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Friday on Lake Effect: The Story of Former Religious Sect Members, Power of Thoreau, J.P. Cormier

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, more of the story of nine former members of a religious sect, joining the modern world in Wisconsin. Why Doctor James Mathew, originally from India, became so enthralled with Thoreau’s Walden when a friend lent him the book after arriving in the United States. And why playing on stage is more important than recording an album for musician J.P. Cormier.


  • Junia Waldner, Glenda Maendel, Darlene Waldner – former Hutterite colony members
  • Dr. James Mathew, Project for Community Transformation
  • J.P. Cormier, musician