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Monday on Lake Effect: Life After UW-Madison, 'Speaking American', Yiddish Theater Project

Monday on Lake Effect

Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab left UW-Madison after tenure protections were lost. She gives an update on her story, and discusses her work to lower the price of college tuition. Then, you might think regional dialects are diminishing, but the book Speaking American shows the many ways dialects remain alive and well throughout the country. Later, a UWM professor spearheads an online effort to preserve an interpret the history of the Yiddish theater. Plus, an in-studio performance from fingerstyle guitarist, Tony McManus. 


  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor at Temple and formerly at UW-Madison
  • Josh Katz, author, Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide
  • Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan, Yiddish Theater Project
  • Tony McManus, guitarist