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Lake Effect

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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 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.

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

Networks:

Milwaukee PR

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Thursday on Lake Effect: Disabled Voting Rights, Black Space, Earth Week, Twisted Plants

4/15/2021
We learn about proposed election law changes that would make voting more difficult for people with disabilities. Then, we look at Black Space, a place dedicated to therapy for Black, Brown, and LGBTQ people. We get a preview of WUWM's upcoming Earth Week series. Plus, hear from the owners of Twisted Plants, one of the restaurants taking part in Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week.

Duration:00:51:03

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Minimum Wage, Rep. David Bowen Addresses Bias, 'All In' Podcast, 'Rise & Thrive' Exhibit

4/14/2021
Today on Lake Effect, we’ll look at how increasing Wisconsin’s minimum wage would affect workers, especially women and people of color. Then, State Representative David Bowen addresses biases Black men face based on their clothes. We’ll tell you about a new Milwaukee podcast that shares stories from currently and formerly incarcerated people and re-entry issues. Plus, we hear about an art exhibit that combines the writings of trauma survivors with landscape paintings.

Duration:00:51:03

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'The Sit-In,' 'Througline,' Edessa School of Fashion, MSO Symphony Center

4/13/2021
We hear from filmmaker Yoruba Richen about her documentary The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts ‘The Tonight Show. Then, we meet the hosts of NPR’s history podcast Throughline, who recently made the jump to radio. We learn about Milwaukee’s new Edessa School of Fashion.

Duration:00:52:11

Thursday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee Turners, JazzyRae Jewels, 'Climbing Beyond Everest' Concert

4/8/2021
Thursday on Lake Effect, how the Milwaukee Turners organization is trying to reclaim its role as a progressive force in the city. Then, a Milwaukee boutique owner describes the losses and successes of operating a business during the pandemic. A pianist takes on a daunting musical challenge inspired by his journey of overcoming physical and societal challenges. Plus, the dos and don’ts of giving to a local charity.

Duration:00:51:10

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Anti-semitism Report, Kin, Pandemic Midwifery, 5 Things To Do

4/7/2021
We break down the results of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s 2020 audit of anti-semitic incidents and what could be the cause of some troubling trends. Then, we’ll learn about the Milwaukee-based platform “Kin,” which hopes to foster conversations and understanding across political and racial divides. We’ll learn how practicing midwifery has changed during the pandemic as part of our COVID Earners series. Plus, we’ll tell you about five things to do in Milwaukee this month.

Duration:00:51:09

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Incarceration Rates, Restorative Justice, Washfountain, KK Can Opener

4/6/2021
Tuesday on Lake Effect, we look at Wisconsin’s incarceration rate which has plummeted during the pandemic. Sean Wilson, ACLU’s statewide manager for smart justice, shares his vision for restorative justice after being incarcerated as a teenager. Then, learn about a Bradley Corporation invention that allowed multiple people to wash their hands at once. Plus, learn about the infamous KK Can Opener and the road construction that could put it on a diet.

Duration:00:51:23

Monday on Lake Effect: COVID-19 Vaccine, BMI Facts, Bubbler Talk, Restaurant Food Insecurity

4/5/2021
Monday on Lake Effect, we answer some of the biggest questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We learn about the origins of the body mass index, and hear how the Tandem restaurant has shifted its focus to food insecurity during the pandemic.

Duration:00:51:25

Thursday on Lake Effect: Teacher Diversity, Walkers Point Youth & Family Center, Tolkien Manuscripts

4/1/2021
We hold a roundtable conversation with Milwaukee educators on the barriers to getting and keeping diverse teachers into classrooms. Then, learn about the work being done at the Walkers Point Youth and Family Center to support the city’s most vulnerable young people. Plus, learn about the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection Manuscripts housed right at Marquette University.

Duration:00:51:10

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Ask The Lt. Governor, Listen MKE, Milwaukee Music Roundup

3/31/2021
Wednesday on Lake Effect, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes answers listener questions about what’s happening in Wisconsin. We hear some of the latest Listen MKE which focuses on the Atlanta spa shootings and the rise in racism and harassment of Asian-Americans. Plus, we’ll hear new, local music in this month’s Milwaukee Music Roundup.

Duration:00:50:25

Tuesday on Lake Effect: COVID-19 Vaccine, 'Send For Me,' How Did You Do That?

3/30/2021
We learn about the legal concerns surrounding employer-mandated vaccinations and at-home COVID-19 testing. Then, author Lauren Fox talks about her book Send for Me and why it’s important to continue discussing the horrors of World War II. Bubbler Talk looks into why the 1971 Championship Bucks team didn’t get a parade, despite the fans’ enthusiasm. Plus our series on entrepreneurship, How Did You Do That, finds out how one man went from making sausage to commercializing high tech university...

