The executive producer at Lake Effect, Mitch Teich, asked if I’d like to write a poem about the aformentioned topic and I recalled an experience with Pabst but figured that wasn’t what he had in mind. That day’s show topics discussed Crohn’s Disease and similar issues stemming from the over-sanitizing of modern life. Hmmm…I like a challenge. Here’s what I researched and came up with in an hour- give a listen!
For the last several months I’ve been working with Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 WUWM during the Lake Effect show. In addition to shows about neato Milwaukee goings-on I proposed a storytelling series called The Lunch Counter. The feel of the segment is sitting at a lunch counter and the person next to you happens to have a great story to tell. All recorded on location, whether it be a breakfast spot, a barber shop, the corner bar. Here’s the first one, Jose Ortiz tells a story you don’t expect to hear from an 80 year old guy. For you twitter folks follow us @mkelunchcounter