Books

Arts & Culture
3:28 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

There is No Dog

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff is the author of There Is No Dog, published by Penguin. She spoke with Bonnie North.  Rosoff's other novels include the multiple award winning How I Live Now, the film of which is currently in pre-production, and the Carnegie Medal in Literature winner Just in Case. There is more of their conversation about Dog below. Just click on the supplemental audio file.

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Arts & Culture
1:15 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

A Dachshund's Tale

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington.

We hear about a wiener of a children’s book about a presidentially named Dachshund. Mequon children's book writer Barbara Behm is the author of Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington, published by Xlibris. It's illustrated by Milwaukeean Ellen Anderson, and it was given an honorable mention in the 2011 Writer's Digest Awards program.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Book App Astrojammies Blasts into Hardcover

A children's book application that's led the charge in combining literature and technology gets a hardcover edition. Stacey Williams-Ng is the author and illustrator of the interactive children's book Astrojammies, which is now available as a hardcover print book. It was first published as a book app for the iPad by Chicago-based Demibooks – where Williams-Ng is now Creative Director.

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Arts & Culture
3:53 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Artifacts of Life

A local writer's debut novel shows that artifacts can come in other forms than mere objects.

A new novel combines mysterious artifacts, an import shop... and yoga? Mary Dally-Muenzmaier's debut novel is called Artifacts, published by Cerebral Bends Productions. That's a creative services company Dally-Muenzmaier launched in 2003 with her husband. She is also the communications coordinator at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and blogs about Wisconsin art and culture at CricketToes.

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Health & Science
3:43 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

We learn how one woman's cells changed the course of medicine. Rebecca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, published by Crown. She'll be the keynote speaker tomorrow at "An Evening to Promote Racial Justice," presented by the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. Rebecca Skloot lives in Chicago, and spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

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Politics & Government
1:48 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Presidential Scandal, Grover Cleveland-style

President Grover Cleveland.
Credit Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) [Public domain]

Matthew Algeo discusses "The President Is A Sick Man."

We learn about the secret surgery Grover Cleveland underwent and the daring reporter who tried to expose it. 

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

A Peek into The Vinyl Café

Author and radio host extraordinaire Stuart McLean.
Credit CBC photo

Stuart McLean chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

We’ll go north of the border and meet the creator of The Vinyl Café and the engaging inhabitants thereof. 

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Milwaukee's Port at Heart of Commerce, City's Soul

"Soul of a Port" examines the history of and present-day at the Port of Milwaukee.
Credit The History Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews writer Leah Dobkin about the Port of Milwaukee.

Please note: This interview originally aired Jan. 14, 2011.

While the Port of Milwaukee is not in the heart of the city, it may just be the heart of its commerce.

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Mon October 8, 2007

Alan Alda and What He Overheard

Celebrated actor Alan Alda was in Milwaukee last month to read from his new book, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. He spoke with Bonnie North.

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Arts & Culture
1:15 pm
Mon September 18, 2006

Alan Alda: "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed"

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and Bonnie North with Alan Alda.
Credit Lake Effect

Alan Alda first rose to fame as Hawkeye Pierce on the TV show, "M*A*S*H*". He also hosted "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS, and more recently starred as Senator Arnold Vinnick on the NBC drama, "The West Wing". Alda has also acted and written for the silver screen and for the stage. He was in Milwaukee to speak at Alverno College as part of a series sponsored by Schwartz Bookshops. His book, "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed", has just been released in paperback.

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