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.

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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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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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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2:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Wisconsin's Wildlife: Book Identifies Native Animals Near You

Loons can be found in the great northern woods of Wisconsin
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Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Candice Gaukel Andrews.

Why travel to faraway places when what is right here at home has so much to offer?

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Arts & Culture
2:23 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

'Dog Stars' Imagines Post-Apocalyptic Humanity

Author Peter Heller has written four non-fiction adventure books, but "The Dog Stars" is his first novel.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Peter Heller.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction tends to be rather bleak. The world as we know it has ended, chaos rules, and humans, or what’s left of them, tend to be reduced to their basest natures. Survival is paramount and all the niceties of so called civilization tend to go by the wayside.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Book Explores What Conditions We Put on Love

Dale Kushner's debut novel is an exploration of the forms of love.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Madison author Dale Kushner.

The legend goes that the Eskimos have dozens of words for snow.  Well, Madison author Dale Kushner thinks we should have more than one word for “love” in the English language.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Supper Clubs are More Than Just Food: They're About the Stories

Smoky's Club in Madison
Eleanor Petrson WUWM-Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Dave Hoekstra.

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

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Arts & Culture
12:40 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'The Black Country' Is No Peaceful Setting

Author Alex Grecian
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Alex Grecian.

Scotland Yard’s murder squad is on a new case in Alex Grecian's latest novel.

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