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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: Redistricting, 'Paris By the Book,' Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We have a refresher course on the redistricting case before the US Supreme Court and what could happen if the court rules in favor of Wisconsin and Maryland. Writer Liam Callanan shares the backstory of his latest novel, Paris By the Book , and essayist Linda Flashinski consideres one of the lingering gifts her father gave her. Radio Chipstone explores an exhibit of Japanese prints from the early 20th Century and we have the latest Father's Day edition of our

Lake Effect Weekend: Redistricting, 'Paris By the Book,' Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

Friday on Lake Effect: Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry, Tour of America's Dairyland, Edoardo Ponti

Friday on Lake Effect : Husband and wife, actors Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry talk about their careers and their Wisconsin roots. We learn how the Tour of America's Dairyland has become a race of international prominence. A filmmaker turns poet in a new book written as letters to his unborn daughter, and Bubbler Talk takes a look at the Milwaukee breakwater. Guests: Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry, actors Tom Schuler and Bill Koch, Tour of America's Dairyland Edoardo Ponti, author,

Friday on Lake Effect: Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry, Tour of America's Dairyland, Edoardo Ponti

Thursday on Lake Effect: Autism Research, Preserve Our Parks, MREA Energy Fair, Pfister Narrator

Thursday on Lake Effect : A local scientist explains his unique approach to autism research and how it differs from most other labs. Then, a local group advocates for a stable funding source for Milwaukee County's parks. Later, why excitement over an environmental event in Custer, Wisconsin, is building around Wisconsin. Then, a visit with Anna Lardinois, the Pfister Hotel's 11th Narrator-in-Residence. Guests: Ari Rosenberg, 2018 Shaw Scientist Awards recipient Jim Goulee and Pat Jursik,

Thursday on Lake Effect: Autism Research, Preserve Our Parks, MREA Energy Fair, Pfister Narrator

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Special Elections, Redistricting, Door County Mystery, Coffee Cantata

Wednesday on Lake Effect : We have analysis of yesterday's special election results, and get a refresher course on the redistricting case before the US Supreme Court. Later, we learn why people have started raising bees and chickens in a an urban environment like Milwaukee. Mystery novelist Patricia Skalka talks about the surprise inspiration for her latest Door County mystery, and we have a preview of this Friday's performance of JS Bach's Coffee Cantata from Great Lakes Baroque. Guests: WUWM

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Special Elections, Redistricting, Door County Mystery, Coffee Cantata

Tuesday on Lake Effect: New Parks Director, Old Car Features, Superfans

Tuesday on Lake Effect : We talk with Guy Smith, newly named as the permanent head of Milwaukee County's parks department, about his vision for what's termed the "crown jewels" of the county. Later, our automotive contributors look back at the kinds of features that used to be offered on cars, and what we might expect in the years to come. And we'll find out what makes some sports fans cross the line from fandom to obsession. Guests: Guy Smith, Milwaukee County Parks Mark Savage and Dan Harmon,

Monday on Lake Effect: The Lake Express Ferry, Nobel Prize Winner Ben Feringa, 'Raising the Dad'

Monday on Lake Effect : We take a trip on the Lake Express Ferry to speak with its founder, who will retire at the end of this season after nearly two decades of leading the effort. Later, we talk nanotechnology with a Nobel Prize winner. Wauwatosa writer Tom Matthews shares his latest novel, Raising the Dad , plus hear an in-studio performance by Milwaukee's Buffalo Gospel. Guest: Ken Szallai, Lake Express Ferry Ben Feringa, University of Groningen Tom Matthews, author, Raising the Dad Buffalo

Monday on Lake Effect: The Lake Express Ferry, Nobel Prize Winner Ben Feringa, 'Raising the Dad'

Lake Effect Weekend: Expungement Law Reform, PrideFest, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect : We learn how reform to Wisconsin's expungement law could make the difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, how Milwaukee's PrideFest offers local LGBTQ artists a chance to show off the creativity of the community. Plus, we whey our picnic food options with our cheese contributor and have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula. Guests: Joe Peterangelo, senior researcher, Wisconsin Policy Forum Kewii, musician; Sarah Tybring,

Friday on Lake Effect: FoxConn & Eminent Domain, Battling Parkinson's, 'West Side Story' at the MSO

Friday on Lake Effect : As the village of Mount Pleasant continues its fight for rights over private properties in the footprint of FoxConn, we look at how the situation stacks up to other cases of eminent domain. Then, why a group of Parkinson's Disease patients is gathering in a boxing gym in West Allis. And as the MSO prepares to perform West Side Story as the film plays above their heads, concertmaster Frank Almond and his brother, percussionist Cliff Almond, explain a few of the challenges.

Friday on Lake Effect: FoxConn & Eminent Domain, Battling Parkinson's, 'West Side Story' at the MSO

Thursday on Lake Effect: Reforming Expungement Laws, Poor Farm Cemetery Project, Pridefest

Thursday on Lake Effect : A look at how reforming Wisconsin's expungement law could make a big difference for jobless people in the Milwaukee area. Then, what the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project is doing to learn more about the people buried in public lots. Later, how Milwaukee's PrideFest offers local LGBTQ artists a chance to show off the creativity of the community. Plus, Milwaukee Magazine's Carole Nicksin shares the magazine's annual city guide issue and offers her top 10 list

Thursday on Lake Effect: Reforming Expungement Laws, Poor Farm Cemetery Project, Pridefest

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Rec Trails Summit, Angels in America, Junior Hockey, Hollywood Golden Age

Wednesday on Lake Effect : Milwaukee hosts some pioneers in the recreational trail movement this week - we find out what they're doing here. Then, Milwaukee native Dan Kois had no trouble getting people to talk about the making of the play, Angels in America , 25 years ago. We find out what a new junior hockey team in Milwaukee hopes to accomplish by moving here, and we learn how a Midwestern teenager's obsession with the Golden Age of Hollywood turned into a book - 40 years later. Guests:

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Rec Trails Summit, Angels in America, Junior Hockey, Hollywood Golden Age

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