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Friday on Lake Effect: Advocating for the Arts, Five Presidents, Favorite 1980s Films

Friday on Lake Effect:

When state budgets are tight, how advocates for the arts try to make their case from an economic standpoint. Later, West Wing and House of Cards writer Rick Cleveland – his new play premieres in Milwaukee and features a meeting of five real presidents. Plus, the world premiere of another production – this one featuring five real Milwaukeeans. And film contributor Dave Luhrssen talks about his favorite films from the 1980s.


  • Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts
  • Rick Cleveland, playwright, Five Presidents
  • Dave Luhrssen, film contributor/Shepherd Express
  • Neal Easterling, Fly Steffens, Juan Blasquez, Cooperative Performance MKE​