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Thursday on Lake Effect: Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, Express Yourself Milwaukee

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with poet, former inmate, and teacher Jimmy Santiago Baca, who is in Milwaukee this week giving public readings and presentations and working with at risk youth. We’ll also talk with the founder of one of the organizations sponsoring Baca here: Express Yourself Milwaukee. Canadian writer Miriam Toews’s novel based on her sister’s death is spurring conversations about assisted suicide. And essayist Pam Parker reflect on how large a shadow suicide can cast on a family.


  • Jimmy Santiago Baca, poet
  • Lori Vance, Express Yourself Milwaukee
  • Miriam Toews, author
  • Pam Parker, essayist