Nathan Royster

Lake Effect Intern

Son, Brother, Intern. Nathan is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in English-Creative Writing.

He enjoys reading on the couch.


2:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Amid Sagging Enrollment, High Schools Turn to Self-Promotion

How are schools marketing themselves to prospective students?
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon speaks to Larry Sussman about schools' ad campaigns.

What's driving the heated competition for new high school students in Milwaukee?

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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Four Fall Arts Events Not to Miss

Fall events at the art museum and beyond
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine's Tim McCormick about the fall arts scene.

Summer may be over, but there's plenty to do in the arts world this fall.

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Politics & Government
1:18 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Highway 41 Could Become Interstate By 2014

The starting point of U.S. Highway 41 is located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Wisconsin DOT's Tammy Rabe.

Part of next year's road construction could be plans to convert U.S. Highway 41 into an interstate.

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Arts & Culture
12:26 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Jazz-Infused Hip-Hop Gets 'Klassik' Treatment

Klassik released his first album, “In the Making," last year, and has just completed a tour of performances.
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Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews Milwaukee hip-hop artist Klassik.

Milwaukee is not the center of the hip-hop universe, but one local artist is setting out to make a name for himself – and his jazz-steeped hip-hop music – here.

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Economy & Business
12:03 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Optimism, Harleys Rumble into Milwaukee

Harley celebrates their 110th anniversary this week in Milwaukee
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich Talks with John Schaller

The rumble of motorcycle engines is already echoing through downtown Milwaukee, ahead of this week's festivities celebrating Harley-Davidson.

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Politics & Government
5:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Documentary Tells the Other Stories of the March on Washington

March on Washington
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with "Black Nouveau" host Joanne Williams.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the march that catalyzed the changes in civil rights for African-Americans that would be fought for through the 1960's and beyond.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Finding Meaning at Burning Man

The Burning Man effigy
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews director and producer Julie Pifher.

Please note: This interview originally aired on July 10, 2013.

For a week every year, tens of thousands of people descend on a usually vacant spot in the Nevada desert for a festival that is equal parts performance art, philosophy, and party.

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12:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Dictionary Defines Bubbler, Sheepshead and Other Wisconsin Terms

The Dictionary of American Regional English defines geographically specific words and terms
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Lake Effect's Amy Kylie talks to Joan Houston Hall about The Dictionary of American Regional English

If you’ve celebrated a golden birthday, played Sheepshead or directed a thirsty friend to the bubbler … you are probably a cheesehead.

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Economy & Business
10:56 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Does a Skills Gap Exist?

Potential employees and employers are both hurt by skill gap
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Dan Harmon speaks with Erik Gunn on the skills gap

We've been hearing about the skills gap in manufacturing for a long time. But, is it real?

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Arts & Culture
10:53 am
Mon August 5, 2013

'Bootstrapper' Refuses to Sell Family Farm

Mardi Jo Link's memoir

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with author Mardi Jo Link.

It’s the quintessential American idea of resilience: pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

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