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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Manpower Hiring Data, Connecting Kids With Nature, Natalie Merchant

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

New data from Manpower Group shows Wisconsin’s companies are likely to hire people this fall. Then, two efforts to connect kids with nature; one from the Urban Ecology Center, the other from the US Forest Service. And singer Natalie Merchant chats with us about her newest solo album, her musical evolution, and how the record business has changed since her time with 10,000 Maniacs.


  • Chris Layden, Experis Managing Director
  • Kirsten Beyer, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology (Institute for Health and Society) at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Beth Heller, senior director of education at Urban Ecology Center; and Dr. Cheryl Charles of the Children and Nature Network
  • Jean Claassen, coordinator of the US Forest Service's Urban Connections program in Milwaukee; Taylor Ruffin of UW-Stevens Point, Arturo Garcia of UW-Milwaukee, and Cassie Cibik, a recent UWM graduate
  • Natalie Merchant, musician