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Thursday on Lake Effect: Waukesha Water Application, Opioid Abuse, and 'Die Fledermaus'

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Environmental reporter Susan Bence looks at the status of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water. Then, some insight into the spike in opioid abuse in Wisconsin, and essayist Avi Lank posits what A Donald Trump nomination means to the Democrats. Mandolinist Chris Thile discusses Prairie Home Companion ahead of the Punch Brothers show at the Pabst Theatre.And as the Florentine opera prepares to open Die Fledermaus, we learn why an operetta can be harder to do than grand opera.


  • Susan Bence, WUWM environmental reporter
  • Dr. Ian Powell and Sarah Ness, Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc; Montel Allen, WUWM
  • Avi Lank, essayist
  • Chris Thile, Punch Brothers
  • Inna Dukach, Corey McKern, and Bill Theisen, performers in Die Fledermaus