discusses why they decided to join the race. On Radio Chipstone , we meet Madison resident Shawn Padley, whose transition from female to male caused him to rethink just about everything. Plus, we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests: Mordecai Lee, political analyst and former state lawmaker Earnell

Lake Effect Weekend: Milwaukee County Sherriff's Race, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: Soglin & Vinehout Bios, Black Klansman Movie, Digitizing MPM, Bubbler Talk

Friday on Lake Effect : We wrap up our profiles of the eight Wisconsinites vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor. First, we hear from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, then a conversation with State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. Later, film contributor Dave Luhrssen gives us a sneak preview of Spike Lee's latest film, Black Klansman. We learn about efforts underway to digitize the Milwaukee Public Museum's collection, which is helping build a global database of scientific research. Plus, Bubbler

Friday on Lake Effect: Soglin & Vinehout Bios, Black Klansman Movie, Digitizing MPM, Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: Pade & Roys Bio, Milwaukee Water Commons, Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

Thursday on Lake Effect : We continue our look at the Wisconsinites vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor. First, we hear from political newcomer Josh Pade and then we'll have a conversation with former state representative Kelda Roys. Later, how Milwaukee Water Commons has changed since its inception. Then, why those who work in fine crafts depend on events like this weekend's Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair. Guests: Josh Pade & Kelda Roys, Democratic gubernatorial nominees Ann

Thursday on Lake Effect: Pade & Roys Bio, Milwaukee Water Commons, Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

Wednesday on Lake Effect: McCabe & Mitchell Bios, Fit For You, History of Cats

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We profile two of the Wisconsinites vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor. First, we hear from candidate Mike McCabe, founder of the government watchdog group Blue Jean Nation, followed by a conversation with candidate Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Wisconsin Firefighters Union. Our Fit For You segment meets two traveling chefs on a mission, and we celebrate International Cat Day by learning about the feline companions that came to the new world with the

Wednesday on Lake Effect: McCabe & Mitchell Bios, Fit For You, History of Cats

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Evers & Flynn Bios, Beats Me, Beer & Cheese Pairings, On That Note

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We profile the first two of eight Wisconsinites who are hoping to secure the Democratic nomination for governor. First, a look at State School Superintendent, Tony Evers followed by a chat with Matt Flynn, former chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Our "Beats Me" series joins a group preparing for a swimming race in the Milwaukee River. We take a trip through Milwaukee's beer & cheese scene, then cellist Robert Cohen describes the pleasures and challenges of

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Evers & Flynn Bios, Beats Me, Beer & Cheese Pairings, On That Note

Monday on Lake Effect: 'Decision 2018, The Republican Debate'

Monday on Lake Effect : A look back at the Republican senatorial debate, which first aired the evening of July 26. "Decision 2018: The Republicans Debate," was recorded live at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was cosponsored by WUWM, Today's TMJ4, WisPolitics, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA Today Network. The Moderators were Charles Benson and Shannon Sims of Today's TMJ4, and Mitch Teich of WUWM, Milwaukee's NPR.

Lake Effect Weekend: 'The Gift of Our Wounds,' Restored Motorcycle Makes Epic Roadtrip, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : Sunday marks the 6th anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. We learn what possessed the son of one of the victims to collaborate on a book with a former white supremacist. Then, to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a Frenchman restores a 1918 Harley Davidson, brings it to the US, and rides it to Milwaukee. On Radio Chipstone, we meet Madison area luthier Alex Hohlstein and learn how he makes pieces of wood sing, Plus we have the

Lake Effect Weekend: 'The Gift of Our Wounds,' Restored Motorcycle Makes Epic Roadtrip, Ex Fabula

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