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Tuesday on Lake Effect: The Spread of Insect-Borne Illnesses, Designer Donna Ricco, Royal Roost

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We take a look at the spread of insect-borne illnesses in Wisconsin, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.  Plus, learn how a smartphone app could help researchers better track the proliferation of Lyme disease.  Later, why dress designer and Milwaukee native Donna Ricco will return to her alma mater beginning this fall.  And we speak with the founder of a consulting business that helps aspiring backyard chicken farmers.




  • Ann Christiansen, North Shore Health Department; and Jennifer Zaspel, Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Susan Paskewitz, UW Madison
  • Donna Ricco, Mount Mary University
  • Karen Krumenacher, Royal Roost