Duration:00:51:08

Monday on Lake Effect: Political Civility, Court Interpreter Training Program, “Growing Up Milwaukee”, The Stephen Hull Experience

3/29/2021
We discuss the importance of civility and how it can be achieved through building better relationships. Then, we learn about the importance of court interpreters. We hear from the director of the documentary “Growing Up Milwaukee.” Plus, hear music from Racine blues musician, Stephen Hull.

Duration:00:51:25

Thursday on Lake Effect: Rishi Tea, Gerrymandering Board Game, Forest Home Cemetery Symbolism, Clover MKE

3/25/2021
We’ll hear from the president and founder of Rishi Tea and Botanicals based in Milwaukee about how his business has been impacted by COVID-19. We’ll tell you about a new board game called Distrix and how it illuminates the issue of gerrymandering through gameplay. We speak with a Forest Home Cemetery historian to learn about the art and symbolism found on gravestones. Plus, we’ll tell you about a new plant shop in Milwaukee focused on sustainability.

Duration:00:51:11

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Youth Organization Merger, “Main Streets”, Early Spring Gardening, Pandemic Performers

3/24/2021
We learn about the merger Running Rebels and We Got This, two Milwaukee organizations that work with young people. Then, travel show host John McGivern talks about the end of “Around the Corner,” and his new show “Main Streets.” We’ll learn what you should and shouldn’t do in the garden this time of year. Plus, Milwaukee musician Brett Newski talks about the new ways he’s channeled his creativity during the pandemic.

Duration:00:51:10

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Teacher Diversity Report, COVID Earners, End Of The Line, FemFest Panel

3/23/2021
We dig into a report about why the state has so few Black and brown teachers and possible solutions. While many businesses have struggled through the pandemic, we’ll hear from someone who actually started a business last year as part of our COVID Earners series. Then, we hear from a filmmaker of End of the Line, who documented the women of Standing Rock working to protect their land and water. Plus, we’ll look at the importance of women in music with one of the presenters at this year’s...

Duration:00:51:04

Monday on Lake Effect: Stimulus Package, Bubbler Talk, Listen MKE, The Home Front

3/22/2021
We learn why Milwaukee is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the federal stimulus package. Bubbler Talk looks into a big chunk of metal in the city. Then, we’ll hear some of the latest Listen MKE where local business owners reflect on the struggles and the strength they found during the pandemic. Plus, learn about Wisconsin’s history with German POW camps, and how it influenced a Milwaukee author’s new novel, The Home Front.

Duration:00:51:25

Thursday on Lake Effect: State Superintendent Candidate, 'Coded Bias', COVID-19 Cleaning Technology, The Legacy Of Earlene Fuller

3/18/2021
We hear from Wisconsin State Superintendent candidate Jill Underly on what she would do if elected. We speak with the director of “Coded Bias” about the impact bias in algorithms can have. A UW-Milwaukee professor shares his work on a disinfecting spray that could help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Plus, learn about the life and legacy of Milwaukee bowler and designer Earlene Fuller.

Duration:00:51:09

Wednesday on Lake Effect: State Superintendent Candidate, COVID-19 & Pregnancy, Downtown Changes

3/17/2021
We hear from one of the state superintendent candidates about her plans to return to in-person learning. An OBGYN answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. Then, we look at some of the many ways Milwaukee’s downtown has changed over the last decade. Plus, we learn about the Irish traditions of St. Patrick’s Day.

Duration:00:52:08

Wednesday on Lake Effect: State Superintendent Candidate, COVID-19 & Pregnancy, Downtown Changes

3/17/2021
Wednesday on Lake Effect : We hear from one of the state superintendent candidates about her plans to return to in-person learning. An OBGYN answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. Then, we look at some of the many ways Milwaukee’s downtown has changed over the last decade. Plus, we learn about the Irish traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Guests: Deborah Kerr, state superintendent candidate Dr. Sheldon Wasserman, OBGYN at Ascension Medical group Tom Daykin, covers...

Duration:00:52:08

Monday on Lake Effect: COVID-19 In Prisons, Wisconsin Wolves, Puddlers' Cottages, Bubbler Talk

3/16/2021
We look at COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s prisons and the conditions that led to more than half of inmates catching the disease. Then, we talk to a wildlife specialist about why the state should work with tribes on how to coexist with the wolf. We learn the history of the Puddlers' Cottages in Bay View, which could become a historic district. Plus, Bubbler Talk explains why you see so many statues of lions around Milwaukee.

Duration:00:51:25

Tuesday on Lake Effect: George Marshall Clark, Fair Housing Marcher, Pandemic Oral Health

3/16/2021
We learn about the 1861 lynching of George Marshall Clark in Milwaukee and an activist’s efforts to publicly memorialize him today. Then, we speak with someone who took part in the historic march across the 16th Street Viaduct in Milwaukee. We’ll tell you about a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee that explores artwork depicting life in a Nazi ghetto. Plus, we look at how the pandemic could be impacting your teeth

Duration:00:51:07