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Monday on Lake Effect: A Wisconsin State Fair Special

Monday on Lake Effect:

Editor's note: This show is a re-broadcast of Lake Effect's Aug. 10, 2017 live show from the WE Energies Energy Park at the Wisconsin State Fair.

We get some perspective on the history and enduring importance of the State Fair from food historian Kyle Cherek, plus learn about Abraham Lincoln's appearance at one of the first Wisconsin State Fairs.  Later, how the Wisconsin 4-H Club has evolved over time and what makes its work still very relevant today.  Gardening expert Melinda Myers talks about her corner of the agricultural world, and all of our guests talk about the proper way to eat a State Fair cream puff.


  • Kyle Cherek, food historian/Lake Effect contributor
  • Dale Leidheiser, Wisconsin State Extension/4-H Club
  • Melinda Myers, garden expert/author/Lake Effect contributor
  • Jason Kollwelter, WE Energies