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Lake Effect

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.

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Thursday On Lake Effect: Nursing Shortage, MATC Gap Year Program, ‘Finding Loren’

We’ll learn about the nationwide nursing shortage and how it's impacting hospitals in Wisconsin. Then, we’ll learn about MATC’s new gap year program that aims to help recent grads figure out the next steps after high school. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of a fighter pilot downed over Italy, and his family's journey to find the wreckage 70 years later.

51mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Wednesday On Lake Effect: Milwaukee’s Latinx History, Pandemic Reflections With Judge Derek Mosley, Doors Open

We’ll speak with historians about how they’re documenting the stories of Latinx Wisconsinites past and present. Then, we’ll hear from a Milwaukee judge about his experience battling COVID-19 as part of our Pandemic Reflections series. Plus, we’ll look at this year’s Doors Open Milwaukee exhibit, which includes new virtual walking tours through the city’s neighborhoods.

51mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Stacey Abrams & Wisconsin Voting Rights, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dead Horses

Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams talks about voter access and suppression in Wisconsin. Then, we learn about the Mid-Autumn Festival. Plus, hear music from folk duo Dead Horses for our Pandemic Performers series.

51mins

21 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's Low-Wage Workers, Colectivo Union, Concordia Neighborhood, Bubbler Talk

We explore a new report on the state of the labor force here in Wisconsin. Then, look at the unionization process at Colectivo and the opportunity it gives employees when negotiating new contracts. We learn about the historic Concordia Neighborhood, which is now expanding its 360 virtual tours of homes. Plus, Bubbler Talk explores how animals get to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

51mins

20 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Thursday on Lake Effect: 2020 Census Demographic Shifts, Listen MKE Vaccine Hesitancy, Trapper Schoepp's 'May Day'

We learn about the data collection of the 2020 Census and Wisconsin’s demographic shifts. Then, the latest ListenMKE tackles the persistence of vaccine hesitancy in communities of color. Plus, Trapper Scheopp talks about his album “May Day" for our Pandemic Performers series.

51mins

16 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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Wednesday on Lake Effect: George Marshall Clark Gravestone, Mass Incarceration, Cine Sin Fronteras, Mildred Fish-Harnack

We visit the gravesite of Milwaukee’s only known lynching victim and see how the effort to memorialize him has come full circle. Then, look at the roots of mass incarceration. We hear from the programmer of Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cine Sin Fronteras on how they’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Plus, learn about the life and death of Milwaukeean Mildred Fish-Harnack.

51mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Redistricting Challenges, School Psychologists Against Racism, Returning to the Office

We unpack the legal challenges to Wisconsin’s redistricting process in federal and state courts. Then, talk to members of School Psychologists for Anti-Racism and Cultural Equity, also known as SPACE. Plus, learn how employers are enticing people back to the office as they transition from working from home during the pandemic.

51mins

14 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Monday on Lake Effect: Sharia Explained, Large Epidemic Likelihood, Dig In! Autumn Gardening, Bubbler Talk

We learn about sharia what it means for Muslims who live by it and the history of Islamic governments. Then, look at a new study examining the likelihood of large epidemics. Our Dig In! series looks at autumn gardening and preparation. Plus, Bubbler Talk returns with a look back at how the city celebrated the Milwaukee Braves World Series win in 1957.

51mins

14 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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Thursday on Lake Effect: 9/11 Firefighters Memorial, 9/11 News Media Impact, Milwaukee Short Film Fest

Two first responders talk about working on a memorial for firefighters ahead of 9/11. Then, look at how 9/11 impacted news media and how it changed the way we viewed digital media. Plus, learn about the return of the Milwaukee International Short Film Fest with new programming.

51mins

9 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Electrical Fires, 9/11 Classroom Lessons, African American BBQ Culture, SapSap

Reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talk about their recent investigation on how electrical fires affect the city’s Black residents. Then, we look at how the events on nine-eleven are taught in the classroom today, 20 years later. Plus, culinary historian Adrian Miller shares how he’s working to restore African Americans to the center of America’s barbecue history.

51mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #10