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Tuesday on Lake Effect: The VRP Breakdown Podcast, Frost Poetry Prize, Summer Bucket List, Cheese

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Three teenagers in MCAP - a close-to-home alternative youth prison in Milwaukee County - share what they hope will be a cautionary tale of their lives. Their podcast, The VRP Breakdown, was a finalist in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Then, we talk with the UWM professor who won this year’s International Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry. Outdoor adventures writer Stacy Tornio and her son Jack speak in praise of the summer bucket list and our cheese contributor brings along a cheddar that came from the best of everything.


  • JT, JC and Joe, The VRP Breakdown podcast
  • David Southward, poet & UWM professor
  • Stacy & Jack Tornio, authors
  • Jeanette Hurt, Lake Effect cheese contributor