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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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Lake Effect Weekend: Correspondent Melissa Eddy, Public School Funding Referenda, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We speak with New York Times Berlin correspondent Melissa Eddy about the rise of right-wing politics in Germany and the end of the Merkel era. Then we learn why there are a lot of referenda on ballots representing a lot of funding for public schools this year in particular. Plus, we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests: Melissa Eddy, Berlin correspondent, New York Times Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder;

Lake Effect Weekend: Correspondent Melissa Eddy, Public School Funding Referenda, Ex Fabula

Friday On Lake Effect: Voter Supression, Student Turnover & Academic Achievement, Brewers Preview

Friday on Lake Effect : We learn about Wisconsin's starring role in a new book about voter suppression. Reporter Erin Richards tries to gauge the effect of student turnover on academic achievement. Then sports contributor Shaun Ranft drops by to preview the National League Championship series that pits the Brewers against the Dodgers. Plus Milwaukee Magazine focuses on home design in its October issue. Guests: Carol Anderson, author, "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our

Friday On Lake Effect: Voter Supression, Student Turnover & Academic Achievement, Brewers Preview

Thursday On Lake Effect: Public School Referenda, Climate Report Reactions, 'The Great Believers'

Thursday on Lake Effect : We explore why so many school districts have referenda on the ballot this November. Then several key Wisconsin environmentalists react to the major climate report that came out this week. We revisit an interview with Rebecca Makkai, whose book about the AIDS crisis in 1980s Chicago has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, and our cheese contributor brings us something brand-new right from Wisconsin. Guests: Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum Melissa Scanlon,

Thursday On Lake Effect: Public School Referenda, Climate Report Reactions, 'The Great Believers'

Wednesday On Lake Effect: 'Becoming Leonardo,' 'Hollywood Heyday,' 'Milwaukee Ghosts And Legends'

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We speak with author Mark Lankford, who explores the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in a new book. Then, how a Midwestern teenager's obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book 40 years later. Plus the author of "Milwaukee Ghosts and Legends" talks about some local spirits and the things that connect ghost stories of all kinds. Guests: Mike Lankford, author, "Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci" Dave Fantle, author, "

Wednesday On Lake Effect: 'Becoming Leonardo,' 'Hollywood Heyday,' 'Milwaukee Ghosts And Legends'

Tuesday on Lake Effect: German Right-Wing Politics, 'Black Girl Training,' Micromarket

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We catch up with New York Times Berlin correspondent, Melissa Eddy, who talks about the rise of right-wing politics in Germany. Then, how the life of a transracial adoptee in small town Wisconsin informs a film in the works. And, a new spin on the corporate cafeteria. How the "micromarket" steers employees to healthy food choices. Guests: Melissa Eddy, Berlin correspondent, New York Times Santana Coleman and Emily Kuester, Black Girl Training Tim Taylor, CEO, Davians;

Tuesday on Lake Effect: German Right-Wing Politics, 'Black Girl Training,' Micromarket

Monday on Lake Effect: Great Lakes Compact, Micromarket, Milwaukee Film Fest, 'A Star Is Born'

Monday on Lake Effect : A look at the past, present and future of the Great Lakes Compact, which just turned ten years old. Later, how the "micromarket" steers employees to healthy food choices in corporate cafeterias. Then, why the Oriental Theater is so vital to the future of the Milwaukee Film Festival. Plus, a film critic judges how the fourth version of "A Star is Born" stacks up against the first three. Guests: Peter Annin, author, The Great Lakes Water Wars Tim Taylor, CEO, Davians;

Monday on Lake Effect: Great Lakes Compact, Micromarket, Milwaukee Film Fest, 'A Star Is Born'

Lake Effect Weekend: The Rise Of Mid-Sized Cities, 'Guards At The Taj,' Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We speak with the former mayor of Oklahoma City, who thinks the success of the country is linked to the success of mid-sized metropolitan areas. Then, the stars of the Milwaukee Rep's play, "Guards at the Taj," say their roles are more than just an acting gig. Plus we have the latest installments of Radio Chipstone and our storytelling series, Ex Fabula . Guests: Mick Cornett, former mayor, Oklahoma City Owa'Aìs Azeem and Yousof Sultani, Milwaukee Rep's "Guards at

Lake Effect Weekend: The Rise Of Mid-Sized Cities, 'Guards At The Taj,' Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

Thursday on Lake Effect: 'Living In Truth' Retreat (Pt. 2), Brewers Playoffs, Lil' Rev

Thursday on Lake Effect : We feature the second of two interviews with people attending a retreat for gay priests this week in Racine. Sports contributor Shaun Ranft joins us to look back at everything that went right for the Brewers in September, and how they line up against their playoff opponents, the Colorado Rockies. Plus ukulele ambassador Lil' Rev shares some songs and talks about how the instrument made Americans participants in music, rather than observers. Guests: Father Michael

Thursday on Lake Effect: 'Living In Truth' Retreat (Pt. 2), Brewers Playoffs, Lil' Rev

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Living In Truth' Retreat, Recruiting Male Teachers, Wisconsin Elections

Wednesday on Lake Effect : A gay priest talks about the experience of participating in a Wisconsin retreat with others in his situation. Then, just six percent of Milwaukee Public School teachers are black and Latino men. A look at what's keeping men of color from becoming teacher and what's being done to change these obstacles. Plus, our Informed Voter series returns and answers a handful of listener questions about registering to vote, the voting process, and what's on the ballot. Guests:

Wednesday on Lake Effect: 'Living In Truth' Retreat, Recruiting Male Teachers, Wisconsin Elections

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Rise Of Mid-Sized Metros, 'Guards At The Taj,' 'The Rhino In Right Field'

Tuesday on Lake Effect : Former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett believes other mid-sized metro areas like Milwaukee can draw some valuable lessons from his city's rebirth. Later, why the stars of the Milwaukee Rep's production of "Guards at the Taj" say their roles are more than just another couple of acting gigs. And for her new book, writer Stacy DeKeyser draws on her dad's stories of growing up in Milwaukee in the 1940s and '50s. Guests: Mick Cornett, former mayor, Oklahoma City Owa'Aìs

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Rise Of Mid-Sized Metros, 'Guards At The Taj,' 'The Rhino In Right Field'

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