Lake Effect: Full Show Lake Effect is WUWM's local show about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. It goes beyond the headlines and connects listeners to the community.
Lake Effect: Full Show

Lake Effect: Full Show

From WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

Lake Effect is WUWM's local show about what matters most now to people in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. It goes beyond the headlines and connects listeners to the community.

Most Recent Episodes

Wednesday on Lake Effect: rise in energy bills, Narcan, 'Ghosts of Segregation' exhibit, E...

We learn why We Energies wants to raise prices and hear from an organization that is pushing back on the plan. Then, we learn about Narcan and how it helps reverse an opioid overdose. Plus, look at an exhibit at the Charles Allis Art Museum that's shedding light on the signs of segregation that live on in our community.

Wednesday on Lake Effect: rise in energy bills, Narcan, 'Ghosts of Segregation' exhibit, E...

Tuesday on Lake Effect: mapping out racism, history of Bronzeville, Antonia's 365 Hip-Hop Museum

We learn about an effort to map out racism in real estate in Milwaukee County. Then, look at the history and future of Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood. Plus, take a trip to Milwaukee's largest hip-hop collection.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: mapping out racism, history of Bronzeville, Antonia's 365 Hip-Hop Museum

Monday on Lake Effect: Capitol Notes, redesigning streets, bike-friendly neighborhoods, lg...

We look at the candidates who advanced in Wisconsin's primary election in Capitol Notes. Then, we learn how redesigning streets could improve road safety in Milwaukee. We speak with the Wisconsin Bike Federation about its push for more bike and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores the Milwaukee origins of the ZIP file format and its fight for supremacy in the emerging field of data compression.

Monday on Lake Effect: Capitol Notes, redesigning streets, bike-friendly neighborhoods, lg...

Thursday on Lake Effect: Monkeypox, Lake Ivanhoe historic designation, Tig Notaro, doula t...

We'll learn about monkeypox, how it's spread, and how to stay safe from infection. We'll tell you about the Wisconsin town of Lake Ivanhoe and why it's being recognized as a historical marker. We'll speak with comedian and actor Tig Notaro. Plus, we'll tell you about an organization training doulas to support Black and brown pregnant people.

Thursday on Lake Effect: Monkeypox, Lake Ivanhoe historic designation, Tig Notaro, doula t...

Wednesday on Lake Effect: primary election wrap-up, Pfister artist-in-residence, Milwaukee...

We recap yesterday's partisan primary election and looking ahead to the midterms. Then, learn about an on-going project by the Pfister's Artist-in-Residence, with pieces inspired by the hotel's guests. We look at Milwaukee's Climate and Equity Plan and how people can help make it a reality.

Wednesday on Lake Effect: primary election wrap-up, Pfister artist-in-residence, Milwaukee...

Tuesday on Lake Effect: importance of civility, 'When Claude Got Shot,' Escuela Verde Newline Cafe

We discuss the importance of civility and how it can be achieved through building better relationships. Then, look at a documentary that explores how three strangers in Milwaukee became connected through a weekend of gun violence. Plus, learn about Escuela Verde Newline Community Cafe, a place for young people to learn life skills.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: importance of civility, 'When Claude Got Shot,' Escuela Verde Newline Cafe

Monday on Lake Effect: primary voting, Capitol Notes, mindful drinking, Bubbler Talk

We get some advice on how to vote in tomorrow's partisan primary election. Capitol Notes explores some of the biggest races in the election. Then, we learn about mindful drinking as more quality options for low and no-proof drinks continue to grow.

Monday on Lake Effect: primary voting, Capitol Notes, mindful drinking, Bubbler Talk

Thursday on Lake Effect: understanding Sikhism, improving MPS lunches, automated hiring sy...

We learn about efforts to better educate people about Sikhism as we approach the ten year anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Then, look at a local movement to improve the quality of lunches at Milwaukee Public Schools. We examine some of the pitfalls of automated hiring systems. Plus, learn about the Leo zodiac.

Thursday on Lake Effect: understanding Sikhism, improving MPS lunches, automated hiring sy...

Wednesday on Lake Effect: absentee voting changes, getting a voter ID, racial inequity in ...

We look at how changes to absentee voting will affect voters in Milwaukee and explore how to get a voter ID. Then, learn how Milwaukee compares to other similar cities in racial equity of homeownership. Plus, we explore the services offered by the Behavioral Health Division and the challenges they're trying to meet.

Wednesday on Lake Effect: absentee voting changes, getting a voter ID, racial inequity in ...

Tuesday on Lake Effect: voting in the primary, 'The Steal,' memorable convention moments, ...

We look at all the ways to vote in next week's Primary Election. Then, the authors of The Steal talk about the people who attempted to overturn the 2020 election, and those who fought to preserve democracy. We look back at memorable political convention moments that have shaped American history. Plus, learn which Milwaukee neighborhoods continue to be deeply segregated and where it's becoming more diverse.

Tuesday on Lake Effect: voting in the primary, 'The Steal,' memorable convention moments, ...