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Friday on Lake Effect: Closing Youth Prisons, Colombian-U.S. Relations, and Bel Canto Choir

Friday on Lake Effect:

Today on the program, why a national group is calling for all youth prisons to be closed. Then, the simple truth that Milwaukee native Ramon Escobar learned in the State Department. Why another Milwaukee native, Lindsay Starck, chose to focus her novel Noah’s Wife, on Noah’s wife. Plus, a performance by Milwaukee’s Bel Canto chorus tries to portray the Midwest prairie through song.


  • Liz Ryan, Youth First
  • Ramon Escobar, Rusk Fellow
  • Lindsay Starck, author
  • Carson Cooman and Christian Ellenwood, composers