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Friday on Lake Effect: MPS Commitment Schools Program, Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Ballet Series

Friday on Lake Effect:

We learn how a federally funded program seeks to spark improvement at some of MPS's most-challenged schools. Then, members of the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra talk about the 114 year history of the organization – and play a couple of pieces in the studio. We’ll have part five of our backstage series on the Milwaukee Ballet Two program, and learn that the success of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir is based on an expectation of greatness.


  • Molly Rippinger, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra - Rene Izquierdo, musical director; Katy Vandenberg, assistant musical director; Paul Ruppa, librarian and archivist; Ruth Williams, manager
  • Lucien Jung, ballet series contributor
  • Marco Antonio Melendez, Milwaukee Children’s Choir artistic director