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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Human Trafficking, 'Bettyville', Wisconsin Accents, and 'Crowns'

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, why it’s proving difficult to obtain hard data on Milwaukee’s human trafficking problem. Then, humor was the key to George Hodgman’s memoir about losing his mother to dementia. And why do so many movies and TV shows get the Wisconsin accent so wrong? Linguistics professor Steve Hartman Kaiser says it could be a simple issue with geography. Plus, Skylight Music Theatre’s new musical “Crowns” celebrates hat queens and African American church culture.


  • Allison Dikanovic, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • George Hodgman, Bettyville: A Memoir
  • Steve Hartman Kaiser, Marquette
  • Sheri Williams-Pannell, Crowns