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Thursday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin Open Carry Laws, Health-Base Clemency, Parachute Journalism

Thursday on Lake Effect

We learn how Wisconsin’s open carry law creates complications for both protesters and law enforcement. Then, we look at the fight for health-based clemency for Wisconsin prisoners, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, we consider the practice of parachute journalism — where out-of-town journalists attempt to tell local stories.


  • Tony Cotton, attorney and former president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Bob Thibault and Ron Schroeder, prison reform activists with the Milwaukee Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
  • Logan Jaffe, engagement reporter for ProPublica Illinois