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Tuesday on Lake Effect: Former Minneapolis Mayor, Making Persian Rugs, Poet Laureate, Precious Lives

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

The former mayor of Minneapolis offers some advice to Milwaukee as the debate over a new basketball arena goes on. R.T. Rybak was mayor as four separate sports facilities were debated and built in Minnesota’s largest city. Later, the art of making Persian rugs, and the craft of keeping them like new; we’ll meet Wisconsin’s newest poet laureate, who teaches at UWM; and we’ll have the latest installment in Precious Lives.


  • R.T. Rybak, former mayor, Minneapolis
  • Mehran Iravan, Orley Shabahang rugs
  • Kimberly Blaser, UWM and Wisconsin Poet Laureate
  • Precious Lives, series