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Thursday on Lake Effect: Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, 'The Ghosts of Garfagnana,' 'Shanri-LA'

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We talk with former NASA Shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence ahead of her appearance in Milwaukee. Then, Paul Salsini's latest novel returns to Tuscany and focuses on the Garfagnana - a region known for its supernatural occurrences. Radio Chipstone explores the 19th century practice of object lessons. Plus, Wisconsin natives and filmmakers Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer share the story behind their new web series, Shangri-LA.


  • Wendy Lawrence, former NASA Shuttle astronaut
  • Paul Salsini, author, The Ghosts of the Garfagnana
  • Gianofer Fields, material culture contributor; Sarah Anne Carter, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology visiting scholar
  • Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer, filmmakers, Shangri-LA web series