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Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'Not A Crime To Be Poor,' Bat Conservation, Women on Corporate Boards

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Supreme Court ruling keeps courts from sending people to prison because they can’t afford fines, but how is that standard applied? Peter Edelman, former policy advisor to Sen. Robert Kennedy, looks at the issue in his book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America. Later, Merlin Tuttle’s work on bats and changing perceptions of them has led from Milwaukee to Texas, and around the world. He discusses his almost 60 years of work. Plus, why increasing the number of women on a company’s board can help its bottom line.


  • Peter Edelamn, author, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
  • Merlin Tuttle, founder and executive director, Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation
  • Lindsay Hammerer, chair person, Milwaukee Women Inc