Today on Lake Effect:
It's our best of history edition of the show. We meet a German historian who was imprisoned by the East German secret police in 1981 for trying to escape to the West. Then, John Gurda adds a post-Millennium chapter to his landmark book, The Making of Milwaukee, and we wrap up with a short history of cats in America. No, not the musical, but the actual creatures themselves.
- Peter Keup, German historian and former Stasi prisoner
- John Gurda, Milwaukee author and historian
- Paul Koudounaris, cat historian