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Thursday on Lake Effect: Catholic Environmental Justice, Pets At Home, SpaghettiOs History

Thursday on Lake Effect

We hear from local Catholic nuns leading the charge on environmental justice, five years after Pope Francis made it a priority. Then, some tips on how to help ease your pets transition from having you at home, to spending the day alone. Plus, as SpaghettiOs turns 55 this month we learn about its creator — Waukesha-native Donald Goerke. And essayist Mel Miskimen wonders if she’s become too callous.


  • Sister Kathleen Braun, leads the United States Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis; Sister Deborah Fumagalli, the province’s Justice and Peace Coordinator; Sister Judeen Schulte, professor at Alverno College and a founder of CARE: Creating Action to Reverence the Earth
  • Samantha Steinbring, behavior and training specialist at the Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Kyle Cherek, food historian
  • Mel Miskimen, essayist