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Friday on Lake Effect: County Executive Chris Abele, Prison Reform, Wisconsin Wines

Friday on Lake Effect

We chat with outgoing Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele as he prepares to end his tenure. Then, a discussion about the need for reform in the Wisconsin prison system. Lake Effect contributor, Ray Fister, talks about homegrown, Wisconsin wine. Plus, essayist Mel Miskimen revisits a Valentine's Day gift that keeps giving.


  • Chris Abele, Milwaukee County executive
  • Sharlen Moore, founder of Youth Justice Milwaukee; Gretchen Schult, executive director of Wisconsin Justice Initiative
  • Ray Fister, Lake Effect wine contributor
  • Mel Miskimen, writer