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Monday on Lake Effect: Public Financing for Arenas, Starfish Throwers Documentary

Monday on Lake Effect:

Two views of public financing for stadium and arena projects. We’ll talk with the former mayor of Minneapolis, whose 12-year tenure saw four such projects play out. Plus, we’ll chat with a researcher at Stanford University, who says evidence shows scant economic advantages to new arenas or stadiums in a city. Plus, Wisconsin native Jesse Roesler, whose documentary, The Starfish Throwers, shines a light on three people doing amazing work in reducing hunger around them. And gardening contributor Melinda Myers has thoughts on things to do – and not to do – in your yard this early in the season.


  • R.T. Rybak, former mayor of Minneapolis
  • Roger Noll, Stanford University
  • Jesse Roesler, filmmaker, The Starfish Throwers
  • Melinda Myers, gardening contributor​