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Wednesday on Lake Effect: Tavis Smiley, Education Reforms, and 'The Accidental Hero'

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

Today on the show, TV and radio host Tavis Smiley talks about considering his life five decades in, why he chose the media over politics, and one great idea coming out of Milwaukee. Later, an education policy expert says the current political climate has been hard on people on the front lines at schools – the teachers. We’ll hear from a local poet to continue our commemoration of National Poetry Month. And Patrick Dewane finds an untold story of his grandfather’s heroism during World War II.


  • Tavis Smiley, author, public television and radio host
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University education policy analyst
  • John Koethe, poet
  • Patrick Dewane, author/playwright, The Accidental Hero