Books

Health & Science
12:10 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Book Details Long History of Doping in Sports

Dan Rosen says performance enhancing drugs have been a part of sports for centuries.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Rosen on the history of doping in sports.

The news continues to sink in that Ryan Braun will sit out the rest of this season after being suspended by Major League Baseball for involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.

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Arts & Culture
2:59 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

The Innocence Game: A Thriller based on Northwestern University's Innocence Project

Chicago, the "other" character in Michael Harvey's novels.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Michael Harvey.

Michael Harvey’s newest novel, The Innocence Game, is based on Northwestern University's Innocence Project.

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Health & Science
5:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

East Meets West: Guide to Wellness Channels Modern & Spiritual Medicine

Dr. Ashok Bedi explains some practical ways we can use spiritual and traditional medicine to achieve wellness.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Ashok Bedi, author of "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness."

"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

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Politics & Government
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Book Highlights Sherman Park's Push for Diversity

A new book highlights the efforts of many Sherman Park residents to ensure diversity in their neighborhood.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Paul Geenan about Sherman Park's history.

Milwaukee is one of, if not, the most segregated city in the country - according to varying accounts. A report released last month by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation says the city is the most segregated among 15 similar areas.  But the study also notes that Milwaukee is 6th out of those regions for diversity.

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Arts & Culture
12:02 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

A Brief History of Swearing

Throughout the ages, people have used swear words to shock, offend - and release some stress.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee native and author Melissa Mohr, about her new book "Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing."

A new book takes readers on an obscene journey exploring foul language through the ages.

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Economy & Business
2:39 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

What Makes a Successful Nonprofit Board

A new book explains what drives the most successful nonprofit boards.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews nonprofit executives Frank Martinelli and Pat Wyzbinski, and book editor Terrie Temkin.

There are nonprofit organizations in many sectors of life – from education, to arts, to media.  But what nonprofits have in common is how they’re governed – through a board of directors.

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Book Describes Family's Loss Shrouded in Discrimination

Sylvia Bell White with her son, Douglas Lamont Bell, at the opening of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's play on her brother, Daniel Bell.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jody LePage.

A Madison writer helps a remarkable Milwaukee woman tell her story of a lifetime’s search for justice.

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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Book Tells of One Name, But Two Divergent Fates

Author Wes Moore and his best-selling book
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Wes Moore.

Since the time you were very young, you've probably been told it:  our choices matter.

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Books
3:46 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Author Rediscovers Home in 'Map of Tulsa'

Benjamin Lytal's debut novel
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Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews author Benjamin Lytal.

Life can be a series of forked roads that keep us thinking, What would I be now if I had gone that other way instead?

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Books
2:49 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Early Settlers' Historical Gardens Grow Again

The Pedersen farm kitchen garden, in the Danish section of Old World Wisconsin, is one of the historical gardens featured in Marcia Carmichael's book.
Credit Gerald H. Emmerich Jr., "Putting Down Roots"

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Old World Wisconsin's historical gardener Marcia Carmichael about her new book.

Wisconsin's early settlers didn't plant gardens for decoration - they were their primary food sources.

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