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Tuesday on Lake Effect: The 'Wisconsin Idea,' On That Note, Precious Lives

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A new book examines the history and the significance of the Wisconsin Idea in higher education. Then, Jorge Cham was in academia when he started doodling. Now, he's the creator of his own comic strip, Piled Higher and Deeper. Later, we discuss the strings that can make or break the sound of a cello performance. And we have the latest installment in our Precious Lives series.


  • David Hoeveler, author, John Bascome and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea; Rachel Morello, WUWM education reporter
  • Jorge Cham, creator, Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD)
  • Robert Cohen, On That Note contributor
  • Precious Lives, series


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