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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: MPS Parents, Closing Brennan's Market, Total Solar Eclipse, Aoife Scott

Thursday on Lake Effect : We learn how one MPS parent works to make the business of education less filled with jargon. Then, why the owners of Brennan's markets are staying true to their business model, even as the company closes this fall. Our astronomy contributor gives us a primer on next Monday's total solar eclipse, and Aoife Scott talks about getting past the self-doubt that plagued her as her first album was coming together. Guests: Jenni Hofschulte, Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee Wayne Glowac, Brennan's Markets Jean Creighton, astronomy contributor Aoife Scott Band

Thursday on Lake Effect: MPS Parents, Closing Brennan's Market, Total Solar Eclipse, Aoife Scott

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Little House on the Peace Line,' Goitse, 'Girl on the Leeside'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : Writer Tony Macaulay discusses his memoir which documents his time living and working as a pacifist in war-torn Belfast at the height of the "troubles" there. Later, Milwaukee native Kathleen Anne Kenney discusses her novel Girl on the Leeside , a late coming of age story set in rural Ireland that captures both the human experience and the power of Irish poetry. Plus, how India Fest Milwaukee has evolved through its first five years of existence. Guests: Tony Macaulay, author, Little House on the Peace Line Goitse, band Kathleen Anne Kenney, author, Girl on the Leeside Purnima Nath, founder/chair, IndiaFest Milwaukee

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Little House on the Peace Line,' Goitse, 'Girl on the Leeside'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'Live and Let Live,' Milwaukee's Lakefront, 'The Cosmopolitan Canopy'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : As the nation continues to react to the violence in Virginia over the weekend, we explore how diversity works in one Milwaukee neighborhood, and the challenges it faces. Plus, we travel to the lakefront to find out what draws people of many backgrounds to the common space along Lake Michigan. We speak with the urban ethnographer who coined the term "cosmopolitan canopy" to describe these places of diversity and civil coexistence. And a Lake Effect essayist considers the so-called "good old days" that some would like to return to. Guests: Evie Perry, author, Live and Let Live Lakefront feature Elijah Anderson, author, The Cosmopolitan Canopy Jim Spangler, essayist

Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'Live and Let Live,' Milwaukee's Lakefront, 'The Cosmopolitan Canopy'

Monday on Lake Effect: Foxconn & the Environment, Milwaukee's Best Tacos, Roxi Copland

Monday on Lake Effect : We explore what a massive Foxconn factory would mean to the environment. Then, a blogger encourages women to change the face of history by sharing their personal stories. Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson talks about some of the city's top tacos, a nd Milwaukee musician Roxi Copland speaks about her latest album, which is a little tricky to categorize. Guests: Susan Bence, WUWM environmental reporter Julia Nusbaum, HerStory founder Ann Christenson, Milwaukee Magazine Roxi Copland, musician

Monday on Lake Effect: Foxconn & the Environment, Milwaukee's Best Tacos, Roxi Copland

Lake Effect Weekend: History of the Wisconsin State Fair, Top Summer Films, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We broadcast our show from the State Fiargrounds earlier this week. This weekend, we'll hear from Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek, who explains its history and the modern day appeal of State Fair cuisine. Film critic Ryan Jay discusses some of the best, and worst, films the summer movie season has had to offer. Plus, we'll have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests: Kyle Cherek, Wisconsin Foodie/Lake Effect contributor Jason Kollwelter, WE Energies Ryan Jay, film contributor Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM

Lake Effect Weekend: History of the Wisconsin State Fair, Top Summer Films, Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: All People's Church, 'Brick Through the Window,' Remembering Barbara Cook

Friday on Lake Effect : The All People's Church on 2nd and Center has just lost its pastor, Steve Jerbe, who is moving to California. We learn of the impact this white pastor has had on his overwhelmingly black congregation. Later, the kinship felt by the authors of two recent young adult novels and their characters. As the 7th annual MKE Punk Fest gets underway this weekend, we learn some unexpected things about Milwaukee's punk rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s. And we remember theatre legend Barbara Cook, who died this week at age 89. Guests: Steve Jerbe, former pastor, All People's Church Brittany Cavallaro, author, The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue ; Mackenzi Lee, author, The Last of August Dave Luhrssen, co-author, Brick Through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave & Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984 Barbara Cook, actress

Friday on Lake Effect: All People's Church, 'Brick Through the Window,' Remembering Barbara Cook

Thursday on Lake Effect: A Wisconsin State Fair Special

Thursday's Lake Effect comes to you from WE Energies Energy Park at the Wisconsin State Fair: We get some perspective on the history and enduring importance of the State Fair from Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek, plus learn about Abraham Lincoln's appearance at one of the first Wisconsin State Fairs. Later, how the Wisconsin 4-H Club has evolved over time and what makes its work still very relevant today. Gardening expert Melinda Myers talks about her corner of the agricultural world, and all of our guests talk about the proper way to eat a State Fair cream puff. Guests: Kyle Cherek, Wisconsin Foodie/Lake Effect contributor Dale Leidheiser, Wisconsin State Extension/4-H Club Melinda Myers, garden expert/author/Lake Effect contributor Jason Kollwelter, WE Energies

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Slow Food Movement, 'Just Fly Away,' 'Encyclopedia of Classic Rock'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We explore the origins of the slow food movement, and where it is today in Wisconsin. Then actor-turned-novelist Andrew McCarthy writes about a 15-year old girl who decides to flee the chaos in her life. And writer Dave Luhrssen shares a massive new project - a definitive encyclopedia of classic rock. Guests: Jennifer Casey, Wisconsin Governor of Slow Food USA Andrew McCarthy, author, Just Fly Away Dave Luhrssen, co-author, Encyclopedia of Classic Rock

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Slow Food Movement, 'Just Fly Away,' 'Encyclopedia of Classic Rock'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Restaurant Supported Agriculture, 'Deathtrap,' 'Bay Beach Amusement Park'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : Our Full Plate series on agriculture in Wisconsin sits down with chef Dave Swanson of Braise, who developed the country's first Restaurant Supported Agriculture project where chefs buy directly from local farmers. Then, director Michael Cotey returns to town to stage Deathtrap at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Plus, musician Trapper Schoepp returns to the performance studio with some track from his new EP, Bay Beach Amusement Park . Guests: Dave Swanson, chef and owner, Braise Michael Cotey, director, Deathtrap Trapper Schoepp & Tanner Schoepp, musicians

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Restaurant Supported Agriculture, 'Deathtrap,' 'Bay Beach Amusement Park'

Monday on Lake Effect: Community Leader Reggie Jackson, On That Note, Managing Bands

Monday on Lake Effect : Community leader Reggie Jackson discusses his work with America's Black Holocaust Museum and his research into the roots of segregation in Milwaukee. Then, cellist Robert Cohen talks about his experience relearning a piece of music he hasn't played in 25 years, a process he finds intriguing. And Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz, formerly of Elektra Records, explains why he left his job there to return to his first love: managing bands like the Dropkick Murphys. Guests: Reggie Jackson, head griot, Black Holocaust Museum Robert Cohen, cellist Jeff Castelaz, music producer and band manager

Monday on Lake Effect: Community Leader Reggie Jackson, On That Note, Managing Bands

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