Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Interview Highlights: Author Amy Tan Explores Courtesan Culture & Her Grandmother's Past

This picture of Amy Tan's grandmother inspired the author to explore the world of courtesans in the early 20th century, one she's not sure her grandmother was a part of.
Credit Amy Tan

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Amy Tan.

Human trafficking and the sex trades are modern-day tragedies, but writer Amy Tan finds tragedy, as well as hope and redemption, in the upscale brothels of early 20th Century Shanghai. 

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2:22 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Aid Trickles into Devastated Philippines

Young Filipinos receive food aid from soldiers in Taclabon after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country last Friday.
Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews foreign affairs contributor Art Cyr.

The United Nations says the typhoon that struck the Philippines has killed 4,460, a number confirmed by government officials.

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2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Ambassador: U.S. Could Take Economic Lessons from Iceland

U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Luis Arreaga (far left) speaks with students from the University of Iceland.
Credit Luis Arreaga

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Luis Arreaga, the U.S. Ambassador to Iceland.

Like its American ally, Iceland has been recovering from a devastating economic situation in the last several years.

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Health & Science
5:03 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Zambian Pharmacists Train in Wisconsin to Improve Patient Care

Zambian pharmacists are studying American pharmaceuticals to better serve Zambians with HIV/AIDS.
Credit Jon Rawlinson, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews four pharmacists from Zambia, Elvis Kasongo, Enock Chikatula, Bwalya Simunyola, and Davies Kampamba.

For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.

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2:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

UNICEF CEO Zeroes in on Preventing Children's Deaths Globally

I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children, written by UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.

Children everywhere are among the most vulnerable parts of the population, but no more so than in the developing world. 

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